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Who Turned on the Lights? A Reflection from Within

One of my worst recurring nightmares is that when I walk into a room and flick on the light switch, [鈥

Keith Maddock is a member of Toronto (Ont.) Meeting.

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On Paying Attention

Pray also for me, so that when I speak, a message may be given to me to make known with [鈥

Noah Baker Merrill, a member of Putney (Vt.) Meeting, coordinates Direct Aid Iraq. He carries a concern for the integration of worship and witness. Websites that are relevant to this article include: Direct Aid Iraq (http://www.directaidiraq.org), Heeding God's Call (http://www.heedinggodscall.org), and Peace Gathering (http://www.peacegathering2009.org).

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Pilgrim in a Barren Land

After midnight, even on an unseasonably mild November evening, the late鈥恮orking staffers have gone home and the tourists are back [鈥

Laurel Beckett, a member of Davis (Calif.) Meeting, is a professor and head of the Division of Biostatistics in the Dept. of Public Health Sciences at University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.

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Meditation as Centering Prayer

Waiting for prisoners to be brought to the chapel from their cell units can be a test of patience on [鈥

Keith R. Maddock is a member of Toronto (Ont.) Meeting.

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Considering Prayer

Not long ago, I sat down to a tall stack of correspondence, manuscripts, email, and other things that have piled [鈥

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My Year of Cancer

At a recent gathering of Friends, the discussion leader asked us each to describe a joy we had brought with [鈥

Paul Hamell is a member and current co-clerk of Ridgewood (N.J.) Meeting. He is a retired police lieutenant and a volunteer emergency medical technician. He is currently working on his second novel while searching for a publisher for his first one.

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The Echoing of Abuse

鈥淢om, Suzy鈥檚 in trouble. She鈥檚 at my house.鈥 Our older daughter鈥檚 voice sounded calm over the telephone. 鈥淩J beat her [鈥

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Joy of the Spirit

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Prayer that Works for Me

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Monastic Longings: On Laziness, Discipline, and Devotion

鈥淵ou would make a wonderful nun.鈥 Katherine said this to me with a grin, and I acted insulted because I [鈥

Lisa Marie Rand, a member of Unami Meeting in Pennsburg, Pa., is a freelance editor and writer, and a proofreader for Friends Journal.

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