We had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Ogden Temple Rededication as a whole family today. I am amazed at the continual blessings my children have had to go to open houses and, as they have reached the age of eight, to attend dedications.
From Elder Boyd K. Packer in April 1993,
On this hundredth anniversary of the dedication of the temple, may we each dedicate ourselves anew to the service of the Lord.
Say the word temple. Say it quietly and reverently. Say it over and over again. Temple. Temple. Temple. Add the word holy. Holy Temple. Say it as though it were capitalized, no matter where it appears in the sentence.
Temple. One other word is equal in importance to a Latter-day Saint. Home. Put the words holy temple and home together, and you have described the house of the Lord!
May God grant that we may be worthy to enter there and receive the fulness of the blessings of His priesthood, I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
Temple Open Houses and Dedications
Jordan River Utah Temple Open House, 1981
Mount Timpanogos Temple Dedication, October 14, 1996
Nauvoo Illinois Temple Dedication, June 30, 2002
Mike and Emmy Southworth
Draper Utah Temple Open House, March 2009
Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple Dedication, August 23, 2009
Mike, Emmy, and Elena Southworth
Brigham City Utah Temple Dedication, September 23, 2012
Mike, Emmy, Elena, and Alexander Southworth
Ogden Utah Temple Rededication, September 21, 2014
Mike, Emmy, Elena, Alexander, and James Southworth