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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Latter Day Prophets

Today I am having a quiz on the Latter Day Prophets.  Maybe some of you will do well with this quiz, since you might already know the answers.

Here is the question:  Of all the Latter Day Prophets that have passed away, all but three of them are buried in Salt Lake City.  Can you name them?  (Scroll to the bottom for answers.)

Answers: Joseph Smith Jr., Ezra Taft Benson and Lorenzo Snow.  Now, do you know where they are interred?

Joseph Smith in Nauvoo, Illinois (see a photo of the headstone here)

Ezra Taft Benson in Whitney, Idaho

Lorenzo Snow in Brigham City, Utah 

I took these photos at the Brigham City Cemetery in September
Someone kindly left a flower

This is a headstone near Lorenzo Snow's  I thought it was very quaint and touching.

This is a brief summary of the life of Lorenzo Snow.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Mount Timpanogos Temple

In winter, when the days are short, it gets harder to take photos while the sun is out.  That's the reason for these night photos of the Mount Timpanogos Temple.  I stopped by and snapped these after I had plenty of turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie with lots of whipped cream with my family  and extended family in Lehi.

The symbols of "light on a hill" and a "beacon to the world" certainly apply to the temples, especially at night.

Christmas on Temple Square in Salt Lake City

As Christmas time approaches, we like to visit Temple Square in Salt Lake to see the Nativities and the beautiful lights and the wonderful spirit of all the other worshipers, remembering the birth of our Savoir Jesus Christ 2000 years ago.  He lives and his atonement, resurrection, teachings and church transcend all those many years. May you and your families find joy in Him this Christmas season!


The Nativity at the Tabernacle

Week 70

I hope everyone had as great of a Thanksgiving as I did with my family.  It was really wonderful!  Some beautiful fall weather returned on Saturday and Sunday.  It was chilly, but the sun was shining and the sky was blue - that's my definition of a great day.

The construction is progressing rapidly.  The landscaping, stone work and the parking show great strides each week.
More retaining walls on the Southwest corner
Lots of stone and pavers still to be placed
Workers added to the fence around the temple
The is the frame for the East window.  I can't wait to see the stained glass.
Blue sky and white, gleaming temple