Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Moving Right Along...

It's amazing to me how quickly things are progressing on the temple right now.  I want to soak up each and every picture I see because I know once those walls are enclosed, we won't be able to see the work being done on the inside.

Photos by Valerie Anderson, taken December 27, 2010

The detailing is stunning.  The slab placement is impressive.  And the rapid pace is just downright exciting.
This experience is bittersweet.  I'm missing out.  But I'm gladdened by the increase of attention and draw to the Temple from fellow chasers.

It's good to be chasing the Temple.

My hope is that everyone will be Chasing Temples wherever they may be.


Monday, December 27, 2010

Let the Light in this Christmas

With these pictures taken on Christmas Eve, 2010...I am reminded of the Light of Christ.

In a world where darkness is not far away...

"It is as predictable as any physical law:  if we let the light of the Spirit flicker or fade by failing to keep the commandments or by not partaking of the sacrament or praying or studying the scriptures, the darkness of the adversary will surely come in.  "That wicked one cometh and taketh away light and truth, through disobedience."

-From Out of Darkness into His Marvelous Light by Robert D. Hales

I would encourage you this holiday season, to let in the Light of Christ.

Photos by Valerie Anderson

"Now, my brothers and sisters, in this, the last great conflict between light and darkness, I am grateful for the opportunity to "endure hardness, as a (disciple) of Jesus Christ."  With Paul, I declare, "The night is far spent, the day is at hand:  let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light."  I bear my special witness that Jesus Christ "is the light and life of the world; yea, the light that is endless, that can never be darkened."

"He is the Light of Bethlehem, born of Mary, His mortal mother, and His Father, Almighty God."

"He is the Light who was baptized by immersion, by John the Baptist, upon whom the Holy Ghost was manifest in the Spirit like a dove descending."

"He is the Light in who His Father was well pleased."

"He is the Light at the head of the ancient Church, organized with Twelve Apostles, prophets, and seventies."

"He is the Light of the Atonement fulfilled in the Garden of Gethsemane and on Golgotha, who took upon Himself the sins of the world, that all mankind may obtain eternal salvation."

"He is the Light of the empty tomb, the resurrected Lord with a glorified body of flesh and bone, who broke the bands of death and gained an everlasting victory over the grave."

"He is the Light that ascended into heaven before the eyes of His disciples, with a promise that in like manner He would come again."

"He is the Light that appeared with His Father and restored, through the Prophet Joseph Smith, the same church He established during His ministry on earth."

"He is the Light that leads and guides this church today through revelation to a prophet, his counselors, and the Twelve Apostles."

"He is my Light, my Redeemer, my Savior--and yours."

Elder Robert D. Hales

"I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness"
John 12:46

Merry Christmas Temple Chasers.  The Lord is my Light.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Kansas City Temple today on Dec. 19, 2010

Here's a glimpse at the temple as it looks today on Sunday, December 19, 2010.

Photos by Valerie Anderson

Judging by looking at where the sun is shining on this late afternoon, it looks like the exterior is being set mostly on the south and east sides of the temple.  It also looks like the east spire construction has begun.

Even in it's skeletal phase of construction, the temple and everything it stands for is already so beautiful to me.

"Every foundation stone that is laid for a Temple, and every Temple completed according to the order the Lord has revealed for his holy Priesthood, lessens the power of Satan on the earth, and increases the power of God and Godliness, moves the heavens in might power in our behalf, invokes and calls down upon us the blessings of the Eternal Gods, and those who reside in their presence."
~President George Q. Cannon, then of the 1st Presidency at the Logan, Utah Temple cornerstone dedication

"The house of the Lord, bathed in light, standing out in the darkness, becomes symbolic of the power and inspiration of the gospel of Jesus Christ standing as a beacon in a world that sinks ever further into spiritual darkness."
~Elder Boyd K. Packer

A beacon of light is being built for Kansas City Temple Chasers.  It's very foundation is a blessing and gift.  Prepare yourselves for the blessings of the House of the Lord.


Sunday, December 12, 2010

In the Details

"Heavenly Father, when thy people shall not have the opportunity of entering this holy house to offer their supplications unto thee, and they are oppressed and in trouble, surrounded by difficulties or assailed by temptation, and shall turn their faces towards this thy holy house and ask thee for deliverance, for help, for thy power to be extended in their behalf, we beseech thee to look down rom thy holy habitation in mercy and tender compassion upon them, and listen to their cries."

President Wilford Woodruff, in the dedicatory prayer on the Salt Lake Temple.


View of exterior walls

Kansas City Temple seen from I435

Exquisite detail on exterior

Go see the temple rise.  And as you may not yet enter in....offer your supplications to the Lord.  Your time to enter in is coming.  Be ready Chasers.

I can't believe I am missing out on this.  Thanks to those who take pictures and send them to me.  These were taken by Valerie Anderson.


Friday, December 10, 2010

On the Outside

The exterior walls are going up on the temple!  It's really happening....Kansas City is getting a temple!  I'm so excited I can hardly stand it.  

These pictures were taken and sent to me by Chris Jackson.


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Newspaper Article about White Oak

Go here to read the story of how J.R. Potthast, a carpenter who owns a lumber and sawmill, was hired to cut  the White Oak for the Kansas City Temple.

J.R. Pottast, pictured by large White Oak at Adam-ondi-ahman


Go here to read my previous post on the White Oak harvest, including photos.

This is truly the Lord's work.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Lighting Up Temple Square

Go here to watch a video and read an article about the Christmas lights at Temple Square in Salt Lake City, UT.

"Ye are the light of the world."


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Catch the vision

Temple Chasers...if you know where to look, you can now see the temple rising from Hwy 152.

Images by Valerie Anderson

Are you catching the vision?  Is the temple a prominent place in your home and in your lives?  Are you aware that a temple is coming to a place near you, very soon?  Catch the vision, fellow chasers.



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