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Everyday Spirituality

Everyday Spirituality

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Cheryl Petersen engages and advances divine Science, interpreting harmony to the universe. Cheryl's book is, "21st Century Science and Health."

Spirituality gets us through life with more success

posted by Cheryl Petersen

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 […]

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Horse sanctuary: one of many rays of light

posted by Cheryl Petersen

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 […]

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Resurrecting and ascending

posted by Cheryl Petersen

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 connection between […]

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Good dissolves bad

posted by Cheryl Petersen

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 […]

Keeping mercy

posted by Cheryl Petersen

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 […]

Fishing Salmon River

posted by Cheryl Petersen

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 […]

Inspiring person, Rosamond Carr

posted by Cheryl Petersen

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 […]

A star gymnast

posted by Cheryl Petersen

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 […]

Making the Bible practical

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Reading the Bible practically requires thought. This is different from reading the Bible  emotionally or as if the words are what God said. The Bible isn’t a history book and God doesn’t speak human words. God is Spirit and communicates […]

Experience today’s prayer

posted by Cheryl Petersen

My husband just returned from a trip out west. In Seattle, Washington, he boarded an airplane after 6 a.m. and was in Albany, New York before 6 p.m. Seattle clock time was 3 p.m. A nine hour trip that took […]

Poetry and tradition

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Ash-Wednesday by T S Eliot Because I do not hope to turn again Because I do not hope Because I do not hope to turn Desiring this man’s gift and that man’s scope I no longer strive to strive towards […]

The questionable big bang

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Bible scholars recognize two distinct accounts of creation in Genesis. In the first chapter of Genesis through chapter 2:3, God renders the common noun, Elohim. As for the second account, the beginning of human history, God renders Yahweh in the […]

Investigating positive thinking

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Positive thinking has its benefits, but it also holds a strong suggestion that people can be responsible for their fortunes, or misfortunes. If the status-quo of positive thinking people isn’t challenged, broader social problems can be marginalized and blaming fingers […]

Price of gas

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The human mind gets stuck so easily. It can even require a shock to get un-stuck. The latest drastic drop in gas prices, show me how my mind got stuck. I can barely believe it now, when I fill up […]

Courageous woman

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Living through two World Wars, and becoming intimately involved as the President’s wife, Eleanor Roosevelt wrote with an insight that is applicable today. Her book, The autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt, included an interview she had with Nikita Khrushchev, Former First […]

In training with love

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Years ago, we had horses. It was when a new revolution in horse training was occurring. Trainers were transitioning away from “breaking” horses, to training with compassion and understanding. We don’t have to follow the human pattern. “You’re hopeless, you […]

Hanging out with Christ

posted by Cheryl Petersen

It’s a tough call. If I found myself sitting in a boat, in rough water, and then I saw Christ Jesus walking by on the water, I don’t know if I’d risk walking on the water to be with Christ. […]

Simultaneous contrast

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Have you ever looked at paint samples? Those dinky squares of colors in paint stores? You decide on teal green and take a gallon home to paint a room. Once on the wall, you want to gag. Returning to the […]

Movement in consciousness

posted by Cheryl Petersen

From a Bible Lesson on the subject of “Movement” Golden Text: John 6: 16-21* 16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, 17 got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and […]

Not too much reliance on a machine

posted by Cheryl Petersen

While driving near the outskirts of Washington D.C., I listened to and followed directions coming from the GPS sitting on the car dash. Stay to the left, stay to the left, stay to the left. Take the ramp in point […]

The substance of reality

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Have you ever worked with someone for a few days, or weeks, or years and at some point realized what an amazing, or patient, or honest, person it is you are working with? That grandness, patience and honesty is the […]

Knowing God

posted by Cheryl Petersen

It’s hard to get to know a person. Even when we think we do know a person, something comes up to surprise us. The good surprises are nice. The bad surprises aren’t. Well, it’s just a hard to get to […]

Merry Christmas

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Are we thinking?

