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Monthly Archives: January 2014

For, when I came into the silent assemblies…

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“For, when I came into the silent assemblies of God’s people, I felt a secret power among them, which touched my heart; and as I gave way unto it I found the evil weakening in me and the good raised … Continue reading

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May There Be Peace – A Villanelle

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Soon, soon, here in this place, may there be peace. Hear our prayer, Inner Light of great and small: Help us make violence end and bloodshed cease. May we, though given so much to caprice, Be still long enough to … Continue reading

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What Do Quakers Believe?

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Historically there can be no question but that the Society began as a Society of Christians, and for the most part of its life the Christian basis was accepted without demur by its members However, a Society lives in its … Continue reading

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Give Over Thine Own Willing…

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“Give over thine own willing; give over thine own running; give over thine own desiring to know or to be any thing, and sink down to the seed which God sows in the heart, and let that grow in thee, … Continue reading

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Micah 6:8

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8 He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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The Blessing of Peace

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To the extent that the blessing of peace is achieved by humankind, it will not be achieved because people have outraced each other in the building of armaments, nor because we have outdebated each other with words, nor because we … Continue reading

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It is time that Christians were judged…

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“It is time that Christians were judged more by their likeness to Christ than their notions of Christ. Were this sentiment generally admitted we should not see such tenacious adherence to what men deem the opinions and doctrines of Christ … Continue reading

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Everything, all beauty and rightness….

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Everything, all beauty and rightness, seems to turn upon a right subordination of the outward to the inward, the transient to the permanent, in our lives and thoughts. Yet this right subordination cannot be achieved in a hurry. If we … Continue reading

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