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    carollandt

    Great thought’s Colin thank you.I am up here looking at way’s to help tribal court ‘s define cultural values.What would peaceful Alaska villages even look like.It all does start with closeness to Jesus doen’t it.But how do you even begin when there is no share vision ,there is very little rememberance of any other time.Just my rambeling thoughts.The courts want anger managment but don’t call it that so I’m looking at a personal peace model.I ordered all the books Barcley press has.Also looking at developing a peace in family the class.The church is looking at a way to form a working orgaization to employ people in Thad’s logging business [another community form].Seems like this is all about community.Every place I go folks are sharing what God is doing in their lives.We are having great fun. Love Carol at The Springs North

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    Howard Macy

    Thanks, Colin, for these challenging words. I’ve just been working with the Friends teaching that we are baptized with the baptism of Jesus, according to the New Testament a baptism of “Spirit and fire.” It’s a transforming and empowering baptism. Your words and queries remind us of some practical ways that takes shape.

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    Phil Thornburg

    Hey Colin,
    My heart has been in tune with the stories in Connections this month. Yours was particularly close.
    Please keep on keeping on. As believers we need to be exhorted by hearing others stories of faith.
    May God splash you with lots of love this week.

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    Colin Saxton

    Thanks, Carol! For the note. We continue to pray for the work you are doing.

    Howard–I have been thinking a great deal about baptism over the past few months. Early Friends, it seems to me, took this notion very seriously. Their journals reveal something of a very deep and transforming immersion into a Life and Power that was different than simple religious exercises and/or occasional piety. I wonder, in my own life, about how often I assume union with Christ (that is, that I know God’s will & am walking in the Spirit)…when in, fact, there is a life that is much richer, deeper and aflame with God’s Presence. Especially right now in the Christian context, with all of the right & good emphasis on DOING God’s will and BEING incarnational, I find myself challenged by the notion that it is awfully easy for people like me to press forward out of a spiritually shallow place rather than from a life of Spirit-filled depth.

    And, Phil, thank your exhortation. We need to encourage each other in our lives and in our life together.

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