October 17, 2017

Although Quakerism does better than many faith practices in terms of gender equity, that bar isn’t quite high enough to be meaningful. We have work to do. Read more

October 12, 2017

But what if my idea doesn’t work? What if I make it worse? How can any action on my part effect the horrors of the world? Learning to let go of outcomes is critical to developing a peaceful mind and to listening to God. Read more

October 10, 2017

As a parent, I want my kids to form their own views and grow into their values. As a person of faith, I want to stay out of the way of the Spirit working in their lives. Read more

October 5, 2017

Learning to accept even the person who really bugs you is enough to test even the most Quakerly of Quakers. Especially if, like me, you have a temper! Read more

October 2, 2017

Instead of taking away the kinds of guns I grew up with, I am talking about automatic rifles, the weapons capable of the kind of massacre we are reeling from today. Guns that are capable of firing hundreds of rounds just don’t serve any civilian purpose. I really don’t see why the guy next door should have a gun designed to kill lots of people quickly and indiscriminately. For today, could we focus on removing automatic weapons from the streets? Read more

September 28, 2017

Turning yourself into a positive person doesn’t happen easily. Here are some queries from Eileen Flanagan’s The Wisdom to Know the Difference that can help. Read more

September 25, 2017

“Luck favors the better player” applies to listening for guidance. If you simply hope that Divine Guidance comes your way when you need it. Well, it may. But if you want to develop a habit of listening for the Divine, then preparing yourself and creating the opportunity for hearing will aid you in your process. Read more

September 20, 2017

Can anyone really receive Divine Guidance? What does it sound like? Quakers use a query or question to focus and deepen their meditations and to consider new ideas. Read more

September 13, 2017

How do you effectively support loved ones in the face of unpredictable oncoming disaster? What about nuclear war? How do you estimate the results of your efforts to maximum your good work? Read more

August 31, 2017

Good queries guide our searches and direct our thinking; they don’t have rote answers. That would be too easy! Read more

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