Tag Archives: God

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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Following Leadings Today

As many as are led by the Spirit of God, are the sons of God.  Romans 8:14 In the late 1980s, young urban professionals Scott and Mary Ann Savage experienced an unexpected call.  In the midst of a booming material culture, … Continue reading

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Leadings of the Spirit

As many as are led by the Spirit of God, are the sons of God. Romans 8:14 During my college years, I received some inward direction about decisions that had important  consequences.  These inward promptings related to a sense of … Continue reading

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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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Gathered into Community Today

I’ve been thinking about how God gathers us today and pondering the experiences and questions sent by a few readers.  A few days ago at West Richmond Meeting (in Indiana), I heard two different Quaker meetings share stories of faithful … 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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The Light That Reveals and Transforms

I’ve experienced the revealing and purifying aspects of the Light in many ways.  Sometimes I feel a subtle sense of discomfort after saying or doing something, different from embarrassment about perceived or actual acts of social awkwardness.  When I pay … Continue reading

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