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It’s time to flip our meetinghouses. Again.
I am by trade a teacher – former in employment – always on my heart. There was a movement a number of years ago – I must admit I’m not sure where it stands now, to create “flipped classrooms” The … Continue reading
Disruptive innovation – part of the Quaker tradition in these times?
“Dost thou call this place a church? or dost thou call this mixed multitude a church?” But instead of answering him, the priest asked what a church was? to which George replied, “The church is the pillar and ground of truth, made … Continue reading
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When wings are meant for swimming….
This weekend I had the gift of attending “They Gathered Around” – a retreat and explorations of those called to the work of pastoral ministry in our Meetings and wider Quaker communities. In part of this time together, we were … Continue reading
The state of our society – 1921 New England Yearly Meeting Newport, RI
At one time (and still, among Ohio Conservative Friends) New England Yearly Meeting answered the queries in our book of discipline directly, in order to demonstrate our current condition. I find these reports fascinating, and of great encouragement to me … Continue reading
Acadia Friends Meeting
This weekend I had the blessing of visiting with Acadia Friends. I arrived Friday evening for a weekend of workshops and conversations (and potlucks!) regarding digital presence and outreach. I left them well equipped with information and next steps, and … Continue reading
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if you have only one prayer… an Uxbridge Thanksgving
“Sympathized deeply and livingly with the seed in the Monthly Meeting at Uxbridge. Found great relief in watering the thirsty.” – Job Scott, Quaker Minister, November 1790. He had just turned 40, and had two years of life left. This … Continue reading
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Travel update – much time on the road in Gratitude
This month I have been many places! It has been a gift to be able to travel among Friends. These summaries were my brief reports to the intervistation group of NEYM. It feels right to also note them here. RI-Smithfield … Continue reading
A game of chance or Spirit led ministry? How do we get “picked” and why does it matter so much?
Seth Godin offered a great podcast this week called “You’re it” – all about getting picked for things, random happenings, how luck and chance play into what we see as opportunities (and fame and fortune). I listened to this podcast … Continue reading
How we are prepared – being my father’s daughter
This is part two of my explanations regarding the things that have led me here to ministry. “The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something. That’s the only thing that never … Continue reading