Tag Archives: First Day

Am I More or Less Equal?

Dear Friends, I’ve been thinking a lot about equality, and how that concept, belief, testament and action challenges me in almost every aspect of my life. How do I apply equality in a world driven by the basic concept of … Continue reading

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Morality or Integrity: A Quaker Letter

Dear Friends, At 3am, wide awake and wishing to get some sleep before morning, I wondered how many people have philosophical debates with themselves in the wee hours, trying the whole time to not get “involved” so that relaxation can … Continue reading

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10 Character Traits of a Treasured Hero/Heroine

How does one build a character that will be treasured by readers?  What do we all look for in our story-book heroes and heroines that makes us want to root for them through the tough times and actually celebrate when … Continue reading

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2012: Discernment on Integrity and Activism

It is First Month/First Day/ 2012.  What will 2012 bring?  What will I do to be of “that of God’s hands” in 2012?  (If you are not one to believe in God, perhaps you can insert in this phrase “that … Continue reading

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First Day Thoughts from John Woolman–for this 25th Day of 12th Month

I just had pancakes with John Woolman.  (I had an early, spartan breakfast with my husband and then felt the urge to make pancakes–something about childhood comfort food, I’ll bet.) It is Christmas Day.  The pinnacle of the Christian Season … Continue reading

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Preparing for First Day Meeting

When I read others blogs, I realize a couple of aspects that make these blogs popular.  One, most of the writers have a flair for humor; and two, each writer has a gift for connecting between writing about their daily … Continue reading

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#7 from “A Quaker Book of Wisdom”

Lawrence Smith is the author of”A Quaker Book of Wisdom” –Life Lessons in Simplicity, Service, and Common Sense. In his epilogue he gives us Ten Life Lessons from our Quaker Legacy: #7:  Make Your Love Visible In The World Through … Continue reading

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