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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 225
1662

"Do not think the Time long"

FRIENDS, keep in the Power of the Lord, which will bring you over all, to the Fine Linnen the Righteousness of the Saints, and your Bread of Life; and the same Power of the Lord will bring all your Persecutors to Rags and Poverty. When they have done their Work they will have their Wages . . . and so, do not think the Time long: For each must have their Day to do their Work in, when the Wicked's Sun is gone down, their Day is ended; and then they are Reconed withal, and payed, and then the People of God's ...

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