Several summers ago, I was a counselor at a summer camp for young Christian Scientists. Before the campers arrived, I suffered a blow to the face playing soccer, and it appeared that I had broken my nose.
For many years I had repetitive and severe menstrual struggles that seemed to take over my life. I traveled often for work, so having days of pain and immobility were not helpful to me or my co-workers.
I rejoiced as I climbed back up a steep trail in Australia’s Blue Mountains recently, after going down it to see a beautiful waterfall. The trail was about 2 kilometers (1¼ miles) long each way and 400 meters (1,300 feet) in elevation change.
I found out about the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy through a niece. She told me it had been written by a lady who healed as Christ Jesus taught, and I immediately wanted to buy it.
Very early one morning, about 1:30 a. m.
It was a beautiful Sunday morning, and I was reveling in the activity of the Christ in my life. I arrived at church early to get ready for my Sunday School class and to go up to the chime tower in our church to ring the chimes.
When my daughter Anna was a toddler, she developed a severe case of eczema. She was in such discomfort she would wake up from a sound sleep and scratch at her skin, so she got very little rest.
The Christ is ever present, and we can experience the benefits of its tender action wherever we are, no matter what. It was the first time I was called to be a substitute soloist for a Sunday service at a Church of Christ, Scientist, and I wanted to do it well.
A few months ago, I awoke in the night in extreme pain. I had been sound asleep and could not tell where in my body the pain was located.
In my life I have found that prayer is answered in so many varied ways, but always in the way that heals and is most understandable at the moment help is needed, leaving me with a largess of peace and a deepness of comfort. A number of years ago, I was very concerned about our eldest daughter, who was floundering in a destructive relationship with a young man in a different state far from us.