Friday, June 13, 2008

Watching the news can give you perspective...

Have you ever noticed that when you're looking for something specific, or are more aware of something, you can't help but notice it in everything you see or do? For example, my father (who is a retired police officer) would tell me that whenever you're looking for a specific type of vehicle it's amazing how many of them you find. If I was looking for a red Toyota Camry, somehow I'd see more of them than I expected. (Of course, I wouldn't play this game using a black Maserati.) I guess that's why these days, I always see how personal journals can fit into our everyday lives.

Just the other day I was watching CNN and they were reporting on the fires that are threatening the livelihood of hundreds of families. When interviewing the father of one of the families, he commented that when he had a chance to save their possessions he didn't care about material possessions at all. Naturally, he was focused on family history, photos, memoirs, videos, etc. I couldn't help but think about LDSJournal.com and how we're able to shoulder some of that burden and give people peace of mind when it comes to recording their personal and family history. I truly feel blessed for this service and our entire team feels grateful for the opportunity to deliver this service to you.

Our hearts go out to those families that are in need and we pray for all those families dealing with fires and natural disasters and hope that no further tragedies befall them.

3 comments:

Steve Reed said...
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Steve Reed said...

My wife posted a sign for a party she was having on a street corner the other day and decided to use a box of books from the garage to weigh it down. She didn't think anything of it until someone came and stole all our books off the corner! She had just picked a random heavy box in the garage, one that happened to be sitting next to another box that had some of our old journals in it! We could have had them stolen when I thought they were safe and secure in the garage! You just never know what could happen. I'm SO glad that I have almost all of my journals backed up on LDSJournal! I'll feel better when I'm finished transcribing them all and they are in a place where I know they'll be safe!

sissyann said...

I just started using ldsjournal but I know I am going to love it. Usually when I am ready to spill my thoughts I can't write fast enough. But I always have a computer close by and I can just type away. Thanks for everything!!!!