It was with a longing to lead a little child into the most...

It was with a longing to lead a little child into the most helpful practical religion of which I had ever known that I first began attending regularly the Christian Science church. He had not been long in the Sunday school when he said, "Oh, mother, I wish you were a Christian Scientist!" This was answered by the assurance, "Mother will try to be."

Having suffered day and night from the time of the child's birth with valve leakage and a severe pain through the heart, I was much in need of help. Although different physicians had given me drugs, the relief was only temporary. Sometimes I would take them faithfully for a few days, then go for a period without them, proving to my own satisfaction that there was no healing in them. I could not go up and down stairs, do my housework, or even run my sewing machine, and I seemed to grow more and more useless all the time. The condition became aggravated until my whole side, throat, and the muscles back of the heart were affected, and the suffering was hard to endure.

At last an attack came with such severity that I could not sleep or move, and my husband went for a Christian Science practitioner, as I had refused to have any more medical aid. It is hard to describe the change of thought, the spiritual renewal, the great joy that comes to one in his first complete turning to God. I was completely healed in one treatment, and have never since needed any method but that taught by our revered Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." If fear came upon me that the suffering might return, I would be healed of it by the verse from Nahum, "What do ye imagine against the Lord? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time."

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In February, 1928, our boy was very ill, and in accordance...
December 13, 1930

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