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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."

You can say I’m in denial, but I don’t think the cancer killed my Dad. He is still alive to me. And, I think of Dad more often than on Father’s Day. Don’t get me wrong. My experience is not […]

First read in Farm Show magazine May 2018: Written by Anonymous The other day, a friend at a store in our town read that a methamphetamine lab had been found in an old farmhouse not far away and he asked […]

I know it’s hard to find time to read, but if you do make time, here are two books that have ramped up my appreciation for writer’s who put into words what’s in my head. I don’t think the authors […]

As a journalist, I remind myself of the limitation of “the word.” Human language is imperfect, incomplete. I learned this fact through religion. In my religion, I came across churchy authorities who stressed (a.k.a. censored) reading only two books for […]

It’s hard to believe God created everything for us human beings, on an earth which is but a speck of dust in the universe. The above sentence is what I heard from New York University Professor of Philosophy Tim Maudlin […]

I live in rural America. Really rural. A quick glance through the local newspaper told me it was “Movie and Cinnamon Bun night at Kellogg School” last night. So, off we went to Kellogg School in the nearest Hamlet of […]

Conspiracies, demotions, and absurdities make the headlines these days. But it’s no different from yester-year. Don’t be flummoxed. Reading the second chapter in I Kings, we meet Adonijah, the half-brother of King Solomon. Adonijah went to Bathsheba, Solomon’s mother, and […]

I often hear about how people in the West “feel entitled,” and that the entitlement distorts our priorities. I just might agree with this analysis. I am a Baby Boomer, who has strong ties to members of the Greatest Generation, […]

Holy Friday and Easter has come and gone, commemorating the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus the Christ. But, I don’t forget to honor his ascension. An ascension can be defined as: leaving no trace of death; no physical body left […]

More than 30,000 Christian denominations exist worldwide, according to the World Christian Encyclopedia. Thirty thousand. That’s an enormous number. A 2018 Barna Research study reports that, “Churches of all stripes practice their own flavor of ministry in cities across the […]