Is there a Quaker creed?

A “creed” is defined by Webster’s as, “A brief authoritative formula of religious belief.”   “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith,” (Heb 12:2) Friends deny any human “authority” over that...

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...

Greed in Government?

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...