Acceptance is a key to a happy life. We must accept people like they are. And we must accept life circumstances as they are, or we will never find serenity. I am not talking about moral cowardice or apathy. But buckets of sweat and fret are often shed, about issues that we either can not… More Tolerant acceptance vs. finger pointing
Recently, in a private Society of Friends page to which I belong , the opinion was stated by some that that certain aspects of the Biblical record make it undesirable for Quakers to use in worship and practice. It saddens me that many Quakers have become so liberal, that they try to discredit the spiritual… More My Quaker Faith And The Bible
Several years ago I posted an article; “The Presence of Honor in the Absence of Title.” The idea behind this article was that what we do is important, even if it does not result in recognition. Sometimes it seems to me that people are more concerned about how they “appear” to others, than how they… More Anonymity And Significance
An un-named but very special friend wrote me today; with this concern: “”What the world calls “excellence,” and even what some of God’s people who are a bit worldly-minded right now call “excellence,” is not necessarily what God the Father calls excellence. Keep your eyes straight-up on Jesus for your direction.”” This is my reply….… More Eyes on Jesus for your direction
Ephesians 3:20-21 20Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, 21Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. As I read this passage, this morning, I saw it in… More Abundantly able to do above all that we ask or think.
Micah 6:8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? // This is easily my favorite verse in the Bible. It condenses the heart of God and the walk of salvation,… More Thoughts on Micah 6:8
My favorite piece of literature is the Bible. There is such a wealth and diversity of knowledge to be gained there; that I find it to be a great life-long companion. Nestled right in the midst of this wonderful collection of knowledge are 5 books of Wisdom. Many times, when I seek some nugget of… More The Internal Value of Wisdom