Stephanie Stuckwisch's Blog – 1st mo. 2010 Archive (2)

Sabbath and Tithing - One Quaker's Half Formed Perspective.

I've been hearing more and more people talk about needing to slow down, to simplify their schedules. No one seems to be succeeding. Even children are over scheduled.



Friends are called to be in the world but not of it.



But are we doing this? It can be hard to tell the difference between a Quaker and your average liberal American. At times I think that we are a secularized society of friends (intentional absence of capitals).



At my meeting today, we shared our… Continue

Added by Stephanie Stuckwisch on 1st mo. 17, 2010 at 8:39pm — 3 Comments

New Year's Lamentations and Consolations

My meeting has a tradition of holding worship on New Year's Eve. Given the date, worship revolves around the events of the previous months and hopes for the year ahead. For myself, being Christocentric with a strong connection to nature, my meditation inevitably brings images of darkness turning towards the Light.



2009 was a year of changes, not all of them welcome.



I made a trip back east to see my father. Alzheimer's had so thoroughly robbed his face of expression, that… Continue

Added by Stephanie Stuckwisch on 1st mo. 1, 2010 at 2:23pm — No Comments

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