Everyday Spirituality

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 I don’t think the Bible is outdated because I don’t believe the Bible is meant to be followed literally. Its historical content shows how […]

Previous Posts

Local hiking on the rise
The local Catskill Mountain Club (CMC) has given the community a couple of shots in the arm over the last year. Club members follow the proper channels, get approval from officials, and with GPS instruments in their hands, hack out trails for the public. The recent Delhi Trails is close to the Vi

posted 11:03:54am Sep. 02, 2014 | read full post »

A mask of compassion
In my observance of life, I’ve noticed a human trait that can get out of hand. We humor ourselves or others. I’m not talking about humor, hahaha. Wittiness and fun lay low when we want to humor someone. To humor someone is to indulge them, to give them slack, or comply with what they ar

posted 8:14:24am Aug. 27, 2014 | read full post »

Getting out of the rut
Moses lived a few hundred years after Joseph, the guy who saved the children of Israel from starvation by bringing them to Egypt. The move to the land of plenty was a glorious salvation. By time Moses was born, the children of Israel became lazy followers. They expected the leader, Pharaoh, to fe

posted 8:31:11am Aug. 24, 2014 | read full post »

Authentic baptism
Last week, I was asked by Chris to come watch his baptism. He decided he wanted to be baptized in the Susquehanna River. The day was lovely. The event was touching. Chris’ family was there and church friends. We all sang: Shall we gather at the river? By Robert Lowry, 1864 Shall we gather

posted 8:39:05am Aug. 21, 2014 | read full post »

Human intentions are secondary to the intentions of the Holy Spirit
Promises generally come with good intentions, however, neither the promise or the intentions have the power to fulfill themselves unless resolve, endurance, diligence, aplomb, grit, and common sense pulls through. Human promises are inert without the Holy Spirit. Promises fall out of our mouths a

posted 7:35:41am Aug. 17, 2014 | read full post »


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