Manger Scene photograph by Light. ©Bonnee Klein Gilligan. All rights reserved.

‘Star of Wonder’ photograph by Light

A beautiful manger and a star in lights at the Mormon Temple in Phoenix, Arizona during the Christmas Season. The temple has displays of hundreds of thousands of lights, a manger scene and choir singing nightly. A lovely celebration of Christmas and a wonderful outing. I always enjoy our journeys South to see the lights.

The Church of Christ (the original name for the Mormon Church now officially called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) was founded in 1830 by Joseph Smith their first prophet.  He translated the Book of Mormon, a record of an ancient people on the American continents.

A quote from The Book of Mormon:

“The spirit and the body shall be united again in its perfect form.” ~Alma 11:43

christmas_candle Mormon’s believe that Christ’s birth occurred on April 6 but they celebrate Christmas in December with a tree, lights, gifts, and Santa Claus. The Christmas Holidays are a time for family, neighbors, friendship, thoughtfulness, acts of love, giving and celebration.

Have a twinkling, joy filled day!


light Light Traveler (August 1946 – July 2003)  photographer, Reiki Master/Teacher, spiritual seeker and beautiful loving Spirit. He filled my life with awe and wonder. Here’s to you Light!!! You can see more and purchase his beautiful photography at Light Traveler’s gallery.

~Bonnee Klein Gilligan

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