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The light shining in the darkness, that cannot be overcome Isaiah 7:10-16, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19, Romans 1:1-7, Matthew 1:18-25 The lessons for this Sunday describe signs of God that appear in the midst of everyday life. Joseph was an example of faithfulness, even when the signs…(Read More)

The Light Shining in the Darkness, that Cannot be Overcome Isaiah 2:1-5, Psalm 122, Romans 13:11-14, Matthew 24:36-44 This Sunday’s lectionary texts surprise us with a vision of peace that breaks in, disrupting business as usual. Isaiah’s rousing vision of nations streaming to God’s mountain is…(Read More)

Psalm #139

  PSALM #139 I praise Your decision to make Eve and Adam free with the stipulation that they walk humbly. There was no valid excuse when they overstepped Your boundaries and none has appeared since they lost Eden. May I remain in this Paradise to which You have led me. Although I am surrounded by…(Read More)

If the world is ever threatened by a massive flood of epic proportions, it now seems the first place to head to is Williamstown, Kentucky. There between the rolling hills of Cincinnati, Ohio and Lexington, Kentucky sits the town of Williamstown and a massive replica of Noah’s Ark. Called the Ark Encounter, this Ark…(Read More)

How accurately does the movie, The Friendly Persuasion, portray nineteenth-century American Quakerism? For many American Friends, The Friendly Persuasion is their favorite film, at least about Quakerism. Based on Quaker author (and Whittier College alumnus) Jessamyn West’s collection of short stories of the same title, the film depicts the lives of a Quaker…(Read More)

Light and Salt

Leonita Mugofwa will be presenting the evening service, entitled “Joyfully Believing,” at the USFWI/QMI 45th Triennial Conference this July. In anticipation, Minga Claggett-Borne sent us this story about Leonita’s work that she wrote several years ago. She interviewed Leonita in 2012.—ed. “You are the earth’s salt. But if the salt…(Read More)


I LOVE winter walks, especially in the snow. They are so solitary and full of beauty. Potential beauty. I can almost feel the pulsating of the life growing down under the dead and lifeless. This withered stump undulated when I could see it with my heart.   —Image and text by Cathy Barney &nbsp…(Read More)