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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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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 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 in our Time

I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, “Know … 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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Awakening Today

In an age of great change, there was world-transforming power in the early Quaker movement; in our day the need for God’s in-breaking is at least as great.  People all over the planet now have been waking up to the … 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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Seeking

Part Three in a series about The Elements of the Quaker Spiritual Journey. A deep longing to know God’s ways and the desire to overcome sin moved those who became the first Quakers. Like many of us today, they also … Continue reading

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