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Genesis 34 through 36 - Getting Back to It

Started this discussion. Last reply by Forrest Curo 9th month 15, 2011. 6 Replies

I know it seems like ages since I posted anything here, but it was a long and interesting summer that really didn't allow for the time required to tend to a blog. And as I start up again, it occurs…Continue

Bible Study for Friends

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephanie Stuckwisch 4th month 18, 2011. 4 Replies

I have been fascinated by the Bible ever since my grandfather bought me my first one when I was 16 years old. I was a church attender at that time - the Episcopal Church - the only one in my rather…Continue

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"Hi Barbara, SO glad to know you found the book interesting and relevant to your own leadings. I hoped when I when back to the Church that I would have more opportunities to offer the deep Quaker insights I had found among Friends. It was OK but not…"
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"Irene - I just finished reading your book A Catholic's Journey Through Quakerism. I myself - a longtime Quaker - joined the Catholic Church this Easter! I could have written many parts of your book - not so much the personal part but the…"
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New Testament Inspired Words of James Nayler - Nayler Sonnet 26 by K. Boulding

New Testament Inspired: Beautiful Quaker Words: James Nayler’s Deathbed TestimonyThere is a spirit which I feel that delights to do no evil, nor to revenge any wrong, but delights to endure all things, in hope to enjoy its own in the end. Its hope is to outlive all wrath and contention, and to weary out all exaltation and cruelty, or whatever is of a nature contrary to itself. It sees to the end of all temptations. As it bears no evil in itself, so it conceives none in thought to any other. If…See More
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New Testament Inspired Words of James Nayler - Nayler Sonnet 25 by K. Boulding

New Testament Inspired: Beautiful Quaker Words: James Nayler’s Deathbed TestimonyThere is a spirit which I feel that delights to do no evil, nor to revenge any wrong, but delights to endure all things, in hope to enjoy its own in the end. Its hope is to outlive all wrath and contention, and to weary out all exaltation and cruelty, or whatever is of a nature contrary to itself. It sees to the end of all temptations. As it bears no evil in itself, so it conceives none in thought to any other. If…See More
2nd month 8, 2014
Irene Lape commented on Doug Bennett's blog post 'Five Snippets'
"People hear what they want to hear and see the Scriptures as they can read them as consistent with other convictions they have. I think the article at this site provides some evidence that homosexual sex may be somewhat more "harmful" than…"
2nd month 7, 2014
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New Testament Inspired Words of James Nayler - Nayler Sonnet 24 by K. Boulding

New Testament Inspired:Beautiful Quaker Words: James Nayler’s Deathbed Testimony There is a spirit which I feel that delights to do no evil, nor to revenge any wrong, but delights to endure all things, in hope to enjoy its own in the end. Its hope is to outlive all wrath and contention, and to weary out all exaltation and cruelty, or whatever is of a nature contrary to itself. It sees to the end of all temptations. As it bears no evil in itself, so it conceives none in thought to any other. If…See More
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New Testament Inspired Words of James Nayler - Nayler Sonnet 23 by K. Boulding

New Testament Inspired:Beautiful Quaker Words: James Nayler’s Deathbed Testimony There is a spirit which I feel that delights to do no evil, nor to revenge any wrong, but delights to endure all things, in hope to enjoy its own in the end. Its hope is to outlive all wrath and contention, and to weary out all exaltation and cruelty, or whatever is of a nature contrary to itself. It sees to the end of all temptations. As it bears no evil in itself, so it conceives none in thought to any other. If…See More
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New Testament Inspired Words of James Nayler - Nayler Sonnet 22 by K. Boulding

New Testament Inspired:Beautiful Quaker Words: James Nayler’s Deathbed Testimony There is a spirit which I feel that delights to do no evil, nor to revenge any wrong, but delights to endure all things, in hope to enjoy its own in the end. Its hope is to outlive all wrath and contention, and to weary out all exaltation and cruelty, or whatever is of a nature contrary to itself. It sees to the end of all temptations. As it bears no evil in itself, so it conceives none in thought to any other. If…See More
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New Testament Inspired Words of James Nayler - Nayler Sonnet 21 by K. Boulding

New Testament Inspired:Beautiful Quaker Words: James Nayler’s Deathbed Testimony There is a spirit which I feel that delights to do no evil, nor to revenge any wrong, but delights to endure all things, in hope to enjoy its own in the end. Its hope is to outlive all wrath and contention, and to weary out all exaltation and cruelty, or whatever is of a nature contrary to itself. It sees to the end of all temptations. As it bears no evil in itself, so it conceives none in thought to any other. If…See More
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New Testament Inspired Words of James Nayler - Nayler Sonnet 20 by K. Boulding

New Testament Inspired:Beautiful Quaker Words: James Nayler’s Deathbed Testimony There is a spirit which I feel that delights to do no evil, nor to revenge any wrong, but delights to endure all things, in hope to enjoy its own in the end. Its hope is to outlive all wrath and contention, and to weary out all exaltation and cruelty, or whatever is of a nature contrary to itself. It sees to the end of all temptations. As it bears no evil in itself, so it conceives none in thought to any other. If…See More
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New Testament Inspired Words of James Nayler - Nayler Sonnet 19 by K. Boulding

New Testament Inspired:Beautiful Quaker Words: James Nayler’s Deathbed Testimony There is a spirit which I feel that delights to do no evil, nor to revenge any wrong, but delights to endure all things, in hope to enjoy its own in the end. Its hope is to outlive all wrath and contention, and to weary out all exaltation and cruelty, or whatever is of a nature contrary to itself. It sees to the end of all temptations. As it bears no evil in itself, so it conceives none in thought to any other. If…See More
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New Testament Inspired Words of James Nayler - Nayler Sonnet 16 by K. Boulding

