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Forum, March 2019

Letters from our readers

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Rescue and Jessica: A Life鈥怌hanging Friendship

By Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, illustrated by Scott Magoon. Candlewick Press, 2018. 32 pages. $16.99/hardcover or eBook. Recommended for [鈥

James Foritano attends Cambridge (Mass.) Meeting.

Posted in: December 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and Christianity
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Art Exhibitions as a New Ministry

Art as a door to the spiritual.

Jiae Paik holds MDiv and MA degrees at Earlham School of Religion and Bethany Theological Seminary respectively. As a self-taught ceramic artist, she provides individual spiritual direction and companionship throughout the creative process, as well as leading workshops. At this time, she worships at her home.

Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Features
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Gianna-Katsock

Our D.C. Family

Signs passed by as we continued to drive on the bumpy road. It was a dreary, dark, foggy day. The [鈥

Gianna Katsock, Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School

Posted in: Student Voice Project 2018, Student Voices Project, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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Olivia-Dietrich

Community or Competition

I shakily stepped out of the car. I had to grip the door for support. Even though it was a [鈥

Olivia Dietrich, Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School

Posted in: Student Voice Project 2018, Student Voices Project, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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Rahab

Poetry: 鈥淚 lived in the wall, between the wilderness / and stony Jericho.鈥

Kristin Camitta Zimet lives in Winchester, Va.

Posted in: February 2018, Poetry
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Sandra L. Smith Stoltz

Stoltz鈥擲andra L. Smith Stoltz, 63, on March 29, 2017, in York County, Pa. Sandy was born in York County on [鈥

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Grace

FJ Poetry: 鈥淭hank you for the words my father spoke before he died.鈥

Laura Jackson lives in聽Merion Station, Pa.

Posted in: Conflict and Controversy, Poetry
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The Transformation of a Small Quaker Library

Bringing a new sense of purpose to an underused meeting library.

Ruth McNeill is a member of Corvallis (Ore.) Meeting. She is a retired preschool and elementary school teacher, an amateur weaver, and an amateur writer.

Posted in: Features, Quaker Libraries
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The author (center) with her sister Bonnie (left) and mother. Photo taken a few months before Bonnie's death. Photo courtesy of the author.

Weeping to Joy

God heals in unexpected ways.

Betsy Blake builds websites and communication strategies for companies and organizations trying to do good in the world. Her photojournalism work was recently featured on CNN and NBC news. Betsy lives in Greensboro, N.C., and is a member of First Friends Meeting. Learn more about Betsy at betsyblake.com.

 

This version has been slightly edited from the printed piece.

Posted in: Features, The Art of Dying
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