The Sacramento California temple grounds take the cake. My favorite so far. And I think it will take a lot to surpass them.
It is all connected in such a beautiful way! God’s purpose.
The atonement of Christ. Our covenants and ordinances. And those waiting in the “space between…”
As with all temples, the grounds were lush and beautiful, with some fresh spring blossoms popping up on the trees.
Even here, where it was closed and had many areas fenced off, the spirit of peace was felt. You don’t have to be inside to know it’s a special place.
Every detail is divine.
“He who notes the fall of a sparrow surely hears the pleadings of our hearts.”
I love that it is renewed. It is quite symbolic of how we can always change.
Lift up your head and be of good cheer; for behold, the time is at hand, and on this night shall the sign be given, and on the morrow come I into the world…
Fast forward almost three decades, and I was able to return to the Logan Temple sitting up on that beautiful green hill. This time with my own children in tow.
Driving down highway 89, we eagerly looked ahead anticipating the temple. It is still such a joy when I first see that spire.
I think the feelings we get are a tiny glimpse of what it will be like to live and walk with God. Peace, hope, gratitude, wonder, and a feeling of home.
Yes, our visit extended our day by quite a bit, but it was so worth it. I can’t imagine having missed out on such a wonderful place.
I want to introduce you to a world traveler: Alice Emily Garretson, Carey’s Great-Grandmother…
Hope rose within me as the sun rose that morning over the Idaho Falls Temple.
I’m so grateful for our loving Heavenly Father who so desires to bless his children. These small temples are a perfect example of that love.
…it just seems like the earth around it is rejoicing that it gets to be the spot where this temple was placed.
In moments of clarity I realize that success is not perfection.
It’s time to wake up and arouse your faculties!
Saving what we thought was lost has enormous significance. It speaks to our deepest beliefs, that nothing is truly lost, and that all things can be made whole again.
And the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion… a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night.