is my temple anniversary. Ten years ago, I went through the temple
for the first time. Coincidentally, a tornado touched down in Salt Lake
City ten years ago today as well. I just remember the bizarre
crackling feel to the atmosphere, and after I heard the news, I
was just glad I attended the Logan Temple instead of the Salt Lake
In honor of my 10-year temple-versary, I decided to feature some
temple-related sites, blogs, videos and photos. Enjoy!
Temple photos can be both artistic and awe-inspiring, as evidenced by the photos found throughout the Flickr Group: LDS Temples. Scroll through the images that impart both
majesty and wonder. I love the various temple pictures depicted in so
many different lights and angles. Note, however, that you'll need to
check the rights for using the pictures beyond just viewing as many are
\"All rights reserved.\"
lds9999's YouTube video list of Mormon
Temples is impressive! There are 126 in total, so most temples are
represented. Find your favorite temple or learn about a new one with
these beautiful presentations set to lovely music.
Temple site: Church Temples is a \"labor of love\" by Rick Satterfield. Many
times, in Google searching temple-related information, I'll hit
upon this well-done Web site. Take a moment to peruse the photograph
gallery, download the free temple screensaver, or check out my favorite
part, a compilation showing the status of temples newly announced or under construction.
Temple blogs: I found these
searching for temple-themed posts in the past week or so. First, the blogger remembers her first visit to
Temple Square and then is \"Making a Memory\" with her family by taking her kids for their first
time to Temple Square. Enjoy the ensuing comments filled with
other delightful Temple Square memories.If you are a missionary preparing to serve, this post explains how LDS temples are an integral part of missionary work. With many quotes
explaining the importance of the temple, it also provides the answer
for prospective missionaries about why: \"1. The temple endowment gives
missionaries power from on high to do their work. 2. Baptism is the
first step toward higher ordinances of salvation received at the
And speaking of missionary work, I was delighted by this \"Temple Excursion\"
to the Guadalajara Mexico Temple, where one couple
was sealed and another went through for the first time. And hopefully
10 years from now, she'll be fondly remembering her first temple
Now let's find other serene posts from this past week in the Bloggernacle:
Power pick: I had a hard time getting past the scientific terms of this title,
but after clicking in a few times and then quitting, I finally read the post and enjoyed this temple testimony about \"How Sacrificing a Few Hours for Temple Service Saved My Laser Doppler
Paper.\" And while I still have no idea what a laser doppler is, I was
pleased to see that \"while at the Temple, it was actually refreshing to
get away from my obsession with that paper and all the number
crunching.\" And then while sitting there, this blogger realized he had
made a major error. And his conclusion from the experience \"The answer
to my unquestionable incompetence sometimes (not always) seems to be
doing my duty, making sacrifices for the right things, and letting the
Lord help me fix my problems in ways that transcend my feeble skills.\"
Forgotten gem: Rewind to February 3, 2007, for a enthralling experience of one temple-goer who enjoyed
watching American Sign Language in the temple. He explains: \"As I watched the
interpreter present the signs for the words of the endowment, I was
filled with a sense of wonder and awe. Moreover, I felt tremendous
gratitude that the temple is available to bless the lives of all
members, regardless of their ability to see or hear.\" What a
lovely temple testimony!
Techie tip: Hopefully you have visited this site often. In my
case, I use it to find temple times and closures, addresses or just to peruse the history of temples. The official church site for temples
is full of useful temple information including events and notices, site
pages for the individual temples (nicely organized alphabetically,
geographically and chronologically) and frequently asked questions. The
site is clean, predominately white, and easy to navigate — similar to
temples themselves. I noticed on this visit that the new temple video
from Mormon Messages on \"Why Mormons Build Temples\" is featured
on the main page.