1st mo. 2014 Blog Posts (47)

New Testament Inspired Words of James Nayler - Nayler Sonnet 22 by K. Boulding

New Testament Inspired:

Beautiful Quaker Words: James Nayler’s Deathbed Testimony

 

There is a spirit which I feel that delights to do no evil, nor to revenge any wrong, but delights to endure all things, in hope to enjoy its own in the end. Its hope is to outlive all wrath and contention, and to weary out all exaltation and cruelty, or whatever is of a nature contrary to itself. It sees to the end of all temptations. As it bears no evil in itself,…

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Added by Irene Lape on 1st mo. 31, 2014 at 6:08am — No Comments

New Testament Inspired Words of James Nayler - Nayler Sonnet 21 by K. Boulding

New Testament Inspired:

Beautiful Quaker Words: James Nayler’s Deathbed Testimony

 

There is a spirit which I feel that delights to do no evil, nor to revenge any wrong, but delights to endure all things, in hope to enjoy its own in the end. Its hope is to outlive all wrath and contention, and to weary out all exaltation and cruelty, or whatever is of a nature contrary to itself. It sees to the end of all temptations. As it bears no evil in itself,…

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Added by Irene Lape on 1st mo. 29, 2014 at 10:04am — No Comments

Conscience, Conscious, Consciousness, Self-conscious ... toward a deeper understanding of the Early Quakers.

Conscience, Conscious, Consciousness, Self-conscious ... toward a deeper understanding of the Early Quakers.

There was a time when the word “conscience” also expressed conscious, self-conscious, consciousness, and conscience. In the 17th century the two meanings began to split until conscious and conscience took on…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 1st mo. 28, 2014 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

New Testament Inspired Words of James Nayler - Nayler Sonnet 20 by K. Boulding

New Testament Inspired:

Beautiful Quaker Words: James Nayler’s Deathbed Testimony

 

There is a spirit which I feel that delights to do no evil, nor to revenge any wrong, but delights to endure all things, in hope to enjoy its own in the end. Its hope is to outlive all wrath and contention, and to weary out all exaltation and cruelty, or whatever is of a nature contrary to itself. It sees to the end of all temptations. As it bears no evil in itself,…

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Added by Irene Lape on 1st mo. 28, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Madam Guyon and American Quakers

I was reading a brief biography of Madam Guyon by a Guyon scholar, Nancy James, who is an Episcopal Priest.  James mentions that after Guyon was released from prison she lived out her days in southern France.  During this period Guyon kept up an extensive correspondence and received visitors from far and wide.  Among the visitors James mentions are Quakers from Pennsylvania.  Madam Guyon lived from 1648 to 1717, so these would be Quakers from colonial Pennsylvania.

 

I have not…

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Added by Jim Wilson on 1st mo. 27, 2014 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Kevin Camp Inviting the Divine into Our Lives

I began a vocal ministry during Meeting for Worship yesterday by discussing an anecdote told by the writer Robert Fulghum. As the story goes, Fulghum had a profound religious experience in the most unlikely of venues, a grocery store in Pocatello, Idaho. Profundities greeted him in every corner, in every…

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Added by Kevin Camp on 1st mo. 27, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Case of Intentional vs. In-Tensional

Intentional: As the Court of Quaker Opinion is well-versed in the contemporary importance of intentional living, we look to a new age of spirituality.

In-Tensional: The danger of your mantra is shown by the many New Agers using intentional spirituality to further their worldly aims and success.

Intentional: There has always been a belief that the good will prosper in this life. Ours is the way of having that belief become reality.

In-Tensional: Beliefs need to be rooted…

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Added by Clem Gerdelmann on 1st mo. 27, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

New Testament Inspired Words of James Nayler - Nayler Sonnet 19 by K. Boulding

New Testament Inspired:

Beautiful Quaker Words: James Nayler’s Deathbed Testimony

 

There is a spirit which I feel that delights to do no evil, nor to revenge any wrong, but delights to endure all things, in hope to enjoy its own in the end. Its hope is to outlive all wrath and contention, and to weary out all exaltation and cruelty, or whatever is of a nature contrary to itself. It sees to the end of all temptations. As it bears no evil in itself,…

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Added by Irene Lape on 1st mo. 25, 2014 at 10:07am — No Comments

New Testament Inspired Words of James Nayler - Nayler Sonnet 18 by K. Boulding

New Testament Inspired:

Beautiful Quaker Words: James Nayler’s Deathbed Testimony

 

There is a spirit which I feel that delights to do no evil, nor to revenge any wrong, but delights to endure all things, in hope to enjoy its own in the end. Its hope is to outlive all wrath and contention, and to weary out all exaltation and cruelty, or whatever is of a nature contrary to itself. It sees to the end of all temptations. As it bears no evil in itself,…

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Added by Irene Lape on 1st mo. 24, 2014 at 7:13am — No Comments

New Testament Inspired Words of James Nayler - Nayler Sonnet 17 by K. Boulding

New Testament Inspired:

Beautiful Quaker Words: James Nayler’s Deathbed Testimony

 

There is a spirit which I feel that delights to do no evil, nor to revenge any wrong, but delights to endure all things, in hope to enjoy its own in the end. Its hope is to outlive all wrath and contention, and to weary out all exaltation and cruelty, or whatever is of a nature contrary to itself. It sees to the end of all temptations. As it bears no evil in itself,…

