are reading the Journal also this year.
Yours respectfully, JOHN B. HOUSEL, Lincoln, Neb.
Dear Mother: — The most blessed of women! Oh,
how I long to sit within range of your voice and hear the
truth that comes to you from on high! for none could
speak such wondrous thoughts as have come from your
pen, except it be the Spirit that speaketh in you.
Two years ago last October, while laboring under a
great strain of care and anxiety in regard to financial
affairs, I heard of Christian Science. I borrowed "Sci-
ence and Health with Key to the Scriptures," and began
to read. I bless God that I was driven to it by such an
extremity. After reading some one hundred and fifty
pages, I was convinced that it was the truth for which
I had searched during twenty years. While I was read-
ing the chapter on Imposition and Demonstration, (1) I
was healed of endometritis and prolapsus uteri of over
twenty years' standing, pronounced incurable by emi-
nent physicians. Professor Ludlam, the dean of Hahne-
mann Medical College, of Chicago, Ill., was one of my
Before I was healed, to walk seven or eight blocks
would so fatigue me that it would take me a week to
recover. I now started out and walked, and was on my
feet all day and for several succeeding days, but felt no
weariness from my labors.
I felt, after being healed, I must have a Science and
Health of my own. I had no money to buy it, so earned
(1) Page 234, revised edition of 1890.
it by getting subscribers for the Journal. It has gone
with me everywhere I have been. I have been well ever
I had suffered from bodily ailments, but they were
nothing compared to my mental trials. Grief, hatred,
jealousy, and revenge had well-nigh bereft me of reason.
I had lost a home of plenty, been reduced to almost abject
poverty, and had become a cheerless woman, — could
not smile without feeling I had sinned.
All my griefs and sorrows are now turned to joy, and
my hatred is changed to love. "Glory to God in the
highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." I
read Science and Health, and all your other books, to-
gether with the New Testament, every minute I can