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Blessings by Accident

Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for […]

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The Value of Stillness

Be no more than God hath made thee. Give over thine own willing; give over thine own running; give over […]

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On Seeking Membership (and Other Things)

After seven years of regular attendance at University Friends Meeting, Seattle, I decided to seek membership in the Religious Society […]

Dana B. Standish is a member of University Friends Meeting in Seattle, Washington. © 2001 Dana B. Standish

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Looking at the Stars: Two Quaker Women Astronomers

Each summer when I was a little girl, my grand-mother’s cousin, Marjorie Williams, and her father would visit our family. […]

Marjorie Pickett Xavier is a Friend who grew up in Indiana and graduated from Earlham College. She lives in Hayward, California, and works for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in San Francisco.

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Spiritual Materialism

A Quality of loss Affecting our Content As Trade had suddenly encroached Upon a Sacrament. —Emily Dickinson Not long ago, […]

Diane Barounis is a clinical social worker and a member of Evanston (Ill.) Meeting. An unexpanded version of this article was first published in the meeting's newsletter.

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How to Be Happy

The basic question addressed by religion is not “Does God exist?” but rather “How can we find eternal happiness in […]

Peter Bien, a member of Hanover (N.H.) Meeting, is emeritus professor of English and Comparative Literature at Dartmouth College and clerk of the Pendle Hill Publications

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At the End of the Road in Hawaii

Verne and Shirley Beechill, resident hosts of Honolulu (Hawaii) Meeting, drove up the dry coast of Oahu towards the community […]

Claire E. Gorfinkel, an independent publisher and fundraiser for AFSC, attends Orange Grove Meeting in Pasadena, Calif.

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