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The activity of thinking comes in many disguises. Thinking can be quiet, loud, scary, peaceful, progressive, or a completely thoughtless exercise. Some thinking isn’t thinking at all. Examples of thoughtless thinking: A mental rehearsal of the day’s activities. A repetition […]

What I learned in third grade

posted by Cheryl Petersen

When I first started reporting for the newspaper, the learning curve was steep. An enormous effort was needed on my part to interview productively then write an article that made sense. Did I mention the enormous effort? I would literally […]

Human minds aren’t judging us as much as we think

posted by Cheryl Petersen

It’s important to feel good about our self. When we don’t feel good about our self, our level of self-consciousness is so weighty it takes all the fun out of life. The enormous scope of what it takes for a […]

The infinite appreciates us

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Exploring the infinite

posted by Cheryl Petersen

For almost one hundred years now, astronomers have concurred that the universe is expanding. They’ve even decided the rate of expansion is increasing. Patrick McDonald, of the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, gave an example of an expanding universe, saying, […]

If you are in upstate New York…

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Hi Everyone, I would like to invite you to the Unitarian/Universalist Society in Oneonta, New York, November 30. I will be giving the sermon, subject: appreciation. The service begins Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Church location is 12 Ford Avenue, Oneonta, […]

Free Science and Health E-Book offer

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The first person to enter the promo code (below) at Trafford Stub.com will receive a free E-book of 21st Century Science and Health 10200000231748

Hiking a world marvel

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Pronounced Tuh-GA-nick, Taughannock falls carves a 400 foot deep gorge through layers of sandstone, shale and limestone that were once the bed of an ancient sea. With a 215 foot plunge, this waterfall stands three stories taller than Niagara Falls. […]

Atmosphere of Love more powerful than weather

posted by Cheryl Petersen

From 21st Century Science and Health: If you think weather affects health poorly, your Mind-remedy is safe and sure. If you are a scientist of Spirit, symptoms of sickness are not apt to follow exposure to certain weather. However, if […]

Saving silence

posted by Cheryl Petersen

For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. Psalm 62:1 ESV

Zen kitty and poetry

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Cats Sleep Anywhere Cats sleep anywhere, any table, any chair. Top of piano, window-ledge, in the middle, on the edge. Open draw, empty shoe, anybody’s lap will do. Fitted in a cardboard box, in the cupboard with your frocks. Anywhere! […]

VOTE with knowledge

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The power of the vote is seen when people become informed and vote according to justice, honesty, integrity, and energy, rather than according to a party or sect. We have the ability to discern the spiritual characteristics of candidates and […]

Stepping out of eating disorders

posted by Cheryl Petersen

From 21st Century Science and Health: In seeking a cure for digestive and food related problems, don’t consult matter. Physical particle/waves do not express Spirit. God is infinite omnipresent Spirit. If Spirit is all and is everywhere, what and where […]

Planting garden bulbs

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Bulbs should be planted as soon as the ground is cool. In most parts of the country, this would be around the time of the first frosts, when evening temperatures average between 40° to 50° F. But you should plant […]

Feel-good stuff

posted by Cheryl Petersen

From 21st Century Science and Health: On our spiritual journey, if we sympathize with mortality, we will be at the beck and call of error and follow a zig-zag course getting nowhere. If we travel with the worldly minded, we […]

Gender fluidity and spirituality

posted by Cheryl Petersen

In our sex obsessed world, the propaganda of twirling human gender and identity can’t help but alter language, views, laws, and religious creeds. The terms “non-binary” or “gender fluidity” have recently been added to the more newly established titles of: […]

Control is more than controlling someone or something

posted by Cheryl Petersen

In the Bible, the book of Job portrays a man, Job, who gets robbed of everything by the Devil. Everything human beings consider to be good and deserving gets taken away by the Devil. As Job lay in bed suffering, […]

A deep breath of color

posted by Cheryl Petersen

From 21st Century Science and Health, “The nature of spirituality is peaceful and blessed.” You will go out in joy     and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills     will burst into song before you, and all the trees […]

One chip is enough

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Marketing experts adapt people to the habit of eating not just one chip, but the whole bag. The problem with this doctrine is we get fat and confused. Many year ago, by sheer circumstance I was recuperating from an accident […]

I don’t want to be afraid of God

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Leviticus 25:17New International Version (NIV) Do not take advantage of each other, but fear your God. I am the Lord your God.   When I was younger, it was difficult to wrap my head around the demand “to fear God.” […]

American Legion salutes and is saluted

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable. Lane Olinhouse Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from […]

Global spirituality

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Safe Assumption

posted by Cheryl Petersen

You can safely assume you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.– Anne Lamott

Roadside flowers invade myopic view

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) is a highly invasive non-native plant that threatens significant portions of Maryland’s marsh, swamp, and coastal habitats. By crowding out native wetland species, purple loosestrife can reduce biodiversity, eliminate food sources for marsh animals and change […]

The inane and the insane

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Human beings wake up each day to find themselves doing everything from the inane to the insane. Women’s corset, being a suitable example. Starting out as a fashion statement in the 1500’s women began wearing corsets made out of rigid […]

