Over the years I suffered with a chronic back problem and...

Over the years I suffered with a chronic back problem and spent quite a bit of time in bed. During my term as Second Reader in a branch Church of Christ, Scientist, I was healed of the back condition. Since then I have had complete freedom of movement and activity. I believe my desire to be of service, driving forty miles to church to fulfill my obligations, brought this healing.

When I was very new in the study of Christian Science, I read accounts of painless childbirth in the chapter "Fruitage" in Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy. And when our second child was due, I fully expected to be free from pain. Although I did not then know how to specifically pray for myself, the small understanding of Christian Science I had gained, plus my trust in God to care for me, proved to be sufficient. The child was born painlessly. This was quite an inspiration to me, since, when our first child was born, I had known nothing of the dominion this Science gives us and had been in labor for over fifteen hours.

When our children were four and two, I returned to college to get my M.A. in playwriting. I had asked permission to write an original trilogy in blank verse, but at that time no one in the university had ever done an original thesis for credit toward this degree. Mrs. Eddy tells us (Science and Health, p. 199), "The devotion of thought to an honest achievement makes the achievement possible." Because writing the trilogy seemed a proper course for me to take, I never doubted the acceptance of my proposal, although this took two years.

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Testimony of Healing
In August 1978 I lost consciousness while in my home
April 16, 1979

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