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The Cabin in the Forest by Paul Blankenship

Inside of you there is a forest. Passed the sycamore trees, the creeks, the night owls, and the crickets, there is a cabin. Your cabin sits under the sun and the moon and the other stars. It was built—and is … Continue reading

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Eighteenth Century Quaker Testimonies

Whenever Randy visits England, he visits as many second-hand bookstores as he can find in search of early Quaker literature.  On one such trip he found a small book whose cover was so worn the title was not visible.  The … Continue reading

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This morning when I sat down at my computer to finish preparing my thoughts, my computer gave me a blank gray screen. It was time for a reboot. Its little computer brain had been muddled by all of the information … Continue reading

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You are Enough

Bruce and I have experienced many changes since we last worshipped with you. Some of the changes have been welcome and joyful. Others have felt dark and difficult. There are many places of darkness around us personally, in our local … Continue reading

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Every Day Grace

I loved Kathleen Norris’s book Amazing Grace, Vocabulary of Faith.  It is a collection of essays about her life, worshipping in a small rural church, being a Benedictine oblate,  and how God’s grace is evident in all aspects of her … Continue reading

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SpokaneWord Feb 2016

Feb 2016 PDF A Look Ahead to 2016 They tell me that 2016 is a leap year of 366 days. That it starts on a Friday means there will be fifty two Sundays. Weather prognosticators say it will be warmer … Continue reading


The Queries

Personal Faith Query 1 – Do you live in vital relationship with God, trusting in Jesus Christ as your saving Lord and obeying the leadings of the Holy Spirit?  Is Christ’s presence evident in your life? Query 2 – Do … Continue reading

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The Peace Queries

The Queries are thoughtful questions that remind people of the spiritual and moral values Friends seek to uphold.  They help individuals and the church to consider the true source of spiritual strength, to nurture loving relationships, and to maintain a … Continue reading

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