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If I Had Grown In Some Generous Place

FJ Poetry: “If I had grown in some generous place—”

Kat Griffith lives in Ripon, Wisc.

Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, Poetry
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For Where Your Treasure Is, There Will Your Heart Be Also

Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon Earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and […]

Kat Griffith is a member of Winnebago Friends Worship Group in east-central Wisconsin. For more information about San Ignacio School, a K-12 school run by San Ignacio Evangelical Friends Meeting, contact Kat Griffith at 955 Ransom St., Ripon, WI 54971, or call (920) 748-3923.

Posted in: Features
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Sonja Biorn‐Hansen

Biorn‐Hansen—Sonja Biorn‐Hansen, 58, on February 6, 2016, in Portland, Ore. Sonja was born on October 21, 1957, in Boston, Mass. […]

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Surprised by Joy

A family tragedy unleashes a flood of unexpected emotions and lessons.

Kat Griffith is a member of Winnebago Worship Group in east central Wisconsin, a high school teacher, and former homeschooler. She has previously written for Friends Journal about Northern Yearly Meeting's relationship with Salvadoran Friends and "Conversations from the Heartland," a series of discussions with conservative Christian homeschooling friends.

An earlier version of this article appeared in the November 2016 issue of What Canst Thou Say?

Posted in: Features, February 2019
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Quaker Education: Thoughts on Our Words, Our Silence, and a Very Cool Milk Jug Raft

G. K. Chesterton once said that most educational debates more or less dead‐end at “Let us not decide what is […]

Kat Griffith, a member of Winnebago Worship Group in east-central Wisconsin, is a homeschooling mother of two, one of whom, Savannah Hauge, also has an article in this issue. Kat's last article in Friends Journal addressed her encounter with conservative Christian homeschoolers ("Conversations from the Heartland," October 2006).

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Is Imagination Simple?

Outward simplicity can inspire an untrammeled flowering of imagination.

Kat Griffith is clerk of the Winnebago Worship Group in east central Wisconsin, co-clerk of Northern Yearly Meeting, a former high school teacher and homeschooler, and an occasional writer. Her last Friends Journal article was “Surprised by Joy” (Feb. 2019) about the gift of obedience following her sister’s death.

Posted in: QuakerSpeak at Five, Reflection
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Conversations from the Heartland

A few years ago, I surprised myself and some friends—I sent out an e‐mail to my homeschooling buddies, almost entirely […]

Kat Griffith, a homeschooling mother of two, is a member of Winnebago Worship Group in East-Central Wisconsin. Her previous articles in Friends Journal (February 2003 and May 2005) have addressed the evolving relationship between Northern Yearly Meeting and El Salvador Yearly Meeting.

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Hijacked by a Prayer

Several years ago this somewhat disorganized, go‐with‐the‐flow, inspiration‐over‐discipline kind of Quaker surprised herself, and probably God: she committed to a […]

Kat Griffith is a member of Winnebago Friends Worship Group in east-central Wisconsin.

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Forgiveness: A Personal Journey

1983: Searing hurt and anger. As demanded by my new stepmother, my father has just kicked me out. The new […]

Kat Griffith joined Monteverde Meeting in Costa Rica in the mid-1980s. She subsequently transferred her membership to Madison (Wis.) Meeting. She now lives in Ripon, Wisconsin, and participates in Winnebago Worship Group.

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Hungry for God: The Evolution of a Fasting Discipline

More than any other discipline, fasting reveals the things that control us. This is a wonderful benefit to the disciple […]

Kat Griffith, a member of Winnebago Worship Group in east-central Wisconsin, teaches high school Spanish and advises student clubs on diversity, racial justice, and Hispanic student achievement. She has found much richness in experimenting with classical spiritual disciplines.

Posted in: Features
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