Everyday Spirituality

Everyday Spirituality

One of Those Days

posted by Cheryl Petersen

I am not boring, therefore I am not bored.

Life is good, really good.

I will accomplish everything on my long list today.

So why do I wonder, What am I going to do with myself?


“You asked, ‘Who is this that obscures my plans without knowledge?’
Surely I spoke of things I did not understand,
things too wonderful for me to know.”  (Job 42:3, NIV)

New Successes

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Past successes are not the realities of today. 

Reach for new successes.

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 life. Because change is happening and I am confident God designed what I interpret as a change for the better.

I realized prayer to the God of Christian Science serves me well.

We can ask: Am I going down an unpleasant road? Do I have to agree with the bad prognoses? Am I on the verge of over-eating, biting my nails, or denying an addiction?

Then, with honesty, we can ask God for the strength to start better habits. We can discover an active, wise, humble God along with the strength to transform our routines. We can take short walks instead of over eat or sit on our hands, instead of bite our nails, or admit a habit that promotes wellbeing to our self and others.

Daniel 6:11

New International Version (NIV)

11 Then these men went as a group and found Daniel praying and asking God for help.

Zen Kitty and Memory

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Venus and Richard

I’ve never read scientific studies on memory, mainly because I don’t read human words. Sure, it would be great if a potent memory could be bottled and taken when needed. Only problem is, when the bottle cap is removed, the odor released is heady with controversy. What is it that increases or maintains a good memory? Sleep? Brain exercises? Supplements?

I am a cat. I keep it simple. Life teaches me that love boosts memory and keeps it strong. For example, year 2010, Venus came to live with me for a few months. We played and played. Then she moved to France for over a year. Well, Venus came back last week!

I remembered her instantly and we started playing as if we hadn’t stopped. Why?

Because we love each other.


From Science and Health, “Contradict the affirmations of delusion, such as, “I am losing my memory.” No faculty of Mind is lost. In Science, all being is eternal, spiritual, perfect, and harmonious in every action. Let the perfect example be present in your thoughts instead of its demoralized opposite. This spiritualization of thought lets in the light and brings the divine Love, Life not death, into your consciousness.”

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