What Do We Do Now?

Bless, Friends. Bless, and do not curse. Laura Curliss’ house, where Craig and I live, has these lovely, tastefully designed flower beds. There’s a small prairie garden out front, a few beds in the back yard, and a circular space out by the road where she would plant...

What Should We Do About Race?

What should we do about race? We could start this discussion with the Portuguese, the first colonial masters to import African slaves to the Americas. Or we could stay in our own country, looking at the dehumanizing evil that led up to the Civil War. Or we could skip...

How Should Quakers Run A Business?

Yesterday, Craig and I went to the Farmer’s Market. As is our custom when surrounded by healthful and delicious produce from all around Clinton County, Craig’s first stop was at the Pickard’s booth, because we can’t leave without some of Nancy’s cookies. We aren’t...

When Do We Speak?

In the fifth month of that same year, the fourth year, early in the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, the prophet Hananiah son of Azzur, who was from Gibeon, said to me in the house of the Lord in the presence of the priests and all the people: “This is what...

Is Everyone Saved?

All who sin apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who sin under the law will be judged by the law. For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared...