The Holy House of the Lord

On October 11th, 2014 I was able to worthily enter the Oquirhh Mountain LDS Temple in South Jordan, Utah. It was such a blessing to me to see so many of my family & loved ones in a setting as beautiful & sacred as the temple.

President Boyd K. Packer, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, described additional blessings of attending the temple:

“When members of the Church are troubled or when crucial decisions weigh heavily upon their minds, it is a common thing for them to go to the temple. It is a good place to take our cares. In the temple we can receive spiritual perspective. There, during the time of the temple service, we are ‘out of the world.’

“Sometimes our minds are so beset with problems, and there are so many things clamoring for attention at once that we just cannot think clearly and see clearly. At the temple the dust of distraction seems to settle out, the fog and the haze seem to lift, and we can ‘see’ things that we were not able to see before and find a way through our troubles that we had not previously known.

“The Lord will bless us as we attend to the sacred ordinance work of the temples. Blessings there will not be limited to our temple service. We will be blessed in all of our affairs”

I can’t wait to return again & again to be reminded of the promises that I made with God & the blessings I will receive by keeping those promises. Thank you to all who attended; I wouldn’t be here today without you.

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Daring Greatly

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust & sweat & blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again & again,

because there is no effort without error & shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause;

who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, & who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly….”

-Theodore Roosevelt–Paris, France–April 23rd, 1910

(everyone needs to read this incredible book by Brene Brown titled Daring Greatly)