2.10.2008

All Roads Lead to the Temple

What an awesome, spiritually up-lifting day this was. We had our ward conference today and something was in the air. The joint RS/Priesthood session was about personal revelation, Sunday School covered 2 Nephi:1-2 (one of my favorite chapters is Chapter 2) and then after we got to sustain our new prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, we had great talks about the blessings of the temple from the Bishop & Stake President. My kids were so quietly busy that I actually got something from the talks in Sacrament meeting! Like I said, fabulous!

Our stake has been challenged to attend the temple at least twice a month this year. To create a spiritual stake, if you will, on the other side. The temple is about 45 minutes away -not far, really - but in the past it's been great if I could get there once a month. I'm taking this challenge head on and having the door of my tent face the temple!
The temple was closed for most of January and then I was sick, in bed, for a week but I did get there once last month and can't wait to get back this Saturday. It's become a major priority for me. I love the quiet, the peace, the reverence and the Spirit that you can only find there. It is truly the House of God on earth.

6 comments:

Spymommy said...

I'm inspired by your commitment Hilary. Our goal is to go once a month this year. The temple is a little under an hour away if there is no traffic, but since there ALWAYS is it is more like hour and a half to sometimes two! It is a little crazy getting a babysitter for a six hour event, but I'm determined! Thanks for the inspiration. Sam

Erin said...

I deleted my last post because I worded it wrong. What I was trying to say is I would like to go with you to the the Temple Saturday.

Kari said...

what a small world!!!! How are you???? I can't believe you found me through Wendy...crazy!!!! It's so fun to see your family!!! you have darling girls!! Please keep in touch...I'm adding you to my list so I can visit your blog regularly!

Hil said...

February: check!

Hil said...

March: check! (plus good intentions for the Houston Temple thrwarted by throw-up!)

Hil said...

April: check!