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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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Abiding in God’s Love and Power

By walking the path of faithfulness, early Friends learned to abide in God’s great love and allow it to flow through them toward others. 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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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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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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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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