My mother, who for many years was under a doctor's care...

My mother, who for many years was under a doctor's care for heart problems, passed away in her early fifties. Several years after that I looked into Christian Science and discovered it paralleled my thinking in many ways. I was particularly encouraged by Mrs. Eddy's opening statement in the Preface of the Christian Science textbook: "To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings" (Science and Health, p. vii). What a thought-provoking definition for God—"sustaining infinite."

The first spiritual healing I had came about one afternoon after I had thoroughly studied only the first four pages of the book, looking up the definition of every word I wasn't sure of, and then reading and rereading each paragraph until the real meaning penetrated my understanding. When I told the friend who had introduced me to the book what had happened, she remarked in good humor how healthy I'd be when I finished the whole book.

My husband, young son, and I attended and joined a Christian Science church. Many happy years went by; then, suddenly, I realized I was approaching the age my mother had been when she passed away. I thought about this often. One day my husband and I were getting ready to go on a trip, and as I washed the van windows, I felt an unusual pain in my chest. This continued off and on, until one day I began experiencing extreme heaviness in the chest area. I found I couldn't exert myself, and became fearful.

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Testimony of Healing
They called me adventurous!...
January 17, 1994

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