Most of the 8.5 million registered motorcycles in the United States belong to men. If women are involved, they usually sit behind the men drivers and go along for the ride. To be honest, I support these women riders/sitters. Although I operate my own bike, I’d never tell another woman to do the same. If,…

It took three times in a row for me to hear, “It’s okay, Cheryl, I’m in control,” for it to stick. A freak explosion of fire in the heavy equipment I was operating, distracted me. Clothes on fire, I escaped from an open window in the cab. I have no recollection of jumping and crashing…

Vowing not to be those parents who hang onto the family farm with the hope that the children return to continue the tradition, my husband and I put our farm up for sale after our girls were out of college and told us they had no interest in farming. The property sold in five days.…

More than 30,000 Christian denominations exist worldwide, according to the World Christian Encyclopedia. Thirty thousand. That’s an enormous number. A 2018 Barna Research study reports that, “Churches of all stripes practice their own flavor of ministry in cities across the United States, all based on particular interpretations of scripture and style.” Arguably, there is no…

The element of time is being re-organized, not by anything physical, but by putting useful thoughts in key places and letting them call the shots and initiate betterment. Relationships between our thoughts and the physical are seen every day. An improved physical condition can improve our attitude. We can even take matters into our own…

To get a taste of Christian Science today, without the rigamarole of church organization, here are  few interesting tidbits I’ve come across.   1.) As found in New York Post, January 28, 2019, by Author Cindy Adams Legacy of women’s rights #Me Too readers should note that Mary Baker Eddy’s 1875 textbook “Science and Health…

Nervous emotions are generated around the topic of Israel as a nation. My cousin lived in Israel for four years. He enjoyed the religious diversity however it created tense and too often, panicky, sensitivities. When Israel is in the news, my prayers sort of go into instant motion, praying for peace. Praying for the wisdom…

Experts describe self-injury as intentional acts of inflicting pain and damage to one’s own body. A person can cut, burn, scratch, or bruise their self. They can consume too much alcohol or drugs, or hook-up in unsafe sex. WebMD tells us, however, that self-injury isn’t the same thing as a suicide attempt. Self-harm is generally…

Discovery: In the 1860s, Mary Baker Eddy discovered a reality of divine mind and its manifestation. She called it Christian Science and said it included a system of mental healing, the same system used by Christ Jesus and prophets. Before organizing a church, Eddy taught mind-healing to students in a classroom setting, using the Bible…

I’ve heard it said that religion and an afterlife were invented to control human beings. Maybe, maybe not. Religious threats of a horrible afterlife if you don’t have good behavior here on earth,  don’t work consistently. And life experience teaches otherwise. After Mom and Dad died, I still felt their presence. Religion and an afterlife…

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Cheryl Petersen engages and advances divine Science, interpreting harmony to the universe. Cheryl's book is, "21st Century Science and Health."

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