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Alice's Plain Dress Testimony and Christian Witness Here is Alice's Testimony of how she came to the plain dress witness, from this entry in her blog (Public Quaker).

Alice's Testimony and Witness

"I find G-d to be the ultimate reality of love, and I don't have to worry abut breaking that by questioning - G-d is the ultimate truth."

For me all the different kinds of witness spring out of one testimony. The source and life and power of our way is Jesus Christ, present with us to nurture, teach and lead us. All the expressions of truth, integrity, peace, plainness, simplicity, and so on come forth by following his example.

I have been dressing "distinctive plain" for a while. I own five dresses of the same pattern, and a bonnet. People ask me "are you a Quaker?" and have commented "that looks like a Quaker bonnet" and even "I see you're doing the Quaker thing full time now".

I find it hard to always look different, but it is for G-d and I offer it as devotion. I am willing to witness to Christ's transforming love in my life and how much difference it makes. In some ways it is good to dress plain: Christ has broken the bonds that fashion had on me and called me to live closer to Him. It is a daily reminder that Love is lord of all and how powerful G-d is to redeem me.

I have a great passion for the Quaker way. I experience it as primitive Christianity revived, and I am strongly connected to our roots through history in Quakers and the early church and I think we can be a people G-d has gathered to do His work. I love that we don't have to be afraid of breaking through religious dogma. I find G-d to be the ultimate reality of love, and I don't have to worry abut breaking that by questioning G-d is the ultimate truth.

I publish a blog (personal website) "Public Quaker" at http://www.am464.net/ . I love the community of Quaker bloggers, there are lots of us and it creates a continuous conversation about being Quaker and living sacredly.

A photo of Alice:

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Epistle 264
1669

Reports to be stopp'd

. . . IF any Brother or Sister hear any Report of any Brother or Sister, let him or her go to the Party, and know the Truth of the Report; and if true, let the thing be Judged: If false, go then to the Reporter, and let him or her be Judged. And if any should report it at a second or third hand, without going to the Party, of whom the Report goes, let such be brought to Judgment: For thou shalt neither raise nor suffer a false Report to lie upon my People, saith the Lord; for they are to be Holy, as ...

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