Clever ancestors

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Stonehenge, an important prehistoric monument in Britain, stimulates weighty conjecture in the circles of scientists, archeologists, and the impressed curious minded. Speculation says the large earthwork began 5,000 years ago and went through a series of uses, one being religious […]

Saying NO

posted by Cheryl Petersen

It’s a quick and snappy word. It’s easy to remember, but do we remember to say it appropriately? The almost universal word, “no” probably began with hunkered down eyebrows, becoming more serious with a shaking head. Well, we can take […]

Local hiking on the rise

posted by Cheryl Petersen

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 […]

A mask of compassion

posted by Cheryl Petersen

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 […]

Getting out of the rut

posted by Cheryl Petersen

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 […]

Authentic baptism

posted by Cheryl Petersen

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 […]

Human intentions are secondary to the intentions of the Holy Spirit

posted by Cheryl Petersen

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 […]

Cats howling

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Beautiful day yesterday. Had all the house windows open to feel the fresh air. I was cleaning the floor on my hands and knees and faintly heard howling angry cats. I drop my cloth, run to the back door, put […]

Entering the realm of Spirit

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Psalms 106 recalls the story of when Moses led the children of Israel out of Egypt. They crossed the Red Sea and passed over into the land of Sinai. From here the children were to move into the Promised Land […]

Find a partner for right reasons

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Millions of people are looking for a partner. Why this rampant pursuit? I only ask that because this phenomenon isn’t new. Being a Bible reader, I recall the first chapter of Genesis reiterating a spiritual view of creation. The picture […]

Does God give approval?

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Working as a news reporter, it becomes obvious that some stories can almost paralyze readers. I too have been guilty of letting my thoughts become paralyzed, not only with a particular news event but also with beliefs. Time and effort […]

Breaking ruinous patterns

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Talking with my cousin the other day, the subject of parenting came up. We both appreciated learning about a Father/Mother God that everyone could call their parent. We learned the idea from a religion but she pointed out the idea […]

Slow motion research

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The TV and film industry do not have a monopoly on slow motion filming. High speed cameras are being used also in engineering, scientific and industrial research. Fast moving events, measurements and movements are captured on film and slowed down […]

What crowd are we in?

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Read from the book, A Heart Like His, by Beth Moore, “All of us need to be surrounded by people who are invited to hold us accountable and question the questionable.”

A buzz in my ear from life

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The woods around us are teeming with black flies. During the muggy summer days those flies are doing what? Flying. This morning on my walk the flies were so thick I thought I might breathe one in. I felt annoyance […]

Church leader’s interpretation needs rounding out

posted by Cheryl Petersen

A statement from leaders of First Church of Christ, Scientist, has been brought to my attention. Their statement, found in the 2014 July edition of the Christian Science Journal, answers the question: “Should Science and Health with Key to the […]

The gist of advertisements

posted by Cheryl Petersen

What would our world be like if all the advertisements for cell-phones, perfumes, cold cereals, cars, shampoos, cold medicines, insurance coverage, and teeth whiteners were replaced with advertisements for honesty, moral courage, gratitude, awareness, wisdom, integrity, and creativity?

Keeping the primary goal, primary

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Traveling on a plane from the east coast to the west, we riders sat shoulder to shoulder, like eggs in a box. We faced, and overcame challenges so as to co-exist. The strength of our co-existence came about due to […]

Using the on/off switch

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Scientists don’t fully understand the operations of genes. They have however discovered that RNA molecules can turn on/off in response to environmental factors such as stress or nutrition. RNA molecules are like switches and play a critical role in how […]

Mary Baker Eddy’s Poem: “Feed My Sheep”

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Feed My Sheep, by Mary Baker Eddy Shepherd, show me how to go O’er the hillside steep, How to gather, how to sow,– How to feed Thy sheep; I will listen for Thy voice, Lest my footsteps stray; I will […]

Spiritual peace versus human peace

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Peace Pilgrim wrote in Her Life and Work in Her Own Words: “Those who wish to choose peace must act meaningfully for peace. And become a part of the stirring and awakening which has begun and is accelerating.” The subject […]

Can life be God?

posted by Cheryl Petersen

With the growing body of evidence that life existed before human beings, we can admit that even if human beings annihilated one another, life would go on. With my practice of identifying life with God, rather than functioning bodies and […]

Flag Day and God

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Wording to the American Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag has been altered since its inception in 1892. Socialist minister, Francis Bellamy (1855-1931) originally published a shorter version in The Youth’s Companion. In 1923, the words, “the Flag of the […]

One cause and effect

posted by Cheryl Petersen

A powerful concept I’ve pondered is the oneness of cause and effect. Divine Science is embedded in a unified cause and effect. Interestingly, the effectiveness of knowing cause and effect as one and the same, offers me more balance in […]

