The Field Is White

The Field Is White
Doctrine & Covenants 4:4

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

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My favorite scripture recently is Mormon 9:27

O then despise not, and wonder not, but hearken unto the words of the Lord, and ask the Father in the name of Jesus for things whatsoever ye shall stand in need. Doubt not, but be believing, and begin as in times of old, and come unto the Lord with all your heart, and work out your own salvation with fear and trembling before him.

Remember to keep in mind the things that truly do matter! So many of us lose our perspective for the long term things, thinking that some of the shorter term things are better.

Trish Gardner Johnson Thanks for the uplifting thought, Elder Parker Beach. Hope you know that you are a "long-term" family member! Our short-term issues will never be as important as our two favorite Elders...even if one went home already! Wishing the best to you and Elder Carson Buckner!

Since it is Halloween, I thought I would share another Family History Story.
One of my ancestors, Lydia Gilbert, was convicted of witchcraft and sentenced to death by hanging. Lydia Gilbert, the wife of Thomas Gilbert was living in Windsor, Connecticut when Lydia was the fifth person to be accused of being a Witch in the area of Hartford. Thomas & Lydia were living with Henry Stiles at the time of his death. Lydia was watching the house for him when on November 3, 1651 Henry & a neighbor ,Thomas Allyn, went hunting. Thomas Allyn's gun discharged hitting Henry Stiles which resulted in his death. Thomas Allyn was charged & found guilty of Homicide by misadventure. He was to pay a fine & not bear arms for at least a year.
Three years later Lydia was charged with bewitching them & other signs of witchcraft. She disappeared shortly after her trial. So there is no record of her death.
My family is really big into Halloween and so one year, we made a tomb stone in memory of Lydia. There is even a book written about her called, " The Trial of Goody Gilbert"

I was challenged by Elder Anthony Allen to share my favorite talk from this past LDS General Conference!
I loved Elder D. Todd Christofferson's talk, Free Forever, to Act for Themselves. One of the greatest gifts our Heavenly Father gave us was Agency, the ability to make our own decisions. Because He loves us so much. He will never take that precious privilege away from us.

Missionary Mommas: P-Day = Preparation Day III: I know missionaries look forward to P-Day... but I think a Missionary Momma looks forward to P-day even more!!! I know that I do! 
Elder Beach is the VERY last image in this video...

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