Thursday, August 17, 2006

I Love to See the Temple

Was there ever a man or woman who, in a time of quiet introspection, has not pondered the solemn mysteries of life?

Has he or she not asked, "Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going? What is my relationship to my Maker? Will death rob me of the treasured associations of life? What of my family? Will there be another existence after this, and, if so, will we know one another there?"

The answers to these questions are not found in the wisdom of the world. They are found only in the revealed word of God. Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are sacred structures in which these and other eternal questions are answered. Each is dedicated as a house of the Lord, a place of holiness and peace shut apart from the world. There truths are taught and ordinances are performed that bring knowledge of things eternal and motivate the participants to live with an understanding of our divine inheritance as children of God and an awareness of our potential as eternal beings.

President Gordon B. Hinckley
(for the whole article, click here.)

Tonight is our Ward Temple Night, and Mike's mom has graciously offered to babysit so that Mike and I can attend. I love going to the temple. I am very lucky to live within minutes of this temple. Attending the temple gives me a chance to forget about the cares of the world and focus on the things of eternity. It gives me perspective and peace. It makes me a better wife, a better mother, and a better neighbor.


  1. have a wonderful night - truly such a fabulous date night...just think of how our eternal souls will relish the memories of the times we served there, acting so much upon the faith we live day after day.

  2. Oh to have a mother-in-law close by! The hardest part about going to the temple for me is finding a babysitter, but I miss it so much when I don't go for a while.

  3. Awesome. I live like 10 minutes from a temple and I make it there so rarely. You've insprired me to do better. Thank you.


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