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Control is more than controlling someone or something

posted by Cheryl Petersen

In the Bible, the book of Job portrays a man, Job, who gets robbed of everything by the Devil. Everything human beings consider to be good and deserving gets taken away by the Devil. As Job lay in bed suffering, […]

Slow motion research

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The TV and film industry do not have a monopoly on slow motion filming. High speed cameras are being used also in engineering, scientific and industrial research. Fast moving events, measurements and movements are captured on film and slowed down […]

Mary Baker Eddy’s Poem: “Feed My Sheep”

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Feed My Sheep, by Mary Baker Eddy Shepherd, show me how to go O’er the hillside steep, How to gather, how to sow,– How to feed Thy sheep; I will listen for Thy voice, Lest my footsteps stray; I will […]

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 […]

Previous Posts

Price of gas
The human mind gets stuck so easily. It can even require a shock to get un-stuck. The latest drastic drop in gas prices, show me how my mind got stuck. I can barely believe it now, when I fill up my gas tank for $22, rather than $51. But believe the change I will, hopefully without dreading the t

posted 8:07:50am Jan. 30, 2015 | read full post »

Courageous woman
Living through two World Wars, and becoming intimately involved as the President’s wife, Eleanor Roosevelt wrote with an insight that is applicable today. Her book, The autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt, included an interview she had with Nikita Khrushchev, Former First Secretary of the Central C

posted 7:34:14am Jan. 26, 2015 | read full post »

In training with love
Years ago, we had horses. It was when a new revolution in horse training was occurring. Trainers were transitioning away from “breaking” horses, to training with compassion and understanding. We don’t have to follow the human pattern. “You’re hopeless, you religion scholars and Phari

posted 7:42:51am Jan. 22, 2015 | read full post »

Hanging out with Christ
It’s a tough call. If I found myself sitting in a boat, in rough water, and then I saw Christ Jesus walking by on the water, I don’t know if I’d risk walking on the water to be with Christ. Would I sit in the boat? The safety of the boat is already precarious, bobbing and thrashing in st

posted 7:29:57am Jan. 18, 2015 | read full post »

Simultaneous contrast
Have you ever looked at paint samples? Those dinky squares of colors in paint stores? You decide on teal green and take a gallon home to paint a room. Once on the wall, you want to gag. Returning to the store and paint samples, you select another color with caution. Deciding on emerald green,

posted 8:05:50am Jan. 13, 2015 | read full post »


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