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Everyday Spirituality

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May 2013 Archives

Mind and the Brain

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Mind is not an entity inside the brain with the power to go against Life, Truth, and Love, now or anytime.

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Growing Respect Reveals Divine Nature

posted by Cheryl Petersen

When we were licensed foster parents, one of the children who stayed with us joined the Young Marines. The leader of the local Young Marines was outstanding. The foster boy truly responded to the discipline of the program. He was […]

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Movie review: The Inn of the Sixth Happiness

posted by Cheryl Petersen

So, for some reason I noticed Ingrid Bergman has noticeable nose. I watched the film, The Inn of the Sixth Happiness, a take on the life of Gladys May Aylward, portrayed by the actress, Ingrid Bergman. Maybe her nose stuck […]

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Reducing Pain

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Pain comes in many forms. It can be physical or mental. Either way, most of us don’t like pain and are thankful when it can be reduced at any level. I am a freelance writer and always am on the […]

A Child’s Hindsight

posted by Cheryl Petersen

If I had two wishes, I know what they would be I’d wish for roots to cling to, and wings to set me free; Roots for inner values, like rings within a tree, And wings of independence to seek my […]

Setting the Keystone

posted by Cheryl Petersen

key·stone  /ˈkēˌstōn/  A central stone at the summit of an arch, locking the whole together. The central principle or part of a policy, system, etc., on which all else depends. A few young men, practicing their masonry, began constructing a rock […]

Faith and Worthiness

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The other night before bedtime, I was reading the Gospel Luke and trying to make a connection between increased faith and getting our work done. From Luke 17: And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a grain of […]

Gardens

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The last couple of days I’ve been thinking about gardens. It started when I was asked to write an article about National Garden Conservancy Open Days. In my research, I visited a local participating garden. I also took a more […]

What is the Science of Being?

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Click here to preview a digital booklet that resonates with spiritual thinkers. You can consider a view of science and religion that is compatible. This booklet discusses the query and quest of eternal Being. You can learn how to experience […]

Why the Shift?

posted by Cheryl Petersen

I ponder: At what point do human beings shift from a loyalty to principle, to a loyalty to a party, or an organization? At what point does religion stop becoming a pillar of stability, and in turn become a source […]

Expanding on Peace

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Books with quick concordances in the back pages are convenient. The other evening, I wanted to look up a few verses in the Bible about the topic, Peace. Although not a complete concordance, I indeed captured a profound insight to […]

Affordable digital Science and Health, 4th edition

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Religion around the world, though once a pillar of stability, seems to now be a source of division. But, instead of focusing on religion’s bad reputation, we can make an about turn and  focus on God, love. We are not […]

Jumping to Conclusions

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Last Sunday afternoon, my husband, Doug, and I decided to pick up litter alongside the highway. We brought along garbage sacks that hold 30 gallons and parked in a parking lot. Getting out of the truck, we headed down the […]

Exploring Prayer

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Click here to preview and buy new/old thoughts on Prayer. Excerpt: “Effective prayer is buoyed by an intense desire for increased grace. The desire must be combined with a genuine effort to express courage, forbearance, love, and good deeds…We are […]

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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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