For many years I experienced mood changes each month...

For many years I experienced mood changes each month corresponding to my menstrual cycle. Even though I was a student of Christian Science, I never bothered to pray about this, until these mood changes developed into a consistently bad mood and I was spending much of each month brooding, edgy, angry, and even beginning to question my desire to live.

During one of the blackest moods I had ever felt, it was time for our branch church's quarterly business meeting. Since I was serving as treasurer, my attendance was mandatory. I don't remember much about the meeting except that I was on the verge of tears during most of it and trying to think of how I could end my life.

But as I left the meeting, the thought came to me very powerfully, "Don't stray." I knew that the message was telling me not to stray from the teachings of Christian Science. I stopped and literally turned around. As I did so, I saw the warm smile of a Christian Science practitioner. I walked over to her. We found a quiet place to talk and I asked for her prayerful help. I don't recall the words she spoke that evening, but I do recall feeling, for the first time, that this situation could be permanently healed.

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Testimony of Healing
"Spirit, God, gathers unformed thoughts into their proper...
May 6, 1991

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