Don’t be distracted away from the power of Truth

posted by Cheryl Petersen

When aiming for a healing goal, the key clicks when the power of Truth is recognized as the source of healing. Too often, our human minds get tricked into thinking the source of healing is a thing, person, or time. […]

Introduction to 5th edition of modern Science and Health

posted by Cheryl Petersen

My introduction to Science and Health happened while I was working in New Zealand as a research scientist. I met an amazing person, a woman in her 80’s, a well-known artist; a national treasure. She was loving and strong, exuding […]

Tips on worshipful presentations

posted by Cheryl Petersen

I’ve been attending classes on how to present a message for a church. Here are a few tips I took away from last nights class. -Don’t use divisive words. Churches often have their own lingo however, using this lingo creates […]

Reinventing the wheel

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The Student of the Year spoke at the college graduation I attended last Saturday. He told his peers that he had reinvented himself when he came to college. “I was unpopular and detached in High School,” he said. “I decided […]

Stay in the light

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The 12-step alcoholics anonymous program starts with honesty. Anyone seeking improvement must first admit they need help. This generally comes after years of denial, after years of refusing to admit the truth that there is a problem. Alcoholics do not […]

Windy days in NY

posted by Cheryl Petersen

It’s been really windy here the last few days. The wind can sometimes be a nuisance, but could you imagine no wind? Nothing to stir things up? The environment would become stale, muggy, stifling, stagnant, static. Exodus 14:21 (ESV) 21 Then […]

Amazing Sermon by Martin Luther King Jr.

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Here is an excerpt from Martin Luther King Jr’s sermon titled, “A Tough Mind and a Tender Heart.” “There may be a conflict between soft-minded religionists and tough-minded scientists, but not between science and religion. Their respective worlds are different […]

Soul sense has the upper hand

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Spring comes late here in upstate New York. Buds on the trees are just now swelling, however daffodils are in full bloom. The bright yellow daffodils grab my attention from the drab brown surroundings of leafless trees and bushes. The […]

Mothering in the community

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Mother’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, usually in spring. Dates vary from country to country and this year’s Mother’s Day in the United States falls on May 11. Americans will spend an average of $162.94 on […]

A divine filter

posted by Cheryl Petersen

By time you read this sentence, everything around you has changed. The earth has moved. You have new cells in your body. Clouds have shifted. Grass has grown. Birth and death has occurred. This changeable human life experience is thrilling, […]

What’s going on behind the wheel?

posted by Cheryl Petersen

New York State is clamping down on drivers who use mobile devices while driving. Statistics show that distracted driving makes for dangerous situations and terrible accidents. With technology at our finger tips, human beings have become so acclimated to instantaneous […]

Divine system guides system of psychotherapy and counseling

posted by Cheryl Petersen

A psychotherapist in the profession for 35 years, told me during an interview, “We aren’t born with the skill to communicate with human beings. It has to be learned.” He is also an Episcopal Priest and has been for 42 […]

Training a Wild Mustang

posted by Cheryl Petersen

A local 9-year old boy is training a wild mustang. I marvel at the sight of this 9-year boy next to a brawny power horse. Innocence and dedication pierce through the barriers of fear and bulk. The training began mid-March […]

The family cookbook

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Mom kept our family of 7 fed with homemade meals. She typed out favorite recipes and put them in a green ring-binder notebook. The green binder was imprinted in my memory, whether I knew it or not. Mom died more […]

Balancing spiritual independence and group settings through leadership

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The fastest growing “religion” in the West is the trend toward spiritual independence. Spiritually independent people are eager to explore the teachings, texts, and techniques of all religions and refuse to be limited to or labeled by one religion alone. […]

Timeless gender that makes us feel whole

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Growing up on the family farm, I worked right along with the guys, never thinking much about gender until I was in High School when someone said I was gay. Fairly clueless, I had to ask what gay meant. Getting […]

Zen kitty talks about the weather

posted by Cheryl Petersen

I curl up on Cheryl’s lap, glad she has returned home from her trip out west. She showed me pictures of flowers that are in full bloom in Seattle. Then we looked out our window here in upstate New York, […]

Compromising with a list

posted by Cheryl Petersen

After getting married, although I worked away from the home, I still was in charge of home care and cooking. After having children it was obvious my husband needed to negotiate because the house work was becoming a burden. I […]

Feed My Sheep

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Shepherd show me how to go O’er the hillside steep, How to gather, how to sow, How to feed Thy sheep; I will listen for Thy voice, Lest my footsteps stray; I will follow and rejoice All the rugged way. […]

What about Colchicum flowers?

