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As founder of FamilyTreeQuest.com, CarolynCalton.com and as CEO of Ron Newsom's LiahonaLightAcademy.com, Carolyn Calton helps sincere, determined men and women embrace with certainty a safe, secure framework for creating their own brighter and happier future TODAY—no matter their past. Turning heartache to happiness, those who Join her ReNEW YOU Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circles learn how to turn stress, anxiety, anger and dysfunction to hope, direction, happiness and peace in order to renew and regenerate themselves, their families and family lines.

We celebrate adoption!

2016, May 29- Grandma Carolyn and Otto

There are 4 generations of adoption in my family.  My mother is an adoptive mother, I am an adopted child, my youngest daughter is a birth mother (“Tummy mommy”), and her son, Otto, was placed for adoption with parents who are perfectly suited for him.

Today is Otto’s birthday, and we’re having a virtual birthday party!  Our family is spread out into many different states, so we hope to celebrate together through pictures and text.

Our family wishes OTTO a happy, happy birthday!

On this day, 2 years ago, Marissa was giving birth to OTTO who she then placed in the loving arms of his adoptive parents, Courtney and Matt, who continue to bless his life with happiness and joy.

When Marissa delivered Otto she was craving Chinese noodles (chow mein), and her oldest brother, hurried out to get some for her.  Panda Express was closing, and he insisted on coming in and then explained the situation. They were kind enough to provide fresh chow mein for my daughter who just had her very first baby.  So we’re celebrating by eating Chinese Noodles

We all have such good memories of sharing time together with Courtney and Matt in the hospital while Rissa and Otto there for their brief stay. We feel so blessed to still be part of Otto and Courtney and Matt’s life, and we wish OTTO a very, very happy 2nd birthday today. We send much enduring love to their family.

We love to hear stories about the blessings of adoption, and are so happy to share our ongoing story with others.

Click here to see Otto’s birth story (including the Chinese Noodle part) written by Otto’s adoptive mother.

2016, JUNE 2- OTTO's bday. me and Rissa

Below- 2014 after delivering Otto, noodles in hand.Rissa and Chinese noodlles (Chow Mein)

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As founder of FamilyTreeQuest.com, CarolynCalton.com and as CEO of Ron Newsom's LiahonaLightAcademy.com, Carolyn Calton helps sincere, determined men and women embrace with certainty a safe, secure framework for creating their own brighter and happier future TODAY—no matter their past. Turning heartache to happiness, those who Join her ReNEW YOU Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circles learn how to turn stress, anxiety, anger and dysfunction to hope, direction, happiness and peace in order to renew and regenerate themselves, their families and family lines.

ReNEW YOU Emotional Vitality Tip. Small Steps Matter.

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Last year on this date, I noted: “Today I learned through my experience that sometimes when we feel stuck we just haven’t created neural pathways for what we are doing yet. Just forge ahead, the pathways will be created and things will become easier.” – Carolyn Calton

This really is true. I’m so glad to be a little further away from trauma. The power of free choice combined with the power of God and the powers within our bodies to rewire and heal are absolutely amazing.  I’m experiencing it, and I can tell the difference.

To any of my friends who suffer or who have loved ones that suffer please know that there is so much hope. Just take one step at a time. We may want to rush progress, but just taking one small step in the right direction makes ALL the difference!

Your influence, even through hardship, will ignite the power of generations!  Don’t give up!  There are others who need the example of your courage.  You may never really know the positive ripple effect of each small step you take.  I INcourage you to take one small step in the direction of your dreams today.  May God bless and sustain you as you do.

To your happiness,
Carolyn

About Family Tree Gal, Carolyn Calton Carolyn Calton

As founder of FamilyTreeQuest.com, CarolynCalton.com and as CEO of Ron Newsom's LiahonaLightAcademy.com, Carolyn Calton helps sincere, determined men and women embrace with certainty a safe, secure framework for creating their own brighter and happier future TODAY—no matter their past. Turning heartache to happiness, those who Join her ReNEW YOU Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circles learn how to turn stress, anxiety, anger and dysfunction to hope, direction, happiness and peace in order to renew and regenerate themselves, their families and family lines.

Can positive memories help treat mental health problems?

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ReGENERATE and ReNEW YOU:

A study highlighting the effectiveness of using positive memories and images to help generate positive emotions has been published by researchers….

