It is about thirty-two years since I discarded physicians...

It is about thirty-two years since I discarded physicians and medicine and began the study of Christian Science. I did not take up Christian Science for physical healing, although from childhood I had never been strong and well, having suffered from many ailments. A friend gave me some Christian Science literature, but as I was not interested I did not read it and left it lying on the table. My husband picked up the literature one evening and, after reading about two hours, laid it down with the remark, "That is what I have been looking for all my life." I then began reading to find out what it was that interested him. I became so interested that I soon secured a copy of the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy; and I have been reading, studying, and demonstrating this beautiful truth ever since that time.

One of the first healings I experienced while yet a very young student, was that of necrosis of the jaw bone. I had some teeth extracted and the bone was found to be necrosed. The dentist said the bone must be scraped, but knowing I was studying Christian Science told me to try it first. This I did, and the condition was completely healed in a few days.

From childhood I had had a very sensitive disposition, which caused me much unhappiness and suffering. I was instantaneously healed of this while reading an article in The Christian Science Journal in which the writer, explaining the saying of Jesus, "Whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also," used the statement from Science and Health (p. 479), "Matter is neither self-existent nor a product of Spirit," and said, "Then there is nothing to strike or to be struck." Like a revelation the thought came to me, Then there are no feelings to hurt or to be hurt; and the realization of this healed me of the false sense of sensitiveness. I have also been healed of a very severe attack of jaundice. For two months the digestive organs did not function normally, but with the help of loving practitioners harmonious action was again restored; and for this healing I am most grateful.

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Testimony of Healing
I wish to acknowledge one of the wonderful blessings...
April 12, 1930

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