Monthly Archives: April 2016

If You Only Knew

I have been trying to find ways to share what I have been experiencing lately in Indianapolis with my Quaker friends in Iowa. This is my latest attempt. A really powerful book that I’ve started to read that does the … Continue reading

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Keystone, the President, and I

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Scattergood and the Vietnam War

by Jeff Kisling Don Laughlin and Roy Knight signed the Epistle to Friends Concerning Military Conscription. IMPORTANT NOTE:  Below I include some quotations from the Journal I kept at the time.  It was not correct when I wrote “I knew neither of … Continue reading

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Do You Care?

Earth Day, 2016, is today. While on the one hand it is discouraging to think of one day a year people give a thought to the earth.  On the other hand, any way to draw attention to our environmental crisis … Continue reading

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Spiritual Fire

Yesterday I wrote about the imagery of light filled flowers and the Inner Light.  That reminded me of a message that was given to me during our Quaker meeting for worship at North Meadow Circle of Friends once when I … Continue reading

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Ripple Effect of Stories

The following is from a PowerPoint presentation.  I hope this format works.

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Full of Light

The flowers seem like cups holding light this spring. We don’t have good language to talk about spiritual things.  The core Quaker belief is that there is that of God in everyone.  We often refer to that presence in us … Continue reading

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Dawn of a new day

Crisp, clear spring mornings are a wonder.  This photo was taken on the walk to work this morning. I’m imagining hearing Safety Suit’s version of Hallelujah.  (full disclosure–couldn’t help but listen to it now–brings tears to my eyes). Also by … Continue reading

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KI and Quakers

Yesterday I wrote about religion, related to the book we were reading for the monthly book discussion at KI (Kheprw Institute), The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change (25th Anniversary Edition) by Stephen R. Covey.   … Continue reading

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First Day and religion

In the past (and some continue the practice today) Quakers referred to the days of the week by number, with Sunday being First Day, Monday Second Day, etc.  This was because they objected to naming the days after Roman gods.  … Continue reading

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