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Quaker Spiritual Disciplines for Hard Times

Can the spiritual disciplines of early Friends help us through hard times in the 21st century? The very question of […]

Patricia McBee is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. She is editor of Pastoral Care Newsletter and has recently edited a book, Grounded in God: Care and Nurture in Friends Meetings.

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The Journey to Answering That of God in Everyone

I’m probably one of the few Friends who has an aversion to the term “that of God in every one.” […]

Priscilla Berggren-Thomas is a member of Poplar Ridge (N.Y.) Meeting. She is a student in Earlham School of Religion's Access Program.

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Drinking the Living Water: Pilgrimage to Taize

A convinced Friend and former Catholic, I never thought I would agree with the pope about anything … but God […]

Mary Kay Rehard, a member of 57th Street Meeting in Chicago, Ill., lives in Richmond, Indiana, where she attends West Richmond Meeting and teaches her children at home. She and her husband, Patrick Nugent, director of the Institute for Quaker Studies at Earlham, will take students to Taizé's European meeting in Budapest this winter.

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The Miracle of Forgiveness: A Journey of the Heart

Seeds, whether planted by the human hand or sown by the wind, endure. Covered by earth they rest unseen, waiting […]

After 20 years of teaching in juvenile detention, Roxy Jacobs is now field secretary for Illinois Yearly Meeting.

Posted in: Features, May 2001
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Blessings by Accident

Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for […]

Posted in: April 2001, Features
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Heron Reflections

On the road home from the wedding of Muriel Bishop and Douglas Summers, reunited after many years apart, a beautiful, […]

Caroline Balderston Parry, a member of Ottawa (Ont.) Meeting, is seeking a publisher for a book-length collection of Heron Reflections.

Posted in: Features, March 2001
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Prayer: The Changer and the Changed

Not coming from a prayer‐oriented family or community, I found the idea of praying for someone vaguely embarrassing. “What’s the […]

Barry Zalph is a member of Louisville (Ky.) Meeting. He served from 1998 to 2000 on the Traveling Ministries Oversight Committee and the Advancement and Outreach Committee of Friends General Conference.

Posted in: Features, March 2001
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The Fruit of Her Hands

My mother had intended to get rid of the old pillows. Taking them out her back door one summer day, […]

Rebecca A. Payne is a member of Red Cedar Meeting in Lansing, Michigan. She is a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.

Posted in: Features, February 2001
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A Query Buff Looks at Queries

Quakers did not invent queries. Mothers did. Without queries, motherdom would be ham­strung.

Barry Morley is a member of Sandy Spring (Md.) Meeting.Formerly a teacher in Quaker schools, he is presently director of Catoctin Quaker Camp for children.In the off season he directs Inward Bound programs for adults and music for the Victorian Lyric Opera Company. Sometimes he writes short plays and long opera librettos.

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