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An Adoption Story

We took our time at breakfast, not wanting to indulge our anxious expectations by arriving too early at the meeting.  Like teenagers, we pulled out our cell phone and took pictures of us on the “before” part.  We  looked the … Continue reading

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How We Teach our Children to Scream

   “Is that normal?” Jed asked, his face was a mixture of horror and concern as he watched a little boy scream his way out of the park. I smiled.  I think it was a saddened smile of understanding.  I … Continue reading

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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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A Quiet Story of Struggle and Love

       A few days ago I watched as a rather angry young father berated his (4-year-old?) son about not rushing through the fast food parking lot without parental guidance.  Only, it wasn’t a loving parental command for safety, … Continue reading

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S and S for the Kids and Other Voiceless Citizens

Here’s the story:  Several years ago, I visited my daughter in Japan, who was teaching in the JET program.  It was a wonderful visit due to all the people who I was able to find a connection to, even if … Continue reading

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The Best Resolution

What we ARE teaches the students far more than what we say, so we must be what we want our students to become.                                 ——-from the Yoakum (Texas) Intermediate School We must be what we want our children to grow … Continue reading

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Grieving Children–Give Them the Tools of Expression

For those of us who have so little ability to express our sympathy and compassion, here is one way to reach out and care:     If you would like to mail sympathy cards, postcards, letters of support, and teddy … Continue reading

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