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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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, […]

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: […]

Global spirituality

posted by Cheryl Petersen

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

Death and Dying

posted by Cheryl Petersen

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Christian Healing in the 21st Century

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Click here to preview, and purchase, a dialogue on spiritual healing. Excerpts from the dialogue: Whatever our profession or position in life, we can go to the sick and love much, but we must regard common sense and common humanity […]

Divine Spirit and Energy Healing

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Click here to preview and purchase a dialogue on Mysticism and energy healing. Excerpts: The mind-blowing, super-fantastic physical world and human energy distracts us away from the simplicity of Spirit’s universe, yet Spirit blesses us though we “do not know […]

Footsteps in Truth

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Click here to preview, and buy, a discussion on what steps to take next in life. Excerpts: Spiritual power is not used to control or ignore the fleshly sensations but to become aware of Spirit, of honesty, connectedness, humility, joy, […]

Healer Awareness

posted by Cheryl Petersen

An excerpt from the Abridged version of the chapter explaining healing. Click here for full text. Healers can relate to silence and divine anointing rather than to mind grabbing procedures or treatments. Divine Science inspires the perception of truth. As […]

Losing Friends

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Whether we move, or just grow apart, we sometimes lose friends. I often see tweeted on twitter: We don’t lose our friends, we just find who are friends really are. But that isn’t all that heartening. Why can’t we feel […]

Beliefs in Christian Science

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Christian Science for Religion Writers

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Avoiding Landscape Amnesia

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Spiritual lecturer and author, Marianne Williamson speaks on A Course in Miracles at The Saban Theatre, Monday evenings in Los Angeles, California. After reading her book, The Law of Divine Compensation and How it Works for You, I went to […]

Addiction to Assumptions

posted by Cheryl Petersen

If there is one thing I’ve learned after being married 30 years it is that my husband and I think alike, but not really. It appears as though we can read one another’s mind which is nice because we do […]

Heads Up on Sin

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Sin is controversial to say the least but instead of debating it, I try to focus on walking the fine line between not blowing sin out of proportion and not blowing sin off. If I blow sin out of proportion, […]

Near Death Experience

posted by Cheryl Petersen

I just finished reading the book Heaven is for Real, about a kid in a Nebraska family who consciously took a trip to heaven during emergency surgery. As a parent myself, I had first to see through my anxiety while […]

Selective Hearing, Selective Religion

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Why is it that my husband can hear me think, “The cookies are done,” and yet he can’t hear me verbally repeat over and over, “Please don’t wash my blouse with the mudroom rugs”? He can be on the other […]

Mindsets No Longer Living in the Past

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Mary Baker Eddy was a household name one hundred years ago—Christian, preacher, author—a Joel Osteen or Joyce Meyer of the 19th century. However, Eddy’s main book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures made some rather bold statements for […]

Divine Healing in Practice

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Footsteps of Truth

posted by Cheryl Petersen

An excerpt from the modern abridged version of the chapter Footsteps of Truth: Where did the diseases, chaos, and crime come from? Diseases, chaos, and crime come from errors of belief held in the human mind while embracing its own […]

Improve the Healing Art

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Question: Is not all [mental]argument mind over mind? Answer by Mary Baker Eddy: The Scriptures refer to God as saying, “Come now, and let us reason together.” There is but one right Mind, and that one should and does govern […]

Mysticism versus Divine Science

posted by Cheryl Petersen

During the 20th century, ideas from the cultures of science and religion began intermarrying at an increasing rate. Staunch opponents to the unions dug in their heels and clung to their materialist and time-honored creeds but as a whole, society […]

Prayer VI

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Excerpts from the Abridged chapter Prayer from the book, 21st Century Science and Health. Christ Jesus also apparently gave this suggestion: “When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then […]

Prayer V

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Excerpts from the Abridged version of the chapter Prayer from the book, 21st Century Science and Health. The gratifications of the tactile senses and the bombardment of information require us to hone our spiritual sense and knowledge. We must become […]

Prayer IV

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Excerpt from the Abridged version of the chapter Prayer from the book, 21st Century Science and Health A twisted prayer comes from the human mind that is so tightly wrapped up in defending outgrown knowledge that it can’t breathe an […]

Prayer III

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Excerpt from the Abridged version of the chapter Prayer from the book, 21st Century Science and Health Mistakes are made every day. Quite often we are sorry, especially for the mistakes that hurt other people and the living environment. The […]

