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When I began the study of Christian Science...

From the August 1917 issue of The Christian Science Journal

When I began the study of Christian Science over six years ago I did so for the sake of another member of my family; yet how much I needed this knowledge of the truth no one knows but myself. It found me in a state of mental unbalance, with such suicidal tendencies that I was a constant care to my family. As I had never known peace of mind, the people who had found it irritated me, for I considered it an assumed attitude.

Now I too have found peace, happiness, and the joy of living. Where I had almost no friends, I now have many; and where I was filled with condemnation for those who did not agree with me, my heart now goes out to them in love. Each day brings new problems to solve, different phases of error to be overcome, but each day I am more conscious of the presence of divine Love.

We have had in our family many wonderful proofs of God's protecting power. Our cottage is on the beach, and last spring we experienced the heaviest storms ever known in Long Beach, where I then resided. A month previous to the storm of which I wish to tell, one house near us had been entirely demolished and several were badly damaged by the immense breakers. The heaviest storm occurred in February, and people all around predicted that our house would be destroyed. We however knew that "with God all things are possible," and so it proved. The heavy bulkhead in front of the house was parted in the center and a half deposited on each side of the house. Then a huge breaker lifted the house, carried it back fifteen or twenty feet, and set it down on the back of our lot. It was not damaged in the least, the plates standing on edge on the shelves were not displaced, nor was there a drop of water on the floor, even though the house had ridden on the wave.

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