An exhausting senior year in high school led to a summer...

An exhausting senior year in high school led to a summer of stress, relationship difficulties, and financial concerns. Soon I found myself faced with a physical challenge, which I decided to heal through my own prayers. I had always been a bit timid about calling a Christian Science practitioner. I thought that if I were a Christian Scientist and worthy of all the name implies, then I should be able to heal at least my own troubles.

Two months later, I was still struggling with the same physical condition. The problem didn't seem serious at first, and I honestly didn't do very much about it. The situation worsened, but still I refused to call for any help. Self-will was hindering the healing process.

Late one afternoon, while I was at home alone, the physical symptoms became alarming. That evening my parents, who had been aware that I was trying to work something out myself through prayer, became very concerned. My mother came to my bedside, held my hand and began praying aloud. She acknowledged the allness of God and the perfection of man as His image and likeness. My father—with my permission—got in touch with a practitioner. For several minutes the practitioner spoke to me over the telephone of divine Love's government and ever-presence. After this call the practitioner came to the house.

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Testimony of Healing
One Saturday afternoon as I was walking along doing some...
December 30, 1991

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