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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 I don’t think the Bible is outdated because I don’t believe the Bible is meant to be followed literally. Its historical content shows how […]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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The 150th anniversary of Christian Science
One hundred and fifty years ago, a woman living in Swampscott, Massachusetts, had an ah-ha moment. She couldn’t describe the epiphany, but it resulted in an instant recovery from an injury caused a few days earlier that had left her ...

posted 7:04:35am Apr. 22, 2016 | read full post »

Panel focuses on end of life care
First printed in The Daily Star, Oneonta, New York. Death and dying By Cheryl Petersen With the advancement of medicine is coming an advancement in how we participate in death and dying. Five local professionals, served as a panelist at ...

posted 10:05:48am Apr. 13, 2016 | read full post »

Habitat for Humanity brings smiles to new homeowners
Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller. A branch of this Christian ministry has been active in our community for 23 years. Last week, there was a ribbon cutting for a home that now belongs to a married ...

posted 2:33:54pm Apr. 07, 2016 | read full post »

Lies never get us anywhere
The film: What We Did on Our Holiday, is not bad. I’d even recommend it to watch. It’s about a soon-to-be divorced couple, with 3 children, who travel to Scotland to attend the 75th birthday party of terminally ill “grandfather.” The ...

posted 8:43:53am Apr. 01, 2016 | read full post »

Improving our thought models
Excerpt from new book, "from science & religion to God" Humans must improve their ideals in order to improve their models. Sick thoughts evolve sick bodies. Selfishness evolves not only carnal pains, but also the carnal pleasures that bring ...

posted 11:04:26am Mar. 27, 2016 | read full post »

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