After graduating from college with a degree in education, I didn’t seek a teaching position or apply what I’d learned. For two years I was jobless because I spent my time hanging out with friends and relatives and going to social functions and drinking.
One evening I came back from dinner after a cross country practice and had lots of homework to do, which was normal. I felt tired and began to notice a headache coming on.
For more than 15 years I struggled with debilitating menstrual cramps. Because of the intense pain, I was often unable to attend school, go to work, or tend to other responsibilities during the time of my period.
I have been healed of chronic stomach trouble, including indigestion and diarrhea. I dealt with this issue for roughly three years, and worked with Christian Science practitioners frequently during this time.
I would like to express my gratitude for a couple of healings that taught me some very valuable lessons. One healing came quickly, and the other came more gradually.
One day as I was walking a friend’s dogs, I suddenly found myself facedown on the ground with a young girl standing over me saying, “I’m so sorry! I’m so sorry!” She had been momentarily distracted while riding her bicycle and had run into me full force. My face was scratched and bruised, and my right arm, which had taken the brunt of the fall, was hurting.
I’ve been so grateful over many years for Christian Science and all that it brings to my daily life: order, peace, hope, and healing. I had a sweet experience a few years ago that taught me how quickly healing can come when a disturbance in thought is recognized and destroyed.
One spring, I began to suffer allergy symptoms. A painful earache set in one night, and I sought the help of a Christian Science practitioner—one who provides specific prayer for healing.
One summer a few years ago, I noticed some red spots and bumps on one of my arms that began to itch. At first I didn’t pay much attention to them, but soon the spots covered both arms and the upper portion of my body.
Some years ago, a serious growth developed on my body. At one point it became aggravated, and the need for healing was very evident.