In the winter of 2003, I went snow-boarding with a friend in Vermont. We had a great day until I went off a small jump, lost my balance, and came down hard on my hands to break the fall. I felt a great deal of pain in my right wrist. In fact, I was so shocked by the pain that it took me a few minutes to get up and head down to the lodge—and to begin praying for myself, which was my natural choice for healing.

Because it was a small ski area, the lodge was not very big and there was nowhere to go to find the quiet or privacy I needed. However, I was able to call a Christian Science practitioner and left her a message asking her to pray for me. I got home that evening and called a Christian Science nurse to come to my apartment to wrap the wrist, but more important, to support my efforts to still my thoughts, as the pain seemed overwhelming. Two nurses came out to my home late that night, and both were kind and unselfish. They bandaged the wrist and shared some spiritual ideas that helped keep my thinking on an even keel through the night.

Following the ski trip, my wrist continued to be painful for a few days, but I was largely free of the pain by early the next week, although time was no longer my main concern.

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Testimony of Healing
December 18, 2006

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