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Knowing God

posted by Cheryl Petersen

It’s hard to get to know a person. Even when we think we do know a person, something comes up to surprise us. The good surprises are nice. The bad surprises aren’t. Well, it’s just a hard to get to […]

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Free Science and Health E-Book offer

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The first person to enter the promo code (below) at Trafford Stub.com will receive a free E-book of 21st Century Science and Health 10200000231748

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A deep breath of color

posted by Cheryl Petersen

From 21st Century Science and Health, “The nature of spirituality is peaceful and blessed.” You will go out in joy     and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills     will burst into song before you, and all the trees […]

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Entering the realm of Spirit

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Psalms 106 recalls the story of when Moses led the children of Israel out of Egypt. They crossed the Red Sea and passed over into the land of Sinai. From here the children were to move into the Promised Land […]

Stay in the light

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The 12-step alcoholics anonymous program starts with honesty. Anyone seeking improvement must first admit they need help. This generally comes after years of denial, after years of refusing to admit the truth that there is a problem. Alcoholics do not […]

Spanning the life of CS Lewis

posted by Cheryl Petersen

A biography of C.S. Lewis, by Alister McGrath, is worth the read. It broadened my sense of C.S. Lewis beyond Narnia and Mere Christianity. Lewis’ life shows the possibilities and limitations of the human mind. He went from an atheistic […]

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, […]

Newness Continues

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Church is taking on a new look. No longer enduring outgrown concepts we read Scriptures with healthy skepticism. For example, although we read in the Gospel John that Jesus “went out, bearing His own cross, to the spot called The […]

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 […]

Spiritual Obesity

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The trend of obesity has been broken down analytically. Although it appears to be a stubborn problem, most people admit an attitude change, a lifestyle change, and hard work, can reverse the epidemic. That one extra bite at a meal […]

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 […]

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, […]

Christian Science for Religion Writers

posted by Cheryl Petersen

New York and Their Soda

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Living in upstate New York, surrounded by weekenders who come up from New York City, I hear about Mayor Bloomberg’s strategies against obesity. Last year, Bloomberg banned the sale of sugary beverages over sixteen ounces. However, March 11, 2013, Justice […]

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 […]

Look for Today’s New Success

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Sitting—thankfully on a cushioned chair—in the local rural Village Hall, my brain was lurching and lunging as I listened to the Village Trustees and Mayor hammer out the meeting agenda. The public meeting went on for almost 4 hours as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Keeps a Marriage Together?

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Human lifestyles or attitudes are not what keep a relationship intact. Truth keeps relationships intact. And the truth is we have to be adaptable in this world or else we adapt to all the materialism, consumerism, isolation, heartache, and deluge […]

Christian Science Video for the Classroom

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Streamlining Relevant Religion

posted by Cheryl Petersen

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 […]

Hurricane Irene Series 4

posted by Cheryl Petersen

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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 […]

Continued Introduction to Cheryl Petersen, 6

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The revision of Science and Health occurred when our daughters were in college. The research and study required on my part was never uninteresting and was always rewarding. There were times when I felt overwhelmed, but a healing would occur, […]

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The fight after the declaration
With the July 4th Independence Day nigh upon us, I stop to think what to do about the Holiday. Invite friends over? Bar-b-que hotdogs and hamburgers? Go for a motorcycle ride? Clean the house? Deciding is tough, because the vision of ...

posted 8:30:37am Jul. 01, 2015 | read full post »

Looking at how to be fair
The disparity is obvious. The Pacific Northwest received little to no snowfall last winter and therefore their fresh water resources are greatly diminished. We here in the northeast received so much snow it’s all I did was shovel the driveway ...

posted 8:53:22am Jun. 25, 2015 | read full post »

On the offense team
The cliché, “The best defense is a good offense,” makes sense even to non-sports people like me. It can be applied to ball games, military combat, and I believe, it can be applied to religion. Too much defense and there is a lack of vision ...

posted 8:20:21am Jun. 19, 2015 | read full post »

Finding the sacred
Some things in life, we treat as sacred: relationships, spirit, the earth, our work. We are bewildered when other people treat them irreverently. Deep down we know the truth of the matter, that we must treat our earth with respect, otherwise ...

posted 8:08:26am Jun. 14, 2015 | read full post »

Spiritual cause
From Abridged Chapter, Science of Being A terrible habit is to believe without understanding. Spiritual leaders are often misunderstood. Followers, who misinterpret their leader, will also misinterpret themselves. To understand Jesus the ...

posted 8:58:12am Jun. 09, 2015 | read full post »

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