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January 1970 Archives

Learning How to Drive

posted by Cheryl Petersen

My dad put me in front of the steering wheel of the farm truck when I was 6 years old. By the time I was 12, I was operating tractors. When I turned 15, Driver’s Education was a breeze for […]

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Outgrowing the Old Doesn’t Need to be Prickly

posted by Cheryl Petersen

It is common for human beings to outgrow clothes. Children outgrow clothes due to the sheer fact their bodies grow. Adults outgrow clothes due to style and fashion changes. Human beings are also known to outgrow friends and churches which […]

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Creamy White Friday

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Wow, there is an official Black Friday website. But, then the word “official” is a relative term,  approved by a self-appointed few. I tend to follow the unofficial, whatever that means. And, look for the extraordinary. For example, I’ll skip […]

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Giving Thanks

posted by Cheryl Petersen

    Shhhhh, feel Thanks giving. It’s now. It’s every day. It doesn’t have to be made or proclaimed. It doesn’t have to be eaten. We can feel a world of Thanksgiving. Zen Kitty

Taking Advantage of Loneliness

posted by Cheryl Petersen

From 1830 to 1900, a tide of influential Americans — artists, writers, painters and doctors — braved the treacherous journey across the Atlantic to visit Paris. They were faced with newness and oftentimes an intense loneliness which drove the fragile […]

Streamlining Relevant Religion

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Divorce Changes Workout

posted by Cheryl Petersen

How can I miss it? Plastered all over the news, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher are getting a divorce. But, a lot of people are getting divorced. Moore and Kutcher had 6 protracted years, plenty of time to get bored […]

Flashback Can Move Us Forward

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The expression mind over matter was popularized during the 1960’s and 70’s, but then so was the phrase peace and love, however their references were myopic. Peace and love meant no war and sex. Mind over matter is used to […]

A Course in Miracles is Studied

posted by Cheryl Petersen

“I come here because we respect one another,” said Sabina, a participant in A Course in Miracles gathering in upstate New York. The group meets once a week to support and encourage one another on their spiritual journey to find […]

Archaeologist Discover Overload of Data

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Archaeologists, 500 years from now will be unearthing data. “Hey Digger, look here, I just found data for weather. Oh more, here is data on traffic, agriculture, aviation, crime, demographics, education, energy, people, health, immigration, investing, law, military, nonprofits, and […]

Thanking Vets is to Learn From Vets

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Veterans were first collectively remembered on November 11, 1919, set as Armistice Day. Celebration originally centered on suspension of business for a 2 minute period beginning at 11 a.m. with the day also filled by public meetings and parades. On […]

Zen Kitty and Calvin and Hobbes

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Look who Cheryl brought home. Calvin and Hobbes. At first, I was very skeptical about Calvin and Hobbes. They would playfully bounce and chase each other in the lawn and garden, and I was afraid they would hurt themselves by […]

Getting Back Up On Our Feet

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The Smithsonian Magazine ran an article in its September issue titled, A+ for Finland, discussing Finland’s extraordinary achievement in education. A little background reveals, for hundreds of years, the Finns were stuck living between the two rival powers of the […]

Physicians Can Be Wise Spiritual Guides III

posted by Cheryl Petersen

A physician of osteopath gave a lecture recently on doctoring in the 19th century. Dr. Brown reminded the audience that although an incredible amount of discovery occurred in the 19th century it took decades to learn how to apply the […]

Physicians Can Be Wise Spiritual Guides, II

posted by Cheryl Petersen

I went out of town for a few days with our daughters, and returned home to a sick husband. I immediately began cleaning up and caring for him. His health was returning however his stress level increased as his rest […]

Physicians Can Be Wise Spiritual Guides

posted by Cheryl Petersen

When I became pregnant, I made special effort to select a midwife who was spiritually inclined. I found Julie, a woman with common sense and the strength to use calm wisdom. Julie delivered both our daughters. The first daughter came […]

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Zen kitty showed me all-presence
I've blogged under the icon of Zen Kitty in the past. The cat was real and meant a great deal to me. The other day, to my horror, I found Zen Kitty dead, ran over by a vehicle. Mortified, I carried him back to the house to bury outside in the ...

posted 7:01:06am Aug. 29, 2015 | read full post »

Bee stings and manure fertilizer
Last spring, I planted a flowering plum tree out in the lawn and it’s been struggling all summer. Wanting to give it a little boost, I asked our neighbor, who has a gigantic pile of horse manure, if I could get some. “Sure, help ...

posted 8:55:14am Aug. 23, 2015 | read full post »

Rest rather than sleep
With all due respect for a good night’s sleep, I fail to see why sleep is automatically credited as the producer of rest. It's a bit misleading. Sleep is a state of unconsciousness or oblivion. Not exactly the best ingredients for rest. I'm ...

posted 8:30:45am Aug. 17, 2015 | read full post »

The qualifications for Communion
Questions are posed today to people who profess to love Jesus: If that Godlike and glorified man were physically on earth today, would you reject him? Would you deny him the rights of humanity if he entertained any other lifestyle or religion ...

posted 8:12:25am Aug. 12, 2015 | read full post »

Bones and crayons
I was listening to some people argue over whether or not stories in the Bible are true. I tilted my head and grinned, thinking of something better to do like wash the windows. Archeologists have found some evidence to validate historical ...

posted 8:42:58am Aug. 06, 2015 | read full post »

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