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As a child I was a regular pupil in the Christian Science Sunday School,...
As a child I was a regular pupil in the Christian Science Sunday School, for which I am most grateful. My father passed on when I was nine years old, leaving my mother with three young children, the youngest being nine months old. Radical reliance on God, good, was often needed to furnish home and supply. We sometimes walked three miles to Sunday School, put our last pennies in the collection, and while walking home, picked up coins along the very same way we came, allowing us a special treat that day.
Pneumonia, measles, mumps, and sprains are some of the things quickly healed through prayer. After I married and my first child was to be born, the doctor asked to be relieved from the case. He did not believe the child or I would survive. To please my husband, who is not a student of Christian Science, specialists were consulted, and a cesarean section was performed, while the Christian Science practitioner helped me to know it was their love for me being expressed in the only way they knew. I was home on the thirteenth day, after being told I would be in the hospital two months. The baby survived. This son has been in the Air Force twelve years. He has no physical defects, in spite of the doctor's predictions.
Some years ago I found myself toying with the idea of suicide. I felt I had nothing to live for. Lack and limitation seemed my lot. My reading of Mrs. Eddy's definition of "day" brought release. The idea of unfoldment of good was what helped me. The definition in the Glossary of Science and Health reads (p. 584): "Day. The irradiance of Life; light, the spiritual idea of Truth and Love.
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The Sky—and Beyond
PAUL STEVENS BASILE
A Grasp on the Infinite
EVELYN M. S. DUCKETT
Solving Your Unemployment Problem
ELIZABETH H. MARSHMAN
Estrangement Can Be Healed
RUSSELL D. ROBINSON
Dependence on God's Impartial Love
MARY AGNES KEYES
A DANCER'S BLISS
Sharon Lloyd Spence
Love Is Life
Charlotte Hertzberg Karbiner
Immunization and the Christian Scientist
Alan A. Aylwin
Spiritual Understanding Cuts Red Tape
It was through our mother's instantaneous healing of a severe...
Hazel H. Struve
I would like to add my voice to the hymn of praise of those...
Mary Imrie with contributions from Gordon MacDonald Imrie
Our family has had many blessings through the study and...
Albert E. Linnig
Christian Scientists have much—many things—for which to be...
Ethel Marie Mander
I am very grateful for Christian Science, and have often wondered...
Richard C. Osmundson with contributions from Dorothy Ann Greenwell Osmundson
I became a member of The Mother Church two years ago
William Dean Bowden