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Franklin Garden Club hosted a presentation on colchicum: the best kept autumn secret. Sometimes mistaken for corcus, the colchicum is their own species. They sprout leaves in the spring and after those leaves grow and die during the summer, they […]

Don’t blink, Blessings are here

posted by Cheryl Petersen

1 Peter 3:14-16 English Standard Version (ESV) 14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, 15 but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being […]

Women’s History Month

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Celebrating Women’s History Month this month of March, I recall amazing women of today, yesterday, and long ago. Women from the Bible include Mary, the mother of Jesus, Ruth, the Moabite, Queen Esther, Priscilla, and Elizabeth. For a more complete […]

I still like my Pastor

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Unlike my contemporaries, who have drifted away from religion and either started attending another church or stopped going to church altogether, I haven’t drifted from my religion. But, I no longer attend church regularly. Back in the day, I was […]

We forgive you mommy

posted by Cheryl Petersen

“If you knew the gift of God…” are words imputed to Christ Jesus in the Gospel John. This gift of God is also imputed to us. God’s gifts are not restricted to that which can be observed and studied, the […]

Congregations still vital

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Despite the ongoing decline in Churches of Christ, Scientist, the rise in people who claim to study Christian Science, but not adhere to a religious organization, should be seen positively, especially by religious people. To accept this as good news, […]

Zen Kitty’s evening muse

posted by Cheryl Petersen

John 20:19 English Standard Version (ESV) Jesus Appears to the Disciples 19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood […]

Enjoying piano

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Mom insisted I take piano lessons when I was a kid. I’m glad now, although it was a struggle for me to practice back then. As an adult, it relaxes me to sit down and play. I teach myself harder […]

Facebook vacuum is okay

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Hi, my name is Cheryl Petersen, and I used to be a Facebook user. I’ve been free of the social media site, Facebook, for almost a year now, during which 99.9% of the time, I’ve never looked back. I was […]

Niagara Falls pours

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Bryan and I visited Niagara Falls yesterday. While it was snowing. There were a few other tourists just as determined to see the Falls as us. We tread over slippery ice and bucked a cold wind, but soon were in […]

Can this religion be saved?

posted by Cheryl Petersen

For the lack of better words, religions generally refer to shepherds and sheep. Church leaders are the shepherds and church members are the sheep. As with any union, there will be disagreements. Problems in religious unions arise, not because of […]

Using warm water in the shower

posted by Cheryl Petersen

 It’s tempting to take a long hot shower when sub-zero weather lingers outside the door. But, hot water and soap wash your natural oils down the drain. Moderation. A warm quick shower is moderate. It washes away self-destructive behavior and […]

The many purposes of a ladder

posted by Cheryl Petersen

A ladder is a series of steps within vertical frames. The purpose of a ladder is to reach high places. It is believed that the idea of a ladder was used over 10,000 years ago. The ladder is also mentioned […]

Working to repeal the NY SAFE Act

posted by Cheryl Petersen

This is a big issue in our State. I covered the story to bring out awareness. Prayer and awareness link. The Daily Star, Oneonta, NY – otsego county news, delaware county news, oneonta news, oneonta sports February 10, 2014 Hundreds […]

Aim to be debt free

posted by Cheryl Petersen

I read online at Market Watch a list of 10 habits of debt free people. Number 10 is valuing experience over stuff. Good advice. The goals to experience gratitude, courage, and activity are better suited for economic and spiritual health. […]

Financial planning is understandable

posted by Cheryl Petersen

I heard simple, yet direct and eye-opening advice last night on financial planning. But first the speaker reassured, “You can understand policies that affect your finances,” she said. Four check points that make a big difference in finances: Check you […]

Catching up with progress

posted by Cheryl Petersen

After years of hostility toward God and religion, it’s time to look up again. We can peer into the immortal cosmology, past all the foibles and meanderings of the human existence. The hostility gets old as thinkers roll up their sleeves […]

Movie review: The Way Back

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Film, “The Way Back,” caused my outlook on life to tighten. It’s a Peter Weir screenplay based on the book, “The Long Walk: A True Story of a Trek to Freedom,” by Slawomir Rawicz, a Polish POW. The veracity of […]

Visiting Sharon Springs in New York

posted by Cheryl Petersen

It’s amazing how we can tie what we read in the Bible to everyday life. The following story was linked to my recent visit to Sharon Springs, NY. (images below) The Old Testament depicts a God with human characteristics. Fortunately, […]

Newness now

posted by Cheryl Petersen

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” (2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV)