New Testament Inspired:Beautiful Quaker Words: James Nayler’s Deathbed TestimonyThere is a spirit which I feel that delights to do no evil, nor to revenge any wrong, but delights to endure all things, in hope to enjoy its own in the end. Its hope is to outlive all wrath and contention, and to weary out all exaltation and cruelty, or whatever is of a nature contrary to itself. It sees to the end of all temptations. As it bears no evil in itself, so it conceives none in thought to any other. If…See More
1st month 22, 2014
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Daily Old Testament: Isaiah 66 and New Testament Inspired Words of James Nayler - Nayler Sonnet 15 by K. Boulding

Isaiah 66 – “With heaven my throne and earth my footstool, what house could you build me, what place could you make for my rest? All of this was made by my hand” (66:2). Still God’s eyes are “drawn to the man of humbled and contrite spirit” (66:2). People sacrifice all kinds of things to their idols rather than respond to God’s love. Jerusalem should rejoice, for now “towards her I send flowing peace, like a river” (66:12). She shall be comforted. There is a constant tension in these lines…See More
1st month 21, 2014

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I am a semi-retired teacher and also a writer. I consider myself both a Catholic and a Quaker and have started a blog called Catholic-Quaker, on which I share my meditations on Scripture and other religious writings. I have written a book called Leadings: A Catholic's Journey Through Quakerism, in which I tell the story of my religious journey. I have recently been re-energized in my desire to bridge the divide that exists between Catholics and Quakers by the interest of a Friend from Iowa who says he shares my vision. I am hoping the dialogue that might come from engaging online will be helpful to me and to others.
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New Testament Inspired Words of James Nayler - Nayler Sonnet 26 by K. Boulding

Posted on 2nd mo. 10, 2014 at 8:48am 0 Comments

New Testament Inspired: Beautiful Quaker Words: James Nayler’s Deathbed Testimony

There is a spirit which I feel that delights to do no evil, nor to revenge any wrong, but delights to endure all things, in hope to enjoy its own in the end. Its hope is to outlive all wrath and contention, and to weary out all exaltation and cruelty, or whatever is of a nature contrary to itself. It sees to the end of all temptations. As it bears no evil in itself, so it conceives none in…

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New Testament Inspired Words of James Nayler - Nayler Sonnet 25 by K. Boulding

Posted on 2nd mo. 8, 2014 at 2:54pm 0 Comments

New Testament Inspired: Beautiful Quaker Words: James Nayler’s Deathbed Testimony

There is a spirit which I feel that delights to do no evil, nor to revenge any wrong, but delights to endure all things, in hope to enjoy its own in the end. Its hope is to outlive all wrath and contention, and to weary out all exaltation and cruelty, or whatever is of a nature contrary to itself. It sees to the end of all temptations. As it bears no evil in itself, so it conceives none in…

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New Testament Inspired Words of James Nayler - Nayler Sonnet 24 by K. Boulding

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Beautiful Quaker Words: James Nayler’s Deathbed Testimony

 

There is a spirit which I feel that delights to do no evil, nor to revenge any wrong, but delights to endure all things, in hope to enjoy its own in the end. Its hope is to outlive all wrath and contention, and to weary out all exaltation and cruelty, or whatever is of a nature contrary to itself. It sees to the end of all temptations. As it bears no evil in itself,…

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New Testament Inspired Words of James Nayler - Nayler Sonnet 23 by K. Boulding

Posted on 2nd mo. 3, 2014 at 12:32pm 0 Comments

New Testament Inspired:

Beautiful Quaker Words: James Nayler’s Deathbed Testimony

 

There is a spirit which I feel that delights to do no evil, nor to revenge any wrong, but delights to endure all things, in hope to enjoy its own in the end. Its hope is to outlive all wrath and contention, and to weary out all exaltation and cruelty, or whatever is of a nature contrary to itself. It sees to the end of all temptations. As it bears no evil in itself,…

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At 8:30am on 8th mo. 10, 2015, Barbara Smith said…

Irene - I just finished reading your book A Catholic's Journey Through Quakerism. I myself - a longtime Quaker - joined the Catholic Church this Easter! I could have written many parts of your book - not so much the personal part but the openings that led me to join the Church and what I love about the Church and my feelings about being "out" of the Quaker environment etc. etc. I really would love to talk to you on the phone if that is possible sometime! I am struggling a bit with how to maintain my Quaker "self" and also how to bring that to the Church when there seem to be no opportunities to participate on a local level aside from attending Mass (I also sing in the very small choir).

I am an affiliate member of Ohio Yearly Meeting and have kept that status, but I don't think they are totally happy with me anymore - lots of shock and confusion about what I did maybe. Almost like telling them I am gay I feel. Sigh! It all makes so much sense to me but I feel very isolated. Even my Quaker husband is baffled and really does not understand. This is the first time we have not been together on a Sunday.

It occurred to me that maybe there are other former Quaker Catholics who could network a bit?

Thanks and hope to hear from you,

Barb Smith

At 7:03pm on 8th mo. 31, 2012, Cheryl Speir-Phillips said…

Hi...what book of wisdom and other books ie Judith  and what Barclay references, please.  I am familiar with the Bible, several versions.

Peace,

Cheryl Speir-Phillips  (CSP)

 

 
 
 

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