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Everyday Spirituality

Everyday Spirituality

December 2011 Archives

What is God?

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Question. What is God? Answer. God is bodiless, divine, supreme, infinite Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love.–Science and Health

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Seclusion in the City of Redmond

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Writers dream of moving to a secluded, calm location and getting a lot of writing done. What’s funny is, I live in a rural area, definitely calm, and I still get writers block. But, here I am in Redmond, in […]

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Christmas Presents Under the Tree

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Sometimes, I surprise myself. But, I’ve been busy writing, traveling, and babysitting our daughter’s pets, and it was until the other day, while walking through town, looking at twinkling colorful lights, that it dawned on me, people were shopping for […]

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Four Legged Grandchildren

posted by Cheryl Petersen

At first I crinkled my nose when I was introduced as “Grandma.” Not so much because I was WAY TOO YOUNG to be a grandma but because I was being referred to as a grandma to doggies and a kitty. […]

Late Bloomers on the Music Scene

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Jesse Cohen refers to himself as a “late bloomer.” But, late blooming flowers are stars in their season. And, at an age when most adults are pondering retirement and golf courses, Cohen is making music. He picked up the guitar […]

Give-and-Take in Marriage

posted by Cheryl Petersen

My husband and I compromise. However, the give-and-take is not a symptom of, “If you do this, I’ll do that,” syndrome. We compromise by applying spiritual rules of common sense, forgiveness, and honesty. The hardest part is not getting set […]

Wine and the Store Cats

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Mary Anne is holding Spunky, a used-to-be feral cat who Mary Anne loved on until he became the mascot of Mary Anne’s Liquor Store. Mary Anne had been telling me about which wines were best for serving at Christmas to […]

Zen Kitty’s Neighbors are BIG dogs

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Our neighbor has a sheep ranch. The sheep are guarded by Pyrenees dogs. They are friendly, yet intuitively know to guard their charges. Frisco, Lilly, and Maggie are descendants of the large dogs which roamed the mountains of Asia thousands […]

Technology and a Sharing Religion

posted by Cheryl Petersen

New technology. Babies born every minute. Earth never stopping. The forces of expansion and rapid movement are radically transforming society. A void is felt. The pursuit of material wealth is exhausting and meaningless. The heart looks to religion for meaning. […]

A Heart for the World

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Our daughter has brought our attention to Moin Khan, born in the United States but raised in Pakistan. With the bad-rap that Pakistan is getting these days, Moin Khan decided to do something about it. Under the motto of “A […]

Children and CEO’s

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Last week, I got a phone call. “Cheryl can you please come in and work for Kathleen, she cut her finger so badly, she can’t work in the kitchen for another 10 days?” “Sure.” The kitchen prepares and serves breakfast, […]

Losing Weight During the Holidays

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Appetite allegedly grows and gets out of control during the Holidays. However, it isn’t appetite that grows, it’s the “thinking” mistakenly connected to appetite that grows and gets out of control. Appetite is. We want an appetite. But, when we […]

Zen Kitty on How to Change Others

posted by Cheryl Petersen

I can change Cheryl’s mood. When she gets uptight and weary, I go to her and quietly know Love and Life. I’m not expecting anything from her or from the world. I know one Holy Spirit. Cheryl calms down immediately […]

Previous Posts

Good dissolves bad
Sometimes, I just feel bad. Bad about myself, or life, or my situation. I can figure out why, for example, it’s because of hormones. But giving it a name doesn’t get rid of the bad feeling. Science and religion both discuss the value of positive thinking and it has proven to be a good s

posted 9:54:06am Mar. 25, 2015 | read full post »

Keeping mercy
Deut. 7:9 Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations. (English Standard Version) Know now then that the Lord your God is the only true God! He is the faithful

posted 8:07:29am Mar. 16, 2015 | read full post »

Fishing Salmon River
Once experts realized genes aren’t stable and can mutate, the human mind took off in multiple directions, some not so good. Genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) have become popular, although not exactly admired. Many of the plants and trees we grow have been forced selected. For example,

posted 7:46:08am Mar. 10, 2015 | read full post »

Inspiring person, Rosamond Carr
Not what I’d classify as a religious person, but spiritual, Rosamond Halsey Carr tells her story in her book, Land of a Thousand Hills: My Life in Rwanda. Published in 2001 and read by me last month, I recommend this book as a picture of woman’s self-realized independence, inner splendor, and ou

posted 7:15:03am Mar. 05, 2015 | read full post »

A star gymnast
Film, The Gabby Douglas Story (2014), captured many of the emotions that surely were experienced before medals were earned at the 2008 Olympics. Gabby’s family, already at a level of impoverishment, sacrificed for Gabby Douglas to continue training. And, although tempted, Gabby didn’t give up.

posted 7:43:20am Mar. 01, 2015 | read full post »

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