My father, a druggist, first became...

My father, a druggist, first became interested in Christian Science while living with a family of Scientists in Canada. He was so impressed with the religion that he gave up his profession and started to study Science. While studying, he was healed of the smoking and drinking habits. On returning to the United States, he tried unsuccessfully to interest my mother in his new religion. However, when she was dangerously ill after many years of sickness, she wholeheartedly accepted Science and had an immediate healing.

For many years I benefited from the truths of this Science, but not until I was married and had had my third child did I realize the need of constant study.

Our five children were born under Christian Science treatment, and some of the healings we have had are outstanding. On one occasion our two-and-a-half-year-old daughter fell out of a second-story window. Her three sisters and a cousin, all pupils in the Sunday School, repeated "the scientific statement of being," given by Mrs. Eddy in Science and Health (p. 468), as they hurried downstairs to tell me of the incident. Their understanding of the truth that "Spirit is God, and man is His image and likeness," was effective. The child was so completely protected that she was standing unhurt at the door waiting to be let in.

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Signs of the Times
October 28, 1961

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