Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
Greetings! Thanks for the reply! I apologize it has taken me so long to reply, I have been very busy with schoolwork and other family responsibilities. I have not yet chosen a meeting to attend, although I know there is one in the valley where I live. I am unsure yet just where I fit in, as I have some conservative views, and some more liberal ones. I am highly passionate about LGBT folks gaining equality, which I fear will not fit into some conservative circles, however I am more traditional on other things. I suppose that is just the complexity of being human. I would prefer an unprogrammed meeting I think, as I crave silence in such a loud world, although I do also love music for worship. I will get involved with a meeting in Maine when we move in a few months. Most of the meetings in the areas we are looking to move to are both FGC and FUM affiliated. New England Yearly Meeting.
As of now, all my fellowship is through modalities such as this one. It has been a wonderful blessing to me, and I thank all those who have been so kind and welcoming to me!
Thanks for the reply! I saw also your post on the plain speech discussion about thee and you. Very interesting how those words hold different grammatical and connotative tones in your native language! I do not wish to use it here if it irritates! :-)
Thank you also for being an avenue for learning for me! I was very close to getting up to Norway when we lived in Germany, but the trip was canceled, and I never got to go. Traveling to Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland remain high on my list of things I must do before I die! How I would love to get a chance to live in either Norway, Sweden or Finland for a time. I would love to work in a library in any of those places!
I understand that it is hard to make country living work, although I think this internet is one thing that enables it more now, although a lot must align to take advantage of it, and that can take a long while to prepare for. Some training and jobs do not conform or transcend easily to country life at all, and I understand that conflict as well! Best wishes and lots of love and light to you, my friend!
No problems, I am not going to stop anyone from 'thee' the 'wrong' way just because it sounds strange to me...
As Sweden is just 'normal' to me I have a problem understanding that other people might find it an exotic and interesting country just like I am fascinated by India. For Indians India is of course just boring and normal. If you ever get the chance to go to Sweden or any of the Scandinavian countries do go outside the capital. Stockholm is Stockholm and it is a quite nice city but as most bigger cities it is not the real country if you get my drift. As I come from northern Sweden I am particial for this part of Sweden but anywhere outside would give a good picture of regular life for the average Swede. Would you come to my parts or to the area I grew up in I would of course give you tips of places to go and to see.
I do already have a quite country-friendly profession as I am a teacher, English and history, and there are schools both in town and in the country so I do believe I could get a job in the country as well. (Please do not judge my ability to teach English from my entries here, I do not pay very much attention to grammar and spelling when I write in a forum) I do not think I would like to be a real farmer more grow my own vegetables and have some hens and ducks. My brother-in-law is a farmer and it is no picnic and he and his brother runs a big modern farm with 130 or so cows and all the modern equipment you can think of and still he works all the time. I do not want that, I think many jobs in town are less hard work and less stressful even if you have to commute. I want the simple (or maybe just less complicated) life and not have to pay for others to grow the vegetables and raise the animals I eat for food.