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♥ My Sacred Space

I take a breath

I find a place

Within myself

My sacred space

I close my eyes

I quiet my mind

Be by myself where I will find…

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Added by Russ Elliott on 6th mo. 25, 2022 at 9:14pm — No Comments

* Race is the great taboo in our society. We are afraid to talk about it. White folks fear their unspoken views will be deemed racist. People of color are filled with sorrow and rage at unrighted wro…

* Race is the great taboo in our society. We are afraid to talk about it. White folks fear their unspoken views will be deemed racist. People of color are filled with sorrow and rage at unrighted wrongs. Drowning in silence, we are brothers and sisters drowning each other. Once we decide to transform ourselves from fearful caterpillars into courageous butterflies, we will be able to bridge the racial gulf and move forward together towards a bright and colorful…

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Added by Russ Elliott on 6th mo. 25, 2022 at 9:11pm — No Comments

Early Abolitionist - Racial Justice & Black History + Palestinian Apartheid

Dear Friends, as an ongoing work appearantly valiant? Our (global) history will proffer solution oriented pioneers and gems of truth that might need exploration and new light on old light. 

At hand is volume one friends journal 1837. I am using a copy from Multnomah MM library. As covid influenza or the rascal nucleic acid with a protein shell hit the fan. I knew library access would be almost prohibited. I took the book knowing I would read it and return once our journey of…

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Added by Robert Cowper on 6th mo. 23, 2022 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

In the spirit of Christ, being drawn out of the reflective nature to guide human relation



Awareness of the inshining presence of the spirit of Jesus Christ guides and informs my relationships and interactions. This awareness of the Spirit’s presence seated in my consciousness and conscience and the experience of its relative intensity through awareness of the increase or diminishment of the light of the spirit is, in itself, the faculty which anchors my consciousness and informs my conscience. In the power and presence of the spirit of Christ, the faculty of reason or…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 5th mo. 19, 2022 at 3:55pm — 1 Comment

Earlham Scrap Book (mentions Dr. Suber)

Exhibit:  bfi.org/synergetics

Me on Quaker-P, May 14 2005 "What Every Quaker Should Know":

This is the geometry curriculum I'd like to see phased in to Quaker schools (not to displace all of what's already there, but in a way that supplements and complements). And Bucky himself: twas an…

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Added by Kirby Urner on 5th mo. 7, 2022 at 6:40pm — No Comments

New Home

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Added by Rob Fensom on 4th mo. 22, 2022 at 6:51pm — No Comments

New Home

Well I see my last post was in April in 2021. A lot as happened since then. I sold my house in Kamloops BC last December and bought a new home in Alberta 5 miles from my eldest daughters family. I now see my grandchildren often and even teach them with some home schooling. I live on an acreage east of Rocky Mountain House. I have lots of pasture for some stock and good black soil for my new veg garden this spring.Although no longer living in the mountains I have a lovely view of them from my…

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Added by Rob Fensom on 4th mo. 22, 2022 at 6:42pm — No Comments

Spiritual life along Oregon's coastal mountain range

In the Coastal Mountain Range

The other day I was wading in a stream that runs through a dingle nestled in the coastal mountains along Oregon's south coast. I was there to observe American Dippers as they gleaned food by diving beneath the surface of the stream. It was a cool and dark down in the dingle. Yet, the sun illuminated the top of the mountains as its bright light slowly descended down the face of the wooded ridge and filled the dampened dingle first with a tawniness…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 3rd mo. 6, 2022 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Life drawn into the power of the spirit of Christ and drawn out of the reflective nature.

Today the presence of the spirit of Christ is discovering to me a life in the presence of the immanent being of God itself ... drawn out of the reflective nature and into the holy nature as sufficient in itself to guide and inform human relationships and interactions

Added by Keith Saylor on 2nd mo. 18, 2022 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Design Science

Bucky Fuller is credited for popularizing a lot of memes, some of which developed into full-fledged physical artifacts, such as the geodesic domes, which blossomed everywhere in architecture, most impressively on the industrial scene, but also in the form of do-it-yourself affordable shelter solutions. 

