Their understanding of God,...

Their understanding of God, gained through the consistent study of Christian Science, was the only resort of my parents in time of need. I am grateful for the protection afforded me throughout my childhood and particularly during my high school and college years when the temptations to smoke and drink socially were strong. I had joined The Mother Church at the age of twelve and knew I need not forsake my membership for popularity and could not abandon Principle for the sake of false appetites. Certainly Mother Church membership was a great strength to me.

Now, as the mother of two active boys, I am grateful for the comfort of knowing that God cares for His children always. One morning a few years ago our younger boy (then two years of age) began crying. I went to him and found he had pushed two small pebbles into one nostril. One fell out immediately, but the other was lodged very far up and was causing him pain.

As I picked up the child I began declaring "the scientific statement of being" (Science and Health, p. 468). In this statement Mrs. Eddy, the author of the book, tells us, "Spirit is God, and man is His image and likeness." The real man, being spiritual, cannot be touched by materiality.

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Testimony of Healing
In writing this testimony, I sincerely...
January 6, 1962

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