I was raised with the teachings of Christian Science and have...

I was raised with the teachings of Christian Science and have sincerely endeavored to hold to them. Challenges have been many, and my trust in God's guidance, power, and ever-presence has been tested often. Yet I can say honestly that many wonderful healings have ensued. Character traits such as fear, selfishness, and oversensitiveness are giving way to more devout, quiet listening to my Father-Mother God, as well as to a deeper, more sincere sense of gratitude and a fuller love for mankind.

At one point a lump developed on my neck and grew; I bought high-necked dresses to cover it. I prayed and was helped by the prayers of a Christian Science practitioner. I studied a passage from Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy that states, "Consciousness constructs a better body when faith in matter has been conquered." Also helpful was a favorite Bible verse from Isaiah: "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness."

One morning, after a night of prayer, I felt a surprisingly strong, genuine conviction that as I spiritualized my thought, the lump would have to disappear. I saw that it existed in mortal consciousness only and that spiritual consciousness included nothing unlike itself. With this realization the fear was gone, and the healing came soon after.

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Testimony of Healing
One Saturday I was clearing out my garden
July 9, 1990

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