Wednesday, May 9, 2012

I love to see the temple!

I have such a wonderful privilege and blessing to be able to go to the temple every week!! The San Antonio temple is literally 20 minutes away. They, about a year ago, opened up every Wednesday morning  to those that are not endowed for baptism. The temple would provide 10 names, awesome right?? Its really unlike smaller temple to be like that. Not all temples have the opportunity to be open all the time and have so many members so like those temples in Utah and Idaho. 

I just looooove going! I can tell a huge difference in my life when I don't get to go. I have a beautiful temple buddy, who is probably one of the most amazing women in my life right now. Christen Shoen has such a large love and understanding of the temple and holds it to be so sacred. 

Taking pictures is one of my many habits that I love to do. I thought I need to get back on the band wagon and practice and try to develop this talent, since God asked us to.  Anyways I hope that y'all enjoy these pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them. I hope that it will encourage you to try and take advantages of the temple and go more often. The temple's doors are always open and just waiting for you to dive into the spirit that it and come closer to our Savior and Heavenly Father.

There is something that you get out of the temple that you just can't get anywhere else. The only place that can come close to that is our homes, if we allow it to. Temples are a place where we can receive revelations from high, when you have a time in your life where you seem lost or confused then that becomes the ultimate prerequisite to go. Even if you don't seem that way, go anyways! It's just wonderful! Ezra Taft Benson has promised us that as we increase our temple attendance, we will have increased personal revelation and the spirit. 

I urge you to go! Take the time out of your busy schedule, I promise you it is worth it and you will be a much happier people if you just make that commitment.

"You are never lost when you can see the temple. The temple will provide direction for you and your family in a world filled with chaos. It is an eternal guidepost which will help you from getting lost in the 'mist of darkness.'"
—Gary E. Stevenson 

"As we touch the temple and love the temple, our lives will reflect faith. As we go to the holy house, as we remember the covenants we make therein, we will be able to bear every trial and overcome each temptation."
Thomas S. Monson

"There exist a righteous unity between the temple and the home. Understanding the eternal nature of the temple will draw you to your family; understanding the eternal nature of the family will draw you to the temple."
Gary E. Stevenson

When you come to the temple you will love your family with a deeper than you have ever felt before. THE TEMPLE is ABOUT FAMILIES

"Temple. One other word is equal in importance to a Latter-day Saint. Home. Put the words holy temple and home together, and you describe the house of the Lord!"
Boyd K. Packer

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: 
only love can do that.

Peace begins with a smile.... SO SMILE!
The temple is the library of learning. Learning has liberated more people than wars in history. 

It is the deepest desire of my heart to have every member of the Church worthy to enter the temple.
Howard W. Hunter
Let us be a temple-attending people. Attend the temple as frequently as personal circumstances allow. Keep a picture of a temple in your home that your children may see it. Teach them about the purposes of the House of the Lord. Have them plan for their earlierst years to go there and to remain worthy of that blessing 


I hope that I can find someone who loves the temple as much as me, who is willing to go very often, go on dates together there and when life gets a little hard to go there, find peace and understanding .

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful photography! :) Our temple just opened up Friday afternoons for baptisms too! I'm so glad small temples are starting to do that :)