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Used by permission of Ken Fortie. Picture available through Repartee Gallery.

"Our Sweet Temples"

A fountain of living water, hides within these hallowed walls.
Too often it's unnoticed... Yet quietly it calls.

To those prepared on reverent paths, it leads them to a shore.
Where peace and refuge can be found, from preexistent wars.

And there I rest, to gain my strength, pondering in prayer.
The warmth of light, revealed truths, and visions in the air!

The fountain whispers of His love, and gift from Calvary.
Just one sip, my soul is free! Atonement's victory!

If one would know the Savior, this would be the place to be.
I humbly bow my head again, and thank Him graciously.

Another taste, and then one more. The veil becomes so thin.
A glimpse into eternity, exaltation lies within!

"Oh Father, thanks for promised gifts, to one as low as me.
For soon in glory I shall rise, to dwell again with Thee."

DEDICATED TO OUR SWEET TEMPLES.

POET'S COMMENTS

The temples are truly God's gift to those who would be perfected. This wonderful poem correlates the spiritual light and majesty found in the temple experience, with the living waters that the Savior offered the Samaritan woman at Jacob's well.

"Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water... But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst: but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life." (John 4:10, 14)

Within the temple, those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, can have their hunger satisfied and their thirst quenched. It is in the temple where mortals are tutored, guided, and molded into heirs of celestial glory.

The temple is where a man finds comfort and peace from the temporal cares of life. It is where the mysteries of the kingdom can be revealed. In this holy place, man can feel the Spirit unveil new truths. The Atonement and sacrifice of the Savior become personal and real. Oaths and covenants with deity can be shared there. Eternal promises are made and kept.

Those who regularly attend the temple, can develop a relationship with God and the Savior that is sacred, reverent, and intimately familiar. They look forward to the first resurrection. They hope to one day claim their birthright, and sit on the right hand of God, inheriting all that God would give them as His son or daughter. They understand the "Oath & Covenant of the Priesthood" (D&C 84:33-39), as well as the proclamation; "For behold, this is my work and my glory--to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man." (Moses 1:39)

The temple truly is a fountain of living water.

POEMS

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A Bridge To Heaven's Gate

A Lighthouse Of Love

A Prayer To Heaven

A Ripple In The Water

A Shepard's Call

Abandoned Moments and Forsaken Memories

Adversity, My Friend

Anger's Prison

An Ocean of Pride

Become As A Child

Be Still

Born Again

Bound By Service

Burning Sparks

Christmas Eve Memories

Day And Night

Does Mercy Rob Justice?

Faith In My Trials

Father Is Waiting

Forever My Angel

Free From Hypocrisy

God's Gift

God's Poet

God's Witness

Heaven's Treasure

He Counseled God

Hidden In The Forest

Hope And Faith

If There Were No Light!

In Remembrance

In The Upper Room

My Father, My Knight

My Last Thoughts

My Mother

My Needs Are Great

Our Father's Love

Our Sweet Temples

Promises and Procrastination

Reconciliation

Reflections

Rescuing God's Children

Resurrection's Glory!

Shun Pride, And Forgive

Spiritual Gifts

Suffer It To Be

Sweet Feast

Tears

Tell Me! Why Dear Lord?

The Endless Road

The Hem Of My Garnent

The Message Of Hope

The Notes I No Longer Hear

The Power To Lift

The Prodigal Son

The Sabbath Hour

The Seven Days of Creation

The Story of Flowers

The War For Eternal Choices

Time To Become

To The Shores of Paradise

Walk With Me

When Doubt Puts Truth On Trial

Whisperings of Wisdom