Category: 9-Day Service

Day 10 My morning started with an inspiring visit with a sweet soul in my area. She has lived abroad in areas that needed support. Now she is home and all she wants is to “be of use” to society. What a humble and pure hearted desire! She is gifted with the ability to talk […]

Day 9 We didn’t have our Ruhi study session today. My Ruhi partner was out of town enjoying some relaxation with her family at the lake. Instead, I focused on other avenues of service. The day started with a home visit and elevated conversation. The home visits are very enjoyable. I’m able to catch up […]

Day 8 I am tired today. I have been quite busy for the past seven days, doing a variety of tasks and activities. My body needs more periods of rest throughout the day. When ‘Abdu’l-Bahá traveled to various countries in Europe, the USA, and parts of Canada, His schedule was indescribable. And He spent months […]

Day 7 Today and tomorrow require that I spend part of my day taking care of needs other than my service projects. With many things on my mind, I felt rushed as I prepared for my study session. It’s hard to remember to elevate oneself when the demands of our material life crowd in. In […]

Day 6 Today was different. It did not feel that I was doing much. I had to stop myself and remind myself that I had, in fact, accomplished quite a bit. Today was a day when I wasn’t moving from one activity immediately into another; a day when I had more breathing space than the […]

Day 5 Today was an interesting day. A day of backtracking, dodging, and confusion. Through it all, it was a day of joy and delightful donuts! Yes, we made it to Frickin’ Delight Donuts today! But first, our Ruhi study session. We are more than halfway through the second unit of Ruhi Book 6: Qualities […]

Day 4 Today’s treat: muffins! My friend brought over coffee and muffins for our Ruhi study session. We start our sessions by discussing all types of situations that are occurring in our lives, offering ideas for solutions for some, examining the spiritual principles behind others, while other situations are simply acknowledged. We peruse the unit […]

Day 3 No vegan donuts today. By the time we arrived at the Frickin’ Delight Donuts, they were all out of donuts and coffee. So today’s treat instead becomes old-fashioned candy bought at a traditional general store tucked away down a country road far off the beaten path. I will get to the donut shop […]

Day 2 I had gotten carried away in my excitement at being able to meet with others to discuss spiritual matters that I double-booked myself. Eager to be of service, I told the treasurer of the local assembly that I was completely free in the morning and realized after we had set a time that […]

Walking in the Steps of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá Sorry everyone! This first post is a long one. I promise the upcoming reflections will be much shorter! I doubt that I’m walking in the steps of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá.I am walking on a path – imagine a path with no end in sight. Somewhere along this path are ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s footsteps. […]