Sunday, December 2, 2012

Gratitude for LIGHT!!

In our November zone meetings, we discussed the necessity for both physical and spiritual light. Here the winter nights start at 4:30 pm. It's often overcast. So we seek to increase light in our lives and in the lives of others. We have chosen in our gratitude many images of light we have enjoyed this fall
Sister Wilkey is in the Whitney store in Kirtland, Ohio.
Notice not only the pottery crafted in Kirtland but
the lamps, one of which is pictured below on a lamp post.

Kirtland remains as a tribute to valiant Saints who themselves
bore testimony of the Light, even Jesus Christ himself:
  "And now, after the many testimonies which have been given of him,
 this is the testimony, last of all, which we give of him: That he lives!"
Doctrine and Covenants 76:23

Do we cast long shadows?  Are we continually an example
of him whose name we bear on our name tags, even Jesus Christ?
On a preparation day walk at Massabesic Lake, we met and visited
with several people also enjoying the late October sunshine.

"Old tree, how many storms hast thou withstood and
I, frail creature, am dismayed by one." a favorite quote of President Wilkey

The Boston Temple

Lights commemorating the Light of the World at the Joseph Smith Memorial
welcome hundreds and hundreds of visitors. 

The Memorial -38 1/2 feet signifying the years of Joseph
Smith's life--points heavenward just as the Joseph, the Prophet pointed each of us

The lights of Christmas!!
The Mission Home glows with the warmth of Christmas.

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