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October 2013 Archives

Voting with Wisdom for Progress

posted by Cheryl Petersen

November 5, Election Day, is around the corner. Most people I talk to know the value of voting and will vote. Interestingly, as a freelance writer, I interview candidates, some of whom I’ve interviewed in the last election. And, I’ve […]

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October is Bullying prevention month

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Although it happened 40 years ago, I remember as if it happened last month. Walking down the school bus isle, I stopped for a second to turn around and punch the guy behind me. He doubled over and gasped for […]

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The Heresy of Revisions

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Let me be blunt: revisions of religious texts, whether verbally or in print, are postmodern heresies. To which I say—Okay. First off, languages and circumstances change. The lifestyle of today is not the lifestyle of yesterday. When attempting to apply […]

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Equal in Christ

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Reading through Exodus 21, I come across laws about slaves—an illegal venture today. And, rightly so. I don’t think the Bible is outdated because I don’t believe the Bible is meant to be followed literally. Its historical content shows how […]

Color everywhere

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Last weeks rain storm caused the colorful leaves to fall from the trees. I am not sad. I was able to enjoy the color before the rain. And, now I get to watch the little dog we are babysitting walk […]

Incorporating wisdom and generosity

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Heating expenses come to mind when winter approaches upstate New York, a territory that doesn’t mess around when it comes to snow and cold. Our winters are long. Modern inventions provide for comfort levels beyond what history has known for […]

The beauty of Spirit

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Out on the job, I rode my bike. Had to stop and take a picture of the fall leaves. The colors captures the eye, the heart, and the spirit. From 21st Century Science and Health, “Instinct is better than misguided […]

Idolatry turns an asset into a liability

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Christian Science is mired in the mud of idolatry. Most of the students of Christian Science have dug their way out of the mud and moved on in life. They strive to live a moral, spiritual, and intellectual lifestyle, successfully, […]

Survival or Salvation in Ciudad Juárez

posted by Cheryl Petersen

A survivor of fear, 26-year old Karina Sandoval strategizes to bring recovery to Ciudad Jurárez, a Mexican city smeared by its bloodshed and drugs. “My family lived in Anapra, west of Ciudad Jurárez,” said Sandoval. “We heard shootings every day. […]

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Spirituality gets us through life with more success
Is it the younger generation, or people with a greater awareness? The trend to recycle, reuse, and reduce is becoming more and more apparent to me. At a Whole Foods store, I noticed a customer bring in empty containers and wait in the cashier ...

posted 8:16:28am Apr. 17, 2015 | read full post »

Horse sanctuary: one of many rays of light
The snow is finally melting in upstate New York. I can only imagine how glorious the animals feel after enduring the cold winter. Full of delight. I recently met an advocate for Rosemary Horse Sanctuary nearby. The owner saw a need and met ...

posted 8:24:49am Apr. 11, 2015 | read full post »

Resurrecting and ascending
From 21st Century Science and Health: The carnal human mentality, misnamed mind, is mortal. In his resurrection and ascension, Jesus showed that a mortal creature is not our real essence. If it were not for the indissoluble immortal ...

posted 9:49:49am Apr. 04, 2015 | read full post »

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 ...

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 ...

posted 8:07:29am Mar. 16, 2015 | read full post »

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