Ministry by Women

I recently ran across a long-winded and long-worded blog about whether women should be permitted to “preach” to a congregation.    None of the points raised on either side of this question pertain to vocal ministry in a Friends meeting for worship.   None of us is to...

2019 National Day of Prayer

The following was the introduction given at the Middleburg Heights, Ohio 2019 National Day of Prayer event The theme for today’s National Day of Prayer is, “Love one another. Just as I have loved you.” John 13:34 That is a wonderful thought, that all people would love...

Quaker Worship

Deep within there is a place Beyond the reach of time and space, Where worries pale and demons flee Confronted by Eternity. And some one there who calls my name Tells me like Him to be the same, The body’s death is not a loss When soul finds life upon the cross. There...

Who is not greedy?

In the wee hours of this morning, I could not sleep. I felt oppressed by the flaws of our political state. Politicians of both major parties are running up a huge national debt. Their primary concern seems to be to keep themselves in office, not by earning majority...

You can’t make me!

“You can’t make me!” I would screech at my big brother when he tried to boss me around.   He would order me to do some chore of his, or to do something foolish so that he could laugh at me, or in some other way seek to rule over me.   My resistance...