Construction of the Salt Lake Temple began in 1853, but the building was not completed until 1893. The lengthy construction time was due to limited transportation for materials and a desire to make the temple perfectly beautiful and strong. In the meantime, the transcontinental railroad was completed with the driving in of the Golden Spike in Promontory Point, Utah, and many more people migrated to the area to make a fortune in the mines. In 1896, Utah became the 45th state in the United…
Most of us spend out lives seeking our destiny. One man created his own. It began in a manger and lef to a cross, and it included you. You too have a destiny and someday... someday soon, your destiny will cross with His.
History was made at LDS General Conference when the first recorded "fist bump" was photographed of Elder Bednar and Elder L. Tom Perry (via Salt Lake Tribune). This made me laugh when I saw it happen as conference concluded :)
"as i held her hand and saw mortal life drain from her fingers, i confess i was overcome. before i married her, she had been the girl of my dreams, to use the words of a song then popular. she was my dear companion for more than two-thirds of a century, my equal before the lord - really, my superior. and now in my old age, she has again become the girl of my dreams." [president gordon b. hinckley about his wife, marjorie] <3