Tag Archives: Christ

The Fruit of Long Labor

For decades I’ve dreamed of finishing a book that would encourage others and empower their spiritual journey. Our Life is Love: the Quaker Spiritual Journey finally arrived on my doorstep the day the cherry tree blossomed. Continue reading

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Where Christ Meets Us

Being part of a faith community has always been essential grounding for the faithful life, and the prophetic life. Continue reading

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Perfection (in One’s Measure)

The first Quakers did not want to postpone perfect faithfulness until after death. They sought a surrendered life, a life in union with God. They experienced the Spirit of Christ within them, teaching them, step by step, how to become perfectly responsive to God’s will and free from the compulsion to sin. In doing so, they became joined with the Fountain of Love. Continue reading

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Surrendering Our Selves to God

“Come join me on the cross,” Jesus seemed to say. Continue reading

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Living in the Cross

Following the leadings of the Light ultimately brings joy and many other spiritual blessings, but early Quakers referred to following God’s promptings as living in “the cross.” The power they found in practicing their faith came from surrendering their own wills to the Love and Truth and Power of God, to the inward guidance of Christ. <a href="”> Read More…
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Gathered Into Community Today, part 2

One Friend asked: “In addition to worship, do you have any information about the hard-and-fast ways that early Friends “gathered into community”? Did they have Friendly Eights or a potluck? Did they meet to hear about the newest project of … Continue reading

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Being Gathered into Community

After several years of mostly solitary and intensely inward spiritual experience, I began to worship with Quakers. At that time I dreamed I had been swimming laps in a big pool, developing strength, and now I was being put on … Continue reading

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