Angels in the sky above San Diego County

Angels in the sky above San Diego County July 9, 2018

 

Southern California's second LDS temple
The San Diego California Temple on a cold winter’s day, or perhaps a hot summer day, or maybe a brisk spring or fall day (LDS.org). We drove right by this building a few hours ago, heading southward on I-5. A gilded statue of an angel holding a trumpet stands atop the eastern spire. Curiously, he’s not the only gilded angel holding a trumpet atop a building in San Diego County.

 

So it’s Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court.  I confess that I was beginning to hope for Amy Coney Barrett, but Kavanaugh will, I’m sure, be a superb Justice.  I’m pleased.

 

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Just back from Hob Nob Hill, where we had dinner with friends.  (Amazingly, notwithstanding my richly deserved reputation for perpetually seething rage and mean spiritedness, I do somehow still have friends.)  I enjoyed the food, but I particularly appreciated “Melissa,” who, my wife and I agree, has to have been one of the best servers, waiters, or — can we still use this word? — waitresses that we’ve ever encountered.  She was exceptionally friendly, personable, and helpful.

 

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Walking back from the restaurant, I was looking forward to seeing “The Abbey” again, on the corner of Fifth and Olive.  The photographs below, taken just a few minuts ago by my wife, will show you why I find it so intriguing:

 

Angel Gabriel?
“The Abbey,” shown (I think) from the south southwest.

 

The Abbey, again
A slightly closer-up view of “The Abbey”

 

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has undertaken a significant effort to combat suicide.  Here’s another part of it:

 

“Why We Need to Talk About Suicide”

 

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“Houston Astros Thank Mormon Helping Hands for Service during Hurricane Harvey”

 

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Are you aware of the Latter-day Saint presidential candidate in the west African Republic of Mali?

 

https://www.yeahsamake.com/

 

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From the Interpreter Foundation:

 

“Matthew Bowen, Name as Key-Word Available for Preorder”

 

“‘Why Does “Holiness To the Lord’ Appear on LDS Temples?  An Old Testament KnoWhy[1] relating to the reading assignment for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 26: King Solomon: Man of Wisdom, Man of Foolishness (1 Kings 3; 5-11) (JBOTL26A)

 

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It’s coming up shortly, on 1-3 August 2018:

 

“Join Us for the FairMormon Conference 20th Anniversary!”

 

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Here’s a short item that I wrote for the Church’s website a number of years ago.  I happened to stumble across it again recently, and I was pleased with it:

 

“Everyone Else Makes Such Lonely Heavens”

 

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Two items from the invaluable Robert Boylan:

 

“Contingent Foreknowledge and the Open Future in 3 Nephi 17”

 

 

Posted from San Diego, California

 

 

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