Last night we had the sister missionaries over for dinner.
I made grain bowls-- one of our family favorites and perfect
for a gluten and dairy-free sister.
I think everyone should have this book:
It has the most delicious food and can be adapted for pescatarians
(like us Nielson's), and for our gluten and dairy-free friends,
(like the sisters).
Dinner conversation was mostly about the excitement of the new North Carolina
temple rededication in October, and our hope that neighbors,
friends and acquaintances will join us
a few weeks before the dedication at the open house.
The open house is when the temple is open to the public, and
anyone can come and see the inside.
They are places where individuals can go to make sacred promises to God,
feel His spirit, and escape from the hectic demands of day-to-day life."
Christian and I made a goal when we got married almost 19 years ago that
we would try and make serving in the temple a priority in our lives,
and attend it at least once a month.
We've mostly been able to make that goal.
We've seen amazing and sometimes enormous blessings
that have come from temple attendance in our lives and in our marriages.