Morning thought: Wednesday

Today’s Friendly Reflection for Lent could not be more perfect for the situation we find ourselves in today! Here is the full quote, from early Friend John Woolman: The place of prayer is a precious habitation: … I saw this habitation to be safe, to be inwardly quiet, when there was great stirrings and commotions […]

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Morning thought: Tuesday

The reflection on our Lenten Reflection calendar this morning is from George Fox’s writings: “Be still and cool in thy own mind and spirit.” This seems to be especially inspired counsel in a time such as ours. (When I created this calendar, I had no idea what we were heading into.) The longer quote is […]

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Planting Peace

It may be hard to feel excited about spring right now, with all that’s going on in the world and in our communities. Yesterday here in central Indiana a beautiful snow fell most of the afternoon, leaving a dusting on the ground and nothing on the streets. It reminded me of the joke we typically […]

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A morning thought

In our Friendly Reflections for Lent 2020 calendar, today’s quote from Early Friends is, “Live in the virtue of that life and power.” It reminds me of Jesus’ encouragement to us in John 16:33: “In this world you will have tribulation, but take heart! I have overcome the world.” Today, too, by keeping our hearts […]

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A Call for Prayer

Well, Friends, unfortunately the light-hearted, easy message I had planned for us today (and already half finished) has been pre-empted by something else that felt more important to say this morning. If you’ve been following the news this week, you’re aware of the rising tensions and military action that resulted in the death of an […]

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The Secret Garden

Did you have a favorite book when you were little? Maybe you liked Gulliver’s Travels, Oliver Twist, or the Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys series. You might have read the Doctor Dolittle series, like I did, or enjoyed Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books, long before the television show made the stories part of our […]

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