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Added by Irene Lape on 1st mo. 23, 2014 at 3:14pm — No Comments

New Testament Inspired Words of James Nayler - Nayler Sonnet 16 by K. Boulding

New Testament Inspired:

Beautiful Quaker Words: James Nayler’s Deathbed Testimony

There is a spirit which I feel that delights to do no evil, nor to revenge any wrong, but delights to endure all things, in hope to enjoy its own in the end. Its hope is to outlive all wrath and contention, and to weary out all exaltation and cruelty, or whatever is of a nature contrary to itself. It sees to the end of all temptations. As it bears no evil in itself, so it…

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Added by Irene Lape on 1st mo. 22, 2014 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Current Situation in Mozambique

Just thought I would post a bit of an update for those that are interested in the political situation in Mozambique.   

I have been spending some time working in Mozambique lately, in a remote area of Gaza province, close to the Sango Border post of Zimbabwe.

 

As well as having a friend that has a business there, I have an established relationship with the people staying in this area.  They are mainly of Shangaan origin.

 

This border and the town of…

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Added by Alison Lewin on 1st mo. 22, 2014 at 8:10am — No Comments

Shut up and Listen

When I was young I went to my father and said that I had a big exam the next day, "so say a pray for me".

That day things got busy and studying for the exam wasn't at the top of my priorities, but later that night I had the time to say my prayers and ask God to just let me pass the exam.

Well days came and went and so did the exam, until about a week later it was handed back with a "F" at the top of the page.

I laughingly suggested to my father that "well I guess God…

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Added by Mark Privitt on 1st mo. 21, 2014 at 11:39am — No Comments

Daily Old Testament: Isaiah 66 and New Testament Inspired Words of James Nayler - Nayler Sonnet 15 by K. Boulding

Isaiah 66 – “With heaven my throne and earth my footstool, what house could you build me, what place could you make for my rest? All of this was made by my hand” (66:2). Still God’s eyes are “drawn to the man of humbled and contrite spirit” (66:2). People sacrifice all kinds of things to their idols rather than respond to God’s love. Jerusalem should rejoice, for now “towards her I send flowing peace, like a river” (66:12). She shall be comforted.

 

There is a constant…

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Added by Irene Lape on 1st mo. 21, 2014 at 7:22am — No Comments

Cross-pollinate

There are countries that still respect the contingencies of nature. Specifically, if there has been early snowfall and plenty of it, ski resorts in the Alps get the benefit of opening early with plenty of trails to offer. But if there is late or little snow, then livestock farmers reap the benefit of an extended grazing season.

Nature giveth and nature taketh away; blessed be the Lord! Needless to say, in those countries with respect only for human control/man-ipulation of nature,…

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Added by Clem Gerdelmann on 1st mo. 20, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Daily Old Testament: Isaiah 65 and New Testament Inspired Words of James Nayler - Nayler Sonnet 14 by K. Boulding

Isaiah 65 – The last chapters are an apocalyptic vision – post-exilic or even later in time. The Lord has been ready to help those who went astray, but no one ever asked for help. “I was ready to be found, but no one was looking for me” (65:1). All day long the people threw dirt into God’s “face” – burning incense of pagan altars, breaking the laws God gave to their ancestors. They will suffer punishment at God’s hands “both for their own sins and for those of their ancestors”…

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Added by Irene Lape on 1st mo. 20, 2014 at 7:18am — No Comments

In preparing for a Quakerism class on 'testimonies'  I rejoice that many are feeling as I, that we get away from understanding the core meaning of what it means 'live the testimonies' when we use sho…

In preparing for a Quakerism class on 'testimonies'  I rejoice that many are feeling as I, that we get away from understanding the core meaning of what it means 'live the testimonies' when we use shorthand.

I find that is actually true for many things, actually.  When we use shorthand, there is more of a tendency for people to get hooked incorrectly on the meaning we want to convey.

So I am really enjoying Pink Dandelion's 'An Introduction to Quakerism' ... well, for many…

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Added by Joan Gunn Broadfield on 1st mo. 18, 2014 at 10:46am — 2 Comments

Daily Old Testament: Isaiah 64 and New Testament Inspired Words of James Nayler - Nayler Sonnet 13 by K. Boulding

 

Isaiah 64 - “Oh, that you would tear the heavens open and come down—at your Presence the mountains would melt” (64:1).

 

“No ear has heard, no eye has seen any god but you act like this for those who trust him. You guide those who act with integrity and keep your ways in mind” (64:4-5). “And yet, Yahweh, you are our Father; we the clay, you the potter, we are all the work of your hand” (64:7-8).

 

All we ever had from you is destroyed – Zion,…

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Added by Irene Lape on 1st mo. 18, 2014 at 6:37am — No Comments

Let's talk about Priorities

For most of you, this won't make much sense. But I've had some requests to post the talk I wrote for my recent Search 4th day retreat. ( Search 4th day: A lot of 20/30somethings hanging out in a cabin talking and singing about God.) Below you'll see the transcripts. *Note* It says I wrote it four days before, in reality I woke up at 3am that Friday deciding I didn't like it, and rewrote pretty much the whole thing. Please…

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Added by Abbi B on 1st mo. 17, 2014 at 11:33am — 2 Comments

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