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I can’t believe the change in my life since I’ve been reading your blog

I can't believe the change in my life since I've been reading your blog. Your selections of Bahá’í Writings are truly great!  (Abraham Reyes, New Zealand)
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I never felt so connected to the Abha Kingdom as I did after exploring your blog



I am 30 years old and I was raised in a Baha'i family in IRAN, but I never felt so connected to the Abha kingdom as I did today after exploring your blog. (Payman Charkhzarin, Canada)
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I am praying for your work to reach hundreds of millions!

I am more convinced than ever that this is work you have been chosen to do. Your articles and essays are of immense value and I am humbly praying for your continued confirmations in this arena which can reach the hundreds of millions. (Peter Senior)
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I use your website to pick out Writings for the Thai Baha’i News

I frequently post Writings to Thai Baha'i News and often use your website to pick out the Writings. It must be a favorite site for countless.  (Mike Wallace Thailand)
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Helping others to focus on the Writings is our only hope

Thank you so very, very much for your amazing service of helping others to focus on the Writings. It is our only Hope.  (Anne Moshtael Georgia USA)
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We are using it widely in our neighbourhood devotional meetings in India

I wanted to thank you for the wonderful efforts you have put in your website.  We are using it widely in our neighbourhood devotional meetings and it has made them so much more interesting and inspiring.  (Aemellia Javanmardi, India)
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Auxiliary Board member in Mexico translating articles

I am an Auxiliary Board member in Central Mexico. I have been translating a few of your articles to share with individuals passing through certain tests and difficulties in their lives. It has been very helpful for them, as well as for me, to have practical steps to pass on to them. Thank you again!   (Jeff Miller, Mexico)
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We have forwarded your articles to tens of thousands within Pakistan and abroad

We have forwarded a series of your articles to tens of thousands within Pakistan and abroad for a more positive change.   (Hidayatullah Neakakhtar, Pakistan)
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Your whole site is a treasure trove of information, insight, and materials

Your whole site is a treasure trove of information, insight, and materials on healing for anyone, not just those of us who are trying to heal from mental illness, addiction, and/or mental illness.  Thank you so much for these wonderful contributions you are making to the fund of knowledge on this important subject.  (Nona Simons, United States)
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I use it at the World Centre more and more every day

Susan, I just wanted to thank you so much for your website. It's an amazing resource, and I find that I use it more and more every day. (Samareh from the Bahá'í World Centre)
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I have used it to teach hundreds of times

Thank You for your wonderful website. I have used it to teach hundreds and hundreds of times; having such easy and organized access to quotes just works wonders for me! Thank You! (John Walker, United States)
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Want to bring more storytelling into your core activities? This will show you how! http://ow.ly/ALG12

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Storytelling | Social Drama | Sacred Space - Tom Lysaght

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Chant Supplications Together

Chant Supplications Together is a 16-minute, multi-faith documentary that shows the delights of chanting in a variety of spiritual, cultural and musical styl...

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Great article for new Baha'is or those who are thinking of becoming one! http://ow.ly/ALFHK

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So you’ve become a Baha’i. Now what? - Baha'i Blog

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So you’ve become a Baha’i. Now what? When I made the decision to become a Baha'i nearly five years ago, it was definitely a highlight in my...

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An American pioneering couple in the 1930’s had had no results in their community for over three years in spite of diligent efforts. When they told Hand of the Cause Dorothy Baker, she recommended they pray "Ya Allah El-Mustagath". The wife of the couple was alarmed and exclaimed that this particular invocation was reserved for life or death situations. Dorothy responded “What greater calamity than for (you) to have spent three years in the town with no result?” This invocation was uttered 95 times. It marked the beginning of that city’s Assembly. (Dorothy Baker, quoted in Fires in Many Hearts, pp. 265-267).

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Beautiful!

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Baha'is perform at the Unity Church on August 24, 2014

Mansoor Sobhani chants a prayer followed by Vahid Merkel; Merkel sisters and others sing a Baha'i song; Emma says a prayer while Evan Mortazie plays the flute.

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Great proclamation ideas for "Back to School" http://ow.ly/AAbWb

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Back to School with Hope & Free Shipping*

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We're obviously treating depression all wrong in our culture!

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"We had a lot of trouble with western mental health workers who came here immediately after the genocide and we had to ask some of them to leave.

They came and their practice did not involve being outside in the sun where you begin to feel better. There was no music or drumming to get your blood flowing again. There was no sense that everyone had taken the day off so that the entire community could come together to try to lift you up and bring you back to joy. There was no acknowledgement of the depression as something invasive and external that could actually be cast out again.

Instead they would take people one at a time into these dingy little rooms and have them sit around for an hour or so and talk about bad things that had happened to them. We had to ask them to leave."

~A Rwandan talking to a western writer, Andrew Solomon, about his experience with western mental health and depression.

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Please do whatever it takes to keep your light shining brightly! The world needs you!

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If we all just light one candle...

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Beautiful prayer; beautiful voice! Listen; enjoy; and then please support her Kickstarter campaign so she can share her music with others!

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Baha'i Prayer for Detachment (Music by Bahareh Khademi)

Music: Bahareh Khademi Sound & Image: Flickback Motion Words from The Baha'i Faith. "O Lord! Unto Thee I repair for refuge, and toward all Thy signs I set my...

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A great story! http://ow.ly/AvL0W

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'Abdu'l-Bahá's Advice To A Smoker

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Howard Colby Ives was a Unitarian Minister in New York who became a Bahá'í after encounters with 'Abdu'l-Bahá. Howard was also a smoker. When...

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On the danger of putting ourself before our community . . . http://ow.ly/Avx3E

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One Baha'i's approach...: A Thought about Cain

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... to teaching the Faith, and applying the Laws in my own life. I know there are many other ways to do the same thing, but this is what works for...

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The Susan Gammage Monthly - a Baha'i Perspective on Death

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Susan Gammage, MES, author, educator and researcher, loves to find ways to apply Bahá'í principles to everyday life situations; to help people learn to "live the life". She is the author of Violence and Abuse: Reasons and Remedies, a compilation of quotes from the Bahá'í Writings and several other b…