Remember how every year I'm setting another goal to go to the temple more often? I've talked about going more, but nothing has really changed. I get a few more visits in each year beyond my usual dozen. I have been so very busy with this and that, so I really never thought I could attend more. Anyway, I've continued to maintain my usual pace, but something has changed. I have a great need to go to the temple. I don't even refer to as a need. I refer to it as, "I have to go." I don't know if I can keep up the pace, but I am going more often. I've picked a day each week and gone to the temple three weeks in a row. I was worried about driving. I was worried about the time. But it's working out and I'm feeling the blessings already.
The LA Temple has been closed for two weeks for maintenance so I was off to Redlands. Cassie went with me today. Last week I rendezvoused with my cousin Doyle and his wife Julie. The week before was a trip with Becky to LA. It's all so beautiful! It's been a wonderful experience, my weekly venture. I'm feeling hopeful. I love to see the temple, but I like going inside too.
The Redlands California Temple
"Temples are places of personal revelation. When I have been weighed down by a problem or a difficulty, I have gone to the House of the Lord with a prayer in my heart for answers. The answers have come in clear and unmistakable ways."
Ezra Taft Benson,
“What I Hope You Will Teach Your Children about the Temple,”
Ensign, Aug 1985, 6