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Everyday Spirituality

Many of us make lists.

We read in The Message, “God, who gets invited to dinner at your place? How do we get on your guest list?” Ps. 15:1

I can interpret this to mean, invite yourself!

We can invite our self to eat spiritual truths, to share spiritual truths and love.

That’s what my husband does, in a way.

Yesterday, we were traveling by car and I was driving. With too many ideas in my head, I asked my husband, Doug, to make a list of all the things I need to do this month.

He located paper and pen and began listing. It wasn’t until this morning that I noticed what he wrote…

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Circled in the green line it says, Give Doug hug and kiss. It also mentions Bryan’s birthday, a person we are very proud of. I think God is proud of us when we do the best we can and improve each day.

 

 

I also appreciate the rest of the Psalm 15

“Walk straight, act right, tell the truth. 3-4 “Don’t hurt your friend, don’t blame your neighbor; despise the despicable. “Keep your word even when it costs you, make an honest living, never take a bribe. “You’ll never get blacklisted if you live like this.”

 

From 21st Century Science and Health:

“If God causes a person to be sick, sickness must be good and therefore health must be evil, for all that He makes is good and will stand forever. Or, if violation of God’s law produces sickness, it is right to be sick; and we cannot if we would, and should not if we could, annul the decrees of wisdom. It is the transgression of a belief of human mind, not of a physical law or law of divine Mind, which causes the belief of sickness. The remedy is Truth, not mortality with its beginnings and endings—the truth that disease is illusion. Anything unlike God is unreal.

“If sickness is real, it belongs to spirituality; if sickness is true, it is a part of Truth. Would you attempt with drugs, or without, to destroy a quality or condition of Truth? Let’s say sickness is not real. Let’s say sickness and sin are unfiltered and unprocessed images that can be filtered and processed by divine Science to show us health, holiness, and spirituality. This process or clarification of information is accomplished through Spirit, Christ, or the advanced appearing of Truth. This is the deliverance which comes through God, the divine Principle, Love, as demonstrated by Jesus.”

From 21st Century Science and Health:

Divine Science raises the standard of freedom and says: “Follow me! Escape from the control of sick, sinful, and dying knowledge!” Jesus designated the way. Citizens of the world, accept the “glorious freedom of the children of God,”[4] and be free! This is your divine right. The self-deluded idolatrous views, not divine law, has captivated you, made you arthritic, made you a procrastinator, weakened your body, and ruined your reputation.

God did not institute physical laws to control us. We do not have to get sick because we broke a human-made health law. Jesus healed in direct opposition to, and in defiance of, physical laws and conditions.

To be dependent on that which is constantly changing is not reasonable. False dependencies will cease as we recognize our God-given dominion over the temporal senses and acknowledge our heritage of freedom. Human beings will someday assert their freedom in the name of Almighty God. Dropping our present beliefs, we will recognize harmony as the spiritual reality, and disorder as the temporal unreality. We will control our own bodies through the understanding of divine Science.

Like our nation, Christian Science has its Declaration of Independence. God has endowed us with inalienable rights among which are self-government, reason, and conscience. We are properly self-governed only when we are guided rightly and governed by our Maker, divine Truth and Love.

After three-years of writing and re-writing, my memoir is now published.

A fast moving story of growing up in a big family,
working on the farm as cheap labor, and reclaiming our native happiness.

Wit and lessons learned are used to show there may be one Truth, but there’s no one human “right way” to discover and know truth, despite what the religious and scientific snobs will tell you.

Readers will relate to Cheryl’s ordinary life of plunging in and out of self-doubts and divine revelations, while finding the confidence to drive tractors and nurture family.

Cheryl gives voice to our abilities to deepen and enlarge relationships, to experience mental and physical health, and to know when to say “no.”

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