Highs and lows

Life does not consist of a level path, but of highs and lows, mountains and valleys.  Sometimes that variety is pleasant as in the walk through the woods in Rushmere Country Park. On Sunday the sun was shining through the trees as we walked to see the Herons nesting at the tops of the tall […]

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Let’s face it!

Quakers have a reputation as peace activists. The Peace Testimony, or as it was originally – the anti-war testimony, has been a cherished part of Quaker witness for over three hundred years. Last century Friends were influential in creating the possibility of conscientious objection when conscription was introduced. But in my reading this week it […]

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Labels?

If you had to be known by a label, what would you choose? Name badges are often worn by conference attendees, and we are encouraged to wear them at our Community Choir. If you choose to wear your name, would it be just your first name or your full name? I much prefer to be […]

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Ritual

Quakers are not known for their esoteric ritual. Who would think that silence has a ritual? But apparently there is a highly sophisticated liturgy within Quaker worship and the way in which decisions are reached in ‘right ordering’.  Anyone who has worshipped in a Quaker Meeting will, however, realise that there are certain things that are […]

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