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Leadings and Anxiety

How can we distinguish depression from the dark night of the soul?

Joanna Hoyt worships (after the manner of Friends), lives, and works at St. Francis Farm, a community in upstate New York that practices an alternative to the consumer culture. She blogs about faith, justice, community building, mental health, and other issues at Livingasifthetruthwastrue.blogspot.com.


Posted in: Features, May 2014: Mental Health and Wellness
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Sexual Ethics: What Is Our Goal?

As I understand it, the central Quaker commitment is to listen to the Spirit’s promptings and act faithfully in accordance […]

Joanna Hoyt, a member of Portland (Maine) Meeting, has worked and worshiped for the last eight years at St. Francis Farm, a community in upstate New York that practices an alternative to the consumer culture through prayer, sustainable agriculture/forestry, and presence and assistance to neighbors.


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Reconsidering Financial Security

Friends speak of living in faithfulness to God, of letting our outward lives be wholly patterned by obedience to the […]

Joanna Hoyt, a member of Portland (Maine) Meeting, is currently living in upstate New York. She is listed as "an isolated Friend" within Farmington-Scipio Regional Meeting. She participates in a Meeting for Faithfulness, a group of Friends in western New York who gather monthly, or as able, for extended worship focused on faithfulness to the Spirit's leading in their lives.


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True Relationship

Love engendered in true relationship escapes its original container and spreads out. “My cup runneth over” expresses perfectly what Dan […]


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