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
During Sunset after Leaf Fall
This might be my favorite of nature's color schemes.
The Greatest Influence
"Motherhood is the greatest potential influence either for good or ill in human life. The mother’s image is the first that stamps itself on the … young child’s mind. It is her caress that first awakens a sense of security; her kiss, the first realization of affection; her sympathy and tenderness, the first assurance that there is love in the world." — David O. McKay
You Shall Have Peace in Me
"Learn of me, and listen to my words; walk in the meekness of my Spirit, and you shall have peace in me." —Doctrine & Covenants 19:23
"In the Ordinances Thereof"
"...the fulness of the Melchizedek Priesthood is found in the temple and its ordinances... 'Therefore, in the ordinances thereof, the power of godliness is manifest.'"
(D&C 84:20, "The Power of Godliness", Elder Kent F. Richards, General Conference April 2016)
Repetition and Pattern
Repetition and pattern are but two of the tools that the Lord uses to teach us and guide us along in our eternal journey. This is the south facing side of the Nauvoo Illinois Temple, taken before dawn.
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