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Rumi

april 20, 2011

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Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation. Rumi was a sufi poet. Sufism is a mystical branch of islam that in many respects is similar to quakerism, as the above quote illustrates. Reklamer

The power of symbols

april 5, 2011

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This picture made me so happy. It really illustrates that there is hope in this world. You can read the article about an Australian fight against homophobia and Islamophobia here.

Prayer

februar 16, 2011

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Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me, Christ to comfort and restore me. Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ in quiet, Christ in danger, Christ in hearts of all that love me, Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.   Excerpt […]

«Where does my great passion meet the world’s great need?»

februar 1, 2011

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I found this question over at quakerquaker in a discussion about calling. I am certain that my calling in life is to be a writer, and through my writing inspire others. I also have a calling to speak up against injustice, so far for transgender people. I expect more challenges from God as my passion […]

You will recognize me by my fruits

januar 31, 2011

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Jesus tells us how to recognize his followers by their fruits. I use this as a test for my own life. What fruits come from me? Through my poems (two published books so far) I hear that people get a feeling of deeper understanding for transgendered people, themselves and the injustice in the binary gendered […]

What has God been teaching me?

januar 31, 2011

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I got this question over at quakerquaker in response to my «Community on a Sunday«. It is a timely question, but a big one. I think this blog answers it to some extent, so I will try to keep this answer short by making a list. List of lessons learned: To trust ze* To trust […]

Community on a Sunday

januar 30, 2011

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For several weeks, since I started the series about the Quaker testimonies, I have wanted and feared to write about community (a separate testimony with the Norwegian Friends). I have felt that before I can become a Friend, I’ll have to attend meetings for worship regularly. I am not even sure they would let me […]