Caves, Cloisters, and Temples

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Part I: CavesA year ago, I visited J. Kirk Richards's studio. I saw a large, mid-creation painting. A few of his students had worked on the piece, filling in the details. It was clear that this work represented a community in an enclosed area, but I couldn't guess who they were. The suggestion of Christ outside the cave was just a suggestion. What was the Savior doing? In the early rendition, there were no women behind Jesus, but there are three in the final draft. Who are they? Why … [Read more...]

I Broke Down at the Veil

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In this post, I'm going to include something I wrote for By Common Consent in November, when my father made his last trip to the temple to be with my niece, Amber, his granddaughter, who was being endowed.  It was miraculous that Dad was able to attend.  Another niece of mine, Kristen, will be endowed on Friday, but we will not get the miracle this time.  Dad is not up to it.We talked last night, Dad and I, for a couple of hours.  That was remarkable, because he is usually too tired for much … [Read more...]


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