I had gone to the dentist to get a broken tooth repaired. At one point during the procedure the dentist told me, “This is going to hurt.
One day quite a long time ago, as my husband and I were driving down the highway in Buena Vista, Colorado, a group of deer suddenly crossed in front of our car. We were traveling at a high speed, and when my husband swerved sharply to avoid the deer, it caused the car to roll, ultimately landing upside down.
It was my first semester in college, in an unfamiliar country almost four thousand miles away from home. Around the third week of school, I started having stomach pain.
When our beloved dog, Toby, began having seizures, I tried to keep him out of sight of our two young sons, as the picture was very disturbing, even to me. The seizures would last for several minutes, and then he would regain consciousness and go on about his business.
A number of years ago, a friend said to me, “Your favorite synonym for God is Spirit, isn’t it?” I don’t think I had realized how many times we had shared the wonderful, powerful Bible stories about God’s infinite spiritual power, especially as demonstrated by Christ Jesus. Over a period of many years, I have loved reading and listening to the biblical accounts of Jesus, accounts indicating that he must have completely claimed his spiritual identity time and time again.
Several years ago I faced recurring bouts of abdominal pain over a period of about nine months. They seemed to come out of nowhere, often waking me out of a deep sleep.
A while ago I woke up with a very sore throat and the inability to breathe easily or swallow normally. This was very uncomfortable and I felt disheartened.
Christian Science has brought healing to my life in countless ways, often with the help of devoted Christian Science practitioners, who lovingly and selflessly support our spiritual upward growth. These wonderful healings include character improvement; overcoming asthma, painful knee and back issues, and the flu; delivering two children harmoniously without medication; and resolving financial and relationship challenges—to highlight just a few.
“It’s a dance with God. Let Him lead.
I would like to tell how Mary Baker Eddy’s poem “Christ My Refuge,” which is included in the Christian Science Hymnal ( No. 253 ), helped me some time ago.