On listening for the still small voice.
Holy Silence: The Gift of Quaker Spirituality Second Edition Written by J. Brent Bill Reviewed by Iris Graville
Dear Editor: I wanted to thank you for undertaking a group discussion by videoconference. I listened to the entire hour. One type of “bullying” that did not come up is the personal use of the silence as a bully pulpit (I call it “Quaker open Mic”). I have participated in a number of meetings in different parts of the West. A weighty Friend in one meeting produced a sermonette each First Day.
[In Quaker worship,] words should not break the silence, but continue it. For the Divine Life who was ministering through the medium of silence is the same Life as is now ministering through words. And when such words are truly spoken “In the Life,” then when such words cease, the uninterrupted silence and worship continue, for silence and words have been of one texture, one piece.
A lesson plan for young children in First Day School, developed by Nancy Marshall of Phoenix Monthly Meeting (IMYM) to explore The Quiet Book, written by Deborah Underwood and illustrated by Renata