After some twenty years as an active member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker), in April of 2013 I relinquished my membership. A Friend, learning of this decision asked me what I would be now. I responded "What I have always been: a child of God". My understanding of God is very broad and leads me to study the wisdom of many paths including First Peoples of America, Toltecs, Buddhists, Islam, and more. I continue to value the faith and practice espoused by Friends.
My goal in life is to be at one with God. In the midst of that I am called to walk as a peacemaker. I define peacemaking as "A conscious act of Love" and so that work is very broad. I hope to share with you, my unseen, unknown readers, my path, my struggles, successes, and failures; my hopes and dreams as I walk the path to both individual and World Peace.
(GEM, is an acronym created from the initials of my given name.)