Sometimes I just want to cry

posted by Cheryl Petersen

I don’t cry very often. Usually, I’m really tired and one thing after another piled up until I break down and cry. But, the other day, everything was fine. Really fine. I was out on a walk. The snow fall […]

Cold weather not so bad

posted by Cheryl Petersen

When it is zero degrees outside, my fingers and feet get cold walking to the mailbox. But, I see deer tracks, bunny tracks, and birds flying all around. Instead of focusing so much on how cold I am, I push […]

Manhattan Country School

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Sounds like a misnomer, Manhattan Country School. Manhattan, New York, is home to over 1.6 million people. Where’s the country? For over 45 years, the Independent, Manhattan Country School (MCS), has been teaching students social awareness while promoting academic excellence. […]

Getting in touch with God’s truth

posted by Cheryl Petersen

I receive a magazine in the mail. In Touch, established by Dr. Stanley. I like the little magazine. I may not agree with everything I read but we aren’t supposed to just accept everything we read without first contemplating our […]

Babies can surprise us

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Six or eight years ago, the time unimportant, our daughter was born. Ah, it was a special time. She came early in the morning on Christmas Eve. It was a bit of a surprise because the estimated birth date was […]

Movie Review of Shanghai Calling

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Immigration in reverse is depicted in the movie, Shanghai Calling. Starring Daniel Henney, Eliza Coupe, and Zhu Zhu, this film portrays people moving to China from America. Instead of a China Town in New York City, there is an America […]

Zen Kitty and life

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole,–Roger Caras Cats are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. Children are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. Jobs are not […]

New cells every day

posted by Cheryl Petersen

I can relate somewhat to the Buddhist perspective that the mind is non-physical, formless, shapeless, colorless, genderless, and has the capacity to cognize or know. The basic nature of mind is pure, limitless and pervasive. For this mind to also […]

Spanning the life of CS Lewis

posted by Cheryl Petersen

A biography of C.S. Lewis, by Alister McGrath, is worth the read. It broadened my sense of C.S. Lewis beyond Narnia and Mere Christianity. Lewis’ life shows the possibilities and limitations of the human mind. He went from an atheistic […]

Christ forever near

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Christmas traditions have changed over the years in our family. We used to go to the Blue Mountains and cut down a tree to bring home and decorate inside the house. Then, for many years, we had a fake tree. […]

Form a circle and move on

posted by Cheryl Petersen

This is a story I heard: A tradition within a remote tribe was noticed by a visitor. Whenever someone in the tribe exhibited bad behavior, everyone stopped and formed a circle, sitting the misbehaving individual in the center. A person […]

Our neighbor celebrates Advent

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Our neighbors in the Village have an Advent display in their living room. The display radiated a serenity that caught my attention. I’ve never participated in Advent before so was intrigued. According to About.com, Mary Fairchild, Christianity Editor says, “Celebrating […]

Double Hypnosis

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Every now and then I read through the book Silence of the Heart, Dialogues with Robert Adams, who explains that this physical experience and the human egos are in a state of trance. Adams stresses the need to wake up […]

Aim to be saved

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Moving out of deprivation

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Tom immigrated to the United States when he was a teenager. He was recently asked, “Do you like living in the United States better than Italy?” Circumstances had a lot to do with his answer. “Living in the United States […]

Light in the dark

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Our Christmas tree stands outside. After Thanksgiving, we decorate it with lights. During the Holiday, the tree will often have a dusting of snow on it. The significance of modest, lovely, comely light goes down through history. Here are verses […]

Caroling Time of the Year!

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Here is a Sicilian Hymn that I don’t hear too often at Christmas time. It’s strikingly lovely and I would like to share the words with you: O Thou Joyful Day “O thou joyful day, O thou blessed day, Gladsome, […]

NY SAFE Act gets me thinking

posted by Cheryl Petersen

As a resident of New York, I’ve heard a lot of ruckus about the New York Safety Act. Governor Cuomo passed the NY SAFE Act in the middle of the night at the beginning of year 2013. The Act imposed […]

Experimenting with cookies

posted by Cheryl Petersen

I just made some oatmeal/cranberry/chocolate chip cookies. Spectacular. The recipe wasn’t spectacular. My mixing and baking technique wasn’t spectacular. It’s what I did with those cookies that proved spectacular. I put some in a plastic bag and personally delivered them […]

Don’t bother impressing the turkey

posted by Cheryl Petersen

With Thanksgiving peeking around the corner, I happen to associate moral courage with the holiday. It all started when I was talking with Marie, who was asked to be a Bride’s maid in her friend’s wedding. Marie said yes. Marie […]