However "the industry industry missed" (Archibald MacLeish) is still…

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Added by Kirby Urner on 1st mo. 20, 2022 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Autobiographical Snippet

Both my parents were convinced Friends, thanks to deep discussions they'd been having with their peers at a YWCA closely associated with the University of Washington, where they met.  Jack was a Seattle native whereas Carol was a precocious kid at Garfield High, her dad an itinerant Linotype operator.

Dad was having conscientious objections to the university's compulsory ROTC gun training. Mom would later join the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). All that…

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Added by Kirby Urner on 11th mo. 11, 2021 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

Living in the intuitive presence of Christ during persecution by the agents and agencies of the reflective nature.

The world is ruled by the faculty of the reflective nature. Human relations are guided and informed by and through the agency of political, religious, educational, commercial, industrial, and economic institutions and the individual agents of those institutions. Those who have been drawn outside the reflective nature and into the direct rule of the spirit of Christ in the conscience, often find that the agencies and agents of the reflective nature will seek to force those in the intuitive…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 11th mo. 10, 2021 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Drawn outside the reflective nature to guide human relations.

There are people who testify to the witness of how the Holy Spirit leads them to minister (guide and inform human relations) to others through the faculty of the reflective nature; manifested in their reflecting upon other people and circumstances through political and religious intellectual constructs. I am drawn into a different way.

Through the power and presence of the spirit of Jesus Christ in my conscience  and…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 10th mo. 5, 2021 at 7:30am — No Comments

QuakerQuaker's Sweet Sixteen!

Hi QuakerQuakers,

When the idea for QuakerQuaker started bubbling up back in the summer of 2005, it was seen as a place for Quakers from across the branches of Friends to come together with curious seekers and Quaker-adjacent spiritual folks to talk about what "primitive Christianity" might look like today. The phrase was lifted from William Penn—you might think of it as his elevator pitch, or summary of what the Quaker movement was trying to do. Blogging was in its golden age and a…

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Added by QuakerQuaker on 9th mo. 25, 2021 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Established in the living and continuous presence of Jesus Christ

We live in social contexts (the world over) wherein human relations are guided, informed, and governed by the reflective nature through the agency of political, religious, educational, and economic institutional structures and the individual agents of those institutions. There is a different way wherein human relations are guided through the agency of the direct and continous experience of the spirit of Jesus Christ in the conscience and consciousness. In this indwelling experience, people are… Continue

Added by Keith Saylor on 8th mo. 29, 2021 at 7:00am — No Comments

Advice From Mother Theresa

From *Brethren Life and Thought* by Joel Shenk: "People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you…
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Added by William F Rushby on 8th mo. 14, 2021 at 10:21am — No Comments

A Quote from (Mary) Flannery O'Connor, 20th Century Novelist

Quoted by Leah Chang in a review of James Kugel's *The Great Shift* on Amazon:  "I don't know You, God because I am in the way.  Please help me push myself aside"

Added by William F Rushby on 8th mo. 6, 2021 at 2:34pm — 1 Comment

Wisdom from an Old German Bpitst Brethren website

From Leanna Peters O'Riley in <Old German Baptist Brethren>
We cannot pour from an empty cup…🏃‍♀️
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Added by William F Rushby on 7th mo. 14, 2021 at 5:04pm — 1 Comment

From William Salt's 1663 "Some Breathings of Life ..."

And theſe two things feel me in (and therein abide with me.)…
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Added by Keith Saylor on 7th mo. 2, 2021 at 9:53am — 1 Comment

George Fox's 1655 Pamphlet: A Warning to the World groping after sects, opinions, and notions

A WARNING TO THE WORLD…
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Added by Keith Saylor on 6th mo. 18, 2021 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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