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Hope Is A Choice

By Dan Randazzo I can remember every single time that I have ever lost hope, mainly because it has happened so infrequently. This is not for lack of a good reason to lose hope, however. In fact, hope is often the last reserve of strength for me, my final defense in the face of impending defeat. Maybe it’s a result…

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The Anchor of the Soul

By Leslie Manning Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are.” — Saint Augustine “True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. I was born in…

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An Explosion of Hope

By Randy Quate In his first message as Pope, Francis I stated that the role for older people in the church is to pass on optimism and hope to younger generations looking for spiritual guidance in a modern world full of temptations. Though Quakers and Catholics may be at very different places in practices and beliefs, the Pope definitely speaks…

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The Hope of Multiplication

By Jim Le Shana Recently I spoke in front of a large class of undergraduate students and asked, “How many of you have ever been a part of a church plant?” A few students raised their hands. I responded with a probably over-dramatized but inquisitive look as I probed further. “Hm-m. Well . . . how many of you have…

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It’s All About You: The Secret To Making Yourself Happier

By William Dillingham When a crisis comes our way — whether that crisis is within the family, the community or the country; whether it is financial, relational or existential — we can truly discover amazing things about ourselves, our families and our communities; thoughts that we could not have known if the crisis had not happened. Of course, I’m not…

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Hope for Friends Theological College

By Robert Wafula Some people would say that hope is simply wishful thinking; that is, hoping for something to happen without taking any action. I do not think this interpretation of hope is what the Bible implies. The definition I have found in my reading of scripture is, “confident expectation.” Romans 8:24-25 and Hebrews 11:1,7 expound further on this subject….

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FUM Field Staff Updates – May/June 2013

Friends Theological College Update By Ann Riggs For quite a long time students have been able to study for pastoral ministry through their yearly meetings while living at home, but these programs have not awarded accreditation documents. Members of the Friends Theological College (FTC) Board of Governors have for some time been concerned that these local programs have been drawing…

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