To Be Faithful
"Bless them with the power to be faithful to the covenants they make with Thee and with each other." —Henry B. Eyring, Idaho Falls Idaho Temple Rededicatory Prayer, June 9, 2017
Across the Water
Two are crossing the water. Can you find the other one?
Purged and Purified
"In the temples of the Lord, we learn obedience. We learn sacrifice. We make the vows of chastity and have our lives consecrated to holy purposes. It is possible for us to be purged and purified and to have our sins washed away so that we may come before the Lord as clean, white, and spotless as the newly fallen snow." —James E. Faust
A "family" of palm trees, silhouetted against a sunset over the Pacific Ocean.
Art of Water and Rock
Art courtesy of the Pacific Ocean's water against North American rock, over and over and over. Detail of colorful rock at low tide at the tide pools in Corona Del Mar, California.
Strengthen Us By the Remembrance
"Strengthen us by the memories of the glorious deliverances of the past, by the remembrance of the sacred covenants that Thou hast made with us..."
The glittering skyline of Boston, Massachusetts with the partially frozen Charles River in the foreground.
Fortify Your Commitment
"Your worship in the temple and your service there for your ancestors will bless you with increased personal revelation and peace and will fortify your commitment to stay on the covenant path." —President Russell M. Nelson, April 2018
A beautiful array of October colors in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Looking to the Heavens
While this world is amazing, it is only the beginning - there is much beyond!
Be At Peace
There is one way to find peace - it's to "reconcile yourselves to the will of God". Get lined up with Him and trust Him. He sees the big picture and will lead you along. There can be great peace, even in the middle of hard times, when we do this!
"Fair are the meadows,
Fairer the woodlands,
Robed in the flowers of blooming spring;
Jesus is fairer,
Jesus is purer.
He makes the sorrowing spirit sing."
—"Beautiful Savior", verse 2
Reflections and a good natured couple captured in the pouring rain on BYU campus in Provo, Utah.
To Bring The World His Truth
"We are as the army of Helaman.
We have been taught in our youth.
And we will be the Lord’s missionaries
To bring the world his truth.
To bring the world his truth."
Elements of Winter
Philadelphia Temple, Window Detail
I love the vibrant colors of these windows, contrasted with the grey stone.
To Change, to Sanctify, and to Prepare
"If we will keep the associated covenants, the sacred priesthood ordinances will change us, sanctify us, and prepare us to enter the presence of the Lord."
—Sister Carol F. McConkie, April 2017
To Light and Life and Endless Day
"He marked the path and led the way,
And ev'ry point defines
To light and life and endless day
Where God's full presence shines."
— "How Great the Wisdom and the Love"
"God does rain down upon all His children all the blessings He can—all the blessings that love and law and justice and mercy will permit. And He commands us to be likewise generous...Nevertheless, God’s greater blessings are conditioned on obedience."
— Elder D. Todd Christofferson, "Abide in My Love", October 2016
Sometimes I like the more subtle shades of the sky even more than the dramatic ones.
"...on the high bluff overlooking the city of Nauvoo, thence across the Mississippi, and over the plains of Iowa, there stands Joseph’s temple, a magnificent house of God."
—Gordon B. Hinckley
This might be my favorite of nature's color schemes.