7 Day of Inspiration – Tuesday – a picture of where I go for inspiration.
I am so blessed to live close enough to the Seattle temple to go there whenever I want to. As with almost all temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it sits on a prominent hill. Anyone traveling I-90 west of Seattle will see it easily. The northwest corner of the property includes a small wooded area with paths and beautiful flowers. While often used for wedding photos, it is a place to step outside of the world a bit prior to entering the temple, a place to focus on the ordinances of salvation and eternity, a place to go when the cares of the world become overwhelming. This is the place I went to last spring when my sister was diagnosed with cancer. I was preparing to spend my spring vacation with her, and felt the need of peace and comfort from my Father in Heaven. Because of traffic that afternoon, I arrived later than expected, and decided to spend part of my time here before entering the House of the Lord, that sacred temple. I loved the play of light with the gray clouds to the south and the white clouds/blue sky over the temple itself.