Reclaiming Our Divine Birthright

When I first discovered Quakerism, I was living a life that was, quite frankly, “SPICE‐free,” although not without savor. My husband and our two small children and I were living in a large crumbling Victorian heap. I was hopeless at keeping ahead of the chaos and pandemonium of the pre‐K set, and was equally useless at keeping ahead of the general decay that threatened to bring our house crashing about our ears. My husband would ascend daily to the rarefied world of grownups and wage earners, leaving me in the extremely sticky trenches to hold sway over howling🔒

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Patricia Barber is a member of Goose Creek Meeting in Lincoln, Va. Born and raised in Zimbabwe, she is a freelance writer who now lives with her family in Keedysville, Md. She blogs at headuponastone.blogspot.com.

Posted in: Features, June/July 2013: Quaker Testimonies

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