Not Above the Law of Progress

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Illegal and illicit activities occur. They don’t normally set very well with society and they certainly don’t promote happiness or health. What is illegal and what is illicit? That is debatable. And, the definitions change over time and according to […]

Spiritual Immunity

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Researchers spend time trying to understand how the body’s immune system works. The immune system is responsible for fighting foreign invaders to your body and also for destroying cells within the body that become diseased. Although disease is not a […]

Churches walk for CROP

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Churches in the nearby Village participated in the annual CROP Walk. A chipper group of participants walked 6 miles to raise funds to fight hunger. The CROP walk began circa 1947. The CROP acronym has since outgrown itself. Originally intended […]

Play for Peace

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The conduit to freedom appears to be the game of soccer, however, after briefly speaking with Eddie Kingston, the conclusion is made that freedom comes from an indomitable spirit. The life-force of Eddie Kingston moved him out of the war […]

Zen Kitty and the micro-house

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Our neighbor, Adam, is building a micro-house. Adam built it on an old trailer, so the micro-house is mobile. Adam has collected unused materials and is constructing it very affordably. I walk over to watch Adam work. He enjoys the […]

Turkey Trot Tradition

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Last year, a local Town here in upstate New York started sponsoring a 5K Turkey Trot. It was held the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Needless to say, the turnout for the run was great. Many of the participants were thrilled to […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Streamlining relevant religion

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Ramping up on Relationships

posted by Cheryl Petersen

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 […]

Interpreting life rather than creating life

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Exodus 9 tells part of the story where Moses asked Pharaoh to let the children of Israel go. Pharaoh wasn’t too keen on losing his slaves, so Moses had to give him an incentive. With Moses came a slew of […]

Immunity

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Research is showing a modern phenomenon. The body’s immune system is acting out. Basically, the immune system needs healthy activity. It needs to fight off enemies. A dog needs to walk or run. But, today’s society is keen to be […]

Death and Dying

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The nons

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The dubious debate over religious versus non-religious in the United States has captivated many minds in the field of thinkers. That’s because in addition to millions of religious folk, a significant number of non-religious (nons) would benefit from religious clarity. […]

Annoying Husband

posted by Cheryl Petersen

All ability to concentrate or be a normal human being evaporates when my husband eats cold cereal. He makes an enormous amount of noise. Annoying nerve-wrecking noise. I’m pretty certain he does it on purpose. But not so sure because […]

Entertaining Angels

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Excerpt from 21st Century Science and Health: Angels are not otherworldly human beings; angels are heavenly visitors traveling on metaphysical, not physical forces. Angels are pure thoughts from God, with diverse individualities, empowered by Truth and Love. Humans guess that […]

How Far Away is the Infinite?

posted by Cheryl Petersen

I may not take the time to go on a retreat in the middle of Australia, or go visit the Grand Canyon, but I can appreciate what my friends told me. Dede spent 3 days in the desert of Australia […]

Back to College

posted by Cheryl Petersen

After 30-years, I returned to college and attended a two-week session at Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry. We studied Spirituality in Christian Life. The books that provided the framework for the class: The Desert Fathers, Julian of Norwich, […]

Newness Continues

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Church is taking on a new look. No longer enduring outgrown concepts we read Scriptures with healthy skepticism. For example, although we read in the Gospel John that Jesus “went out, bearing His own cross, to the spot called The […]

Decide to be married every day

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Our daughter told me something worth repeating. Because being married isn’t easy, she realized that every single day, she wakes us and decides to be married. “I knew I wanted to get married four years ago. I got married. Some […]

Survival of the Fittest

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Survival of the Fittest is a theory that has been around for centuries. Dubbed a natural selection, survival of the fittest relates to those organisms that best adapt to existing conditions and are able to survive and reproduce. The theory […]

Keeping Tabs on Zeal

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The ceaseless struggle between religious zealotry and common sense conjures conflict and confusion. Zealotry is destructive. Common sense is sometimes uncommon. Zealotry is defined as fanaticism or excessive intolerance of opposing views. But, it also can mean ardor or fervor. […]

Trauma of Torture

posted by Cheryl Petersen

While reading The Searchers, by Glen Frankel, I had to turn off my Nook. The book depicts the horrors of an Indian raid on early Americans in Texas. Members of the Comanche tribe attacked and tortured a group of settlers. […]

Brides Cooking

posted by Cheryl Petersen

It’s been “Brides Cooking” all over again at our house. Thirty years ago, I pumped out what is famously known as brides cooking. Now, my husband has been doing a lot of the cooking and we’ve been eating some interesting […]

