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True godliness don’t turn men out of the world, but enables them to live better in it, and excites their endeavors to mend it.[1] - William Penn…

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Added by Hoot Williams on 12th mo. 6, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

New Woke

Edifying ...


https://www.afsc.org/blogs/acting-in-faith/new-woke-part-one-breaking-through-ego

Added by Keith Saylor on 12th mo. 5, 2016 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Why Quakers Revere Silence: An Answer in Part

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Added by Kevin Camp on 12th mo. 5, 2016 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Ahimsa

The Quaker Meeting that I am a member of considers a query each month as part of our spiritual discipline. On the first Sunday of each month, we read queries during worship inviting those attending to reflect on an aspect of our lives.  In December the queries address Peace and Reconciliation. One of these queries prompted these thoughts on the use of…

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Added by Roger Vincent Jasaitis on 12th mo. 5, 2016 at 11:42am — No Comments

A Resurgence of Hope in Trump's America

Written originally for a Non-Quaker audience.

We as Americans are divided along political and ideological lines, surely, but what gets less attention is how divided we are along moral lines. Though I write as a person of faith, we are not yet so divorced from the…

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Added by Kevin Camp on 12th mo. 3, 2016 at 10:08am — No Comments

Gods Grace Manifesting in the Inward Parts

Oh Friends! away with all such discourse, that tells you in one Line, that no Man, Men, nor Meetings, but Truth must Rule and Preside; and yet reflect on others, as claiming and pleading for Separate Privileges, and distinct Governments, when in Reality they plead for noting, but to be left (according as the antient Labourers, who were Instruments in Gods hand to gather us, did leave us, commit us, and commend us) to the Grace of God, and the Teachings thereof, as manifest in every ones Inward… Continue

Added by Keith Saylor on 12th mo. 1, 2016 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Report from the field ...

There is an opening manifest in the consciences of men and women to the message of the sufficiency of immanent Presence anchoring the conscious and informing the conscience and thereby laying down all identification with and meaning and purpose in and through outward forms. Immanent inshining Spirit itself in itself is working in the conscious and conscience of human being in this day. In the midst of all the dis-ease caused by identification with outward forms, there is are different way. I… Continue

Added by Keith Saylor on 11th mo. 28, 2016 at 5:24pm — No Comments

THE GIFT OF THE MAGI OF CARPET

https://goo.gl/ELNGfj

Long before I ever heard of the "Shepherds' Christmas Plays", I knew that there were two "streams" of people in life -- The Kings and The Shepherds. 

I was as Shepherd.

This is a little O. Henry-esque tale about the time, just out of college, when I was selling carpet.

This is for anyone who works during the…

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Added by Jean Yeager on 11th mo. 27, 2016 at 8:14am — No Comments

THE GIFT OF THE MAGI OF CARPET

https://goo.gl/ELNGfj

Long before I ever heard of the "Shepherds' Christmas Plays", I knew that there were two "streams" of people in life -- The Kings and The Shepherds. 

I was as Shepherd.

This is a little O. Henry-esque tale about the time, just out of college, when I was selling carpet.

This is for anyone who works during the…

Continue

Added by Jean Yeager on 11th mo. 27, 2016 at 8:14am — No Comments

THE GIFT OF THE MAGI OF CARPET

https://goo.gl/ELNGfj

Long before I ever heard of the "Shepherds' Christmas Plays", I knew that there were two "streams" of people in life -- The Kings and The Shepherds. 

I was as Shepherd.

This is a little O. Henry-esque tale about the time, just out of college, when I was selling carpet.

This is for anyone who works during the…

Continue

Added by Jean Yeager on 11th mo. 27, 2016 at 8:14am — No Comments

THE GIFT OF THE MAGI OF CARPET

https://goo.gl/ELNGfj

Long before I ever heard of the "Shepherds' Christmas Plays", I knew that there were two "streams" of people in life -- The Kings and The Shepherds. 

I was as Shepherd.

