Category Archives: Messages

Equality by Jon Maroni

This morning’s message comes from a Sunday school lesson I taught to my high school youth group way back in July of 2012. This would have been when I was living in Newberg, Krista and I would have been married … Continue reading

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Is My Love Loving? by Paul Blankenship

John 21:15 “When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter: ‘Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?’ He said to him, ‘Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed … Continue reading

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The Universe Loves a Happy Ending by Anya Lawrence

In 1994, Michael Gorbachev, the former President of Russia, contacted a group of energy workers in Germany, and asked them to energetically treat the Russian Nizhnesvirsky Reserve.  This reserve is a vast tract of land, of forests, moors, and lakes.  … Continue reading

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Gratitude as a Subversive Activity by Leann Williams

My thoughts this morning are reflections arising from a Way of the Spirit alumni retreat I attended at the end of October focused on Diana Butler Bass’s recently published book Grateful. We have just celebrated a holiday focused on gratitude, … Continue reading

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Taize Worship Service by Lois Kieffaber

I’d like to say a few words about Taize worship before we begin.  Taize is a small village in France founded over 70 years ago by a man known as Brother Roger, who felt a call to create a monastic … Continue reading

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A Call to Peace by Jon Maroni

Good morning, and welcome to Spokane Friends. I have shared this quote before but given peace as our topic today, I am going to share it again. It comes from Oscar Romero, who was the Archbishop of the Catholic Church … Continue reading

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World Quaker Day 2018 by Colin Saxton

Thank you for inviting me.  You are all part of my home/family/mother — responsible for who I am. Hear that as “thanks” rather than “blame.” Lots of Quakers round the world…may wish you would have done a better job…but I … Continue reading

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That of God in ME? by Lois Kieffaber

The thoughts I am sharing this morning are based on ideas from the Pacific Northwest Quaker Women’s Theology Conference.  That word “theology” sounds a bit scary, but the type of theology referred to is narrative theology, that is, theology based … Continue reading

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Minding our (Cancer) Metaphors by Lois Kieffaber

Some years ago I began thinking about the language we use when we talk about cancer, when I read an article that questioned whether a church with a peace testimony should use militaristic language when speaking about cancer.  Sort of … Continue reading

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My Father’s Eyes: Part III of Spirituality of Eric Clapton’s Music by Jonas Cox

Welcome to part III of a series on Spirituality of Eric Clapton’s music.  During part I of this sermon series we established Eric Clapton as a Rock and Roll bad boy blessed with the ability to not only play guitar … Continue reading

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