Scott Fike
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When was the "golden age of Quakerism"?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patricia Dallmann 3rd month 28, 2015. 5 Replies

Greetings,    I was wanting to try to do some reading of Quaker literature and did a search on Amazon for Quaker books. Everything that comes up by default is always newer, more modern Quaker books.…Continue

Planning Ohio Yearly Meeting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Fike 7th month 20, 2013. 3 Replies

Hi to all,  I have been considering the possibility of going to my first Ohio Yearly Meeting in Barnesville, Ohio which is coming up very soon (only 17 days away now as I type this). Having never…Continue

Celtic Quaker nations

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paula Frost 8th month 31, 2013. 5 Replies

 Being relatively new to Quakerism in general, it is my understanding that the Quakers are largely of English, Irish, Welsh and even Scottish decent (a recent discovery that I did not know). This…Continue

First post, wanting to attend first meeting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susann 2nd month 2, 2014. 12 Replies

Hi to all,  This is my first post. I have been considering attending my first Quaker meeting and have been wondering about upcoming meetings for this summer. I am only interested in attending…Continue

 

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I converted fully to Christianity at the age of 34 after several sporadic starts and stutters. In the last few years I feel I have been led of God to become a Quaker, Old German Baptist Brethren and Mennonite- combined. I have only recently joined Quaker Quaker and began dressing more plainly. I am a hermit that keeps to myself most of the time. I do not regularly attend normal 'worldly' churches like most Christans do preferring instead to simply stay at home and read my bible. Having a wandering attention problem, this helps me to stay less distracted by the outside world. I lived and worked many years at night-time since it is more peaceful, quite and less distractful than living and working during the day like most people do. This had the adverse affect of killing my social life and leaving me still single at the age of 41. It also didn't help being quite shy too. My wandering attention problem also causes me to struggle with reading in general and my bible specifically. I also have low vision and hyperlexia which doesn't exactly help the situation any. This all ties directly back to my being diagnosed with ADHD as a young child, which I have since learned is a nonsense diagnoses being made by “doctors” and “psychologists”. Instead it is merely a matter of my being extremely right-brain hemisphere dominant. This side of the brain being in charge of your emotions and simultaneous processing abilities with the left being in charge of more fine-grain type, sequential processing- the kind used for reading, grammar, logic and rhetoric. The United States placing great value on people with the latter ability and Japan placing great value on people with the former. Because of this, I have been tempted to move to Japan but feel God wants me to stay here instead.

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