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Robben Wainer commented on Michael's blog post 'A Traditional Quaker Case for Honoring Same-Sex Relationships'
"Deep in my heart I feel a genuine affection for same sex partnerships that have moved me personally. I will not labor the significance of equality and fairness here in response to the issue of same sex marriage, but just to add that marriage is not…"
9th month 20, 2014
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9th month 15, 2014
MJ commented on Michael's blog post 'Quaker "Fasting": Simplicity in Food'
"I can most certainly understand your leading, but as with Raye, I do tend to enjoy treats and such, and maybe a bit too much. But this is something that I have read and given thought to. I am one of those fortunate in our nation of many that have…"
12th month 19, 2009
Madeleine Cadbury Brown commented on Michael's blog post 'Quaker "Fasting": Simplicity in Food'
"Moderation and variety are simple and good guidelines. My mostly local meal last night was absolutely wonderful. Simple eating, to me, is slow food. It's food that you know. From the sun, to the ground, to the plant, (and maybe to the animal,)…"
10th month 19, 2009
Michael commented on Michael's blog post 'Quaker "Fasting": Simplicity in Food'
"Dearest Friends -- I want to thank you wholeheartedly for taking the time to offer your insight on this topic. Michael."
9th month 27, 2009
Stuart Masters commented on Michael's blog post 'Quaker "Fasting": Simplicity in Food'
"Hi Alan, I accept the validity of your worries about irresponsible guidance about fasting. I wonder however whether Foster has amended this chapter in light of such feedback. My version of the book (which I think is the latest revised version) sets…"
9th month 27, 2009
Amelia Anne Schafer-Rutherford commented on Michael's blog post 'Quaker "Fasting": Simplicity in Food'
"This is very much a topic of simplicity I think. My household is not total a Friends based household. My husband see food as a real treat to the point of over indulging. I want to be supportive and not just critial. Which of course in act of…"
9th month 27, 2009
Alan Paxton commented on Michael's blog post 'Quaker "Fasting": Simplicity in Food'
"I have found the late Doris Janzen Longacre's More-with-Less Cookbook (Herald Press, Scottdale PA/Waterloo Ont.) a very helpful guide to plain eating from a Mennonite perspective. I can't recommend the chapter on fasting from A Celebration…"
9th month 26, 2009
Chel Avery commented on Michael's blog post 'Quaker "Fasting": Simplicity in Food'
"Off and on for about a decade I have been trying to limit my food intake as much as possible to ingredients that come from within a 100-mile radius (or when I don't know their source, at least ingredients that *could* come from that area). My…"
9th month 26, 2009
Stuart Masters commented on Michael's blog post 'Quaker "Fasting": Simplicity in Food'
"I have felt myself called in this direction in recent years too. I think that in the fulness of life in the Kingdom of God a joyous enjoyment of the abundance of creation should be assumed. However, in current circumstances our testimony must speak…"
9th month 26, 2009
Liz W commented on Michael's blog post 'Quaker "Fasting": Simplicity in Food'
"I try to eat simply and only when I am hungry. For me, this mostly takes the form of simple one-pot dishes - the kind of thing my husband calls "peasant food" (and it's meant as high praise.) I make as much as I can from scratch and…"
9th month 26, 2009
funnel101 commented on Michael's blog post 'Quaker "Fasting": Simplicity in Food'
"I think eating just for nourishment would be a good way to live our Testimony on Simplicity. To stop eating when one's full, no matter how good the food tastes, reduces consumption, reducing our environmental impact and socio-economic impact as…"
9th month 25, 2009
Raye commented on Michael's blog post 'Quaker "Fasting": Simplicity in Food'
"Michael, Eating is an area I would say, in my life, is not exemplary because I do enjoy treat foods regularly, sometimes overeating. Still, I know a number of Friends who follow patterns of simple eating, and I have learned and adopted much from…"
9th month 25, 2009
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Quaker "Fasting": Simplicity in Food

Hello Friends,I have searched for answers to this question, but have found yet no one really discussing this very much. The topic: Simplicity in Food. I suppose this could be a discussion topic in the Plainness and Simplicity group, but I don't know if it would be welcome there, and so, I hesitate to clutter that page unnecessarily. I will say that I feel a commonality between what seems to be a call to me to eat simply and Quaker Jane's description of why she went plain.My question is: Does…See More
9th month 25, 2009

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A Traditional Quaker Case for Honoring Same-Sex Relationships

Posted on 11th mo. 15, 2011 at 8:30am 1 Comment

     Dear Friends:

     Over the last few days I have been overcome with a heavy darkness.  But the darkness was like a dawn, followed soon by a great light.  I feel compelled to share the message, the fruit of this light, with you.  Indeed, you will note, I have written about same-sex relationships before, but I did so from my own mind; my own views.  Whereas before I wrote from conscience, today I write from light.

     You may think that the question of honoring same-sex…

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Quaker "Fasting": Simplicity in Food

Posted on 9th mo. 25, 2009 at 7:16pm 13 Comments

Hello Friends,



I have searched for answers to this question, but have found yet no one really discussing this very much. The topic: Simplicity in Food. I suppose this could be a discussion topic in the Plainness and Simplicity group, but I don't know if it would be welcome there, and so, I hesitate to clutter that page unnecessarily. I will say that I feel a commonality between what seems to be a call to me to eat simply and Quaker Jane's description of why she went… Continue

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