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 By Gordy Arlin    General    May 29, 2019

If I knew for sure that I would die next month, part 3

Editor’s Note: See parts 1 and 2 of "If I knew for sure that I would die next month" (published Aug. 15, 2018 and Jan. 9) at mukilteobeacon.com In the next 15 minutes I was shifted from: (A): "Of course Jesus Christ's promised...

 
 By Gordy Arlin    General    January 9, 2019

If I knew for sure that I would die next month, part 2 l Worship

Editor’s Note: See Part 1 of "If I knew that I would die next month" (published Aug. 15, 2018) at mukilteobeacon.com When I was 25 and loving being a happy quite-on-fire Christian, I needed to rescue my Christian girlfriend from "The...

 

Take heart fellows, here come the gals to rescue us!

Hello friends! Recently, I have not husbanded my time wisely. I have been the fool, and folded like a bad poker hand: I have not delivered a proper new column. Forgive me please, mes amis; my bad. Unproud of myself. I am stumblor, yes, but the...

 
 By Gordy Arlin    General    August 15, 2018

If I knew for sure that I would die next month l Worship

(TIME): Please picture your servant at age 25. I am a happy Christian, in fact I'm on fire with it. In spite of my deep selfishness I've been compelled to be startlingly present to the real reality that every moment of my living experience...

 

Eternal in the past, eternal in the future | Worship

There is only one religion, and that is the religion of God. Each and every Prophet of God has always made it clear that His own personal identity and His personality should be regarded as secondary to the will, the identity, and the... Full story

 

Astounding Words from God about Jesus that you’ve never seen before l Worship

About our Lord Jesus Christ, His persecution and His blessed resurrection, from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh: “And when the days of Moses were ended, and the light of Jesus, shining forth from the Dayspring of the Spirit, encompassed the... Full story

 

Several Prophets of God get mass abuse from confused locals!

Jesus came to us with purest heart to advocate loving the Lord and loving one another. He won victories but was soon executed. Moses too was given a horrible hard time, as was Muhammad and Abraham's travails are legendary. All of the Manifestatio...

 

"In prayer there is a mingling of stations..." I Worship

In times of troubles, large and small, I’m finally learning to immediately bring in The Heavy Guns: prayer and trust. I cleave to prayer because of its efficacy. Like science, the results that I enjoy from it are consistently repeatable. Like...

 

My spiritual awakening at Navy boot camp | Worship

Major bummer: I am 19 and enduring a rite of passage called Navy boot camp. An occasional blink would interrupt my vacant stare, my catatonic trance broken only by the 5:15 a.m. wake-up ritual, which was, first, klieg lights in the face, accompanied...

 

Let us unite in peace against greed, corruption

We simply need to convene The Big Meeting as preordained – the conference where we lock the doors and affirm: “Nobody goes home until peace.” Right now, this meeting is only a motion away. The change is in effect. Change for the better is... Full story

 

You have not because you ask not, so ASK! | Worship

When my alarm goes off, I find that I’m in that morning fog again. It is familiar to me, and my mind begins its morning scan: “What is going on? What is important today? What are this day’s priorities? What is first?” It is incumbent upon...

 

When will the Trust of God, latent in the reality of man, emerge? (Part 9) | Worship

Read parts 1-8 of the nine-part “When will the Trust of God, latent in the reality of man, emerge?” series at www.mukilteobeacon.com. –Ed. The last three sentences of the Scriptures that I’ve... Full story

 
 By Gordy Arlin    General    August 3, 2016

When will the Trust of God, latent in the reality of man, emerge? (Part 8) | Worship

Read parts 1-7 of the nine-part “When will the Trust of God, latent in the reality of man, emerge?” series at www.mukilteobeacon.com. –Ed. Stevie Wonder has always worn his love for our God on his sleeve. For his perfect 1974 album, he wrote: &#...

 
 By Gordy Arlin    General    May 25, 2016

When will the Trust of God, latent in the reality of man, emerge? (Part 7) | Worship

Read parts 1-6 of “When will the Trust of God, latent in the reality of man, emerge?” at www.mukilteobeacon.com. –Ed. If I am lucky, on Jan. 5, you were kind to read my column titled “Look to...

 

When will the Trust of God, latent in the reality of man, emerge? (Part 6) | Worship

Without ceasing, our good Lord is always waving His arms at us dramatically, trying to get our attention. What must He do to have us finally be enchanted by Him? In the past, tribes and communities without access to or benefit of Holy Writs/Scripture...

 

When will the Trust of God, latent in the reality of man, emerge? (Part 5) | Worship

Read parts 1-4 of "When will the Trust of God, latent in the reality of man, emerge?" at www.mukilteobeacon.com. -Ed. For my life-candle to be in effect, its inherent perfection must be augmented by the actual kindling of its latent flame,...

 

When will the Trust of God, latent in the reality of man, emerge? (Part 4)

Read Parts 1, 2 and 3 of "When will the Trust of God, latent in the reality of man, emerge?" at www.mukilteobeacon.com. -Ed. We are here to know God and to worship God, which is to 1) Seek and discover what it is that God calls us to do, and...

 

When will the Trust of God, latent in the reality of man, emerge? (Part 3) | Worship

Read parts 1 and 2 of “When will the Trust of God, latent in the reality of man, emerge? at www.mukilteobeacon.com. -Ed. About our Creator, from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh: "Having created the world and all that liveth and moveth...

 

When will the trust of God, latent in man, emerge? (Part 2) | Worship

Read Part 1 of “When will the trust of God, latent in man, emerge?” at www.mukilteobeacon.com. -Ed. Part 1 of this column consisted of scriptural passages that are, to me, literally awesome, simply boggling. Too much information in too tiny a spa...

 

When will the Trust of God, latent in the reality of man, emerge? (Part 1) | Worship

Space is limited, so first, here is grist for the mill. In the next column, I'll feebly attempt to parse it. – Gordy A few words about our Creator and about His Messengers, from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh: "Having created the world... Full story

 

Racism: Just undo it | Worship

The loathsomeness of racism has belched its way into the headlines again, so I (full disclosure) have copped much of this copy from a Beacon column that I submitted in 1993. Like Stevie Wonder says, "We've got so far to come."-Gordy...

 

Fall in love with God and render yourself bulletproof | Worship

In my 20s as a brand new Christian, I was pleasantly startled that God wanted a personal relationship with me, and I was amazed by the flood of positive results I was enjoying subsequent to my initial halting experiments in the realms of prayer and... Full story

 

Middle east bomber takes out dozen of school children: Local columnist sees red, publishes a prayer

“The present day order is lamentably defective.” (Bahá’u’lláh) My newspaper today was dominated by the current economic shutdown. Buried on the lower right corner of page 5 was a tiny blurb reporting the massacre of many school children by...

 

Eternal in the past, eternal in the future

Hello, friends! Due to illness this week, I respectfully submit the following column that I originally offered in 1995. My accompanying photo (from 1994) is not accurate, but I promise that the writing is spot on, timely and way needed. There is...

 

Getting to know you! Getting to know all about you!

Many years ago, I submitted a screed expounding upon Bahá’í verities that was also a love letter to Paul and Cate Archipley for the extraordinary gift that they bring to our city. I named them in the article, but Paul, in his usual self-effacing...

 

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