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A Story about Grace

I have been reading and hearing a lot about God’s grace. What is meant by grace? I thought maybe you […]

Mariellen O. Gilpin is a member of Urbana-Champaign Meeting in Illinois. She celebrates the many ways God has helped her deal with mental illness. ©2002 Mariellen O. Gilpin


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Focus On the Leading

A small meeting in a college town supports the fledgling ministries of its attenders.

Mariellen Gilpin is a member of Urbana-Champaign Meeting in Urbana, Illinois, and an editor of What Canst Thou Say? a quarterly publication for Quakers who have mystical experiences or pray contemplatively (Whatcanstthousay.org). Mariellen blogs at worshipsharinginprint.wordpress.com. Sometimes she thinks she must be the poster child for the Mistakes in Prayer Society.


Posted in: Features, March 2014: Funding Ministry
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Religious Wounding: What Can Our Meetings’ Elders Do?

How can we find ways to prevent wounded Friends from wounding other Friends?

Mariellen Gilpin is coordinating editor of What Canst Thou Say?, a publication for Quakers and others who have mystical experiences, and a member of Urbana-Champaign (Ill.) Meeting. She wrote the Pendle Hill pamphlet God's Healing Grace: Reflections on a Journey with Mental and Spiritual Illness.


Posted in: Features, May 2014: Mental Health and Wellness
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The Meaning of Silent Worship

A Friend recently asked, “What does silent worship mean?” Silent worship is about making an opportunity for God. God makes […]

Mariellen O. Gilpin is a member of Urbana-Champaign (Ill.) Meeting.


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Intimacy with God: Real Life Stories from What Canst Thou Say?

Edited by Mariellen Gilpin, Earl Smith, and Judy Lumb. Producciones de la Hamaca, 2015. 181 pages. $20/paperback. $9.99/eBook. What Canst […]

William Shetter is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting. Currently he is preparing some thoughts about rereading the Psalms.


Posted in: April 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Spiritual Nurture / Quaker Training
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Viewpoint: How to Write a Thank‐you Note

How to get through that pile of thank‐you notes—and end up liking your Friends! 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in […]

Mariellen Gilpin lives in Champaign, Ill.


Posted in: Giving and Philanthropy, Viewpoint
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Healing, and Bindweed

I’ve been thinking about healing, and about bindweed, recently. I have been mentally ill for 32 years. In the last […]

Mariellen Gilpin is an editor of What Canst Thou Say?—a newsletter for Quakers who have mystical experiences or practice contemplative prayer (http://www.whatcanstthousay.org). She is a member of Urbana-Champaign (Ill.) Meeting.


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Eldering: A Legacy

When I arrived in Champaign, Illinois, in 1963, I made my way to the Friends meeting the very first Sunday. […]

Mariellen Gilpin, a member of Urbana-Champaign (Ill.) Meeting, is an editor of What Canst Thou Say, a newsletter for Quakers with an interest in mystical experience or contemplative prayer, and is clerk of the Ministry and Advancement Committee of Illinois Yearly Meeting.


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Advice for Clerks

Here are my thoughts for a new clerk. You’ll have your own way of doing things, and they’ll be wonderful […]

Mariellen Gilpin was clerk of Urbana-Champaign (Ill.) Meeting for three years and wrote this Advice for her successor. She is continually amazed at the overlap between the responsibilities of clerk and elder. She is an editor of What Canst Thou Say? quarterly newsletter on Quakers, mystical experience, and contemplative prayer, and edited Discovering God as Companion: Real Life Stories from What Canst Thou Say.


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Visiting Agatha

I was an untrained amateur leading a self‐ help group for the mentally ill. Statistics were grim: in my first […]

Mariellen O. Gilpin is a member of Urbana-Champaign (Ill.) Meeting. This article recounts an experience she had 20 years ago. She didn't cry then—the pain was too deep for tears—but she did cry one night when instead of sleeping she finally committed it to words.


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