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In Our Ward: Lesson 28: “After the Fire a Still Small Voice”

By: Ardis E. Parshall - July 27, 2014

Lesson 28: “After the Fire a Still Small Voice”

1 Kings 17-19

Purpose: To encourage class members to put God first in their lives and to find guidance and comfort in the words of the living prophet and the whisperings of the Holy Ghost.

Lesson Development

1. Elijah seals up the heavens is miraculously sustained, and raises a widow’s son from the dead.
2. Elijah challenges the priests of Baal and opens the heavens for rain.
3. Elijah is comforted by the Holy Ghost and instructed to continue in God’s work.

Preliminary

I’ve been asked to take just a couple of minutes at the beginning of class for a survey: When you think of Church history over the past 200 years, what names come to your mind? … What women come to your mind?

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Andrew Sproul, Missionary: March-April 1842

By: Ardis E. Parshall - July 27, 2014

previous installment

Thursday, March 24, 1842 – E.G. & I held meeting with the Saints at Charelston. E.G. opened by singing & prayer & called me to speak when he was done which I did, & the Lord granted me a portion of his spirit & I was enabled to lay before them the importance of that responsibility as accountable beings that rested upon us to perform & etc. We closed with prayer to God that he would keep us to the end.

Wednesday night, March 30, 1842 – We met with the Saints in the Trades Hall, Paisley, meeting opened by E. Jaap. He then told us that E. Wilken would address us.

Bro. Wilken then stood up & told us that he always esteemed it a high privilege to meet with his Brothers & Sisters & showed them from Paul’s 2nd epistle to the Thessalonians how that God would send strong delusion that they would believe a lie because they would not believe the truth; but had pleasure in unrighteousness & etc., & further he says be them Saint or Sinner they will be deluded if they do not receive the truth in the Love of it as says the Apostle Paul. also he then showed us that power by which they would be deceived, even him whose coming is after the working of Stan with power & signs & lying wonders. He then turned our attention to John the Revelator, 13:13 where this power is clearly & definitely spoken of, where the beast is to do great wonders so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men & deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by means of those miracles which he had power to do & after he got done he gave us an account of a discussion which took place the night before at campsee [?] between him & a Rev. Mr. Cribyce M.A. He said that after he had preached on Sunday night he stayed with them all night, & he next day saw placard stating that this Rev man was going to show the principles of the Latter-day Saints a silly mass of absurdities & etc. E. Wilken went & heard what he had got to say, of course, (more…)

Jahrzeit

By: Ardis E. Parshall - July 26, 2014

One year ago, at the very time I’m posting this, my sweet Toby left. I still think of him every day, and hope that he remembers me with as much love as I have for him. I still expect to see him again someday.

Just wanted to mark his passing. Thanks.

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Funny Bones, 1904 (3)

By: Ardis E. Parshall - July 26, 2014

Yes, siree, a real Funny Bones post — that is, a page of jokes from old Church magazines that hasn’t yet appeared on Keepa.

Our Beautiful Language

A boy who swims may say he’s swum, but milk is skimmed and seldom skum, and nails you trim, they are not trum.

When words you speak, these words are spoken; but a nose is tweaked and can’t be twoken, and what you seek is never soken.

If we forget, then we’ve forgotten; but things we wet are never wotten, and houses let are never lotten.

The goods one sells are always sold; but fears dispelled are not dispold, nor what you smell is never smoled.

When young, a top you oft saw spun; but did you see a grim e’er grun, or a ptato neatly skun?

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The Lantern in the Tower: Chapter 3

By: Ardis E. Parshall - July 25, 2014

The Lantern in the Tower

by Elizabeth Cheatham Walton

Previous chapter

Chapter 3: Traitor!

Andy was going to give her away. He was almost to the can in front of her when a flash of hope lit up Patty’s mind. Perhaps he wouldn’t cry out when he saw her. Perhaps she could whisper the truth to him, and he could hide just inside the lighthouse door, dealing with the men separately as he would have dealt with them had they poked their heads up into the lantern chamber one by one.

“Put that lamp down!”

“What for? What do you want?”

The last was Andy’s voice. The flash of hope died down; the men were in the room.

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Vacation

By: Ardis E. Parshall - July 25, 2014

From the Children’s Friend, June 1960 –

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A Few Minutes with the Jacksonville, Florida, Genealogical Committee, 1939

By: Ardis E. Parshall - July 25, 2014

District Union Meeting for April 23 1939, San Mateo

Grace N. Gleaton presiding & conducting. Class began at 2:55. 25 present.

Martha Geddes 5 min. clearing up misunderstanding about Government Genealogist of England and Church Genealogist. That it was not Church Gen. that received monies for research & gave little or no service, but Government & other certified Genealogists.

A discussion on the April 5th Sunday program by class.

No temple work sheets to be sent in without a note accompanying them stating that they had been reported to branch Genealogy Secretary.

Convention for 1939 discussed with suggestions for branches to prepare to take part, and to get a report on all branch Gen. activities.

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The Lantern in the Tower: Chapter 2

By: Ardis E. Parshall - July 23, 2014

Real life is interfering with the schedule. I’ll post the story this morning, and hope I can add another post at noon when the story normally goes up.

 

The Lantern in the Tower

by Elizabeth Cheatham Walton

Previous chapter

Chapter 2: Shadows on the Wall

Patty started out, far up the beach where the white foam could not possibly touch her shoes. She sank into the sand. Slowly she pulled one foot out and then the other, plodding heavily along close to the great dunes that lined the beach above the high tide mark.

“This will never do,” thought Patty. “I’ll get there tomorrow at this rate.”

Down toward the sea she went, closer and closer to the scallops of foam, but the sand remained soft and dry. As she put each foot forward, the heel sank deep, followed by the instep and the toe.

“What is the matter?’ thought Patty; then she knew.

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The Cynic

By: Ardis E. Parshall - July 22, 2014

The Cynic

By Helen Martin Horne

The mocker of faith resorts
To the laughter of hollow scorn
To intimidate the heart
Of the simple to worship born.
On the Lord’s green earth he walks
In Haughtier brash – unwise,
A cynical scorn on his lips,
And a glimmer like hate in his eyes;

But the simple endures in trust –
Content in the Spirit’s birth;
He walks with a joyous step
On his scrap of the Lord’s green earth.
The scorner he dare not hate
Lest he catch him – trapped in surprise –
The Prodigal’s woe on his lips,
And a longing like pain in his eyes.

(1941)

“I Take Up My Pen”: University of Utah, 1919

By: Ardis E. Parshall - July 22, 2014

It counts as Mormon letterhead: there’s Elbert D. Thomas (past missionary, future Senator) again, and look at that Deseret beehive –

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