Spiritual Growth

We Are One

August 1, 2012
We Are One

“The gift of God to this enlightened age is the knowledge of the oneness of mankind and of the fundamental oneness of religion.” ~ ‘Abdu’l-Baha The beautiful song “We Are One”, is written and performed by Dan Seals, of England Dan and John Ford Coley fame.

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Stretching Your Dollar

July 16, 2012
Stretching Your Dollar

By Tom Hodges If you make your dollars stretch, they will do more for you. Instead of coming up short before the next paycheck, you may have enough for your expenses as well as a bit to add to savings. Making your money go farther means getting more from your material resources. For example by taking […]

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Discovering the Gems of Potential

June 25, 2012
Discovering the Gems of Potential

By Gina Hoefler Every person is a unique individual with the potential to develop positive qualities and it is through spiritual education that anyone can grow positively, develop their talents, and become a positive influence on society. This is especially true for children with disabilities. We are often told to realize our dreams, our potential: “be […]

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Guidance Through Truthfulness and Trust

June 21, 2012
Guidance Through Truthfulness and Trust

  By Jean Duhaime My friend asked why it would be important for her daughter to always be honest. This is a question our culture does not answer effectively. Often we learn “if I can get away with it, then it is ok”. This does not engender trust. Baha’u’llah states truthfulness is primary in our spiritual […]

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The Promise of Service

June 11, 2012
The Promise of Service

By Fred Hoefler Helping others in a spirit of service not only helps others with a specific task, it makes every one involved happy. A life of service is our ultimate aim in life, but that concept can be a challenge to pass on to our children. We started out by teaching our children to […]

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Happiness is a Decision

June 4, 2012
Happiness is a Decision

by Sara DeHoff Do you want your life with your kids to be more peaceful and joyful? Learn to see happiness as a decision. In this society we tend to think “If only I had more money, I’d be happy.” “If only he’d shape up, I’d be happy.” But happiness is a moment-to-moment decision we […]

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How to raise children who don’t lie

April 10, 2012

By Sue Kolbe A relationship with your children that is based on truth will give you children who don’t lie to you. My son will be getting his driver’s license soon. Once he starts driving on his own, I’m going to want to know where he is. I’ll need to know where he is, so […]

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How to be a Better Person

February 29, 2012

Do you want be a better person, to feel better about yourself? A good person is someone who is trying to be a little better each day. We all are in a different state so you cannot compare your self to anyone else. ‘Abdu’l-Baha* says “Little by little, day by day….” Identify something that you […]

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What does it mean to “accustom our children to hardship”?

February 1, 2012
What does it mean to “accustom our children to hardship”?

What does it mean to “accustom our children to hardship”? One meaning is that we can’t always have what we want. Not every child who wants a pony for her birthday can get a pony for her birthday. And if she does want something, she will learn to save up her own money for what […]

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