Thursday, October 10, 2019

Sacred Houses


A few weeks ago we celebrated the opening of the reconstructed 
Raleigh, North Carolina temple.  
A few posts ago, I mentioned that our family
visited the temple several times throughout
the week as we hosted friends and neighbors.
But there was one night when just our family was able to go together.
The feelings I experienced are beyond anything I can type,
especially with my girls as we strolled through
 the clean bright hallways and magical rooms.

"Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 
are an affirmative expression to all the world of the faith millions
 of Latter-day Saints have in the immortality of the soul. 
All of the activity carried on within these sacred edifices
 is based on the belief that all mortal beings who have been
 on earth are actually immortal. 
To those who frequent these sacred houses of the Lord, 
this is more than a belief, it is a fact, and a matter of 
strong and compelling personal conviction.

The millions of dollars spent in constructing and maintaining
 temples would be of no avail without such conviction, 
nor would the countless hours of service performed within their walls."
 

Then in true Nielson fashion, we drove around for about 45 
minutes trying to decided where to have dinner.
Our kids can NEVER all agree.