I hope you had an amazing Conference Weekend. If you didn't yet get to hear Elder Holland's talk from the Priesthood Session, I highly recommend it. A friend recently sent some notes from Brother Coburn's Devotional at BYU-I titled "President Thomas S. Monson: Taking Temples to All the World." It was delightful to hear Brother Coburn's insights as President of the Temple Department. His personal stories of President Monson and details we don't often hear were a real treat for me.
He challenged us to write in our journals about this time of miraculous temple building and I realized I have come to expect that at each General Conference, and often in between, 3, 4 or 5 new temples are being announced. I never want to take for granted the miracle it is to witness the fulfillment of prophecy that temples will dot the earth. President Brigham Young promised there would be "hundreds of temples" throughout the earth! And in a time of economic uncertainty for the rest of the world, what a miracle that each of these is built to the highest specifications and fully paid for before it is dedicated.
Other things Brother Coburn challenged us to do are:
--read President Monson's Biography
--always have the temple in our sights
How grateful I am for a living Prophet who speaks to us and builds His holy temples.
Much love to each of you,