Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Chair had it right

I ventured out this morning before church to see the temple lot dressed in white. The first dusting of snow has fallen and while it's not much, it does make it look a little different.With the news of the temple lot being to the south of the originally thought location, I figured I needed to go check it out. Personally to me, this lot is not nearly as scenic but with landscaping I'm sure it will be beautiful. Because of the closeness to the freeway, the temple should be visible for miles in many directions.
And actually, the chair had it right. All along during the last couple of months since the temple's announcement and since it was discovered dropped there, the green Naugahyde recliner has been facing south, directly at the temple lot. Today went I went to take photos, there it was reclined and posed...ready for action.
It's looking a bit forlorn and lonely, but it's still keeping it's vigil.
Also, for anyone who is interested...the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is coming to the Sprint Center here in Kansas City for a concert in June. Tickets will be available for sale in local wards within the next couple of weeks. They will make awesome Christmas presents for family, friends and those we wish to share the gospel with. I would be happy to assist anyone who is interested in getting tickets and will provide more info soon.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Let the bidding begin

I've heard from several different sources now that bidding has begun on subcontract work for the temple. Whether that is the case or is very exciting. Wish I knew how to plumb.
Gentlemen and ladies...let the bidding begin!!
And...according to this new aerial photo...the temple site is actually located across the street from the original photo posted on
I will be there shortly.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Patience is a Virtue...

...catch it while you can, my Mom used to say.

Of course, there is still nothing new going on at the temple lot unless you count the removal of the orange cones blocking the road or entrance off of the round-about. Which is fairly good news of course, because now I won't be blocking traffic and be a hazard when I pull over to take pictures!

But, I'm just anxious to see some action. Until then, I will practice patience.

Joseph Smith stated, “Patience is heavenly".
Elder Neal A. Maxwell linked patience and faith together when he taught: “Patience is tied very closely to faith in our Heavenly Father. Actually, when we are unduly impatient, we are suggesting that we know what is best—better than does God. Or, at least, we are asserting that our timetable is better than His”.
I for one don't want to be guilty of asserting that I believe I know better than Him!
I love this next quote by Paul in Corinthians 9:10..."For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope..."
Interesting and a little ironic that this field, where a temple will be built must be plowed in hope. It is my "hope" that it will be "plowed" soon, until then I will try to be "patient" in my Chase.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Temple Chaser Blinkie

If you are interested in following the Temple Chase...please post a comment and I will give you the link to add as a html gadget. If your email address is not listed in your profile, please leave it with your comment or email it to me. My email is on my profile.

Temple Chaser Blinkie

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Be Prepared

"As temples are prepared for our members, our members need to prepare for the temple."
Elder Russell M. Nelson

Monday, November 3, 2008

New Season

I still venture over to the temple site on an almost daily basis and there is still nothing new to tell.
Except...we have entered into a new season. Since the announcement of the temple, the leaves have changed color and most have fallen. We've settled into a soft, warm brown landscape currently accompanied with the clearest of blue skies and dry breezes.
I suppose this is normal....the wait. I will feel so relieved when ground is broken and dedicated. In the back of my mind I can still hardly believe that we are getting a temple so close, and sometimes I even worry that maybe perhaps there will be a change and a move to another location. It almost just seems to good to be true.

I still wait for the announcement...


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