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Words are inadequate to express my gratitude for Christian Science
Words are inadequate to express my gratitude for Christian Science. It came to me at a time when all earthly hope had fled. The physicians had told me that if I should get well, which was doubtful, I would never be able to walk again. In this seemingly hopeless state, I lay and pondered the meaning of life and God.
I could not understand why this should have happened to me. I had been a member of an orthodox church since I was twelve years old and had tried, as nearly as I knew how, to lead a Christian life. I taught in the Sunday school for many years, but there was much in the Scriptures that I could not accept. For instance, I was never able to explain to my class why God hardened Pharaoh's heart. If God hardened Pharaoh's heart, how could Pharaoh be responsible for his wicked deeds? Who was man, to pit himself against the wishes of the Almighty?
Following several years' strenuous work in a state-wide activity, I became, to material sense, very ill. My trouble was diagnosed as a tumor, and a major operation was performed. I recovered from the operation, but the trouble which had been originally diagnosed persisted. X-ray pictures were taken which revealed a fractured pelvis bone. Another operation was performed, infection set in, and again I underwent an operation. The infection continued to spread and other operations were performed. There were also evidences of a fistula, and several places on my hip had opened and were draining. Morphine had been administered constantly for many months, until I was unable to be without it. Everything had been done for me that human love and medical science could do—loving care, medicine, surgery, X ray, lamps, masseurs—there was nothing left to turn to but God!
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HELEN WOOD BAUMAN
Overcoming Material Conditions
LESLIE C. BELL
Spiritually Mental Harvest
RUBY LESTER SMITH
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EARL T. WORDEN
GLADYS C. GIRARD
"Fresh opportunities every hour"
ELIZABETH L. HANSEN
The Reward of Honesty
KATHRINE H. WILLIAMS
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William Carson Blackburn, Committee on Publication for the State of North Carolina,
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Major Francis L. L. Roupell, Committee on Publication for Canton and Hong Kong, China,
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Walter T. Scott, Committee on Publication for County Dublin, Ireland,
During a radio broadcast there was a mistaken implication...
Statement by Albert E. Lombard, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Southern California, over radio station KEHE of Los Angeles,
Happy Are They
MYRTLE ELLA ROBERTSON
The Calm of Spiritual Understanding
Violet Ker Seymer
Portfolios of Solos
with contributions from Sarah Dodge Parks, Chester N. Rogers, Hamlin R. Sylvester, Florence N. Ketchum
I should like to add my testimony to the many others,...
Daisy Valentine Johnson with contributions from Thomas Ramshan Johnson
About thirty years ago I began the study of Christian Science
Florence H. Thompson
I feel the time has fully come for me to add my testimony...
Robert Selves with contributions from Matilda E. Selves
A deep feeling of gratitude leads me to recount what...
Anna Reichert with contributions from Erich Körner
One of the greatest blessings that has come to me since I...
Herbert C. Levenson
About nine years ago I came to a point where my...
Evelyn M. Thurston
"A standard for the people"
MAUDE DE VERSE NEWTON
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Henry Davis Nadig, Roy F. Stevens, Gerhardt Hoffius