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Resist not evil

But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.  Matthew 5:39 My friend Lucy Duncan, of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) recently wrote, … Continue reading

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‘Reflections’ on Photography

The theme of the upcoming annual meeting of Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative) is “Being Centered in an Uncentered World.” The first evening session will be “Finding Truth and Beauty” where I will share my photographs “as a focus for how … Continue reading

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Each Child is Sacred

For some time the Spirit has led me to think about children. While I don’t have children of my own, I was strongly connected with the children of my best friend, Randy Porter, at times living in part of the … Continue reading

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Photographs and Memories

I’m not sure what to think about Facebook in light of how the platform was used to influence the last election(s) (and perhaps upcoming elections). I would hope people would verify what they read on Facebook with other sources. But … Continue reading

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Quaker Voluntary Service (QVS)

Last Sunday Sonja Sponheim and Elizabeth O’Sullivan, both of whom live in Minnesota but recently became  members of Bear Creek Friends Meeting, were able to be at Bear Creek with us. One thing we learned about was Sonja’s new job … Continue reading

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Discovered VSM Photos

I found the following group of photos, that I thought had been lost, online.  They show more of the VSM house, Second Friends Church, the West Indianapolis Neighborhood Congress (WINC) meeting, 4-H Club, and neighborhood kids (1971-1973).  The Friends Volunteer … Continue reading

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Volunteer Service Mission Photos

Since completing the Friends Volunteer Service Mission story, I made digital copies of some more photographs from my time there. https://1drv.ms/w/s!Avb9bFhezZpPiOVZNdQvMgW8ZnJ1jA  

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Volunteer Service Mission Story-Conclusion

(Note: Thanks for your patience as I re-typed this whole story and posted it in pieces. The complete story is available now at the following link)  https://1drv.ms/w/s!Avb9bFhezZpPiOVZNdQvMgW8ZnJ1jA On My Own I continued to spend time with the kids. Sometimes doing … Continue reading

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Volunteer Service Mission Story-Part 5

Continued work in the neighborhood I continued to work at the hospital and work with the neighborhood kids. I had the equipment to develop film and photo prints in a makeshift darkroom I set up in the bathroom of the … Continue reading

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Volunteer Service Mission Story-Part 4

(Note: The following is the continuation of the story of the Friends Volunteer Service Mission (VSM).  This part includes the conclusion of my draft resistance story, which was going on in the middle of my VSM service. I have previously … Continue reading

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