I am a Christian who has been progressively becoming plain. I found Quaker Jane's website shortly before Thanksgiving 2011 and noticed that we had similar backgrounds. I read the Conservative Quaker statement of faith and realized that I had finally found a statement of faith that I fully agreed with.
Speaking for our wee family, we'd hate to see thee leave. Thou wert the first Friend to accept our invitation here, and ye have been a blessing to us and others too. Thy absence would be greatly missed! Pray, do consider remaining on. . .
I speak, not as though I have all knowledge, but rather in our own experience. I have little or no contact with Friends, save from online or through Isabel's website. Fox went through a period of deep, dark isolation. It was in that "dark time," that a great Light dawned upon Him. It was in that Silence, He was challenged to live in the Light of the Lord.
Similarly, our dark times, though not nearly as severe as his with imprisonments, have led us onwards to the "Immortal Invisible, God only Wise In Light inaccessible from our eyes. . ." Yet, that True Light shineth in darkness the more brightly. To shine brightly requireth burning. . .
It is great to have Friends here that can understand the Solace in Silence. It is a blessing to me, though I'm not filled or indued with all knowledge and understanding, that I write out of; rather the contrary, just in simple Trust and in simple and limited understanding as I learn of our Father which art in Heaven.
Blessings on your day and week. Thy Friend in Christ,