Sunday, November 16, 2008

Family History Expo a great event to attend

For those of you that have never been to the Family History Expo, you're really missing out. It might be one of the best kept secrets to members who have yet to embrace genealogy work. While most members would argue that genealogy is important, many people such as myself have yet to really do the work. What amazed me about this conference is the amount of information available to anyone interested in tracing their family tree. There was great technology that allows all of this to come together much easier that you could have 10 years ago. That's what really amazes me. Technology coming to the benefit of members and as so many Prophets and leaders have suggested.



It was great to have LDSJournal.com in the middle of all the festivities. We just loved meeting so many people that discovered our better way of journal keeping. We previewed the book printing process at the Expo and also showed many different members an actual finished book. The response was fantastic. You can actually hear what many people thought of LDSJournal and the book publishing by checking out our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/ldsjournal.

Thank you to everyone that stopped by. I would also like to say congratulations to Arthur Clarke, who will be getting his U.S. citizenship on Wednesday, November 19. Congrats! And we hope you write about this great day in your journal. :)

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Deseret Book puts on a wonderful event in Phoenix



This past weekend LDSJournal had the pleasure of being involved in Deseret Book's Time Out For Couples and Time Out For Women & Girls event in Phoenix, AZ. If you've never been to a TOFW event, I must tell you that it is one of the most spiritually uplifting events I've ever attended outside of church or General Conference. I highly recommend going to the Time Out For Couples event no matter what stage of your relationship you are in.

As far as the Time Out For Women & Girls event, I can imagine that moms and daughters gained so much from the music and spiritually uplifting messages that were shared. I loved the music from Jenny Frogley, Abe Mills, Cherie Call and Hilary Weeks. It was great to see so many young women celebrating with their mothers and grandmothers and really enjoying their time together. I couldn't help but think that someday, if I am lucky enough to have a daughter, I hope she will spend time with her mother and take part in this great event.

LDSJournal is so thrilled to be a part of this great series of events and hope to be involved with many more to come. I was grateful for the opportunity to share LDSJournal with so many people that were newly exposed to our service. It was also great to receive personal testimonials and real-time feedback from current users.

We hope to see you at the TOFW events in 2009 and make sure you stop by our booth to say hello.

I'll be in Mesa, AZ next week at the Family History Expo. I hope to see you there.