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Traditional Quaker Worship. "The meeting house is not a consecrated edifice, and if there is anything holy about it, it must be the lives of the people who meet there.

Traditional Quaker Worship

The Friends feel that there must be a vital and sustained connection between worship and daily life. When their ideal is attained, their meeting is merely the community search for that guidance which they covet for every important act of their lives. " William Wistar Comfort "Unprogrammed" Friends meetings follow the tradition of gathering in silence, without the services of a designated pastor or minister. Many thoughtful expressions have been written about Friends "meeting for worship. " Quaker Meeting for Worship by Douglas Steere. The purpose of this article is to offer a practical guide to behaviors, customs and unwritten rules so the newcomer will know what to expect and how to act.

Worship begins when the first person enters the room and takes a seat. The practice of sitting together in silence is often called "expectant waiting. " How to Turn Paint Swatches Into a Dry Erase Calendar: 7 Steps. Ashima Shiraishi, Rock-Climbing Prodigy. The mother and father of Ashima Shiraishi, a fourteen-year-old New Yorker who has been called the most talented rock climber in the world, met in fashion school, in Tokyo, in the early seventies.

Ashima Shiraishi, Rock-Climbing Prodigy

Hisatoshi Shiraishi, the father, was from the southern island of Shikoku, and Tsuya Otake, the mother, was from Fukushima, where her family had a garment factory. After graduating, they travelled together to Europe and, captivated by the punk scene in London, settled there for a while. Upon their return to Japan, Hisatoshi, who went by the nickname Poppo, took up the study of Butoh, an avant-garde dance form. After a couple of years, Tsuya flew to New York on a tourist visa and sent word that the city was more exciting than Tokyo or London. Poppo followed. After a week, Poppo found a stage: the fountain in Washington Square Park. Eventually, Poppo and Tsuya got married. Celebrity Deaths 2015. Though these famous figures have died, their legacies live on and continue to inspire and delight us.

Celebrity Deaths 2015

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Whoopi Pens Column About How Much She Loves Weed

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Who's Alive and Who's Dead. Stop Googling. Let’s Talk. One 15-year-old I interviewed at a summer camp talked about her reaction when she went out to dinner with her father and he took out his phone to add “facts” to their conversation.

Stop Googling. Let’s Talk.

“Daddy,” she said, “stop Googling. I want to talk to you.” A 15-year-old boy told me that someday he wanted to raise a family, not the way his parents are raising him (with phones out during meals and in the park and during his school sports events) but the way his parents think they are raising him — with no phones at meals and plentiful family conversation. One college junior tried to capture what is wrong about life in his generation. New Research Says Overthinking Worriers Are Probably Creative Geniuses. Related: New Research Says Worry And Anxiety Are Linked To High IQ Researchers at King's College in London made the connection between anxiety and a stronger imagination as well.

New Research Says Overthinking Worriers Are Probably Creative Geniuses

According to Dr. Oregon Shooting: The Myth of the Good Guy With the Gun. Last Thursday afternoon in Austin—in the shadow of the clock tower from which a sniper shot four dozen people in 1966—students, faculty and staff gathered to demonstrate their opposition to a newly passed law that will allow the licensed carry of concealed handguns in college classrooms.

Oregon Shooting: The Myth of the Good Guy With the Gun

How School Shootings Spread. On the evening of April 29th last year, in the southern Minnesota town of Waseca, a woman was doing the dishes when she looked out her kitchen window and saw a young man walking through her back yard.

How School Shootings Spread

He was wearing a backpack and carrying a fast-food bag and was headed in the direction of the MiniMax Storage facility next to her house. 30 Best Websites And Apps That Will Save You Money On Almost Everything. In these tough economic times, most of us are doing what we can to save money.

30 Best Websites And Apps That Will Save You Money On Almost Everything

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