Advertisement

Everyday Spirituality

Everyday Spirituality

The Foster Parenting Toolbox

Doug and I were licensed foster parents for 15 years. I know fostering isn’t for everyone, it just happened to speak to me and open a world of understanding and empathy for which I am extremely  thankful.

The new book The Foster Parenting Toolbox, published by EMK Press, and edited by Kim Phagan-Hansel has just hit the market. It is designed as a resource for people  thinking about, or involved in, fostering. Topics from newborns, to tweens and teens are covered. Over 100 contributors have added to the treasure of knowledge surrounding fostering.

I’ve learned through my study of Christian Science to put my faith in divine Spirit, and feel the faith in spirituality helps foster health and happiness.

  • Pingback: American Legion salutes and is saluted - Everyday Spirituality

  • Pingback: Review on The Pacific Bible - Everyday Spirituality

  • Pingback: Unwanted Child « Healing Science Today

  • Pingback: My Homepage

  • http://www.HealingScienceToday.com Cheryl Petersen

    I revised “Science and Health” for the same reasons Mrs. Eddy did. She not only revised her book hundreds of times, but explains why on the bottom of page 361, saying revisions are “requisite.” Humanity has the “many readings” or versions, to help us understand God better. We all hear and respond to words differently, even the same words, but we all CAN hear and respond to spiritual truths in the words we relate to.
    I loved watching the foster children, and non-Scientists, respond beautifully to the ideas from “Science and Health” when put in words they understood.
    Christian Scientists are paraphrasing words from “Science and Health” anytime they talk about it with friends, for good reason because the meaning of words has changed over the last 100 years. For example, no one in the 21st century uses, or can even identify with the words “animal magnetism.” Honesty demanded this inclusive practice of paraphrasing to be also in written form.
    All good books are revised. I was impelled to do the work because Christian Science is worth sharing and it can’t be shared if it is “buried in the grave clothes of its letter.” (SH page 367) Of course, I revised in a way that the paraphrase can be read side-by-side with Mrs. Eddy’s “Science and Health.”
    The 4th edition of 21st Century Science and Health” will be available in a few weeks. The words treat social issues of today, are gender-inclusive, and refer to current spiritual thinkers, just as Mrs. Eddy referred to spiritual thinkers of her time.
    Thanks for commenting and asking.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Karen Greenhill

    Hi, I was pleased to find your postings and liked what I read. I study Christian Science but I wondered why you paraphrase Science and Health. How do you do reconcile this? You are clearly committed to CS and experience healing.

  • Pingback: Benefits of Home Security | Classy Scripts

  • http://www.HealingScienceToday.com Cheryl Petersen

    Thanks for commenting. And, especially thank you for your work in the fostering and adoptive fields. The people at EMK Press and the editor put together a helpful book.

  • http://parentingtoolbox.com Ron Huxley

    This is a great resource and I just ordered several for the clinicians in my office to use with the foster and adoptive families we work with.

Previous Posts

Getting along
Every time steam starts coming out my ears when my husband annoys me, I remind myself, there is no lack of ideas, and I simmer down. It’s not that I’ve adapted to annoyance in our 32-year marriage. It’s that I’ve realized that I can ...

posted 8:09:05am Jul. 30, 2015 | read full post »

Accessing Spiritual healing
In the face of the hard cold fact that nothing in this human reality is perfect, society struggles for perfection. The call for greener cleaners, more efficient vehicles, better attitudes, and a healing religion reverberates around the earth ...

posted 7:42:00am Jul. 25, 2015 | read full post »

Silence
We have a baby in the house. It’s been a long time since our daughters were young and we had to “shhh, be quiet, the baby is sleeping.” It’s nice. The quiet. I have a neighbor who spends every Monday in silence. He speaks to no ...

posted 7:43:00am Jul. 19, 2015 | read full post »

The pill dress
If you get a chance to tour the Medical Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark, I recommend, jump on it. Last month, I joined a group with an English speaking guide at the Museum and heard a simple, yet clear description of the history of ...

posted 7:41:21am Jul. 14, 2015 | read full post »

Selfie didn't get in the way
I was covering a story. The local Heart of the Catskill Humane Society’s annual meeting. The Society’s board of directors gave the public details about finances and that year’s events. It costs $1,100 per day to keep the no-kill shelter ...

posted 6:46:09am Jul. 07, 2015 | read full post »

Advertisement


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.