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Following my introduction to Christian Science, I experienced...
Following my introduction to Christian Science, I experienced a physical healing that has been instrumental in shaping the course of my life. I had been experiencing discomfort for over a year from what a physician had diagnosed as acute gastroptosis (a displaced stomach). The effects of this condition were alarming to me. I could eat only small meals and would have to lie down immediately after eating to avoid aggravating the condition. After a period of time, the discomfort became of more and more concern to me.
During one medical appointment I was told that the only remedy was surgery and that even if the operation was successful, I should not consider bearing children. Furthermore, the doctor felt it was important to schedule the operation very soon. We talked about the arrangements, but I had difficulty agreeing to a date for the surgery. I had just taken a long leave of absence from my employment because of illness and thought that a second leave might jeopardize my job.
At that moment I felt confused and in despair. Just then the doctor was called out of the room, and I prayed to God for guidance. I did not really know how to pray at the time, but I believed that there had to be a blessing somewhere in this experience. I had been sitting alone in the doctor's office with my eyes closed. When I opened them, I noticed a book on the doctor's shelf. It was Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy. I had heard of the book before, and I took it from the shelf.
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The integrity of home
Expectations: great or fearful?
Irene Schanche Bowker
The Christian demand for forgiveness
Elaine R. Follis
Stanley W. Hurst
For the sake of family, for the sake of humanity
Allison W. Phinney, Jr.
Spiritual unity: first steps, important steps
Michael D. Rissler
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Richard Marshall Moore
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David C. Walters with contributions from Maryl F. Walters