Sunday, March 22, 2009


I went to my first temple dedication today. Besides sitting 2 1/2 hours on hard chairs (on top of the 2 from church already) I really enjoyed myself. I was so inspired as I listened to our living prophet and apostles testify of their beliefs in temples. One story that President Monson told was that of a man who loved the temple. He lived in a distant country that didn't have a temple near enough for him to visit. Finally they built a temple in New Zealand which wasn't far from where he lived. The man retrieved from under his bed his life savings ($600), and used that to take his family to the temple.
It really made me think a lot about how often I take the temple for granted. Would I take my life savings and use it to travel to a temple? I hope I would. But I don't need to. I can drive 15 minutes to one temple, 20 minutes to another, and 30 minutes to 2 others. How blessed I am to live in a place where I can just look across the valley and have numerous temples in my view.
I know that when I visit them often that I have a greater sense of peace in my life, I know that the spirit of the Lord dwells there, and I know that if I resolve to frequent it more often that my life will be truly blessed.
I'm so grateful that I get to be sealed for time and all eternity Darin, and that through our covenants that our children will be sealed to us as well. I pray that I can continue to lead a life that allows me to enter that sacred house and feel the peace and comfort that comes from it.

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