Tag Archives: Jesus

Hidden Stories of Christmas

On the winter solstice, a friend sent me a link to a web page about Reindeer legends of northern lands. It’s natural for myths to change over time, but it’s sad to see how myths and cultural legends that once celebrated women, as well as female reindeer, were replaced by a man and a lead reindeer named Rudolph. When it comes to stories of Light coming into the world, however, there’s a far more important story that’s been hidden for many centuries. 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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A Whole Year of A Whole Heart

May the Spirit of Christ be born within and among us again in power, in this time.
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The New Birth

The ten elements of the Quaker spiritual journey which I have been describing in this blog are all elements of that process of spiritual rebirth which the first Quakers courageously witnessed not only in their preaching and writing, but more importantly, in their transformed and transforming lives. Continue reading

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Complete, United With God’s Love

Perfection as complete union with God’s love is not an element of the journey so much as a state toward which we are moving, a condition toward which God is drawing us, day by day. 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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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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