Tender heart, tender herb

Tender heart, tender herb

As the Baha’i Fast is approaching its closure, I am reflecting on the experience of my heart these past few...

Spirit and Nature

Spirit and Nature

This morning I witnessed a wonderful discussion on the Wilmette Institute forum and with permission from the participants, I will...

Playing pick-a-boo with God

Playing pick-a-boo with God

Sometime ago the thought for a posting titled “Playing pick-a-boo with God” came to mind following an interesting interplay with...

The Greater Covenant of Baha’u’llah

The Greater Covenant of Baha’u’llah

The Greater Covenant of Baha’u’llah — the promise that God will never leave us alone and will send yet another...

National Public Radio on Baha’i Virtues Classes

National Public Radio on Baha’i Virtues Classes

Everybody in the Baha’i community here in Northern Virginia is excited about a story broadcast this morning on National Public...

He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver

He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver

This morning a friend sent this story. It is beautiful — enjoy it! Malachi 3:3 says: ‘He will sit as...

The sign of love and the meaning of calamity

The sign of love and the meaning of calamity

O SON OF MAN! For everything there is a sign. The sign of love is fortitude under My decree and...

You’ve been reading Gleanings for more than a week?

You’ve been reading Gleanings for more than a week?

I got an email today from the Bookshelf application on Facebook: “You’ve been reading ‘Gleanings from the Writings…’ for more...

The bounty of fasting

The bounty of fasting

Whatsoever the Creator commandeth His creatures to observe, the same must they diligently, and with the utmost joy and eagerness,...