Twenty years ago, as a new mother, I was frustrated by many...

Twenty years ago, as a new mother, I was frustrated by many challenges. Doctor's visits and bills were a large part of our lives. One day I had left my purse at a friend's house, and when I went to retrieve it, I poured out my problems to her. She was a Christian Scientist and directed me to a Christian Science Reading Room, where I bought the Bible, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, and a Christian Science Quarterly. I began visiting a practitioner in a nearby city for prayerful help, and thus began an earnest study of this—to me—new and beautiful religion.

One of the outstanding healings in our family was my husband's healing of kidney stones. He asked me to pray for him, which I did regularly for over six months. I knew that he was really spiritual, not material. In her answer to the question "What is man?" Mrs. Eddy says (Science and Health, p. 475): "Man is not matter; he is not made up of brain, blood, bones, and other material elements. The Scriptures inform us that man is made in the image and likeness of God." On page 463 we read, "A spiritual idea has not a single element of error, and this truth removes properly whatever is offensive." When the healing came, the kidney stones passed relatively painlessly. It was a marvelous instance of God's healing power.

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