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 By Gordy Arlin    Opinion

If I knew for sure that I would die next month, part 7 of 9

Editor’s Note: See parts 1-6 at mukilteobeacon.com. They were published on Aug. 15, 2018, Jan. 9, 2019, May 29, Aug. 7, Nov. 6 and Jan. 22,2020. Hello friends! There’s hope for... — Updated 9/9/2020

 
 By Gordy Arlin    Opinion

This aping of the past ...

Hello friends! Full disclosure: copy liberally nicked from Beacon Baha'i Worship column from The Long Long Ago, whispering to you since 1992. (8/29/2012). Please, I am interrupting... — Updated 6/24/2020

 
 By Gordy Arlin    Opinion

Worship | If I knew for sure that I was going to die next month, part 6

Editor's Note: See parts 1-5 of "If I knew for sure..." at mukilteobeacon.com. They were published on Aug. 15, 2018, Jan. 9, 2019, May 29, Aug. 7, and Nov. 6. Hello patient... — Updated 1/22/2020

 
 By Gordy Arlin    Opinion

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... — Updated 5/29/2019

 
 By Gordy Arlin    Opinion

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... — Updated 1/9/2019

 
 By Gordy Arlin    Opinion

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,... — Updated 11/14/2018

 
 By Gordy Arlin    Opinion

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... — Updated 8/15/2018

 

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... — Updated 6/6/2018 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... — Updated 3/28/2018 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... — Updated 1/17/2018

 
 By Gordy Arlin    Opinion

"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,... — Updated 11/8/2017

 

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... — Updated 8/9/2017

 

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... — Updated 5/31/2017 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... — Updated 1/11/2017

 
 By Gordy Arlin    Opinion

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... — Updated 10/27/2016 Full story

 
 By Gordy Arlin    Opinion

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 lov... — Updated 8/3/2016

 
 By Gordy Arlin    Opinion

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... — Updated 5/25/2016

 

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 H... — Updated 1/6/2016

 

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... — Updated 10/28/2015

 

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... — Updated 8/12/2015

 

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... — Updated 5/26/2015

 

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 informatio... — Updated 10/22/2014

 

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... — Updated 8/6/2014 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... — Updated 5/21/2014

 

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... — Updated 3/5/2014 Full story

 

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