Christina Parker Photography

"Preserving Time for Generations to Come"

House of the Lord, Day 37, 365 Photo Project, ~June 4, 2011 June 4, 2011

“That which is bound on earth, by proper authority, will be bound in heaven” Matthew 18:18

 The amount of time that you invest in your family today,  wouldn’t you want to know, that the family that you love now, isn’t lost after you die?  

I believe life does not end at the grave.  We all lived as spirits in a family unit before we born on Earth.  We have a Heavenly Father and a Heavenly Mother, and our older brother, Jesus Christ before we were born.     Our Heavenly Father’s great plan of happiness plan respects our agency, and wanted us to come to earth to test our faithfulness and to earn our physical bodies.  Once we die, our spirits leave our body, and through the gift of the resurrection, we will eventually have our spirit and our body reunited to a perfect form. We will continue to live after we die.     I believe families can be linked together, for time and eternity. Temples make this possible. By living the commandments that allow me to be worthy to enter the temple, I actually have more freedoms, and fewer restrictions. I feel truly blessed, to know where I come from, why I am here, and where I am going!  I am thankful in being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints.   Some might know as a nickname, of Mormons…as it comes from another testament,  of Jesus Christ and the American people, called “The Book of Mormon”, we also do believe in the bible.   

 Today, as a whole family, we travelled 2 hours and about 20 minutes, south to Cardston, Alberta.  The fields in Southern Alberta, are flooded, and we do hope, that the farmer fields will dry up, so the crops can grow.  

This is where we attend the temple currently, until the one in Calgary, will be done.  This temple, was announced to be built-in 1913, and finished and dedicated in 1923.   It is different design, but similar to Mesa, Arizona, and Hawaii, temple.  

This picture is taken from the side of the temple, not near the front doors.   If you like to learn a bit why we build temples, check out the following link: http://mormon.org/faq/#Temples|question=/faq/together-forever/  and hopefully, if you ever get the opportunity to enter a temple before it is dedicated, check it out!   Christina

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