James C Schultz
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The Loss of Awe - Part II

Started this discussion. Last reply by Forrest Curo 1st month 3, 2016. 8 Replies

The loss of AWE

Started this discussion. Last reply by James C Schultz 12th month 23, 2015. 16 Replies

God's will or mine

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Forrest Curo commented on James C Schultz's blog post 'The Three R's of Unity: Part III - Responsibility'
""Following" Elijah would mean following his example, which Elisha is simply doing. Elijah follows God's instructions to him as a prophet; so does Elisha, beginning with this sacrifice (entirely in the tradition of previous leaders of…"
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The Three R's of Unity: Part III - Responsibility

Once we form a relationship with the other members of our Body and learn to respect them for their individual abilities and spiritual walk we have to take RESPONSIBILITY for being true to our own spiritual walk.  We have to be open to hearing from the Spirit and following the Light wheresoever it may lead us.  We have the responsibility of trusting our relationship with God enough to let go of our personal fears, desires, plans and any cultural or family ties that stand in the way of following…See More
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James C Schultz commented on James C Schultz's blog post 'The Three R's of Unity: Part II - Respect'
"I think Jonah's problem was in not wanting to show up.  A state of mind I can too easily relate to."
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Forrest Curo commented on James C Schultz's blog post 'The Three R's of Unity: Part II - Respect'
""If they will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet [You've stepped in a few things getting there & arriving!] when you leave." But that goes on to, "Truly, it will be easier on Sodom…"
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Kirby Urner commented on James C Schultz's blog post 'The Three R's of Unity: Part II - Respect'
"What saves the institution of membership from degenerating into run-of-the-mill cronyism and cliquishness (the common lot of your average black box church) is transparency to non-members, i.e. no "members only" rituals and initiations.…"
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James C Schultz commented on James C Schultz's blog post 'The Three R's of Unity: Part II - Respect'
"Based purely on my own experience with no evidence to suggest it works the same way universally, I have found that there is a spiritual side to membership in a "spiritual" community.  I find much more freedom and power when I operate…"
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Forrest Curo commented on James C Schultz's blog post 'The Three R's of Unity: Part II - Respect'
"It really does come down to "Do you want to be shacked up? -- or do you want to make it official." As far as being married to Anne, I'd felt entirely married without the big party where Her Brother The Actor played (Universal Life…"
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Kirby Urner commented on James C Schultz's blog post 'The Three R's of Unity: Part II - Respect'
"I accept membership (the institution thereof) as one of fostering spiritual growth and commitment, as it's a public declaration ("I am a Friend") backed by the meeting's agreeing to authenticate the claim ("yes, he or she is…"
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Howard Brod commented on James C Schultz's blog post 'The Three R's of Unity: Part II - Respect'
"There was a point 12 years ago when it dawned on Friends at our meeting that non-recorded members were often more committed to both a spiritual life and the meeting community than many members.  So, with this just one little opening the meeting…"
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Forrest Curo commented on James C Schultz's blog post 'The Three R's of Unity: Part II - Respect'
"In most organizations with a purpose, whether explicit or implied, there are functional reasons to want to know: "Is you a you? -- Or is you an us?" People would ask a similar question and take a similar attitude were you to stroll onto a…"
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Kirby Urner commented on James C Schultz's blog post 'The Three R's of Unity: Part II - Respect'
"I felt how members only tolerate non-members at business meeting today, when we said only members could join the ad hoc fundraising committee for the new heating and cooling system we need. The implication is: the core infrastructure of the…"
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David McKay commented on James C Schultz's blog post 'The Three R's of Unity: Part II - Respect'
"I'm reminded of how truly all this conversation is. I remember talking over tea after meeting in the early 80s and covering pretty much all of the same points from this thread. And it isn't one of those conversations the changes anything…"
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James C Schultz commented on James C Schultz's blog post 'The Three R's of Unity: Part II - Respect'
"And accepting is not enough.  It's a surface bandaid that covers wounds.   When healing takes the bandaid falls off.  It protects from aggravation of existing conditions but doesn't otherwise contribute to the…"
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David McKay commented on James C Schultz's blog post 'The Three R's of Unity: Part II - Respect'
"I believe the word "tolerate" comes from the Latin word meaning to "endure" and entered the English language with the specific sense of — enduring pain or discomfort. Most the people who throw the word tolerance around as…"
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Kirby Urner commented on James C Schultz's blog post 'The Three R's of Unity: Part II - Respect'
"I share the suspicion I detect in this posting by James, of the word "tolerance" as in "to tolerate" which somewhat means "to put up with" but without ever taking the time to really study and appreciate, even if as a…"
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James C Schultz commented on James C Schultz's blog post 'The Three R's of Unity: Part II - Respect'
"It's been pointed out to me that the classical definition of tolerance was to "respect" the right of others to have their own opinion.  However, in the age of "political Correctness" that doesn't work as some…"
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The Three R's of Unity: Part III - Responsibility