Arguing on the side of the divine

posted by Cheryl Petersen

What is the material world without thought? It is thought that brings to light, with great rapidity, many useful wonders in the world. Intuitive leaps of understanding give impulse to inquiry and a spiritual cause is considered. Consciousness turns from […]

Spiritual Obesity

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The trend of obesity has been broken down analytically. Although it appears to be a stubborn problem, most people admit an attitude change, a lifestyle change, and hard work, can reverse the epidemic. That one extra bite at a meal […]

Mary Baker Eddy Saw Outside of Herself

posted by Cheryl Petersen

With her delicate, impressive, poetic features, Mary Baker Eddy seemed the embodiment of the modern evangelist as Renaissance woman. This 19th century figure was turned to for answers regarding God and healing by people who became her followers. At the […]

Zen Kitty and Green Grass

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Now that spring has finally come to upstate New York, I can be found outside in the green grass. When it isn’t pouring rain. From 21st Century Science and Health: “The grass beneath our feet silently exclaims, “Happy are those […]

Pruning Out the Useless

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Down the road from where I live is a grape vineyard. Uncared for. Neglected. The trellised vines are still standing, but the amount of fruit produced is negligible. Farmers know that they need to prune their trees and plants in […]

Lesson From a Lone Lilac Tree

posted by Cheryl Petersen

I found this lilac tree out in the middle of a pasture, with no other lilac around. It is stunningly beautiful and majestic, reminding me of we read in 21st Century Science and Health, “Would life without friends be empty? […]

Mind and the Brain

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Mind is not an entity inside the brain with the power to go against Life, Truth, and Love, now or anytime.

Growing Respect Reveals Divine Nature

posted by Cheryl Petersen

When we were licensed foster parents, one of the children who stayed with us joined the Young Marines. The leader of the local Young Marines was outstanding. The foster boy truly responded to the discipline of the program. He was […]

Movie review: The Inn of the Sixth Happiness

posted by Cheryl Petersen

So, for some reason I noticed Ingrid Bergman has noticeable nose. I watched the film, The Inn of the Sixth Happiness, a take on the life of Gladys May Aylward, portrayed by the actress, Ingrid Bergman. Maybe her nose stuck […]

Reducing Pain

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Pain comes in many forms. It can be physical or mental. Either way, most of us don’t like pain and are thankful when it can be reduced at any level. I am a freelance writer and always am on the […]

A Child’s Hindsight

posted by Cheryl Petersen

If I had two wishes, I know what they would be I’d wish for roots to cling to, and wings to set me free; Roots for inner values, like rings within a tree, And wings of independence to seek my […]

Setting the Keystone

posted by Cheryl Petersen

key·stone  /ˈkēˌstōn/  A central stone at the summit of an arch, locking the whole together. The central principle or part of a policy, system, etc., on which all else depends. A few young men, practicing their masonry, began constructing a rock […]

Faith and Worthiness

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The other night before bedtime, I was reading the Gospel Luke and trying to make a connection between increased faith and getting our work done. From Luke 17: And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a grain of […]

Gardens

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The last couple of days I’ve been thinking about gardens. It started when I was asked to write an article about National Garden Conservancy Open Days. In my research, I visited a local participating garden. I also took a more […]

What is the Science of Being?

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Click here to preview a digital booklet that resonates with spiritual thinkers. You can consider a view of science and religion that is compatible. This booklet discusses the query and quest of eternal Being. You can learn how to experience […]

Why the Shift?

posted by Cheryl Petersen

I ponder: At what point do human beings shift from a loyalty to principle, to a loyalty to a party, or an organization? At what point does religion stop becoming a pillar of stability, and in turn become a source […]

Expanding on Peace

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Books with quick concordances in the back pages are convenient. The other evening, I wanted to look up a few verses in the Bible about the topic, Peace. Although not a complete concordance, I indeed captured a profound insight to […]

Affordable digital Science and Health, 4th edition

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Religion around the world, though once a pillar of stability, seems to now be a source of division. But, instead of focusing on religion’s bad reputation, we can make an about turn and  focus on God, love. We are not […]

Jumping to Conclusions

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Last Sunday afternoon, my husband, Doug, and I decided to pick up litter alongside the highway. We brought along garbage sacks that hold 30 gallons and parked in a parking lot. Getting out of the truck, we headed down the […]

Exploring Prayer

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Click here to preview and buy new/old thoughts on Prayer. Excerpt: “Effective prayer is buoyed by an intense desire for increased grace. The desire must be combined with a genuine effort to express courage, forbearance, love, and good deeds…We are […]

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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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