In 1915 while attending normal school in California preparing...

In 1915 while attending normal school in California preparing to be a teacher, I was examined by the school doctor and he told me that I had tuberculosis. This filled me with fear. I wrote to an older sister in another state who had become an enthusiastic student of Christian Science. She advised me to go to the public library and get the textbook of Christian Science, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy. I was obedient to this advice. At once I accepted the contents of the textbook as logical, true, and illuminating. I was able to graduate that spring.

My sister had helped me obtain a teaching position in a school sixteen miles from her home. It was in a new irrigation district, and the school was primitive. I boarded with her sister-in-law, who had also been healed by Christian Science after being given up by three doctors. I had to walk a mile to school through all kinds of weather conditions, but through my complete faith in my new understanding of God, I greeted each day with energy and enthusiasm. This was a school of nine grades. I staggered the classes, and taught until five o'clock. Besides this, I carried on many outside activities for the school. I had no feeling of concern or limitation about my health, and at the end of the year the county superintendent told me that I looked in much better health than when I began.

Words of Current Interest
June 28, 1975

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