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Raising children without NO

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Exhausted, I slumped into the chair. Our daughter toddled over to the DVD player and started pushing buttons. I blurted, “No, no.” She looked at me, smiling, almost smirking, and pushed a button again. I didn’t feel as though she […]

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Streamlining relevant religion

posted by Cheryl Petersen

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Ramping up on Relationships

posted by Cheryl Petersen

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Why read the Bible?

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The luxury of easy access to a variety of God-oriented books in the 21st century sometimes draws my attention away from reading the Bible. The Bible can be a rather hairy read, all the drama, killing, adultery, incest, torture, and […]

Sudden Occurences

posted by Cheryl Petersen

We try to guard against… Power surges. Volcanic eruptions. Malicious outbreaks. Angry explosions. Love frenzies. Emotional outbursts. But, let’s not guard against sudden forgiveness, quick healing, or an up-surging of love.

homo- hetero- or God

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Homosexuality throws society out of the rut of conformity. In the 21st century, not many people can escape dealing with homosexuality or gender change. Heartache, courage, freedom, and perplexity surround the topic, forcing society to judge one’s self and others, […]

Preserving herbs

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Tis the season to dry herbs… It is best to harvest the herbs and flowers early in the morning, after the dew dries. Try to avoid harvesting during the heat of the day. You can hang stems of herbs (e.g. […]

Zen Kitty and the Mind

posted by Cheryl Petersen

As Cheryl reads the book, Animal Wise, by Virginia Morell, I can see her thinking. The book talks about researchers who are finally admitting that we animals think and feel and have soul. It was hard for the scientists to […]

Taste testing syrup

posted by Cheryl Petersen

At a Forest Festival in a nearby Village, a maple syrup test was set up. Maple syrup from eleven local producers here in upstate New York, was placed in numbered bottles. A wild card bottle had Aunt Jemima syrup in […]

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Unfixed memory in the know
A friend brought to my attention the theory of a fixed memory. I hadn’t thought about it before, but I realized I sort of buy into this theory. A fixed memory requires unloading some information in order to add more memory. With so many ...

posted 8:09:41am Feb. 09, 2016 | read full post »

Four things NOT to do on Valentine’s Day
Don’t think you have to eat out at a fancy restaurant. The tradition of eating someplace extraordinary requires reservations and yes, waiting, because so many other people are doing the same thing on Valentine’s Day. You can instead eat ...

posted 8:03:34pm Feb. 02, 2016 | read full post »

Religion today, part VII
Now that the word Islam no longer terrifies me, I can stand up against Islamophobia with understanding. From, 21st Century Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, we read, "Christian Science requires us to improve our intentions. ...

posted 7:50:26am Jan. 25, 2016 | read full post »

Islamic image today, part VI
After getting know better my neighboring Muslims, my concept of Islam was detaching from the “unknown” or “scary” and attaching to peace and joy. Spirituality became the focus rather than religion. To stereotype a religion is to ...

posted 7:45:40am Jan. 20, 2016 | read full post »

The Islam image today, part V
At the Muslim Sufi Center, I was taken under the wings of two women, I’ll call them S and K. They explained what everyone was doing as the evening progressed. I was introduced to Shaykh Hoja then we all sat on the floor to listen to the ...

posted 7:39:08am Jan. 15, 2016 | read full post »

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