Some time ago I had a lightbulb experience that has remained quite helpful to me. I had a pain, and I gave myself Christian Science treatment—prayer based on the fact that God is infinite good and never creates discord or disease.
Months ago I was hiking on a lake trail involving some elevation shifts, with rocks and tree roots to step over. At one point in the late morning, I fell on my side onto some logs at the side of the trail.
A few years ago I discovered a patch of abnormal skin growth on my scalp. It grew so big you could sometimes see it through my hair.
When I was a young child, I suffered from what are today referred to as migraine headaches. Normally, when one came, my mother would call a Christian Science practitioner to give Christian Science treatment, and I would get relief, fall asleep peacefully, and be just fine when I awakened in the morning.
On my way to volunteer on the evening shift at our Christian Science Reading Room, I stopped by the grocery store and picked up a couple of pieces of fried chicken. While I was driving and hurriedly eating, a chicken bone got stuck in my throat and would not move.
Shortly after graduating from college, I entered training to become a Christian Science nurse. Around this time, I had what appeared to be a layer of warts covering the heel of one foot.
The wonderful part of Christian Science is that you can learn to turn to God and find healing anywhere and anytime. I found the help I needed at work one afternoon.
I woke up one morning not feeling well, but I was supposed to work in my local Christian Science Reading Room that day. I felt I could still go and serve in the Reading Room, so I went.
One morning, I woke up to find that my hand was swollen and painful. I could not move my hand or fingers.
I’ve spent many summers at a camp for Christian Scientists. For me, these summers have served as an incredible way to learn more about God.