4th mo. 2009 Blog Posts (9)

Praying about swine flu

Friends will you pray with me?



Beloved God



You are our reliable protector. You are the one we can lean on and trust, whose strength overcomes sin, death and every evil. You are our teacher and our comforter, you do not fail to come to us when we need you and turn to you in trust. You are the source of our strength and the solid basis of our lives. You are the fountain of unfailing grace and promise, you make a path into peace from each moment of this hurting… Continue

Added by Alice M Yaxley on 4th mo. 29, 2009 at 6:32am — 3 Comments

Death in the family: Philadelphia's Laurence Sigmond

Laurence Sigmond, a Germantown Meeting Friend (and QuakerQuaker member) died in his sleep Wednesday morning. From the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Young Friends page:



Many of you know Carl Sigmond from Young Friends. I have learned that Carl Sigmond's father, Laurence Sigmond, died in his sleep at about 5:00 A.M. this morning,… Continue

Added by Martin Kelley on 4th mo. 23, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

San Diego Meeting newsletter, April

I was wondering if I could do this....

April Newsletter.pdf

Added by Forrest Curo on 4th mo. 22, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Simplicity

My beloved, Monica Tetzlaff, and I are participating in planning the Illinois Yearly Meeting 2009 Annual Gathering. The next Illinois Yearly Meeting annual sessions will be held June 17-21, 2009, at the historic Illinois Yearly Meeting house in McNabb, Illinois. I am seeking comments and observations from you all. We are setting up workshops now, and suggestions for workshops are welcome on that theme.



Here is the notice that is being sent out:



Illinois Yearly Meeting:… Continue

Added by Bradley Laird on 4th mo. 20, 2009 at 10:50am — 2 Comments

Guest post - our Friend John Myhill on how to address carbon addiction

Green issues from the perspective of a worker with addictions: John

Myhill, Wilkinson House, Wymondham Norfolk

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Saving the Planet







Human beings are addicted to unnecessary consumption of materials whose

production and use cause global warming.







In each individual case, we can to discover what stimulates the person

to crave a particular object.



For example seeing a travel… Continue

Added by Alice M Yaxley on 4th mo. 18, 2009 at 3:21am — 2 Comments

The Jesus Manifesto

Anyone know any of these folks? http://www.jesusmanifesto.com/



I like it, at first encounter.



I've found an answer the question for me that someone asked recently somwhere about whether I identify as Christian first or Quaker. Right now I'd say no, if you are doing what Jesus was doing, we're in communion. Quakers and other Christians alike, from my perspective, just happen to have some tools - disciplines, community, common aims, resources - for doing that same… Continue

Added by Alice M Yaxley on 4th mo. 17, 2009 at 5:24am — 2 Comments

Readings

Is it best to begin with the Journal of George Fox for an introduction?
Thanks,
Amy

Added by Amybee on 4th mo. 12, 2009 at 12:01am — 10 Comments

Hello to all

I am not yet a "Friend" but have begun some preliminary reading out of curiosity and would love to learn more. I am somewhat isolated as I do not drive and am not sure how easy it would be to attend a nearby meeting. Can anyone recommend some resources for me that are reliable, generally approved of, and which might help me learn without totally confusing myself? I am just delighted to learn of the openness, thoughtfulness, and philosophical liberality of the RSOF. Having studied comparative… Continue

Added by Amybee on 4th mo. 11, 2009 at 11:23pm — 4 Comments

On Being a Non'Quaker' Quaker

All this started, some time ago, with the Jews. As it happened, they came to consider themselves a people uniquely chosen, to serve God’s purposes in the world. Then, as the Christian sect became increasingly estranged from the Judaism of their time, Christians began to consider themselves to be the ‘real’ Jews, to be a people called to take on the duties and especially the rewards of being God’s people.



The Hebrew Scriptures are an account, by some of the People of Israel, of what… Continue

Added by Forrest Curo on 4th mo. 8, 2009 at 4:25pm — 1 Comment

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