Tag Archives: Mary Penington

The Refiner’s Fire

The Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple… But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears?  For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap…(Malachi 3:1, 2) … Continue reading

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Openings

Part Six in a series about The Elements of the Quaker Spiritual Journey. Human beings have five senses that enable us to be aware of the physical world.  We are also endowed with spiritual senses.  Although children are born with … Continue reading

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Turning Within

Be still, and know that I am God Psalm 46:10 Part Four in a series about The Elements of the Quaker Spiritual Journey. In my early twenties, my longing to understand the truth about life impelled me to seek. I … Continue reading

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Longing: the First Element in the Spiritual Journey of Early Friends

As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and behold the face of God? My tears have been my food … Continue reading

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