Cathy Barney
  • Milford, OH
  • United States
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As a writer and artist, I feel Quakerism opens, grounds, feeds, integrates and challenges me. As a nurturer and listener and in sharing my exploration, I long to help others know themselves more deeply. My soul cries for deep connection, color and playfulness.
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Occupied by Spirit

Posted on 2nd mo. 15, 2013 at 10:41am 2 Comments

Sunday’s formal message in worship focused on how to center, as Quakers say, meaning to sink deep into listening for Spirit. I am certain it was prompted by a conversation the week before among a lively group of experienced worshippers and newcomers trying to figure it out. It was a blessing and reminded me that it had once been difficult for me,…

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Mentor of the deepest sort

Posted on 1st mo. 22, 2013 at 3:43pm 0 Comments

I’ve been watching him decline the past several years. He made it look so effortless, so natural and graceful, progressing from cane, to walker, wheelchair and, eventually, bed. I understand…

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Falling in love with myself again

Posted on 1st mo. 18, 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Once again, I have taken up temporary residence in a cabin called Simplicity. I seem to come back, again and again, to this theme. Here it is concrete; in this aesthetically plain one-room retreat of re-claimed materials. It is a place I can re-claim my…

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Flying under the radar

Posted on 1st mo. 11, 2013 at 10:32am 0 Comments

Can't seem to get this little guy – I think he once told me Antonio was his name – out of my head. He's an elementary-aged student, probably seven or eight, in a school for autism-spectrum kids that occupies a part of the building where my art studio is located. As I come and…

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