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My Quaker Pilgrimage So Far

“Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
    whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
 As they pass through the Valley of Baka,
    they make it a place of springs; 1,760 more words


Commune and Communion

“The deepest of level of communication is not communication, but communion. It is wordless … beyond speech … beyond concept.” – Thomas Merton

This past Sunday, I had the opportunity to visit a progressive/liberal Quaker meeting with my fantastic Quaker friend David.  506 more words

Essays And Thoughts

Making a list, checking it twice

I am not actually checking my list twice – I’m trying to hurry on down my to-do list as fast as possible! However, I have been checking for the umpteenth time a document which turned out to be mainly about people who use lists in talking about God: my PhD thesis. 381 more words

Children of the Light (Sermon December 14, 2014)

John 1:6–8 (NRSV)

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify to

the light, so that all might believe through him. 2,242 more words


Today's Quote: Paul Lacey

“…being worthy of respect does not depend on possessing attractive qualities or skills. Until we can respect another person without justification except that he or she is a child of God, it is not really respect.” 35 more words


A Quaker Christmas Message

This is a revision of a post originally published on December 24, 2009.

Christ climbed down
from His bare Tree
this year
and ran away to where…

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Something has been percolating in me for awhile now. Perhaps an old-fashioned spiritual word to describe it would be “quickening:” a feeling of vitality, of energy, of purpose that comes from within. 275 more words