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Here you will find articles on spiritual themes common to all religions and cultures. For the month of November (2017) Niki has accepted the #bahaiblogging challenge (one post per day). The posts are repeated on FaceBook. Visit Niki on FaceBook ( to comment and interact with the Blog.

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Divine Sense of Humor?

Posted on November 8, 2017 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (1)

Day 7 of #bahaiblogging

Yes, I am running a day late, but not stressing over it. I started to write a piece about 'Abdu'l-Baha, son of Baha'u'llah, because on Day 6 I reflected on how a smile is like the sun, which led to me remembering 'Abdu'l-Baha once said to a group of people in New York: "I want you to be happy... to laugh, smile and rejoice in order that others may be made happy by you." He then said

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smile like the sun

Posted on November 6, 2017 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Day 6 of #bahaiblogging
(Day 4 and Day 5 are in one post)

I fear I might be sounding a little preachy so far, but I feel I needed to lay the groundwork so I could say how this new knowledge or blueprint for our relationship with God and with God's Messengers - those who founded the religions throughout the world - works. WIth this new understanding, a number of questions I have had about life, the universe and everything are now resol...

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mirrors of divinity

Posted on November 5, 2017 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Day 4 of #bahaiblogging

In high school and college one of my favorite activities was 'going back to first principles'. Some of the teachings of Baha'u'llah are like that - basic yet profound principles which solve a number of problems at once. The principle or analogy I will share today is that of the mirror.

I've talked about the 'problem' or mystery of how an infinite God could '...

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Posted on November 3, 2017 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

day #3 of #bahaiblogging

On the third 'day,' according to the biblical book of Genesis, the earth and the seas were created. The number three is important because with three numbers one can describe the position of an item in three dimensional space. 

Just as the 3rd dimension allows an o...

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Posted on November 3, 2017 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Day 2 of #bahaiblogging

Today I had the smart but completely un-original idea to blog about my favorite authors, because yesterday was National Authors Day. Then I realized the day is dubbed 'National Author's Day' (note the apostrophe) and I wondered if that meant I had to pick a single author out of all the authors I have read and loved. That would be difficult.

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divine things are too deep

Posted on November 1, 2017 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi! This is my #1 post for the November 2017 #bahaiblogging challenge. I am posting here on my website, and also on Facebook. 

Have you ever met someone at a formal event, been asked to share your thoughts on a deep and important topic, and been stuck for words? Happens all the time, right? Divine things, as the saying goes are "too deep to be expressed by common words." (

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Interfaith resources

Posted on August 19, 2015 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

If you're planning a program for Interfaith devotions and want a headstart, why not try one of the themes used for our Devotional in Greenwood, SC? These are PDF files. You can use the document as is, or choose which readings you want to include.  A round of two of prayers may be said either before or after the readings are read and dicsussed.


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Web Store

Posted on May 12, 2015 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Our Web Store is open! Some of our most popular illuminations are now available as laminated postcards that can be used as bookmarks, or to complement a gift for a special occasion. We have also produced a series of illuminated quotes from Reflections on the Life of the Spirit.

Open Invitation to Interfaith Friends

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

This is an open invitation for all of the friends involved in Interfaith work to submit prayers and quotations for inclusion in Heart to Heart Design Studio's Gallery of Illuminated Texts. Please feel free to browse the Galleries to see the work we have been doing. Quotes and Prayers may be submitted using our Feedback Form (see Tab at top right of the page).


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Prayer Gallery, Slideshare account

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Inspired by the Baha'i Fast, we have reorganized our Gallery section, added a Prayer Gallery and launched a Slideshare account so you can more easily find, download and share our audiovisual presentations.

Here's the link for Slideshare:

Peace, Niki D