’Idál, 16 ‘Izzat (Might), 178 B.E.


Started raining in earnest at 7:20 AM EDT…

… and continued through most of the day


My daughter and son-in-law’s 5th wedding anniversary dessert:



1 box Duncan Hines Lemon Cake Mix

½ c. sugar

1 c. apricot nectar

2/3 c. Wesson oil (½ c. vegetable oil)

4 eggs, beat one at a time


1 c. powdered sugar

¼ c. lemon juice

Mix cake mix and sugar, then add apricot nectar and Wesson (vegetable) oil. Beat well. Add one egg at a time and mix well. Bake in stem pan 1 hour at 350 degrees (or in 9” x 13” glass baking pan for 25 min.). Mix icing and spoon over cake while warm.


Fall began at 3:21 PM EDT

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Our call to examine the implications of the Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh for economic life is intended to reach Bahá’í institutions and communities but is directed more especially to the individual believer. If a new model of community life, patterned on the teachings, is to emerge, must not the company of the faithful demonstrate in their own lives the rectitude of conduct that is one of its most distinguishing features? Every choice a Bahá’í makes—as employee or employer, producer or consumer, borrower or lender, benefactor or beneficiary—leaves a trace, and the moral duty to lead a coherent life demands that one’s economic decisions be in accordance with lofty ideals, that the purity of one’s aims be matched by the purity of one’s actions to fulfil those aims. Naturally, the friends habitually look to the teachings to set the standard to which to aspire. But the community’s deepening engagement with society means that the economic dimension of social existence must receive ever more concentrated attention. 1

  1. Universal House of Justice. “To the Bahá’ís of the World: Regarding Economic Life.” Bahá’í Reference Library, 1 Mar. 2017, https://www.bahai.org/library/authoritative-texts/the-universal-house-of-justice/messages/20170301_001/1#904550633. [return]