Sunday, February 6, 2011

A Temple Chaser's Journal Entry Today

A fellow Temple Chaser, Alisa Bridges, sent me an email this evening. Included, were photos and a journal entry from today's visit to see the Temple.

And some shots of the Stake Meetinghouse.

From Alisa's journal...

"I arose at 6:00 am this morning, still dark, the earth still asleep.  Yet I arose and got dressed in my warm clothes and snow stomping boots.  After fixing warm water and lemon, I set out for my beloved temple.  I haven't been there in a couple of weeks and my heart yearned to be there.   As I drove, I prayed for a beautiful sunny sunrise.  Something I haven't seen in quite some time.  I parked and bowed my head in prayer for my daily prayer, thankful for all He has given me; petitioning my souls desires, and once again asking to be holy as He is holy.  I opened my eyes to a desperado morning.  You know the kind that your feet get cold in the winter time, the sky won't snow and the sun won't shine.  It's hard to tell the nighttime from the day.  As I looked at this gray sky a beautiful peace came over me.  It was so calm and serene this morning at the temple.  As I took pictures, I thought of the day that we could each finally enter this Holy House of the Lord.  My heart leaps at the thought.   It may be raining, but there's a rainbow above you.  The temple gives me this hope.  This hope of a new day, of love, rainbows and sky's a shining."

Thank you for sharing your experience Alisa.

If anyone would like to share their experiences as a Kansas City Temple Chaser, please let me know!  Maybe you have had a successful temple-themed F.H.E., or a Primary, Youth or Ward activity revolving around the Temple.   Or perhaps you have snapped a photo or two from I435.
Email me.


1 comment:

Justin and Marie Chapman Family said...

I just want to thank you for your blog. I of course am always excited when they build new temples, but I have been very sad to be in a new temple district. My husband and I were married in the St. Louis Temple so it is my temple. The Kansas City temple will not be any closer to us but our stake has been assigned to it. After seeing your blog I am so excited to get to go to this new beautiful temple. Thank you so much for taking the time to pass on your excitment to everyone else. I will continue to follow it.


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