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Everyday Spirituality

Everyday Spirituality

What Falls From Our Lips

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Falling snow on March 4

The snow was nimbly falling outside when I went for a walk an hour ago.

Here is upstate New York, it is common for moisture to fall from the sky. The moisture can come not only in the form of snow, but also rain, sleet, ice, and hail.

When looked at closely, the moisture is all the same thing, water.

Snow is by far the most gentle.

So, as we let fall from our lips, a comment or thought, can it resemble snow, instead of hail?

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Funny Bible School Bloopers

posted by Cheryl Petersen

I love to have a good laugh. Here are some Vacation Bible School Bloopers uttered by innocent children, read from the Farm Show Magazine.

– Noah’s wife was Joan of Ark.
-Jesus was born because Mary had an immaculate contraption.
-A Christian should have only one wife. This is called monotony.

 

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From 21st Century Science and Health, “Educate the children to form habits agreeable to moral and spiritual law. Then the children are better prepared to meet and master the limitations imposed by physical laws, especially the laws that breed disease and disorder. Parents, if you allow your children incessantly to play computer games, want stuff, or be picky, don’t complain later in life if your children are complicated or frivolous. Children should be allowed to keep their innocence and yet mature through growth in the understanding of man and woman’s higher nature…By attributing more and more intelligence to spirituality, and giving less power to physical laws and human beings, we promote wisdom and health.”

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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 The Foster Parenting Toolbox, published by EMK Press, and edited by Kim Phagan-Hansel has just hit the market. It is designed as a resource for people  thinking about, or involved in, fostering. Topics from newborns, to tweens and teens are covered. Over 100 contributors have added to the treasure of knowledge surrounding fostering.

I’ve learned through my study of Christian Science to put my faith in divine Spirit, and feel the faith in spirituality helps foster health and happiness.

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Zen Kitty and Baths

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Cheryl keeps mentioning that I need a bath. I prefer to defer…

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From Science and Health, “All things are fashioned by, and after, God’s own likeness. Life is reflected in existence, Truth in truthfulness, God in goodness. They impart their own peace and permanence. Love, fragrant with unselfishness, bathes all in beauty and light.”

Zen Kitty

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