When I was a young girl, I had acute, almost continuous stomach...

When I was a young girl, I had acute, almost continuous stomach problems; migraine headaches that often lasted two or three days at a time; heavy colds accompanied by bronchitis; spots that disfigured my body; fevers, and other illnesses. I was confined to bed nearly every day of my young life and never knew what it was to play with other youngsters.

Although, as a matter of course, my parents stressed free thinking, both strongly believed medicine was the only way to solve physical problems (my mother was the daughter of a physician, and my father was a doctor of pharmacy). So X-rays were taken and all kinds of medical help obtained in my behalf, but to no avail.

Then one day a young naval officer came to our house. When he saw me, he expressed pity that a girl so young should be in such poor health. He took a magazine out of his pocket and gave it to me. It was a Sentinel. Even though I did not understand much of what it said—that God is Life and governs every expression of Life—I read it avidly. When I had finished studying it, I felt as if I was born anew. Later on, this same officer brought me a copy of Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, and from that moment to this it has been my constant companion and guide.

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Testimony of Healing
Some years ago I was in the United States Army, stationed in...
October 20, 1980

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