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E-mail/Online Spiritual Mentoring Guidelines

Together.

The agreed-upon frequency of correspondence:
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Discuss and outline thy hopes for this spiritual mentoring relationship. These hopes will be reviewed after our third meeting to determine if we both feel that they can be feasibly met in this spiritual mentoring relationship.
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My responsibilities.

My signature on this page means I accept the responsibilities listed and agree to adhere to the scheduling, availability, fees and expenses outlined herein.

I will respond to any contact in a timely and professional manner.

I agree to be a prayerful and attentive presence. My goal is to help you learn to listen for God's guidance on your own. I will listen, observe, repeat, reflect, counsel, share, but I cannot know what God is saying to you, or what God's will is for you.

I affirm that I will make every effort to ensure that all correspondence is confidential, unless thee shares something that leads me to believe thee is a danger to thyself or others. If thee wishes, to help protect thy privacy as best I can, I will use encryption software to protect our correspondence.

Your responsibilities.

Thy signature on this confirms thee has read, understands, and agrees with the information outlined below.

Thee must commit to doing thy work. This "work" may be prayer, certain spiritual practices, journal-keeping, regular attendance at a religious observance, volunteering. There are many ways God can call us to be mindful and faithful. When seeking God, thee must be willing to find thy way to being mindful and faithful on a regular basis. I cannot do this work for thee, and without it, thee will not be able to properly discern God's will or undertake the tasks God lays out for thee. We will consider together what thy work may entail.

If thee is not going to purchase encryption software, please be aware that anything thee sends in an e-mail is completely readable and easily retrieved by others. If thee chooses not to use encryption software, we will have to assume that anything thee writes to me and any of my replies can be read by others.

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Epistle 288
1672

"The Light which is the Life in Christ"

(To Friends in Carolina)

DEAR Friends, to whom is my Love in the blessed Seed, which . . . changeth not, which is the First and Last, in whom you have Life and Peace with the God of Peace. So you few that are that ways, keep your Meetings, and meet together in the Name of Jesus, whose Name is above every Name, and Gathering is above every Gathering; . . . and you Gathering in his Name, where Salvation is, he is your Prophet, your Shepherd, your Bishop, your Priest, in ...

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Quaker Jane Recommended Reading


Strength in Weakness, edited by Gil Skidmore

Lovely collection of the writings of a number of 18th Century Quaker women.