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Christian Science came into my...
Christian Science came into my life gradually and irresistibly. I did not take up its study for physical healing, but began reading the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, because my mother wished me to read with her while she was under treatment for an eye disorder. This I gladly agreed to do in order to help her. I had no physical problem, and I thought that I had nothing which needed to be healed.
From the first I was greatly interested in this book, for it supplied answers to all the questions regarding creation that had been troubling me since childhood—answers for which I had searched all through my girlhood. My early religious training had been in an orthodox Protestant Sunday school, but when I became old enough to question I found that neither my parents nor my Sunday school teacher could explain to my satisfaction the things that I wished to know, so at the age of fourteen I discontinued attending Sunday school and church, and formulated a philosophy of my own based upon the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount. This was sufficient to ensure morality, but I was still completely ignorant of spiritual cause and effect. This great fact began to unfold to me with my first reading of Science and Health, and has continued for the past twenty years.
My physical healings have been many. Among them have been those of influenza, sprained ankle and elbow, weak eyes, and a tendency to take cold. I have recovered articles which were lost, and have gained employment and supply through applying the truths which are taught in Christian Science. One morning, as I was preparing to go to work, I ran a piece of metal on a dress fastener under one of my thumbnails, and although it gave me a sharp twinge of pain, I declared the truth about it, and went on with my duties. Late in the evening of the next day I felt a soreness at that spot, and noticed that the nail was quite red. I then began to work specifically, and later on went to bed. After a while I awoke in great pain, with every evidence of what would be called blood poisoning. At first I was tempted to turn on the light, ostensibly for the purpose of telephoning for help, but I immediately recognized this as an excuse for looking at the error, so began working diligently to know the unreality of the whole mental picture. My sleep was fitful for several hours, and every time I awoke I was mentally using the truth I knew. Finally, about daylight, I slept soundly, and at seven o'clock I awoke, completely healed.
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Annual Meeting of The Mother Church
with contributions from John Randall Dunn, George Channing, The Christian Science Board of Directors, Roy Garrett Watson, Mary G. Ewing, Amea H. Harris, Arthur W. Eckman, A. Warren Norton, M. Rosamond Wright, Trustees under the Will of Mary Baker Eddy
The Allness of Good
W. CYPRIAN BRIDGE
ELLIE E. D. BLACK
On Believing Impossible Things
Peter V. Ross
with contributions from Margaret Crawford, Nora Wynsome Henry, Harold T. Shelton
It would be impossible to express...
Charles H. Crumplin
I desire to express my gratitude...
Thelma Brooks with contributions from Ethel Brooks
Christian Science came into my...
Growth in understanding leads...
Velma Longacre Zarbock
In Science and Health (p. 167)...
Marshall William Scott
I desire to express gratitude for...
Christian Science found me...
Glenna Smith Tinnin
"Blessed are the meek"
MARGARET PLUNKET RAPER
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Stafford Cripps, George C. Monroe, William M. Maltbie, I. V. Macklin, Fred Sparrow, Harold Stassen