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Carry Something Beautiful

Carry Something Beautiful

By Jan Wood SOMETIMES IMAGES SPEAK MORE EFFECTIVELY THAN WORDS. This image is the ministry of Melanie Weidner’s newest piece created for the troubled times we find ourselves in. It speaks into my heart as I hope it will into yours. Melanie was the very first Associate...

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God, Make It Possible

God, Make It Possible

By Emily Provance Dear Friends, In June, I did an experiment. I had noticed that my Facebook feed was overwhelmingly political. It used to be filled with photographs of kittens and updates about people's babies, but now, it was nothing but news article after meme...

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Living in the Unknown

Living in the Unknown

By Jan Wood THE GOOD NEWS ASSOCIATES are used to scheduling commitments, retreats, and events for months and years ahead. And we — like you — have lived into this strange state of suspended animation during the COVID crisis. All of our lives, schedules and plans have...

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The First Day

By Emily Provance I THINK OF WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, as the beginning. For me, two things happened that day. First, I received a barrage of communications: emails, phone calls, text messages, social media contacts. “Who has a plan? What’s the Center for Disease Control...

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A Sturdy Faith

By Jan Wood THERE IS A REFRAIN FROM AN OLD HYMN, “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less” that rings in my ears these days: On Christ the solid rock I stand All other ground is shifting sand. All other ground is shifting sand. We are in the midst of a massive national — and...

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Dolls of hope, dolls of peace

By Nancy McCormick IN 2010, under the leadership of former Curator Ruth Brindle, the Quaker Heritage Center of Wilmington College created an exhibit that celebrated a doll exchange program that occurred in 1927 between Japan and America to help build relationships...

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