I would like to share a decisive and immediate healing resulting from my understanding and application of one clear truth stated in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. On page 463 it says, “A spiritual idea has not a single element of error, and this truth removes properly whatever is offensive.
I recall a time when I experienced flulike symptoms, and I called a Christian Science practitioner for Christian Science treatment. As she was praying for me, I tried to better understand God as good and to feel His presence with me, but I found my thought kept focusing on just wanting the symptoms to go away.
My husband and I drove up to Tennessee for the day to witness the total solar eclipse this past August. Watching the news coverage and experiencing the eclipse (we stopped in a small town where exactly 42 seconds of totality was predicted) caused me to ponder more deeply this phrase from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy: “All we correctly know of Spirit comes from God, divine Principle, and is learned through Christ and Christian Science.
One morning as I was walking to church to play piano for the Christian Science Sunday School, I became afraid I wouldn’t make it on time because my heel was growing very painful. The pain had begun the day before when I had been walking to the library.
As a longtime Christian Scientist, for years I have started my day by studying the Bible Lesson, which is composed of citations from the Bible and from the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, as a foundation for my day. On one particular day after my morning study, I started out to my garden and was stung on my nose by a bumblebee.
When one of my daughters was in second grade, an itchy rash developed on her face near her mouth. During this time, I was working as a substitute teacher, and I was asked to substitute teach at my daughter’s school.
It is a widely held belief that as we become older, we suffer from all sorts of aches and pains. Through my study of Christian Science I understand this to be an illusive belief and ultimately false, but I recently recognized I needed to specifically protect my thought against it when I suffered from a sore hip.
In August of last year, my husband and I had planned a backpacking trip through the Sierra Nevada mountains with my brother, an avid mountain climber. This trip would be the first time I had been backpacking since my childhood, and I couldn’t wait.
As a young teenager, I had seen a close relative suffer from menopause. At that time I had said to myself: “When that time comes for me, I’m going to go on top of a mountain and stay there until it passes.
At the end of last year an uncle whom I hadn’t seen in a long time passed by my home. I was curious to know why he was visiting.