Posted on 3rd mo. 20, 2017 at 3:11pm 1 Comment

Once we form a relationship with the other members of our Body and learn to respect them for their individual abilities and spiritual walk we have to take RESPONSIBILITY for being true to our own spiritual walk.  We have to be open to hearing from the Spirit and following the Light wheresoever it may lead us.  We have the responsibility of trusting our relationship with God enough to let go of our personal fears, desires, plans and any cultural or family ties that stand in the way of…

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The Three R's of Unity: Part II - Respect

Posted on 3rd mo. 9, 2017 at 10:45pm 16 Comments

Many attempts at unity fail because they are based on tolerance instead of respect.  There are bound to be differences of opinion amongst a community of what that community is being called to do.  We can't expect someone to just accept our opinion and change theirs without divine intervention.  Furthermore it's not enough to just tolerate another's opinion.  Though we are often admonished to be tolerant of others who at not like us in one way or the other, it is my contention that tolerance…

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The Three R's of Unity: Part One - Relationships

Posted on 2nd mo. 25, 2017 at 9:33am 0 Comments

Back in the day if you learned the three R's of 'ritin, readin & 'rithmatic you had an education.  If you could read, write, add and subtract you could pretty much handle anything life would throw at you.  That was a much simpler time.  Now you might have to do that in more than one language.  Plus if you can't find your way around a computer don't expect to make much progress on the job.  Inventory?  Bookkeeping?  Sorry!  Adding and subtracting isn't going to do it.  My slide rule from…

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The Ghosts around the edges

Posted on 1st mo. 29, 2017 at 5:38pm 0 Comments

A friend of mine recorded this song that goes on about ghosts around the edges of the moon.  He does a very nice job.  On the surface it doesn't make much sense but the music and his voice touches the soul.  He's a very deep Christian who likes to mingle where the people are: subways, central park, occupy wall street gatherings and small cafes.  What comes out is sometimes hard to decipher and this song is certainly that but as I listened to it and reflected upon it the thought came to me…

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Common Sense

Posted on 1st mo. 17, 2017 at 2:04pm 3 Comments

One of my favorite sayings is "The only problem with common sense is that it's not common."  In the past I used to set aside a month to read the book of Proverbs.  The book has 31 chapters and I would read a chapter a day as part of my old testament reading.  There's a lot of common sense stuff in Proverbs and a lot of good advice as well that deserves meditation time.  When Jesus first became real and personal to me( or when I first experienced His reality) I decided to add a scripture…

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At 1:58pm on 10th mo. 31, 2015, Keith Saylor said…

Hello James, I just want to let you know that your thoughts about my" rantings" and my lack of "integrity" came to my email but did not post on the website. I appreciate your thoughts on my response to Micah's post. 

At 11:59am on 2nd mo. 3, 2015, Keith Saylor said…

Hi James, Early this morning received email with a statement from statement from you reading:

"I think you have to define Presence as you understand it before others can evaluate it."

However, I do not see it on the post itself. I just wanted to let you know I am willing to respond to your statement.

At 7:21pm on 8th mo. 25, 2013, Stephanie Stuckwisch said…

Hi James,

I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your posts.

Stephanie

At 2:52pm on 12th mo. 13, 2012, Lee Nichols said…

Hi Jim,  Nice to hear from you.  I am not sure what it means to be a friend on QuakerQuaker, but I am glad you are one

 
 
 

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