The Sacramento California temple grounds take the cake. My favorite so far. And I think it will take a lot to surpass them.
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.
I love that it is renewed. It is quite symbolic of how we can always change.
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.
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.
May it be a beacon of peace and a refuge to the troubled…
It was the 13th temple to be built in Utah, the fourth in the Salt Lake Valley, and the second temple in the city of South Jordan. Dude.
I love to see how the designs have changed through the years. Boise has the detached six spire design, and is the same as both the Chicago and Dallas temples.
It is interesting the feelings that the temple can stir up in us, those feelings of home. Even seeing it off in the distance brought a sense of peace.
This temple will hold a special place in our hearts..