About thirty-five years ago, as a...

About thirty-five years ago, as a result of childbirth, I was ill with nervous exhaustion, which doctors said could be remedied only by an operation. A Sentinel, which had been used in a packing box, was the messenger which brought Christian Science to my attention. I was so receptive to its message of Truth that I was immediately able to take up my household duties. Within a short time my grandmother visited me and loaned me a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy which she had purchased in a western city before coming to see me.

I read the book every available moment, and during the first reading I experienced the healing of several physical ills. I became able to give my husband outside assistance in the farm work, and within a year the symptoms which doctors had said pointed to the need of an operation disappeared entirely. Three children were born after I took up the study of Christian Science, and each occasion was one of greater ease and freedom.

My acquaintance with the Bible gave me many wonderful statements which helped me to reverse various suggestions of evil. My copy of Science and Health was never far away. Demonstrations over farm problems sustained my confidence that the so-called miracles of Bible days were natural and their source eternally available. Blight, drought, freezes, and reputedly poor soil conditions were met by the truth, with the result that we had abundant crop yields. Stock animals were healed of diseases and harmful tendencies, and pets said to be dying or dead were restored to life.

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Signs of the Times
May 5, 1951

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