Prayer II

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Excerpt from the Abridged version of the chapter Prayer from the book 21st Century Science and Health Adding words to prayers has not proven reliable. Verbose prayers take detours into unrealistic terrain and the human ego tries to take over. […]

Prayer I

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Excerpt from the Abridged version of the chapter Prayer from the book, 21st Century Science and Health Successful prayer is the faith that all things positive and good are possible to God. Nurtured by selfless love, faith expands into spiritual […]

Creativity without Creating a Mess

posted by Cheryl Petersen

With all their faults, human beings still amaze me. People are incredibly creative, inventive, and insightful. Science and religion are tools we use sometimes to boost the innovation. Airplanes, apps, espresso machines, boot warmers… Philanthropy, purpose, wellbeing… Human beings will […]

The Conservative versus Conservation

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Religion became easier to understand when I learned to distinguish the difference between the conservative and conservation. The conservative believes all the problems have been solved and there is no need to do any more. The world has been created. […]

Don’t Sit on the Same Step–Move Up

posted by Cheryl Petersen

When realizing I could feel God’s love for me more than I could feel the pain racking my jaw, the pain diminished. My jaw was messed up due to a previous accident. Prayer helped but the problem persisted. I’d asked […]

Adapting to New Thoughts of Healing

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Trapped by their own inertia, healers fail to give serious attention to that which allows the thought to adapt to the challenges of world development. From the book, 21st Century Science and Health, “You command the situation if you understand […]

Funny Bumper Sticker

posted by Cheryl Petersen

This bumper sticker caught my eye yesterday. I got closer and saw what it said. After chuckling, I thought, Well, they have humility to admit they might need help.                       […]

Deformity is in the Eye of the Beholder

posted by Cheryl Petersen

As a newspaper reporter, I cover stories that not only support the fact that what we physically see and hear is a subjective state of human mind, but also that people utilize this rule to free themselves of that which […]

Defending Reality

posted by Cheryl Petersen

As damaged as humanity is, endlessly bombarded with terribly bad news and idealistic or stupid entertainment, we can’t help but notice there is a vital core within us all that hungers for reality. We know the difference between what makes […]

Slavery and the Bible III

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Mass consciousness is veering away from norms as recorded in the Bible. And, I find it is self-sabotaging to assume humanity is sliding backward into a disobedience to Bible instruction. The veering comes in the form of women gaining equality […]

Slavery and the Bible II

posted by Cheryl Petersen

A literal interpretation of the Bible is moot next to the fact that human slavery was deemed the norm throughout most of the recorded history. The world has recognized the incompatibility of slavery and societal wellbeing and legislation is passed […]

Slavery and the Bible

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Bible readers almost have to be mental contortionists to glimpse the poignancy and spiritual power of what we call Scripture. I’m not talking about the poignancy of melodrama or the power to control others, but the tenderness and might of […]

Mountains and Christian Science

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The principles of Christian Science, as laid out by Mary Baker Eddy, work for me. I would not have gone to all the trouble to revise and update Eddy’s book, Science and Health if the book didn’t have formidable meaning […]

Time to Ditch Living in the Past

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Mary Baker Eddy could be viewed as the Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyer of the 19th century except Eddy wrote a book, Science and Health that sold well before she started a church. Once Eddy did start a church in […]

Getting a Handle on our Mind

posted by Cheryl Petersen

From the Chapter: Power of Suggestion: Crowd Thinking as read in 4th edition of, 21st Century Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. The power of suggestion has a long and capricious history. Research of the human mind and […]

The Difference Between English and Math

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Math was always one of my favorite classes.  I’m not saying math is always easy, but to learn basic math rules and come up with correct answers after following those rules, is pretty cool. English on the other hand was […]

Definitions of Angels and Miracle

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Angels. God’s thoughts passing to people; spiritual intuitions, pure and perfect; the inspiration of goodness, purity, and immortality, counteracting all evil, brute-like inclinations, and mortality. Miracle. That which is divinely natural, but must be learned humanly; a phenomenon of Science. […]

It’s a Trip and I Am on for the Ride

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Though I read in 21st Century Science and Health, that there is no birth, maturity, decay, and death in Science…there is birth, maturity, decay, and death to deal with in my current experience. To think otherwise is delusional, at least […]

You, Me & Religion Interviews on Christian Science

posted by Cheryl Petersen

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Movie Review, I Am

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Tom Shadyac, a movie producer, went on a crusade to figure out what was wrong with our world and how we can fix it. He documented his discoveries in the film “I Am.” After meeting and talking with prominent people […]

