Stephanie Stuckwisch
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Swarthmore Lecture - Ben Pink Dandelion

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laura Scattergood 9th month 28, 2014. 7 Replies

Has anyone else listened to Ben Pink Dandelion's presentation? was a very challenging critique…Continue

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Meeting Websites and Personal Privacy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephanie Stuckwisch 5th month 23, 2014. 5 Replies

I'm seeking the advice and experiences of other Friends. My meeting is developing a new website. A decision has already been made to have one area open to anyone and a second that will be password…Continue

What is Membership?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Carl 6th month 25, 2011. 6 Replies

I currently serve on my meetings Oversight Committee. We are struggling with the meaning and parameters of membership. Specifically, what about the membership of persons who have not attended or…Continue


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I first discovered Friends when I was a teenager. The idea of an unmediated encounter with God called to me. After numerous bumps and detours, I formally joined the Religious Society of Friends in 1984. Eastside Friends Meeting in Bellevue, WA, USA holds my membership. I am Christocentric.

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Testimonies as Creed

Posted on 1st mo. 31, 2015 at 7:42pm 23 Comments

During a recent meeting for worship, I found myself seated across from my least favorite Quaker T-shirt. Yes, there was a Friend in the T-shirt, but this is not about her. It’s about my increasing discomfort with the four words on the perimeter of the design: simplicity, integrity, peace and equality.

Lately I've heard members of my meeting tell newcomers, “we believe in simplicity, peace, integrity, community, and peace.” As the words…


Walking with Rachel

Posted on 12th mo. 22, 2012 at 2:01am 1 Comment

Rachel, weeping for her children,

refuses to be comforted,

for her children are no more.

                         Jer 31:15 (The Inclusive Bible)

At tonight’s labyrinth walk, I was greeted by the words of the prophet and an invitation to pray with Rachel and the parents of Newton, Conn.

I entered the familiar hall, changed tonight by the Solstice darkness, the flickering candles, the shadows of silent walkers. It was lovely…


Encounter with an Inebriated Angel on a Metro Bus

Posted on 6th mo. 1, 2012 at 11:22pm 0 Comments

I've met people who I've thought of as angels. Generally, they've been kind, soft spoken and d0 not smell bad.

Last month I suffered a loss that left me bouncing between grief and anger. Then I had an encounter that could only happen on public transportation. At the time, I recognized that it was significant, but it's only after sitting with it for a few weeks that I'm beginning to understand it.

It was the end of a very long…


Fruit Out of Season

Posted on 5th mo. 3, 2011 at 12:07am 1 Comment

I have learned to pay attention when multiple spiritual nudges arrive in short order.

The first concerned a patient at my clinic. Long before any of us ever met him, for reasons unknown, this man decided that he was an invalid. He pretty much refused to get out of bed. He became morbidly obese. Then came diabetes, hypertension, congestive heart failure and kidney failure.

Any suggestion that there might be a psychological issue was rejected. Referrals to counselors were…


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At 10:13pm on 4th mo. 15, 2016, David McKay said…

I am a David on Insight Meditation Timer. Not sure that I'm unique enough to qualify for a definite article!

At 10:37pm on 9th mo. 20, 2015, William F Rushby said…

Happy to be your friend, Stephanie!

At 12:49pm on 1st mo. 18, 2013, Marian Bruffy said…

Hello, Stephanie!


Thank you for accepting my invitation! I look forward to getting to know you better in the days ahead.


Peace and Light to thee,


Thy Friend in Christ,



At 1:34am on 1st mo. 17, 2013, Hilda said…

Hello, Friend Stephanie.

Thank you for accepting my invitation. I also, look forward to getting to know thee in the days ahead. My husband has been a big help in getting me established here! He is in pain, but healing. 

Thank you so kindly! Peace and blessing to thee in Christ's Light,


At 1:20am on 1st mo. 17, 2013, Timothy said…

Hello, Stephanie!

I wish to thank thee for accepting my friend invitation sometime ago. I have been through nearly three months of insomnia, despondency, and oral surgery. I'm in pain, but healing now. :) Sorry it hath taken me so long a time to reply to thee! I apologise for that. Again, thank thee so kindly. I look forward to getting to know thee better in the coming days and weeks ahead, Lord Willing!

Blessings to thee,


At 6:34pm on 7th mo. 27, 2012, William F Rushby said…

Stephanie Stuckwisch wrote "I am unabashedly Christocentric."  Thanks for your testimony, which we share!

At 4:41pm on 9th mo. 11, 2011, Christine Betz Hall said…

Hi Stephanie,

Thanks for connecting here on QuakerQuaker. I look forward to seeing you again at the retreat: Inner Fire—prayer and reflection to kindle, illuminate or renew your service or ministry, Nov 4-6. Info here.

If you think of any other ways to reach out to those who would wish to be there, please let me know.

Peace and all good,


At 4:37pm on 9th mo. 10, 2011, Jon said…

Hi Stephanie

Thanks for being open to answer some questions.

What do you mean by "Christocentric"? I could guess, but seeing I am learning, may as well ask. :)

Could someone be "Christocentric" and not read the Bible? Call themselves Christian? Not believe that Jesus is the son of God?


For me, I admire Jesus as a teacher, and try to live his teachings as best I can. Those teachings I learned through hearing people talk about the teachings and their understandings of them, and from seeing some very devout and "holy" people be & act. I grew up within a church & have attempted to read the Bible several times. But what in my heart I believe to be his path and what I read in the Bible... just don't match up.


How would you see the liberal branch be more in touch with their roots?


Thank you for your thoughts.


At 5:26pm on 7th mo. 25, 2011, Allistair Lomax said…

Thanks Stephanie, I've added you as member of the NFF site, and you can find your way back to it @

I wonder if Dan Davenport does remember you.

At 1:36am on 6th mo. 22, 2011, Forrest Curo said…

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