Category Archives: Messages

Why I Am a Quaker: Following Jesus, Encouraged by Friends by Deborah Suess

Spokane Friends, thank you for inviting Tim and me to be among you. It has been a gift on so many levels: * It’s been an opportunity to re-connect with so many we haven’t seen for a long time…    … Continue reading

Posted in Messages

Love Warriors (Be Where God is Loving You) by Paul Blankenship

John 10:27 “My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me.” Christianity in Distress Christianity is going through hard times. People are leaving the tradition, and they might never come back. It’s not just that our own … Continue reading

Posted in Messages, Uncategorized

Healing Silence, Sacred Presence, and the Radical Faith of Friends by Paul Blankenship

Luke 10:25-37    There was a scholar of the law who stood up to test Jesus and said, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you read … Continue reading

Posted in Messages, Uncategorized

News and Views of the Q’s by Lois Kieffaber

Thank you for your willingness to try something new.  You probably felt like we all felt when it was introduced the first night at Sierra-Cascades Annual Meeting.  So you have already experienced some of what happened there, except for one … Continue reading

Posted in Messages

God As Preposition in the Divine Dance by Leann Williams

A week or two ago a client commented on my recent Recording as a minister with Sierra Cascades Yearly Meeting of Friends, “That’s quite an accomplishment! You must be proud of yourself.”  My response was, “Not really. I’m mostly humble … Continue reading

Posted in Messages, Uncategorized

Holy Listening: An Exercise in Wonder and a Cure for the Religious Wound by Paul Blankenship

Psalm 42  1 As the deer longs for the water-brooks, so longs my soul for you, O God. 2 My soul is athirst for God, athirst for the living God; when shall I come to appear before the presence of God? … Continue reading

Posted in Messages

Pentecost’s Today (or: How to Make the World Quake) by Paul Blankenship

Acts 2:1-13 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 Divided … Continue reading

Posted in Messages

The One Most Important Thing is Actually Two by Lauren Taylor

Good morning.  A while back, I was asked to help speak at a week long camp for high- schoolers – and the Scripture that the camp asked me to use was this very text in Matthew 22 (Matt. 22:34-40). And … Continue reading

Posted in Messages

Transitions by Anya Lawrence

When life suddenly takes us in a new direction, we think “this is a new beginning; this is the birth.” However, that is a misconception, because actually this new something began some time ago.  It began when the usual began … Continue reading

Posted in Messages

There is Always Light by Jon Maroni

Good morning, friends. I thought I would start out with a little bit of context and explanation of my title for this morning. In what may seem like a great irony my title was originally inspired after reading the Game … Continue reading

Posted in Messages