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Ed Kirk, 7/2009

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I am an Ohio Friend, member of Ohio Yearly Meeting. My monthly meeting is Short Creek, but I currently live back east.

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Ohio Yearly Meeting 2015

Posted on 8th mo. 5, 2015 at 10:58am 1 Comment

Now being held...

Notes from OYM are being posted on our Facebook page.

Time for a "Station I.D." - When speaking of personal experience

Posted on 1st mo. 20, 2011 at 12:16pm 9 Comments

Personal experience is, really, all I have.


While speaking of my own experience, I sometimes begin an observation with a blanket statement that is more than just imprecise.  Depending upon the medium and the audience, it could be unhelpful.  I pray that I remain mindful that my words be seasoned with salt, that they be spoken clearly, and be acceptable in the sight of the Lord.


Mom used to call it painting with too wide a brush (and slopping paint all over…


Surprise teaching

Posted on 6th mo. 26, 2010 at 10:51pm 0 Comments

Earlier today, I was discussing a decision I had made with someone who did not appreciate it. 'nuff said.

In any case, this dear friend said, during the conversation, "Jesus was not a quitter."

And my response was, "No, He was not. He also did not do many things others wanted Him to, because he was very clear about what His purpose was."

Later, I was tempted to go through a shoulda coulda woulda with myself, about my…

Sharing the Response to Prayer

Posted on 2nd mo. 23, 2010 at 1:58pm 3 Comments

1 Corinthians 6:9 is a hot topic these days. It seems that it is time for me to share some of the results of my prayers about it, since like it or not, the debates and arguments and rhetoric have begun to frequently touch my daily life, and it seems to be time to open up a bit about what I have been receiving in prayer.…


Something good about simple, physical labor (a.k.a. drudge work)

Posted on 2nd mo. 17, 2010 at 10:50am 0 Comments

Nothing earth-shattering, here.

This morning, this sun-bright, half-foot-of-snow covered morning, I was blessed. Again.

I had machine-washed a load of towels and wanted to hang them out to dry. It looked like a perfect morning to do so, the sky so blue, a gentle breeze, and predictions that it would warm up to freezing. Ahh, relative warmth!

I gathered the damp towels into the basket, stepped outside, and noted that I…

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At 12:16pm on 5th mo. 12, 2012, Susan Jane said…

Thank you so much for the instantaneous response!  I am still learning my way around the site.  Blessings.

At 12:53pm on 3rd mo. 21, 2012, Paula Deming said…

The more opportunities, the better, I say! :)

Thank you, Raye. I hope I will be able to meet you this summer. ~In Faith

At 12:39pm on 3rd mo. 21, 2012, Paula Deming said…

Well, no, you didn't say so. I simply tried to read between the lines, since you didn't mention the conservative gathering specifically, whereas you did mention Quaker Spring and OYM (which I attended and loved so well). I'm sorry to misconstrue. I should have just asked for clarity. Please forgive me.

At 12:31pm on 3rd mo. 21, 2012, Paula Deming said…

I assume that the conservative gathering is not a good idea, then?

A fFriend who cannot go to the FGC gathering was thrilled when I told her about Quaker Spring. I believe she will go to that; she and her son were with me at OYM sessions last August. Seth Hinshaw and Thomas Swain engaged her little one in a game of "soccer" in the gym. So sweet. :)


At 10:01am on 3rd mo. 21, 2012, Paula Deming said…

Raye, I live in Columbus and have been to OYM annual sessions. They are wonderful and deep. My yearly meeting (Lake Erie) has since asked me if I would be willing to serve as a Friendly Observer from our LEYM to OYM, and I am grateful to be of service this way.

What I would like to know: Would I be out of place if I were to attend your gathering? How about Quaker Spring? I would not be attending as an emissary from my meeting but as an individual Friend wishing to worship with my more Conservative cousins.

I wish to raise OYM's profile in our FGC meeting, as I hear Friends showing interest in worshipping with you. If you believe they would be welcome at the gathering and/or Quaker Spring, I would like to publicize the events among local Friends.

Yours in Light and Love, Paula

At 5:17pm on 1st mo. 22, 2011, Helen Gibbs said…

I've discovered that a half-winsor knot like I had to do with my school tie is the answer to getting the scarf to tie well at the nape of the neck - and because it slips it can be adjusted to fit the head snugly.  Then after that I use a couple of hair slides to secure it just behind the ears.

It works with either a triangle (square half folded) or a long thin scarf.

Wore it at Area Meeting today...no comments!

At 8:58pm on 7th mo. 1, 2010, Helen Bayes said…
Yes, I think it is you who took me to the supermarket and gave me vouchers for meals. It was a lovely kindness. I remember OYM with much joy and thankfulness.
I am well. I am working as Director of the new Australian Quaker Centre, Silver Wattle, aqc.quakers.org.au
At 8:42pm on 2nd mo. 17, 2010, Stanley R Pennington said…
Friend Raye;
I received thy request to be my friend, but how do I do this?...didn't see a button or place to click acceptance: help me, please!
At 3:59pm on 10th mo. 20, 2009, Jan Lyn Lewis said…
Hello Raye,

Stopping by to introduce myself and say that I was encouraged by the scripture and words in your blog post today. It brought me some further hope.
In Friendship,
Jan Lyn
At 8:44pm on 7th mo. 15, 2009, Chronicler said…
Raye - Did thee hear that Ed Kirk died yesterday? He was 89 years and one month old. It is a sad day for the Society of Friends. We could use some more Friends of his caliber.

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