During my tour of duty in the service in World War II, I...

During my tour of duty in the service in World War II, I developed some undesirable traits of character and habits, including drinking of alcoholic beverages and smoking. One morning about three o'clock I was awakened by alarming symptoms, and I lapsed into unconsciousness and then into convulsions. I was taken to the dispensary, where the doctor told me I had liver trouble.

This problem persisted for about twenty years after I left the service and would reappear in the form of convulsions at least every nine months. The illness would come without warning, sometimes while I was driving my car, or while I was on high scaffolding, where my business often required me to be. The condition became so serious that I lost the privilege of driving my car, which was much needed in my business. My income practically stopped, my business fell off, and in a short time my home was broken up.

In my youth I had attended the Christian Science Sunday School, and upon leaving Sunday School I had joined a branch Church of Christ, Scientist, but had allowed myself to drift in the wrong direction and was attempting to serve both God and mammon. Mrs. Eddy writes in Science and Health (p. 360), "Like a pendulum in a clock, you will be thrown back and forth, striking the ribs of matter and swinging between the real and the unreal."

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Testimony of Healing
Early in my study of Christian Science I learned that, if I...
December 20, 1969

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