Wednesday, 27 January 2016 17:26

Are you listening?

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As a mom, don’t you always wonder if they’re listening? “Son, look at me. Are you listening?” The birth of my first grandbaby gave me a moment when I heard whispered back, “Mom, I am. I always have.”

November 18th began as a normal enough day – but even before noon – it would prove to be anything but routine.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 20:03

Join Us at rootstech2016!

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rootstech16If you’re interested in getting started with your family history, rootstech2016 is for you. If you’re a seasoned researcher who is looking for the latest advancements, rootstech2016 is for you. If you love your family and want to know how to create a tighter bond within your clan, rootstech2016 is for you.

It’s no secret we love family and heritage, tradition, and family storytelling. We believe the sweetest sound this side of heaven is the sound of family voices mingled in laughter and story. That’s why we’re thrilled to be a part of rootstech2016, the world’s largest family history conference!

If you’re interested in getting started with your family history, rootstech2016 is for you. If you’re a seasoned researcher who is looking for the latest advancements, rootstech2016 is for you. If you love your family and want to know how to create a tighter bond within your clan, rootstech2016 is for you. Basically, there’s something for all levels of experience and interest and we hope to see you there.

We can’t begin to cover it all here. Trust us, it’s amazing. The Key Notes, Family Discover Day, and hundreds of classes by the best in the business await you. You can learn all about this tremendous conference, how to register, and where everything will be by clicking this link: rt

We may not be able to give you all the details, but we can tell you the specifics on two presenters and their classes because it's us! We are so excited to share our passion and tips with such a like-minded audience. Carol will be presenting on Thursday and Friday at 11:00 am. Teresa will be presenting on Saturday at 1:30 pm. If you join us, please come say hi. We love friendly faces. 

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carolCarol Rice: YOUR Family History Starts with YOU With ever-advancing technology, it’s tempting to think starting our family history begins with the perfect software package or latest program. Although these make our search and presentation easier than ever, the truth is, family history starts with YOU; being willing to share YOUR story, and sitting down to listen to others’. This workshop will teach the steps to get started on YOUR living history and ideas for gathering the stories around you. 

teresaTeresa Clark: Harvesting Story - Nurturing a Storytelling Family Family storytelling is approaching extinction; help revive the oral tradition! In this hands-on, get-you-talking, session participants will learn to create, cultivate, and share enticing bite-sized family story nuggets. Tips on research, interviewing, and storytelling will be included. Your family has stories the world needs to hear. Use you smartphone to playfully recapture memories of family and get your family talking. No matter the age, all are capable of recalling enough of their past to tell their own tale. No matter the age, we all need to learn from one another. Class discussion will be held on the purpose of telling tales from your life and the blessings the sharing of these tales can bring to families. Bring your smartphone and a buddy (or your family) and lets’ get talking!

Grab some family or some friends and come join in this crazy-fun week dedicated to connecting family across the generations. We’ll be sharing our favorite moments and insights in the coming weeks, but nothing can match the thrill of being there. Check it out:

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Tuesday, 26 January 2016 15:51

Hope Changes Everything

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Individually they had decided to turn from their despair to focus their lives on sharing with others the promise of God’s hope. When they did, they found each other, joined hearts, made a home together, then dared to dream there could be more.

Friday, 06 November 2015 22:09

Stop the Madness - A Rallying Cry

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Stop the Madness - A Rallying Cry

You know the classic tale. A child becomes the voice of reason in the face of the numbly blind crowd.   

“But, he isn’t wearing any clothes at all!”  

His own father dismisses the child’s common sense as childish prattle, but the words he spoke start to be passed up and down through the crowd. Eventually, the people of the kingdom take up the cry of the boy,   

“He isn’t wearing any clothes at all!” 

WCF9, world congress of families, pro-life, pro-family, familyHaters are gonna hate, and there I was, unbeknownst to me, smack dab in the middle of “them.”

When I took the single seat a few rows back from the rope and just to the right of the camera/sound booth, I had no idea who I was sitting with. The day's opening session was about to begin, the theme: “The Natural Family.” I was looking forward to hearing the latest legal issues, research, social science and commentary on an incredibly important topic.

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