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Eden Grace

Tongues of Flame

Manifesting the Gifts of the Holy Spirit  by Eden Grace Scriptures: When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 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. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue…

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Leslie Manning

Putting the Pot on to Boil

How to Challenge a Lukewarm Church by Leslie Manning Scripture: I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other!  So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. You say, “I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.” But you do not…

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Annie Glen

Heap Burning Coals

Prophetic Challenge and Rebuke in a Spirit of Love by Annie Glen   Scriptures: No, if your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them something to drink; for by doing this you will heap burning coals on their heads. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. — Romans 12:20-21 Then one of the seraphs…

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Colin Saxton

Colin Saxton – General Secretary

Colin describes his transition from pastoral ministry to being a superintendent as “a hard one,” but found it to be life-giving to discover “how systems and structures can help free people to do what God has called them to do when the systems are run well. That’s been my heart and my own growth over the years is to try…

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General Board and Trustees of Friends United Meeting

Baltimore – Lord, Mary McNeil, J.E. Robinson, Robert Canadian – Dudiak, Jeffrey Great Plains – Dungan, Laura Loesch, Cliffton Indiana – Hinshaw, Gregory Kendall, HK Palmer, Katy Phillips, David Shoemaker, Douglas Shrock, Patricia Iowa – Bryan, Ronald Coffin, Daryl Marshall, Judy Martin, Sarah Rains, John Jamaica – Molloy, Nellie Moodie, Bevar E Africa YMs – Kelemba, Joy Kibisu, Churchill New…

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Between Friends

By Katie Terrell Wonsik, Communications Editor Four years ago I called together a clearness committee as part of an assignment for my discernment class at the Earlham School of Religion. What was God calling me to? What would I do with a Master of Divinity if I were to complete my studies at ESR? Was FUM where God wanted me…

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Six Easy Steps to Revitalization

By J. Brent Bill The Google Alerts headline read: “£500,000 in a week to save Quakers.” I’m no foreign exchange rate whiz, but by what I know about the British pound and the American dollar, I figured that meant around $800,000. I emailed the headline to a Friend, followed by the comment, “That much money would go a long way…

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Dead Reckoning

By Randy Quate In the days of seafaring, long before today’s technology, the captains of ships that sailed the world were able to navigate the unpredictable and sometimes vicious sea with no radar, satellites or radios. These men could chart a course and find their way to a chosen port anywhere in the world. How did they do this? They…

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Transforming Service, Living Faith

By Christina Repoley Imagine with me at a time in the not-so-distant future when a young Quaker is graduating from college and discerning what to do with her life. She knows she wants to make an impact in the world, and she knows she wants to seek opportunities to be transformed herself. Imagine that she knows many others who have…

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Committed to God’s Service

By Sammy Akifuma Earlier this year, I called Eden Grace of FUM Africa Ministries and asked her to give me the local currency equivalent of U.S. dollars to facilitate a shipment of 30 pounds of books to Belize Friends School. The request surprised her. She wondered what prompted me to think of sending that donation and if I even knew…

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