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The Essence of Life: Who? Why? What?

April 21, 2012

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“Before you tell your life what you intend to do with it, listen for what it intends to do with you.” (Parker Palmer, Let Your Life Speak) What is life all about? What are the essentials? What are the non-essentials? When I drill down to the core of my existence here on earth, what is […]

out of the silence

March 18, 2012

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In many senses, all of my writing and all of my healing has come out of the silence. It wasn’t until I entered the silence and remained there, listening to the silence and waiting … on strength in weakness … on light in darkness … on a still, small voice in the chaos … that I began […]

if I already know . . .

March 18, 2012

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After our meeting for worship (which is always in silence) today we had a program on conflict resolution. Actually, as Quakers, every gathering is a meeting for worship. Each week the worship is silent but not so much meditation but rather it is listening to the silence and waiting on the Spirit. In a meeting for worship, someone may speak out what has been put on […]

with open hands

November 19, 2008

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Today, Thursday, May 1, is National Day of Prayer. Do you ever really think about prayer? When I do, it seems a rather selfish ritual that focuses on getting my needs and wants met. Or it is a ritual to appease our god? But when Paul says in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18: “Be joyful always; pray […]