Direction Other Than Big Bangs

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Well, it was a bit of a bummer for thousands of people in San Diego who were prepared to watch July 4 fireworks over Glorietta Bay. Instead of seeing a distinct stream of fireworks for 20 minutes, there was a […]

Revisiting God

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Realizing her personal and spiritual wellbeing was at stake, Mary Baker Eddy redefined her life experience. Like many of her 19th century contemporaries, Eddy was motivated to look past time-honored traditions and rid herself of a life submissive to religious […]

Highfalutin Claims

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Before 1913—almost one hundred years ago—a few people had the ridiculous notion that once we understood the laws of physics and aerodynamics, we could fly. But back then, to be able to fly seemed idiotic to most people. Except to […]

A Parody on CRUD

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Human Beings are constantly being diagnosed with symptoms that I satirically refer to as collectively belonging to Chronic Repetitious Urging Disease (CRUD). I myself have been afflicted with these symptoms that stop me from living life to its fullest. The […]

Latest Edition of Science and Health

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Miracles in the 21st Century

posted by Cheryl Petersen

My maternal grandma’s last name was Sheppard. She lived to be over one hundred years old. My husband’s maternal grandma’s last name was Shepard. She lived to be over one hundred years old. I was close to both grandmas. I […]

Stop Emotions from Hijacking Consciousness

posted by Cheryl Petersen

This is a terrible way to start an article, but it gets better fast. It was years ago and I had a form of Streptococcus that made my ear drain puss constantly. The doctor gave me antibiotics and told me […]

Find Signs of Renewal in My Oft Maligned Religion

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Every Sunday morning when I was a child, my parents would take my brothers and sisters and me to Sunday School. This ritual continued through my teen years and includes memories of learning Bible stories and hanging out with people […]

Listening to J.R. Martinez

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Veteran J. R. Martinez recently told his story at the local college here in upstate New York but only after asking everyone to listen, not just hear what he had to say. Jose Rene Martinez joined the United States Army […]

Stepping out of the Tomb

posted by Cheryl Petersen

“His disciples believed Jesus was dead. Hidden in the narrow tomb however, Jesus was alive, demonstrating the power of Spirit to overrule mortal materialist perceptions.”–21st Century Science and Health

Not Hating Religion but Loving Christ and Feeling Healing

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Christ Jesus’ story is so epic, it could be thought of as a foundational legend for research into Mind-healing. You may know the tale, but it doesn’t get old: Just over 2000 years ago, Jesus developed a skill that could […]

Better Habits

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Somewhere along the line of my education I learned not to take everything at face value. I started asking for second opinions so to speak, or I take the time to research issues that need improvement or healing in my […]

Looking Under the Car

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Last night, I got in the car and waited for Doug. Just before Doug got in the car, I asked, “Please check under the car for a cat.” Doug rolls his eyes and bends over, trying not to get dirty, […]

An Exercise that Carries Out What Exists

posted by Cheryl Petersen

My exercise of healing power is more effective when: -Healing power isn’t divided or measured. -Healing power is seen as a tool to exercise. -When exercise is not seen as the cure-all, but God is seen as All-in-all. Healing power […]

The Foster Parenting Toolbox

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Doug and I were licensed foster parents for 15 years. I know fostering isn’t for everyone, it just happened to speak to me and open a world of understanding and empathy for which I am extremely  thankful. The new book […]

It’s About Innovation

posted by Cheryl Petersen

“Society, community, and family are all conserving institutions. They try to maintain stability and to prevent, or at least to slow, change. And yet we also know the theories, values, and all the artifacts of human minds do age and […]

Sex Workers and Going to School

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The sex trade in Thailand is noticeable. My daughter and I worked at an orphanage where girls were attending school instead of working the streets. However, volunteers soon learn to drop all delusions that going to school is saving these […]

We All Can Be Free

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Human beings were slaves to chance and fate until Newton’s theory of absolute physics came into being. Scientists were freely able to manipulate our surroundings and situations by simply applying physical laws. But the opportunity of independence from the material […]

Correcting Mistakes

posted by Cheryl Petersen

When dressing in the morning, I’ve hurriedly put my shirt on backwards, getting a good laugh at myself a few hours later when I finally notice. Little mistake. I’ve also invested hard earned money in lousy stocks. Big mistake. Moreover, […]

Christian Science Video for the Classroom

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Can’t Relate

posted by Cheryl Petersen

I read Amy Grant’s book, Mosaics. She eloquently explains how thankful she is for God, her singing talent, and all the people who made her so successful in life. Grant’s life had its ups and downs but she forcibly reminds […]

