I rejoice in all the good I have received as a result of my study...

I rejoice in all the good I have received as a result of my study of the textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. This book led me to the confident understanding of God's tender love for His children. In it, Mary Baker Eddy states, "Neither evil, disease, nor death can be spiritual, and the material belief in them disappears in the ratio of one's spiritual growth" (p. 368).

Over a period of several months I was impelled by a painful breast condition to study and pray more earnestly and consistently than ever before and to put these studies into practice in my daily activities. The spiritual unfoldment was evident in the disappearance of fear, which came with the absolute recognition that God created man in His image and likeness, free from all fear.

Any time the fear became greater than I could bear, I would turn to the ninety-first Psalm. One day while reading this I came again to the part where it says, "Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler" (verse 3). The thought came to look up the word snare. I thought I knew what a snare is—a trap for birds—so I didn't obey.

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Testimony of Healing
For many years, I was self-conscious about a lump on my face
May 13, 1996

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