Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Temple

Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God;
~Doctrine & Covenants 88:119

Each and every time I read this passage of scripture, the first picture and/or thought that comes to my mind is of the temple. There isn't a more perfect example of how we should organize our own homes and lives than by the standards of the temple.

I can often think of several excuses not to attend, but what I should be tinking about are all of the blessings that come from worthily entering the temple. defines the temple as "a place of learning." There isn't a more perfect envirnoment than being in the atmosphere of the temple to learn the ordinaces that will allow us to return to live with our Heavenly Father. I can't think of a better opportunity that allows me ponder and pray about any stuggles in my life. In the temple, I can give thanks for my endless blessings and receive personal revelation.

I know that the promised blessings that come from attending temple are real. There isn't a more sacred place for learning and receiving strength.


  1. So true. Thanks for sharing this, Allison.

  2. I'm so glad the temple isn't very far away! Thank you for your encouragement to attend!