Category Archives: My Quaker Mail Bag

Exploring Spirit Language–Briefly

Dear Friends,      About a year ago, I attended a workshop at a Friends meeting  focused on exploring  Spirit in our lives. Our two workshop leaders were seasoned Friends who have engaged with Quakers throughout the United States and the UK. … Continue reading

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Teen: Seeking Compassionate Life With Passion

Dear Friends, Just returned from our Yearly Meeting (Quaker speak for our annual get-together where we do business, socialize and seek and share Spirit with others–and eat, and laugh and watch how fast our children have grown since last year). … Continue reading

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Am I What I Read?

Dear F/friends, PS:  I started to write this to introduce my new book, but I got side-tracked.  A good meandering to the internal parts of me, I thought I would share as a way for you, good reader, to take … Continue reading

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Practicing Simplicity: Inwardly and Outwardly

Dear Friends, I’ve been thinking a lot about Simplicity.  One of my Quaker foundations is built upon the living of a life that is simple–needing little, taking little, using little, being always aware of my actions as being “right with … Continue reading

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Every Day is Christmas

Dear Friend, As the world prepares to celebrate Christmas, I am reminded that for the past 350+ years, the Quakers have been quietly observant of Christmas every day.  Although a lot of Quakers have succumbed to Christmas trees, decorations and … Continue reading

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8 (Quaker) Steps to Succeeding in a Difficult Conversation

Dear Friends, We attended our Quarterly Meeting this past weekend.  The theme this year was “Difficult Quaker Conversations.”  I’m not sure I learned any new ways to try to have a dialogue with someone who is offering a different view … Continue reading

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Are You one of the FOUR?

Dear Friends, I’ve been thinking about the whole realm of volunteering.  My thoughts started when I received a phone call from my Friend, who needed to borrow a canopy for the Garlic Festival–it will probably rain. My Friend is the … Continue reading

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