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Everyday Spirituality

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April 2013 Archives

Christian Healing in the 21st Century

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Click here to preview, and purchase, a dialogue on spiritual healing. Excerpts from the dialogue: Whatever our profession or position in life, we can go to the sick and love much, but we must regard common sense and common humanity […]

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Divine Spirit and Energy Healing

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Click here to preview and purchase a dialogue on Mysticism and energy healing. Excerpts: The mind-blowing, super-fantastic physical world and human energy distracts us away from the simplicity of Spirit’s universe, yet Spirit blesses us though we “do not know […]

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Footsteps in Truth

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Click here to preview, and buy, a discussion on what steps to take next in life. Excerpts: Spiritual power is not used to control or ignore the fleshly sensations but to become aware of Spirit, of honesty, connectedness, humility, joy, […]

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Collapsing Time

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Timelines present a chronological sequence of related events along a drawn line. They aid readers to more quickly grasp information according to time. Timelines can also collapse time. Let me explain. The Bible spans millenniums. Taking the event of ascension, […]

Power of Propaganda

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The human psyche is indeed an enigma, an alien of sorts. Therefore, it is no wonder I feel a draw to study spirituality. Spiritual mindedness keeps the human mind realistic, in the world, but not of the world. Human minds […]

The Show Goes On

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Because Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music were two of my favorite movies, I took to reading the book: Home: A Memoir of My Early Years, by Julie Andrews. But, this is after years of preferring to know Mary […]

Healer Awareness

posted by Cheryl Petersen

An excerpt from the Abridged version of the chapter explaining healing. Click here for full text. Healers can relate to silence and divine anointing rather than to mind grabbing procedures or treatments. Divine Science inspires the perception of truth. As […]

Online Bible Class

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Boston College School of Theology and Ministry offers online classes and I decided to join in. The Gospel of Mark is the session I’m currently enrolled in and have to say, it is interesting and simple. I’ve never taken an […]

The Prodigal Son’s Older Brother

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The parable of the prodigal son, found in Luke 15, provides nutrient for those of us who feel lost in the world. The story is about a man who has 2 sons. The younger son, full of ambition and ardor, […]

Foresight and the Future

posted by Cheryl Petersen

“Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.” The quote was attributed to Henry David Thoreau, who died 40 years before Orville and Wilbur Wright flew the sky. Was it a prayer? Was […]

The Bible and its many meanings

posted by Cheryl Petersen

I have a few issues with the Bible, however, it is apparent that the Bible has a surplus of meaning. Therefore, I can always find something to read and think about. For example, the other night, I came across this […]

Losing Friends

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Whether we move, or just grow apart, we sometimes lose friends. I often see tweeted on twitter: We don’t lose our friends, we just find who are friends really are. But that isn’t all that heartening. Why can’t we feel […]

Ginger Oatmeal Cookies

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Three thousand miles away, our daughters are walking around outside amongst flowers and blooming trees, while we are bundling up in Carhart® winter clothes before walking outside into the falling snow. My hope for springtime is not dashed though. I […]

Beliefs in Christian Science

posted by Cheryl Petersen

History of April Fool’s Day

posted by Cheryl Petersen

 

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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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