My mission statement~

I intend on "trying" to live a life that is about: not putting in my mouth things that are bad for me or have come from an animal that was treated cruely while alive on this earth and during slaughter, creating lasting fond memories for my children and grandchildren, adventure, challenging myself, respect others regardless of species, race, color or creed, taking risks, having fun, being grateful, respecting myself & my body, being authentically myself, taking responsibility for my actions, being proactive, being a problem solver, taking action, introspection, transition, change, honesty, growth, loving & helping others, having integrity, doing my best, being easy on myself, enjoying this world, becoming well read, seeing the wonder of it all and never allowing fear to hold me back!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

ABC Wednesday Letter Q~

~For Quaker~
The Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as the Quakers, was founded in England in the 17th century as a Christian religious denomination by people who were dissatisfied with the existing denominations and sects of Christianity. Historians generally credit George Fox with being the principal co-founder or most important early figure.[1] The Society of Friends is counted among the historic peace churches.
Society members are known as Quakers or "Friends".
Read more HERE
Dave Matthews was raised Quaker. He was raised in Africa. Hummmmmmmmmm! All very interesting. Read more about Dave HERE
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19 comments:

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh, what a great Q! I have known a few Quakers and always thought them the lovliest of people : )! One time I worked with a Quaker lady and she had been a social worker for 45 years. Can you imagine? She was wonderful and truly cared for the families that she worked with!

I don't think the Mr. Linky for Q is set up right this week. They have last weeks in place. I am very confused! So, be on the lookout for the right one so you can enter your GREAT Q picture!

Keli said...

Well, I learn something new everyday!!! This is great!

Mechelle said...

Very interesting! Thanks for the info.


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Scrappy Girl said...

Q is going to be a tough one! Great post! Love your header photo too girlie! That little guy is so cute!

Jeannelle said...

You provided some very interesting links here! Thanks! I now know more about the Quakers than before. Their beliefs are intriguing to me....I sometimes wish there was a Quaker meeting house around here so I could visit.

ellen b said...

Richard Nixon was a Quaker and he went to Whittier College in Southern California which is a Quaker founded college...

antigoni said...

Thanks for sharing this info with us. Beautiful post!

Pretty Me!! said...

That was really nice Q !!!! definitely good for Q-rious ppl ;)

Tracey said...

Q was difficult for me! I came up with a funny one! :0P Great pick for today!

AphotoAday said...

I did not know that...

Suburbia said...

I have learnt so much on my ABC quest this week! Thanks for sharing :)

Tami said...

Interesting.

binders said...

Thanks for that tidbit of information. When we lived in Oregon there was a 'George Fox University' there. Now I know who it was named after and what group founded the school. Cool.

Becky :) said...

Well you learn something new every day. Thank you for enlightening me.

Jay said...

Good choice! I'm a Quaker by convincement - as visitors to my blog will learn today. I had no idea Richard Nixon was a Quaker though, maybe because I'm English. Probably I'd have known if I'd attended Meeting in the US!

Thanks for taking part in ABC Wednesday. Yes, Mr Linky is in trouble this week, but we value your contribution! :)

Leslie: said...

What a fascinating post! :)

DesertHen said...

What a great Q post. Lots of interesting information you provided.

Powell River Books said...

Very informative. I invite you to come take a ride on my quad into the Powell River, BC, back country. - Margy

Bear Naked said...

Informative and educational Q post.
I am QUITE late this week visiting your blog.
I was feeling QUEAZY yesterday.


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