During the summer between my junior and senior years...

During the summer between my junior and senior years at college, doctors diagnosed that I had a tumor on the pituitary gland. A few days later a friend gave me a copy of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. The first paragraph I read was this one: "When man is governed by God, the ever-present Mind who understands all things, man knows that with God all things are possible. The only way to this living Truth, which heals the sick, is found in the Science of divine Mind as taught and demonstrated by Christ Jesus."

These words gave me hope! As I continued to read Science and Health, I glimpsed the truth that God, Love, doesn't cause or endorse suffering. I was healed of constant back pain due to a car accident, which had troubled me for five years.

When I realized I didn't have any more pain, it occurred to me that I could apply what I had just learned about God to other problems. In the next few moments the fear of recurring tonsillitis and the desire for alcohol were destroyed. These healings have been permanent.

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February 19, 1990

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