Innovative Decisions

posted by Cheryl Petersen

“Within a few short decades, society rearranges itself–it’s world views, its basic values, its social and political structure, its arts, its key institutions.” The Daily Drucker, by Peter F. Drucker These changes underlie the need for innovation in knowledge. Spiritual […]

Reversing Cat Myths

posted by Cheryl Petersen

A few cat myths are: black cats are unlucky, and we hate dogs. Not true. I am not black, but one of the new kitties Cheryl brought home is black and she has been most fortunate to have around. We […]

Are You Praying for Healing?

posted by Cheryl Petersen

My prayer is more effective when I keep it unassuming and uncomplicated. I start with God, not a problem. My prayer can resemble a chat with God although it quite often is me contemplating an alternative word for God, such […]

What is God?

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Question. What is God? Answer. God is bodiless, divine, supreme, infinite Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love.–Science and Health

Outgrowing the Old Doesn’t Need to be Prickly

posted by Cheryl Petersen

It is common for human beings to outgrow clothes. Children outgrow clothes due to the sheer fact their bodies grow. Adults outgrow clothes due to style and fashion changes. Human beings are also known to outgrow friends and churches which […]

Taking Advantage of Loneliness

posted by Cheryl Petersen

From 1830 to 1900, a tide of influential Americans — artists, writers, painters and doctors — braved the treacherous journey across the Atlantic to visit Paris. They were faced with newness and oftentimes an intense loneliness which drove the fragile […]

Divorce Changes Workout

posted by Cheryl Petersen

How can I miss it? Plastered all over the news, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher are getting a divorce. But, a lot of people are getting divorced. Moore and Kutcher had 6 protracted years, plenty of time to get bored […]

Flashback Can Move Us Forward

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The expression mind over matter was popularized during the 1960’s and 70’s, but then so was the phrase peace and love, however their references were myopic. Peace and love meant no war and sex. Mind over matter is used to […]

Getting Back Up On Our Feet

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The Smithsonian Magazine ran an article in its September issue titled, A+ for Finland, discussing Finland’s extraordinary achievement in education. A little background reveals, for hundreds of years, the Finns were stuck living between the two rival powers of the […]

Physicians Can Be Wise Spiritual Guides, II

posted by Cheryl Petersen

I went out of town for a few days with our daughters, and returned home to a sick husband. I immediately began cleaning up and caring for him. His health was returning however his stress level increased as his rest […]

Physicians Can Be Wise Spiritual Guides

posted by Cheryl Petersen

When I became pregnant, I made special effort to select a midwife who was spiritually inclined. I found Julie, a woman with common sense and the strength to use calm wisdom. Julie delivered both our daughters. The first daughter came […]

Serious or Curious about Loneliness

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Relationships are a big part of life. They are interactions. So what do we interact with? Do we relate to human arrogance, self-seeking policies, spending and earning money, or priding our self in our spirituality? Do we associate with the […]

Motorcycling with God

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Taking Spiritual Supplements

posted by Cheryl Petersen

A government study found that more than half of American adults take at least one dietary supplement, spending billions of dollars a year on herbs, vitamins, minerals, hormones, and other pills. Despite the popularity, skepticism remains as to the effect […]

Multifaceted and Multidimensional Spirituality

posted by Cheryl Petersen

When I wake up in the morning, I get out of bed, go to the bathroom, change out of my pajamas into everyday clothes, pin my hair up, eat breakfast, brush my teeth, have prayer time, and go to work. […]

Feeding Yourself

posted by Cheryl Petersen

After a severe accident, I was taken to the emergency room. It was hours before my husband was able to call a Christian Science Practitioner to pray for me but we felt it was a good idea because I was […]

Healing Dry Skin

posted by Cheryl Petersen

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Authority is in Revelation, not in Religious Objects

posted by Cheryl Petersen

As the revisionist of Mary Baker Eddy’s Science and Health, I receive emails or letters from people about my book, 21st Century Science and Health. Here is a recent one: Cheryl, I got the kindle version of 21st Century Science […]

Tweens and Teens Show Their Originality

posted by Cheryl Petersen

For those of you who don’t know, I am diligently working on the 4th edition of the revision and update of 21st Century Science and Health. As I work, I continue to be happily astonished at the dynamic spiritual truths […]

Realistic Expectations and Free Download

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Revisiting and revising can broaden our scope of reality and keep our expectations realistic. J Ward Regan, Ph.D., a professor at New York University recently gave a lecture titled, “Feet, Hooves, and Rails: Transportation in Nineteenth Century America,” depicting how […]

