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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. I am a Conservative Quaker who fellowships with Ohio Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, though I am not a member. I have set aside personally wearing plain dress, as I no longer feel the Lord strengthening me to offer up that personal witness, but I created this website during the ten years I did wear plain dress and I am leaving this website up for those who do feel drawn to that obedience.

Plain Dress

  • Plain/Modest Dress Online: Advice on Purchasing Custom-made
  • Fabrics: Advice for Home-sewing Plain and Modest Dresses (updated 02/06/2012)
  • Foundation Garments for Plain and Modest Dress
  • Objections to Plain Dress Addressed by Charles G. Finney, circa 1852 to 1866.

Quaker Spirituality

  • Advices and Queries for Isolated Friends
  • Book Review: Strength in Weakness Manifest, by Elizabeth Stirredge (1634-1706), the 2011 edition from Foundation Papers
  • "A Legacy, or Widow's Mite" (pdf) by Alice Hayes (1657-1720)

Spiritual Mentoring

  • For Those Seeking Solace, Longing for Peace
  • "Amity for the Troubled in Spirit" (pdf)

Plain Dress

  • Main page on plain dress
  • Main page on modest dress
  • Main page on plain modern
  • My plain dress witness
  • The evolution of my own plain dress style
  • Some photos of me in my plain maternity clothes
  • My answers/analysis of common criticisms of plain dress
  • Some examples of historical Quaker plain dress (women's)
  • Photographs of early twentieth century and mid-1800s plain Friends
  • Some photographs of modern plain dressing Quakers

Jesus, the Light that Lighteth Every Man that Cometh into the World

Jesus 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.
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quakers society of friends spirituality plain dress simplicity limiting your palette quaker meeting peace witness George Fox quakerism
quakers society of friends spirituality plain dress simplicity limiting your palette quaker meeting peace witness George Fox quakerism
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Epistle 127
1656

Apparel and Riches

ALL Friends every where, do not delight in Apparel, do not delight in the Creature, more than the Creator. Trust not in uncertain Riches, which fade and pass away; but in the living God trust, and love the Riches that endure, and fade not away. Delight not in the World, that ends, but in the World that hath no End; that there ye may all come to have an Assurance of the Endless Life.

G.F.




Quaker Jane's
Recommended Reading


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.


An Introduction to Conservative and Old Order Mennonite Groups




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(More Recommended Reading
on Amish and Mennonites . . .)