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Hiking Naked

Hiking Naked is a sparkling new memoir about a family who leaves their normal life behind for a year on a remote island, where they discover more clearly who they are and what they love. Continue reading

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A Movement of Love, For Life

The recent U.S. election offered a choice between very different approaches to government. The majority of American people want good public services, peace, and a hopeful future for their children and grandchildren. The new administration’s policies toward the environment, however, lead toward death. The good news is that the election ignited a mass movement. We can still choose life, if we allow ourselves to be guided by divine love, and filled with the power of the Spirit. Continue reading

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We Work Through Prayer

For more than two and a half decades, I’ve held the intention of following God’s purpose–or will–for my life. And all of that time, I’ve struggled with a strong desire to do things my own way. When confronted with the … 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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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

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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