This is a little O. Henry-esque tale about the time, just out of college, when I was selling carpet.

This is for anyone who works during the…

Continue

Added by Jean Yeager on 11th mo. 27, 2016 at 8:14am — No Comments

What experience of the Light comes to mind when you think of your body as a teacher?

Greetings, Friends!

Chapter 26 of Minding the Light: Our Collective Journal is now available online and attached as a PDF file, below. For this chapter, we invited Friends to respond to the query, "What experience of the Light comes to mind when you think of your body as a teacher?"  In response, we received eleven stories.

What stories rise for you as you sit this query? We invite you to read these stories and consider sharing your response on…

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Added by Sally Gillette on 11th mo. 23, 2016 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Draw water from your own Wells

... no Outward Order, Counsel, or Advice, is sufficient Ground for any man to Practice this, or t’other thing, so as thereby to find Acceptance with the Lord, until the Conscience of such an one, by the Light of Christ Jesus, be convinced thereof: For every action in relation to the things of God, that springs not from an enlightened convinced Conscience, is but the fruit of a lifeless Form without the Power, and seems not to square with this Doctrine, draw water out of your own Wells; let it… Continue

Added by Keith Saylor on 11th mo. 19, 2016 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

True Stories



The Multnomah Meeting's Peace & Social Concerns Committee arranged for this event.



We had a potluck downstairs, then adjourned to the upstairs worship room for singing and stories told by Carol Urner, my mom, about her life.…

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Added by Kirby Urner on 11th mo. 7, 2016 at 11:20am — No Comments

The inshining Light manifesting today ... shattering outward political and religious forms.

The inshining Light is truly upon the hearts of men and women in these times. I walk among those who profess identity with and hope for outward political and religious agendas, creeds, traditions, and principles, and the men and women who profess these agendas. In the midst of this hope in outward religious and political powers, institutions, and principalities, I share a message of another way; a way that lays down all hope, faith, and identity with any outward religious and political power… Continue

Added by Keith Saylor on 11th mo. 4, 2016 at 5:51pm — 18 Comments

Rediscovering the Teaching of George Fox: The Everlasting Gospel Preached by George Fox

Ye that have seen the everlasting gospel, and known the everlasting gospel preached again, which was among the apostles, and have been reaped out from among the apostates, got up since the apostles’ days; I say, live in it, and dwell in it; in which life and power ye see over to the apostles’ days (The Works of George Fox 7:268). 

"The Everlasting Gospel Preached by George Fox" is the second of ten lectures given by Lewis Benson in his lecture series Rediscovering the…

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Added by Patricia Dallmann on 11th mo. 2, 2016 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Radical Relationship and Revelation

The following is an adaptation of a message delivered during worship at Richmond First Friends on October 23, 2016.





John 15: 9-17



As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my…

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Added by Matt on 10th mo. 30, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

I am sending this digital "message in a bottle" post to all of us who feel we are castaways adrift on this digital ocean as a reminder. Join with me and connect with those around you who help you reconnect with an authentic life - as above, so below.

It is your community which is far stronger than the forces arrayed against us. Farmers, gardeners, babysitters, barbers, crafts people of all sorts, mechanics, cafes, even the homeless - they are a parallel polis in which you…

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Added by Jean Yeager on 10th mo. 28, 2016 at 5:14am — 10 Comments

Mystics



I've been revisiting the literature assembled in the wake of Russian mystics Gurdjieff and Ouspensky, having purchased in soft cover four of the published six volumes by Maurice Nicoll, which are psychological commentaries on the thinking thereof.  A book sale at the meetinghouse.



Some may dispute this label "mystics" correctly applies, as if to them,…
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Added by Kirby Urner on 10th mo. 23, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Grief Counseling for In-Laws

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.-Isaiah 41:10

The above verse is enclosed more for my partner and her family than myself. My regular readers…

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Added by Kevin Camp on 10th mo. 17, 2016 at 12:11pm — 1 Comment

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