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Words of Encouragement

"Proceed as way opens" by Quaker Jane
Discernment requires trusting that God has a will for thee,
that thee can learn what God's will for thee is, and that then thee can be obedient.
The way to Discern God's will is to Quiet the self.
This Quieting of the self leads to Patience.
Once God's will has been discerned, Obedience to God's will leads to Peace.
Being able to subsume thy will to God's will leads to Serenity.
Then what is Right and Necessary will be brightly illuminated before thee,
and what is neither needful nor necessary will simply fade from thee.
Then thy life will preach and thee will be freed to Testify to the Truth.
Any Testimony to the Truth requires Love.
What Love requires in Truth will be thy Living Testimony.

The important thing is not to think much but to love much and so do that which best stirs you to love. Love is not great delight, but desire to please God in everything.

--Teresa of Jesus
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Epistle 131
1656

"Be not in a Brittle Mind"

AND all Friends, take heed of Jars and Strife. . . . Therefore dwell in Love and Life . . . which is the Honourable, Royal State. And all that Speak or Preach abroad, see, that ye be in the Life, and Power and Seed of God, which will Edifie the Body, and not in a brittle, peevish, hasty, fretful Mind; but dwell in that, which keeps down the contrary, that that may speak, which edifies the Body in Love.

And all take heed of Vain Words, and Tatling idle Words, but every where stop such; ...

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Quaker Jane Recommended Reading


Strength in Weakness, edited by Gil Skidmore

Lovely collection of the writings of a number of 18th Century Quaker women.