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Deep, Tall, and Wide

I’ve just arrived at the old stone house next to Amish fields where I spend the summers writing. One of my first priorities is to string wires up the stairs to connect my computer to the phone line so I can get my e‐mail. But a quiet, inner voice tells me to wait. As I notice my impatience, I become aware of how my daily e‐mail correspondence—which usually involves planning many activities—often seems more important than daily time for listening to God. It is thus with a humbled awareness of my own shortcomings that I write this; it🔒

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Marcelle Martin, a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., is a core teacher at Pendle Hill Quaker Study Center in Wallingford, Pa., for 2006-2007.


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