"The Mormon people teach the American religion; their principles teach the people not only of Heaven and its attendant glories, but how to live so that their social and economic relations with each other are placed on a sound basis. If the people follow the teachings of this Church, nothing can stop their progress — it will be limitless. There have been great movements started in the past but they have died or been modified before they reached maturity. If Mormonism is able to endure, unmodified, until it reaches the third and fourth generation, it is destined to become the greatest power the world has ever known." - Leo Tolstoy

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Nauvoo temple, old and new

More computer folder cleaning out.

Here are some photos of the old Nauvoo temple and the new.

The original, dedicated May 1st, 1846

(The front wall, the last standing wall after the fire and tornado destroyed the rest.)
 The new, dedicated June 27th, 2002


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Heavenly photos


I've had these photos by photographer Seb Janiak saved on my computer for some time now. I was waiting for a time when I could use them in conjunction with an appropriate post but nothing has come up and I am trying to clean out some of my folders so I am just going to post them here.