The Decision to Foster Children

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Fostering children is not for everyone, but a sincere inclination to foster is not only valid but also necessary in today’s society where almost half a million children need homes. Many of us have love-spilling-over and are ready to help, […]

System of Divine Science Intact

posted by Cheryl Petersen

While always controversial, Mary Baker Eddy’s theories have been exceptionally influential in Mind-healing. The impact of this 19th century spiritual leader remains extraordinary. Eddy formulated her theories within the framework of what she termed, divine Science, a.k.a. Christian Science. Her […]

The Science of Unlearning

posted by Cheryl Petersen

After our first daughter was born, my husband and I were gleefully busy adapting to parenthood; in other words, learning a lot. A friend soon invited us to a party, to which we promptly accepted, but then looked at one […]

Canning Fruit and Pickles for Preservation

posted by Cheryl Petersen

This time of the year reminds of when I canned fruit. I would put up over 120 quarts of peaches, apricots, pears, applesauce, and plums, and over 30 pints of fruit jams and pizza tomato sauce. Sweet ripe luscious fruit, […]

Spiritual Study and Power are Not Complicated

posted by Cheryl Petersen

My study of divine Science helps me better function intellectually without every little sensory detail in my environment hijacking my attention. I study spirituality without going into information overload. Spirituality and its imminent power to heal are not about complicated […]

Six Attitudes of Divine Science, VI

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The word “creed,” or credere seems derived from cor dare — to give one’ s heart. The Christian Science textbook, Science and Health offers, not a list a beliefs but a list of 6 tenets that can help to carefully […]

Six Attitudes of Divine Science, V

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Religious ideology can become blurry as time and change warp human perceptions, therefore reexamination of religious doctrine can be beneficial. This blog is a continuation of a review of the tenets of Christian Science as presented in Science and Health […]

Six Attitudes of Divine Science, IV

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Time has a way of distorting that which is not tended to properly, even in religions, therefore I am taking a bit of time to reexamine the tenets of Christian Science, calculated as rules of guidance instead of dogmatic regulations. […]

Six Attitudes of Divine Science, III

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Details, details, details. Sometimes they drive us nuts, other times they are extremely pertinent to a situation. In the case of religion, when the demand is to keep religion relevant, details can be reviewed. This post is the third in […]

Six Attitudes of Divine Science, II

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Revisiting the details behind a religion helps removes obstacles. In the 19th century, Mary Baker Eddy founded a religion for Christian Scientists, and in the Science and Health text, she answered the question as to whether or not Christian Scientists […]

Six Attitudes of Divine Science, I

posted by Cheryl Petersen

A professional couple was inquiring into an espresso stand business that was for sell. Emails between the buyers and seller were exchanged, in which details were provided. A lengthy follow-up phone conversation came soon after the emails because the business […]

The Wall Street Journal Article on Spirituality

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Mitch Horowitz provoked an interesting alert in his article, When Spirituality Kills, published July 8, 2011 in The Wall Street Journal. Horowitz alerts the public, “but not at the expense of the free exercise of spiritual experiment that has long […]

An Artist’s Perspective on Spiritual Abundance

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Upstate New York artist, Richard Kathmann allowed me to video his thoughts on spiritual abundance. Kathmann trained as a painter in college, however he took a job at a Museum to receive a pay check which always paid for everything […]

Be a Top-Notch Student

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Scientist’s appreciate the spirit of discovery, and as a metaphysical scientist, I’ve learned to appreciate the spirit of discovery that characterizes divine Science and its contributions to the research of spiritual Mind, God. In divine Science, a clear distinction is […]

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Picking up litter
Our spring may be slow in coming this year in upstate New York. The trees haven’t even leafed out yet. Once the snow was gone, I picked up litter. Plenty of it, sad to say. The bags get so heavy that I leave them alongside the ...

posted 10:47:49am May. 05, 2015 | read full post »

Time warp
Airplanes carry us around the world into yesterday or tomorrow. These experiences tweak my perceptions. I see my mind traveling to yesterday or tomorrow. Probably too often. I’d like to think I live in the now, but the infinite Mind ...

posted 12:55:09pm Apr. 29, 2015 | read full post »

Happiness
The film, Happy, tells about the latest discoveries that happy people believe in something greater than themselves. I have to agree because believing that what I see and hear is reality only brings a happiness that comes and goes. Thirty ...

posted 8:05:24am Apr. 22, 2015 | read full post »

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 »

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