Friday, April 27, 2007

Blogwarriors: April 27th Edition

This is what people look like when they realize that they have forgotten to read Baha'i Thought for awhile. Poor things. Read about this famous painting right here

It's time for another edition of Blogwarriors where I'll share some of my favorite Baha'i blogging of the past week or so including both familiar folk and some new friends that I've discovered. Here goes:

Australian Baha'i blogger Sabha has a really cute photo of kids in a circle

Dave at Correlating is nice enough to share his research about the attitudes of young adults about the Baha'i community

Bilo at Baha'i Faith in Egypt informs us of a new blog about the struggle of that Faith community for freedom and also a new lawsuit that has been filed regarding the ID crisis

UK blogger Barney continues his learning process regarding the abolitionist movement in England

Costa Rica blogger Jere at Bumpstuff has a couple of posts about visiting Amherst, Massachusetts where yours truly not only discovered the Baha'i Faith 10 years ago, but married his darling wife 3 years ago. Small, small world indeed

Dan, of the infamous Doberman Pizza has news of the new Baha'i Center in Ottawa. Hoorah!

James Howden also a neighbor from up north has a couple of sweeeet posts about Going Green

The incomparable Liz at Los Angelista's tells us what she is laughing about today

The lovable Leila at Love from Leila has a case of the morning giggles

Nishat at Mystic Logic informs us of two new blogs we should look out for

Literary prophetess Phyllis Ring tells us there's a time when intolerance is a good thing

June, another blogger "down under" has one of the nicest new blogs I've come across. One of the stars of her blog is "Max" who has gotten into basketball recently

Marco at Povo De Baha has a nice Ridvan video

The Neocrats talk about the challenges of prayer

I'm off to Green Acre Baha'i School for a weekend course about Marriage. Hopefully I will behave myself and learn something. Stayed tuned for my coverage of the weekend on Monday called: Get Your Fortress On. Until then Happy Ridvan to all!

"Hear Me, ye mortal birds! In the Rose Garden of changeless splendor a Flower hath begun to bloom, compared to which every other flower is but a thorn, and before the brightness of Whose glory the very essence of beauty must pale and wither. Arise, therefore, and, with the whole enthusiasm of your hearts, with all the eagerness of your souls, the full fervor of your will, and the concentrated efforts of your entire being, strive to attain the paradise of His presence, and endeavor to inhale the fragrance of the incorruptible Flower, to breathe the sweet savors of holiness, and to obtain a portion of this perfume of celestial glory. Whoso followeth this counsel will break his chains asunder, will taste the abandonment of enraptured love, will attain unto his heart's desire, and will surrender his soul into the hands of his Beloved. Bursting through his cage, he will, even as the bird of the spirit, wing his flight to his holy and everlasting nest."
(Baha'u'llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, p. 320)