These messages and insights were minuted to capture the spirit of our Spring gathering at Friends Center, Barnesville, OH, April 5-7, 2013.
#1 When God asks you to let go of something, let go.
#2 Let things go where Christ wills.
#2 Let go… or get dragged.
#3 Spread the Good Word.
#4 Reach out to others.
#5 Pray out loud sometimes, and in unexpected and unfamiliar places.
#6 76 is the new 35!
#7 Don’t judge other Friends. Look at where Christ is leading me, not at the shortcomings of others. Silence your inner Pharisee.
#8 Create times and places to celebrate God, to share your excitement, to jump up and down!
#9 Network with those who possess and model the qualities and character that you seek to reflect.
#10 Relate creatively with other spiritual paths and traditions.
#11 Seek God’s presence in everyone, everywhere.
#12 Sit open to grief. Lament, and lay down our losses and brokenness at the foot of the Cross. Give yourself permission to be vulnerable.
#13 Embrace difference and strive to find, claim, and live into your authentic self.
#14 Pray for the angel of the Church to be present among us.
#15 Pray. And keep praying.