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A.J. Mendoza
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To the LGBTQ child who is in a church remaining in Northwest Yearly Meeting.
Hello dear one, maybe we met before or maybe we haven’t yet, but I wanted to write to you to tell you how much you’ve been on my heart these last few day.  By now you’ve probably heard directly or overheard that the Yearly Meeting will be divided.  That is ...

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For the Boy in the Gift Shop
"The Seed, Or Grace of God, is small in its first Appearance, even as the Morning Light; but as it is given Heed to, and obeyed, it will increase in Brightness, till it shine in the Soul, like the Sun in the Firmament at its Noon-day Height." Elizabeth Bath...

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The Queer Person At the Well
"But as I had forsaken the priests, so I left the separate preachers also, and those esteemed the most experienced people; for I saw there was none among them that could speak to my condition.  And when all my hopes in them and in all men were gone, so that...

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Living with PTSD, Defying Gods and Demons
Hello dear readers! I know its been a long time since my last post, life was pretty dark there for awhile, and I felt pretty directionless after deciding to defer my enrollment in seminary.  There have been a lot of topics I’ve been kicking around in my min...

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Brother Francis, I Still Protest
"The likeness we bear to Jesus is more essential than our notions of him."  Lucretia Mott As I am writing this blog post, Francis is in Philadelphia as part of his trip across the east coast of the United States.  His historic visit was highlighted by an ad...

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Rebuking The Repayment of Evil for Evil
"To do evil that good may come of it is contrary to the doctrine of Christianity; that when times are so cloudy that we cannot go forward in the way of clearness and purity, it behooves us in the depth of humility to wait on the Lord to know his mind concer...

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Dreams That Cannot Be
"After I had given up to go, the thoughts of the journey were often attended with unusual sadness, at which times my heart was frequently turned to the Lord with inward breathings for his heavenly support, that I might not fail to follow him wheresoever he ...

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Friends Summit and Yearly Meeting 2015
In order to raise enough money to be able to attend my Yearly Meeting’s annual sessions last summer, I offered to have sponsored blog posts through a GoFundMe campaign.  So many people where so extremely generous in their financial and spiritual support of ...

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Tsarnaev The Dead Terrorist
**As an acknowledgment, in this blog particularly, but also for other posts I might put up, I am going to be using vocabulary/terms that are comfortable for me and describe my own experience of faith.  I am truly thankful for anyone who takes the time to re...

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We will be discussing what happened regarding the most recent news that has come to light around a gay staff member who was fired at GFU. 
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