About fifteen years ago, while singing a strenuous role in a...

About fifteen years ago, while singing a strenuous role in a musical performed in an outdoor theatre-in-the-round, I was stricken with severe asthma attacks. When I finished the engagement, although the attacks of asthma were healed through Christian Science treatment, I felt I had torn something in my throat. Each time I tried to sing I would have a coughing spell, followed by an unnatural sensation in my throat. This persisted through the years. I prayed for a healing in a desultory way, but I never really faced the situation with consistent prayer.

Early last year, after I had returned from a particularly inspiring meeting of my Christian Science Students Association, I was asked to appear in a well-known club. I realized that this was an opportunity to sing praises unto a glorious God who has blessed my entire life with good. I put away all self-conscious, egotistical fear, beliefs of age and lack of stamina. My one objective was to glorify God through my singing, which was a God-given talent. Like the Psalmist, I sincerely wanted to "make a joyful noise unto the Lord" (Ps. 98:4). I tried to concern myself with gratefully giving to an audience, rather than getting applause or reward.

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