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Meanderings and Musings – November/December 2014

By Annie Glen – Communications Editor All organizations go through seasons. During the spring there is a sense of renewal and vibrant growth occurs. Spring turns to summer and more and more activities progress. As pastor of Dublin Friends Meeting in Dublin, Indiana, I have noticed that the meeting is in the season of late autumn. They are prepared for…

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Meanderings and Musings – September/October 2014

By Annie Glen – Communications Editor My husband possess a unique ability to know what direction he needs to go to get to any destination he wishes. Most generally, he doesn’t need a map. Unlike me, he never gets lost. I, on the other hand, could be placed within a cardboard box with the instructions, “Go to the upper right…

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Meanderings and Musings – July/August 2014

By Annie Glen, Communications Editor My family and I love to play board games. One of our favorites is RISK. “This time I will conquer the world!” My husband invariably predicts, and just as invariably, he is the first one eliminated. When it comes to playing this game, my daughters and I are ruthless — nothing will stop us from…

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Meanderings and Musings – March/April 2014

By Annie Glen – Communications Editor Often the U.S. mail presents me with gifts of review copies sent by other publishers, and last month, through the courtesy of Intervarsity Press, Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry by Ruth Haley Barton landed on my desk. I found myself drawn to Barton’s depiction of Moses…

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Meanderings and Musings – January/February 2014

By Annie Glen – Communications Editor A long time ago I was friends with a young lady named Heather. There was something about her that made me want to spend time with her. Whenever we were together, Heather seemed to be more genuinely caring about my welfare than had anyone else. She was quiet, calm and peaceful – qualities that…

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Meanderings and Musings – September/October 2013

By Annie Glenn – Communications Editor Christian faith informs us that our children belong to God and are entrusted into our hands for but a season. Parenting, at its best, is a calling from God to love, protect, challenge and gradually release these precious children into adulthood. Parenting requires every resource we have, and then some. From walking the halls…

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Meanderings and Musings – July/August 2013

By Annie Glenn – Communications Editor Above the door on the inside of his room a college friend had hung a sign above the door stating, “You are now entering the mission field.” Upon first discovering his message, I asked him why he had placed it there, and he explained, “Each time I leave my room for the wider world,…

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Book Reviews – May/June 2013

Iran and Israel: Wars and Rumors of Wars By Mark Hitchcock Harvest House Publishers, 2013, 224 pp., $13.99 Should Israel make a pre-emptive attack on Iran due to Iran’s determined and rapid progress toward achieving a nuclear weapon? Oklahoma City area scholar, pastor and lawyer Mark Hitchcock believes it would be justified. He bases his opinion on the remarks by…

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Meanderings and Musings – May/June 2013

By Annie Glen – Communications Editor I am writing this article the day after Easter. I love Easter. Its message is full of hope. The power of resurrected life overcame death, and that power is offered to us. Wow! Yet, as a friend reflected in his sermon yesterday, “What difference does the resurrection make in your life here and now?”…

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Meanderings And Musings – March/April 2013

By Annie Glen – Communications Editor It has been nearly 30 years since the beginning of my convincement as a Quaker, yet the experience of that first meeting for worship remains as immediate and vivid as though it had occurred just last week. Living in the Chicago area and distressfully lacking a church home, I watched with bemused skepticism one…

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