Greetings from Quaker Jane... and welcome to my website where I share the openings, concerns, leadings and opportunities God has, in his great loving-kindness, provided to me. My name is Isabel, aka Quaker Jane. I am a Conservative Quaker who fellowships with Ohio Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, though I am not a member. I know that Christ has come to teach his people himself, experientially, personally, powerfully. I live with my husband Sebastian and daughter Tibbie in Colorado. Read about How I Became a (Bonnet-required) Plain-dressing Quaker. I also have a QuakerJane Facebook page.
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What We Did On Our Summer Vacation
Tibbie and I at a pioneer history park. She is wearing her lovely and useful "gardening" coat from Graceful Threads. Elizabeth has been a delight to work with and was even generous enough to design this little lavendar coat for me based on an example coat I sent. Tibbie is wearing her Slat Bonnet from Rachels' Seamstress Services. I am wearing a corded sunbonnet from Originals by Kay and a dress from Mennonite Bookstore Seamstress Service. (The dress is their maternity style, which I am wearing in these photos, but I am not currently expecting).
Jesus, the Light that Lighteth Every Man that Cometh into the WorldJesus will Light the way for thee, if thee will but Listen to what he is telling thee in thy heart. It isn't just thy conscience speaking. Sometimes, I am told to turn left rather than right, when neither choice is wrong in an ethical or moral sense. One or the other becomes wrong when it is contrary to God's wishes for me. When that becomes apparent, I yield. If thee can let Jesus guide thee in thy daily life, he may set thee free.
(To Friends in New England, Virginia and Barbadoes)
DEAR Friends, Be faithful in the Power of the Lord God, in what you know, and then the Lord will preserve you; that you may answer the Witness of God in every Man, whether they are the Heathen, that do not profess Christ, or whether they are such as do profess Christ, that have the Form of Godliness, and be out of the Power. And keep your Meetings, you that know the Power of the Lord, and feel it, that in it you may have Unity ...
I am not Amish or Mennonite, but some people who come to my website are interested in knowing more about these groups. I can recommend these books as authoritative and relatively inexpensive sources of further information.