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I want to talk more about the Light today. We Quakers talk often of “the Light.” It’s one of our ways of talking about Jesus or God or divinity. There is a particular phrase that’s especially on my mind this … Continue reading
That’s what Maida Heatter yelled at her TV. A doctor was talking about the ways you could reduce stress. He started listing ways: Exercise. Diet. Yoga. Take a walk. “I yelled, ‘Bake cookies.’ ” “Baking cookies is a great escape,” … Continue reading
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Message at Durham Friends Meeting, May 19, 2019 We celebrated my Dad’s 100th birthday two weeks ago. He wasn’t with us; he died in 1990. But I made him a cake and we celebrated his good life. He taught me … Continue reading
Message at Durham Friends Meeting May 5, 2019 I’ve been reading a remarkable recent book. It’s by Brian Drayton and William Taber, and published in 2015. Its title is a little forbidding: A Language for the Inward Landscape: Spiritual Wisdom … Continue reading
Message at Durham Friends Meeting, April 7, 2019 Here we are, gathered as a community whose beginnings lie about 2000 years back, “a long time ago in a place far, far away from here.” I want us to imagine ourselves … Continue reading