Earlier this week, I had a conversation with a woman who is not a Quaker (she is a member of a UCC church). She asked me what Friends do when people have leadings that seem to be at odds with each other. I said that it is like when you are in unprogrammed worship at a large meeting, and two people stand to speak at the same time. They both may have true leadings from the Spirit to speak in that moment, but they can't both speak at the same time. One of them has to sit down.
[If you would like to hear a recording of a longer message, the message I gave in programmed worship at Camas Friends Church last Sunday is now available for streaming online and on iTunes.]