Sunday, April 26, 2009

Flashing Scripture!

"May we each dedicate ourselves anew to the service of the Lord.

"Say the word temple. Say it quietly and reverently. Say it over and over again. Temple. Temple. Temple. Add the word holy. Holy Temple. Say it as though it were capitalized, no matter where it appears in the sentence.

"Temple. One other word is equal in importance to a Latter-day Saint. Home. Put the words holy temple and home together, and you have described the house of the Lord!

"May God grant that we may be worthy to enter there and receive the fullness of the blessings of His priesthood."

Boyd K. Packer

I missed Flashback Friday so I thought I would combine it with Sunday Scripture.

These are pictures from August 1981 when our family was Sealed in the Jordan River, Utah Temple. Even though I was little I remember certain things about the day! I loved my dress and I loved having our family and friends there to share in the special day!

I am so grateful for the knowledge of forever families. It has helped ease the pain of death of loved ones, knowing I will see them again brings comfort. I still miss them and think of how nice it would be to have them here but it would be way worse if I believed that death was the end. I am also grateful for the peace that I feel when I am in the Temple, it is a great escape from the business of life.

Something I have on my "To do list" for life is to visit as many temples as I can, I love that no matter what the facade on the outside, the feeling is the same on the inside! I have been fortunate enough to visit several temples so far, but there are quite a few more out there!

Temples Visited So Far
Las Vegas, NV
Washington D.C.
Laie, Hawaii (2 times)
St. George, Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
Jordan River, Utah
Manti, Utah
Mesa, Arizona
San Diego, CA
Bountiful, Utah
Denver, CO
Kirtland, Ohio

For more information on LDS Temples around the world go
here or for more information on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints go here

Happy Sunday

1 comment:

Liz - Jess said...

I really want to get to the temple with my kids and take a family picture. That great that you have those old photos. I've never even taken my kids up to the temple. How sad is that??