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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Training a Wild Mustang
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 as part of the Youth Mustang Challenge. The challenge was open to you

posted 3:59:40pm Apr. 18, 2014 | read full post »

The family cookbook
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 than a decade ago, and when I recently visited my younger sister, I found the infamou

posted 10:27:18am Apr. 14, 2014 | read full post »

Balancing spiritual independence and group settings through leadership
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. The religion of Spiritual Independence

posted 7:08:06am Apr. 10, 2014 | read full post »

Timeless gender that makes us feel whole
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 ha

posted 8:01:36am Apr. 05, 2014 | read full post »

Zen kitty talks about the weather
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

posted 8:13:47am Apr. 02, 2014 | read full post »


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