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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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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How can you come to terms with the senseless? Dealing with My Good Friend’s Murder: http://bahaiteachings.org/dealing-with-my-good-friends-murder

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Dealing with My Good Friend’s Murder

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One memorable quotation swam around what had become the swamp of my mind back in September 2005, following the unthinkable murder of a close friend.

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An important component of prayer, and forgiveness http://bahaiteachings.org/joyfully-bringing-yourself-to-account-each-day

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Joyfully Bringing Yourself to Account Each Day

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The Baha’i writings say that daily prayer causes “awakening and mindfulness,” generating love in the soul of the prayerful.

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Better late than never . . . ! http://susangammage.com/a-program-for-the-feast-of-perfection

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A Program for the Feast of Perfection

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Welcome to The Feast of Kamál (Perfection)! Opening Music from the Hidden Words Opening Prayer: Purify, O my God, the hearts of Thy creatures with the power of Thy sovereignty and might, that Thy w...

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The Susan Gammage Monthly - Equality of Women and Men

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The Susan Gammage Monthly - Equality of Women and Men

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Heartbreaking, yet hopeful! http://bahaiteachings.org/the-worlds-hardest-test-coping-with-a-childs-death

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The World’s Hardest Test: Coping with a Child’s Death

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The Baha'i teachings clearly say that the death of a child is unbearable and devastating. But they also console those who have lost children they...

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Has your faith ever been tested? Here are some things you might find helpful! http://bahaiblog.net/site/2015/07/what-happens-when-your-faith-is-tested-a-personal-reflection/

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What Happens When Your Faith is Tested - A Personal Reflection There are many ways in which your faith, your belief in Baha'u'llah and His...

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Are your prayers passive or active? http://bahaiteachings.org/prayer-means-action

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Prayer Means Action

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Are your prayers passive or active? Someone once asked Abdu’l-Baha, “Should prayer take the form of action?”

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I haven't seen this so beautifully described before!

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This makes a lot of sense! We need prayer as much and as often as we need food! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6cVSGthTuA#t=412

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Why Prayer Doesn't Work/Megadoses Of Prayer

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Link to prayers that you can overdose on: http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/c/BP/ DISCLAIMER: The ideas shared in this video are not an official...

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An important question for us to find answers to! http://bahaiteachings.org/how-do-we-change-a-racist-heart

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How Do We Change a Racist Heart?

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We need 3 major changes if we want to stop racism—a change of heart, a change in education and a major change in the way we associate with other...

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Encouragement is always better than criticism! http://www.saharsblog.com/personal-development/the-magic-of-building-on-strength-an-almost-too-good-to-be-true-story/

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A friend of mine recently told me the story of an experience she had which she claims changed the way she sees personal and community...

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This is why fathers need to be in their children's lives! http://bahaiteachings.org/boys-need-an-actual-role-model

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Boys Need an Actual Role Model

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Boys actively and naturally seek a role model, someone they can look up to and whose footsteps they can strive to follow in life.

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'Abdu'l-Baha said: "When men own the equality of women there will be no need for them to struggle for their rights!" http://ow.ly/PMR0h

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Real Men Don’t Hit Women

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The vast majority of domestic violence incidents are perpetrated by men against women. In the US, domestic violence hotlines receive 20,000 calls a...

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I say we need to do both! http://bahaiteachings.org/prepare-for-the-next-life-or-improve-this-one

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Prepare for the Next Life—Or Improve this One?

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The Baha’i teachings say the purpose of life is two-fold: to prepare for our life in the next world, and to improve this world.

Note: The materials on this site reflect the current understanding of Susan Gammage from her experience in the Bahá’í community and as a Bahá’í-inspired researcher/author. They do not represent an official interpretation of the Bahá’í Writings. They are simply offered as an educational resource for Bahá’ís to consider as they strive to understand and implement the Writings into their lives, institutions and communities. Any questions about the application of certain quotes to your own particular situation should be directed to the Bahá’í institutions. Official websites include www.bahai.org (international); http://www.ca.bahai.org/ (Canadian) and http://www.bahai.us/ (American)