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Everyday Spirituality

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September 2013 Archives

Hot-air balloons were not a bunch of hot air

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The Royal Society is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence, originated circa 1660. Two-hundred and thirty years ago, Benjamin Franklin, inventor and politician in newly founded America, wrote a letter to Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society in […]

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Writing Tricks Indirectly Help Prayer

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Elmore Leonard (1925-2013), author with bestselling books, gives 10 tricks for good writing. One of the tricks is to “use regional dialect, patois, sparingly.” In other words, keep the writing free of religious, medical, psychological jargon. I look at the […]

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Let spirituality guide science, theology, and medicine

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Here is an excerpt from an abridged version of Science, Theology, and Medicine,  a discussion on how to guide those modalities with spirituality.   “Some spiritual healers exhibit an innate effortless ability to reflect Truth—they are the Mozart of music, […]

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Lightning Strikes for ideas

posted by Cheryl Petersen

We’ve been getting some intense lightning/thunder storms here in upstate New York. The electrical storms light up the pitch black sky for hours at a time. Thunder rolls and booms and shakes the house. The storms move in fast. I […]

Free copy of Science and Health book

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Join others in the United States and receive a free copy of 21st Century Science and Health. Email your name and address to: 21stCenturyScienceandHealth (at) gmail.com  

The Syria Challenge

posted by Cheryl Petersen

I have to admit, it would be disheartening to attack Syria. Why do so many people have to suffer for a few cruel nincompoops who want power over others? Even if experts are able to confiscate all the chemical weapons […]

De-lazing myself

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Most of us have heard about how lazy Americans have become. As a news reporter, I’m finding a trend in the opposite direction. Now, it could be because I live in a poorer region, and we have no choice but […]

Making a Good God Reality

posted by Cheryl Petersen

“And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.”  Gen. 1:31 The knowledge that God made everything good can be difficult to act on. Everyday life experience contradicts that knowledge. Even second-hand experiences contradict the […]

Work remains to realize Eddy’s hope

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Today, in homes and churches, as well as on Twitter and Facebook, Mary Baker Eddy’s words are repeated. That is, of course, appropriate. Her words are thought provoking and filled with many profound images. Borrowing effectively from Christ Jesus, the […]

Zen Kitty and helping

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The bigness of God’s love and help can be found easier than we think. It’s natural for us to help each other. For example, I always leave a dead mouse for Cheryl. At least three times a week. But, during […]

The religious and nonreligious challenge beliefs

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The end of year 2001, with the prospect of religious-based terrorist attacks terrifyingly real, many are quick to cast the nonreligious as the liberator. The prospect of a 21st century nonreligious-based society forms part of a larger narrative about the […]

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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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