Wednesday, March 18, 2009

the sweet days of fasting

This year the month of fasting seems to have flown by. How sweet it has been to share it with my Ram. We have been having amazing breakfasts and dinners...colorful and joyous just how I LOVE them.
Breakfast this morning --lemon water, oatmeal with pine nuts and raisins and lots of fresh fruit.

Then some sweet prayer time together. We have been doing our 95 'Allah'u'Abha's together with the help of the coral and jade prayer beads that Ram made for me a few days ago. This morning we read from a lovely compilation on The Importance of Obligatory Prayer and Fasting...

"Well is it with you, as you have followed the Law of God and arisen to observe the Fast during these blessed days, for this physical fast is a symbol of the spiritual fast. This fast leadeth to the cleansing of the soul from all selfish desires, the acquisition of spiritual attributes, attraction to the breezes of the All-Merciful, and enkindlement with the fire of divine love." 'Abdu'l-Baha

We were very honored by the presence of Hayden Knight Weiler of Ellis and Knight fame at our little weekly devotional gathering last week. He played the song he and Vahid composed especially for our wedding--sweet sweet sweet!
[You must go to their reverbnation site and listen to some of their songs]


Blogger Justin said...

Why is it that every time I visit your site I have the feeling that this is such a small world? Please give my most loving greetings to my great friend Hayden. Tell him that I have a PAS group in Chongon with many of the kids that he probably taught children's classes to during his year of service.

Seeing you in the video was really nice too. You look overjoyed. It has been a nice fast!

8:48 PM, March 19, 2009  
Anonymous george wesley dannells said...

I, too, delight in seeing Hayden here on your blog, in your home, singing, Washington State boy that he is.

Good to see Justin's name here, another person I've come to know and admire via the blogosphere.

1:54 AM, June 25, 2009  

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