Thursday, March 24, 2016

Thy House

We love thy house, O God,
Wherein thine honor dwells.
The joy of thine abode
All earthly joy excels.
It is the house of prayer.
Wherein thy servants meet.
And thou, O Lord, art there,
Thy chosen flock to greet.
We love the word of life,
The word that tells of peace.
Of comfort in the strife.
Of joys that never cease.


Rob said...

Thank you, thank you, Julie, for sharing the fruits of your time and talents with so many thousands of us as this House of The Lord has taken shape! You are dearly appreciated by me and mine!

Warmest regards,

Julie Markham said...

Thanks for your kind words. On this last visit, I was so delighted to see the falcon again after months of looking for him. I had fun taking pictures of the crimson Pasque flowers. But when I finally headed back to my car, I couldn't even look back. I knew it was the end.

J.F. said...

Julie, thank you so much for the time you spent chronicling the construction of the Temple. I checked in here many times a week to see if you had put up anything new. I've enjoyed your photography and insights and to be honest I'm a bit sad for it to end. What a beautiful Temple it turned out to be. I'm hoping I may be able to make the 500 mile trip to attend. I had tickets for the open house, but due to a family illness we were unable to make it. Again, thank you so much for your efforts maintaining this blog.

Julie Markham said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the blog. This temple was built to stand for a thousand years, so hopefully you will get to see it at some point.

Janet said...

We love you blog lady! Can't wait to see the finished temple with you this summer!

Julie Markham said...

I can't wait, either!

Anonymous said...

Saw the documentary on the Provo city center temple today. Was that you that was shown? It was nice to put a face to the amazing historian/blogger. When I was first married, we lived about a block away on first East. Where the health department parking garage is now. Our first stake conference as a married couple was heldbin the tabernacle. I worked a janatorial company and I had the opportunity to clean the tabernacle and set up and take down the stage that was used for events. It was like a giant jigsaw puzzle to put together. I also worked for my uncle a couple of summers He owned a lawn mowing business and had a contract with the church for around 30/chapeles including the tabernacle

Julie Markham said...

You indeed saw me, but I don't think my nervousness was as apparent as it felt. Everyone has their own memories about the tabernacle, but I think tossing a rose at a future suitor during a church meeting wins the prize. Provo has grown and changed a lot, and now that the temple is complete, it will be interesting to see what other changes happen downtown.

Larry Tomkinson said...

We've never met, but I feel that we are friends because of our few brief email exchanges.
Thank you SO MUCH for the countless hours you have spent climbing fences, peering through holes in fences, snapping photos in all kinds of weather, researching historical and architectural details, creating beautiful photographic essays, and sharing your efforts with all of us!
You have created a priceless treasure that I hope will be preserved for future generations.
May the Lord's choicest blessings be with you and yours.

Julie Markham said...

Larry, I made many friends through this journey of peeking through and over fences. I value these friendships, your included, with those who share a great love and respect for temples. I owe thanks to all who encouraged and helped me.