This morning after studying in Ezra which was a great example of how important temples should be to us. The Book of Ezra in the Old Testament accounts how the Jews returned to their homeland to rebuild the temple to the Lord that had previously been destroyed.
And the children of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the rest of the children of the captivity, kept the dedication of this house of God with joy, [Ezra 6:16]In response, I felt like displaying how important the temple is to me and my family in some way on my blog to celebrate a bit. I admit, going there myself and walking the grounds or serving inside is a better way to show my gratitude for the temple, but I won't be able to go to see the temple at least until Sunday afternoon. I looked online for a picture of one of my favorite temples and found a great blog with a ton of temple blog badges ready made to put on a blog. I know it's called "One Cute Blog Blinkies" and that a lot of the badges are just too cutesy for me, but I still found some that were sufficiently manly. :D
The Washington DC temple has always stood out to me as one of the most beautiful. I chose it to show on my blog today, and also found a great badge with a quote by President Gordon B Hinckley about books. See if there's a badge you'd like, especially about the temple.