I came across my original request to be considered for recording as a Quaker minister that was presented to Ministry and Counsel on October 8, 2018. Back then I wrote, “I am requesting the Meeting to arrange a clearness committee to help me discern my next challenge, which I believe
I was on a hermit retreat the weekend I wrote this. The questions I was asking myself at that time were: what am I doing here; what am I after? On the surface, going to the retreat was my response to an invitation by my friend Sue to spend some
I’m sitting on a little hill and gazing down on the Milford valley below. A small town of multi-colored buildings lies before me. Motorized traffic winds its way up and down the road between Wooster Pike and Main Street. Various birds are calling to whomever will listen to them while
I don’t usually write poems, so when one comes to me, I have no idea what it might have to say to another person. This one speaks to my experience, especially in the sense of not being alone even when you struggle as if you were alone sometimes. What Can
I recently watched Kody Hersh’s QuakerSpeak video entitled How Jesus Affirms My Queerness, and was disappointed by the negative comments in some of the follow-up posts. I began to formulate counter-responses to those who staunchly refused to accept that God/Jesus loves all people, including LGBTQ folks, just as they are.