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New Year鈥檚 top five: The most popular articles of 2017

We鈥檝e been sharing our most鈥恟ead articles of 2017 on Facebook and Twitter. Here is the full list. #5 Mystical Experience, the [鈥


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The Art of Dying and the Afterlife: August Full Issue Access

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A Simple State of Being That Never Truly Dies

Moving toward death is its own kind of expectant worship. 馃敀 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ [鈥

Robert Stephen Dicken is a member of First Friends Meeting in New Castle, Ind. He retired from teaching high school English in 2002. His retirement days consist of reading, writing, drawing, almost completing honey-do lists, and entertaining grandchildren.


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Grief Manifesto: Linda Heacock鈥檚 Death As Told by Her Daughter

As I did some yard work for a friend, I found a dead bird in one of her beds. I [鈥

Hannah Jeffrey, a member of Richmond (Va.) Meeting, lives in Sacramento, Calif., where she is the director of a canvassing office, informing and involving the public on progressive issues and organizing at a grassroots level.


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Empathy

I sit quietly in meeting for worship, envisioning the Light Within and knowing that I am being held very gently [鈥

Lee C. Neff, a member of South Seattle (Wash.) Meeting., is a gardener, writer, and former educator.


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A Brief Dance with Death

In October 2008 I had my first mammogram. The next day, I received a call. 鈥淭here is an asymmetry on [鈥

Holly Jeffries, a member of Plainfield (Vt.) Meeting, farms in the mountains of Vermont. She gives special thanks to her husband, Walter, for encouraging her to write this at the time.


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Parting Time

The end came early and unexpectedly for my friend Sue, and in a few days I will join her family [鈥

Stephen Redding is a member of Richland Meeting in Quakertown, Pa. He owns and, with the help of his family, operates the Happy Tree Ltd., a tree and landscaping company and nursery in Green Lane, Pa. a mystic, he is the author of two books, Something More and More or Less. See http://www.stephenredding.com.


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Haunting Presentations


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Into the Abyss and Back

Held in the Light: Norman Morrison鈥檚 Sacrifice for Peace and His Family鈥檚 Journey of Healing By Anne Morrison Welsh, with [鈥

Robert Dockhorn, senior editor of Friends Journal, is a member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.


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Living Near the End of Life: Queries for the Elderly

Crosslands is one of a number of Quaker retirement communities in the Philadelphia area. In existence for over 30 years, [鈥

Brigitte Alexander was first exposed to Quakerism in Berlin (Germany) Meeting in the 1930s. She has been a member of Pittsburgh (Pa.) Meeting since 1968, and she worships with a small group at Parkersville (Pa.) Meeting and at Crosslands Worship Group. Trained as a city planner, she worked in Boston. After a hiatus while raising children, she managed a small foundation in children's mental health in Pittsburgh.


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