Everyday Spirituality

Proverbs 16:17 The highway of the upright turns aside from evil; whoever guards his way preserves his life.

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We were at a community festival. With a few minutes of free time. Spontaneity hit and we started yammering. “I’ve lost a lot of friends the past few years,” he soon said, matter-of-factly. I nodded. And, our conversation about politics and religion ended in agreement. Did we agree that politics and religion are divisive? Sure,…

The Human Origins exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City is fascinating and rather inclusive. Detailed visuals explain the theory of evolution rather well. There is also a corner where experts comment on their ability to study and learn from evolution while yet holding to a belief in a personal…

The following numbers frighten more than horror movies: Helpguide.org reports that “Roughly 50 percent of individuals with severe mental disorders are affected by substance abuse. [And] 37 percent of alcohol abusers and 53 percent of drug abusers also have at least one serious mental illness. Of all people diagnosed as mentally ill, 29 percent abuse…

The other day, someone said that God was invented. Maybe. Although I believe pretty strongly that God is real, is divine Spirit. Power itself. I will admit however that if someone else hadn’t invented God, I would. I would do it for the simple reason that God gives me better parenting skills. If one of…

Respect for thoughtfulness grew as I listened to Dr. Terrlyn Curry Avery* speak at Hartford Seminary last month. Wounded by Religion, was her subject of conversation, and converse she did as she questions and remarks were fielded from our audience. Religion is part of human life, whether we want to admit it or not. And…

Forget matches or BBQ lighters, at our traditional July 4 celebration, Louie ignited the Bernzomatic torch to light fireworks. There were six children between our farm families and we each had about 20 sparklers to light and run around the farm yard with. We kids would hold the sparkler wand to the hissing torch flame…

If you’ve escaped a toxic relationship, keep moving forward. If you got a better job, keep at it. If you joined a better church, stay worshipful at it. If you miss the friends you’ve outgrown, make new friends. Don’t fraternize with or try to control outgrown friendships. From 21st Century Science and Health, “The caterpillar…

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Cheryl Petersen

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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