Sustainability

             Had Adam and Eve stayed in the Garden, all would still be sustaining today, for there is the tree of life.  We witness, or give testimony, that we are to return to the Garden – to the place where we Trust God in all things, with all our being, unashamedly...

Is the Bible Literally True?

The other day a someone asked me, “Is the Bible literally true?   As a Friend (“Quaker”), I recognize that what is True exists beyond what I know, even beyond what I believe.   So my answer went like this: How could I possibly know?  Where was I when...

Where do good and evil come from?

If there were no human beings on this material earth, there would still be hurricanes and balmy summer days.  There would still be wild fires and plagues.  There would still be bounties of fruit and fresh springs of water.  For the rocks and seas and...

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...