Speaking for Montclair Meeting, our Ministry and Counsel committee enthusiastically supports our Clerk Barbra Bleecker attending the 3 day session on Deepening Spiritually.
Barbra has a deep spirituality, is centered and is touch with her Inner Light. She is skillful at encouraging others to be in touch with their Light and to feel God’s presence. Barbra guides our Meeting to harmony by her intuitive nature and deep trust in God’s leading. Her messages seem to come from a place of deep listening for God’s voice, discerning God‘s will, sharing God‘s love warmly, encouraging the ministry of others, helping people who are struggling, spending much time in prayer, building and comforting others wherever she goes. Her experiences as a Chaplin and an Elder inform her spiritual work. As our Meeting’s Newsletter editor she has introduced features that invite members to explore their spiritual experiences.
Barbra is indeed gifted in gently attending to the spiritual needs of others, valuing spiritual hospitality for and with everyone. We believe Barbra is likely to return from the weekend with refined skills that will enable her to widen her circles of love.
Mary Pugh Clark, Clerk Ministry and Counsel
In this moment of silent communion with Thee,
In order to be at one with any form of good, it becomes necessary first of all to become one (consciously one) with the Source of all being. Without taking thought of what we shall eat, what we shall drink and wherewithal we
shall be clothed, by seeking the Kingdom of God, conscious oneness with our Source, we are at one with the Infinite Wisdom that already knows our need and the Divine Love whose pleasure it is to give us the Kingdom.
Therefore, we no longer live by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit. If you undertake a spiritual study, you have only your own state of consciousness, your own state of intelligence with which to succeed. But, if you first tune into the Infinite Invisible, the Source of all Being, God, you then have the Mind of God, the Wisdom of God, the Love of God, the Life of God,
so that you can say with Paul, “I live, yet not I, Christ liveth my Life”.
O Lord, a still small silent voice speaks in the depth
of my spirit.
It speaks to me of the things I must do to attain
holy kinship with Thee and to grow
in the likeness of Thee.
I must do my allotted task with unflagging faithfulness
even though the eye of no taskmaster is on me.
I must be gentle in the face of ingratitude
or when slander distorts my noblest motives.
I must come to the end of each day with a feeling
that I have used its gifts gratefully
and faced its trials bravely.
O Lord, help me to be ever more like Thee,
holy for Thou art holy,
Loving for Thou art love.
Speak to me, then, Lord, as I seek Thee again and again
in the stillness of meditation, until Thy bidding
shall at last become for me a hallowed discipline,
a familiar way of life.
FAITH IN PRAYER May the sweetness of the Holy Spirit abide with us…………..Amen We are always seeking pleasure, trying to avoid pain, always seeking after happiness and peace. And most often that very…