Syd Salsman
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How To Help A Bipolar Housemate?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Syd Salsman 1st month 29, 2013. 8 Replies

Hi Friends,I'm turning to you out of a certain desperation. Someone I live with had to go to the hospital (nonvoluntarily) while having a manic episode after being off his medication this morning. We…Continue

 

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A being-convinced Friend, college student, aspiring librarian, reader of books, drinker of too much coffee, and fan of nature, science, and bicycles.

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The Light & The Library

Posted on 5th mo. 10, 2013 at 4:02pm 3 Comments

There’s a guy on campus who stands around with signs that say things like “God hates sin!” and “Repent or perish” with accompanying ham-fisted Bible citations. Yesterday he was outside the university library droning at people.

To begin with, I disapprove of more or less every sentence that begins “God hates”, because I firmly believe that focusing on hatred is like, exactly not God’s thing. If God is love, it follows that hatred would be not really what God’s into. Furthermore, there…

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Listening With Friends

Posted on 1st mo. 21, 2013 at 2:48pm 2 Comments

As I was falling asleep yesterday night, I realized something. I'd been beating myself up about my current inability to sit quietly and listen/wait/worship for longer than about 20 minutes when I'm by myself. I was getting pretty low and feeling like a bad Quaker. (It did not help that I had had a headache all day, and was trying and failing to fall asleep quickly.)

Then I realized an underlying reason why going to Meeting for Worship has become so important to me. I realized…

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At 2:48am on 12th mo. 29, 2012, Timothy said…

Thank thee for kindly accepting our invitation. I hope to get to know thee better. I do not come here as frequently as I used to, nor do I participate in the discussions as often as I used to, but I do wish to start visiting a bit more and participating more as well as get to know thee and other Friends here: the ones I'm used to and fresh newly formed friendships also. I hope to be an agreeable and upright Friend to thee.

Thy Friend in the Light of God and His Christ,

(:(: ~Timothy~ :):)

 
 
 

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