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160420083949.htm

Dr. Daniel Amen says it this way on Facebook:

A study highlighting the effectiveness of using positive memories and images to help generate positive emotions has been published by researchers. The work suggests that savouring positive memories can generate positive emotions. Increasing positive emotion can have a range of benefits including reducing attention to and experiences of threat.

I have learned that when coming out of traumatic experiences sometimes everything in the past seems to become tainted.  There is a desire not to look back anymore because it’s either too painful or too confusing.

There are some memories with people you’ve loved or trusted who have not breached that trust, or happy memories with loving others purely from your own heart, like children, that can nourish and strengthen TODAY’s ChangeMakers (you and me)  in very good ways.

INspired Action Step:  Be proactive in savoring at least one positive memory daily to GENERATE positive emotions. After all, we are focused on the generations.  To be a positive INfluence, we must ReGENERATE and ReNEW ourselves first.

Join my Mailing List by clicking here to receive information on our upcoming ReNEW YOU Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circles.  Join with a group of like-minded people who are actively creating change from the INside out.  People, like you, who do not give up on creating positive change in spite of the odds.

I’d love to have you join me on Facebook, too.  See you there!

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New ReNEW YOU INspirations Topic: FRIENDSHIP

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Week 1

Hello!

Today is
MINDFUL MONDAY

I’m glad you’ve chosen to take daily steps toward
becoming a happier, healthier, more positive YOU!

Through your choices today, you are shaping generations.

We are here on earth to remember and live true
to who we really are as TODAY’s ChangeMakers by clearing ourselves of
unproductive or destructive thought patterns, habit patterns and family patterns.
This benefits both ourselves and others
.

Your INfluence matters!
You may be just the person who will create positive change that your family line has waited for.

This week, we are working toward strengthening
the principle and power of

FRIENDSHIP.

A Principle, Jrfc. USE THIS..
Your choices today affect both those around you and generations to come!
Centering on what you CAN do to create happiness and inner peace,
you begin to eliminate doubt and fear.

In an effort to create positive change in a world full of turmoil,
we’re joining together to focus on one principle a month
using the JOURNALriffic Method of journaling, called the 4 Steps of Discovery,
as part of creating personal growth and positive INfluence.
We are using our personal power to embrace these attributes
to help stabilize and heal our hearts and homes.

To receive support in this area and more,
Join our ReNEW YOU Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circles.
End the isolation of feeling alone with your challenges.
Click here to see details and get early bird notifications.

Here are some basics for you
to begin pondering the principle of
FRIENDSHIP.

noun
1. the state of being a friend; association as friends:
to value a person’s friendship.

  1. afriendlyrelationorintimacy.

3.  friendlyfeelingordisposition.

Words with the same or similar meanings (synonyms):

harmony, accord, understanding, rapport, esteem

Words with opposite meanings (anyonyms):

hatred, animosity, disassociation, disrespect, hostility, division

Here is an INspiring quotes about FRIENDSHIP:

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If you know of another principle that would be more helpful to you right now,
feel free to choose that as your principle this month instead.
A list of helpful principles can be found in the back of JOURNALriffic.
A modified version of the 4 Steps of Discovery can be found
on the Daily JOURNALriffic Prompts tab on this website.
You can find steps for each weekday there.

Ponder these thoughts as you INtegrate them into your daily living
We are here to help and not hurt ourselves and others,
which is the goal of Family Tree Quest and
TODAY’s ChangeMakers.
Write your observations and ideas in your journal.

YOU ignite and unite the power of generations!
Think about it. YOU the catalyst for change that your family line has been waiting for.

Ready. Set. GROW!

Happy Journaling.

To join a ReNEW YOU Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circle, CLICK HERE.

Resources:
Purchase JOURNALriffic.
Additional Family History resources, including Personal Historian Software.
Unique Gift Ideas and Products

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Dictionary source:
“friendship”. Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 02 May. 2016. <Dictionary.com http://www.dictionary.com/browse/friendship>.

Source of synonyms and antonyms:
“friendship”. Roget’s 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition. Philip Lief Group 2009. 02 May. 2016. <Thesaurus.com http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/friendship>.

Disclaimer: Information contained here is provided as an informational, educational resource only and is not a substitute for medical or professional care.

Disclosure of Material Connection : I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and
Testimonials in Advertising.”I am Carolyn Calton, the founder of Family Tree Quest and the author of JOURNALriffic. Some links in this post are affiliate links.  If you make a purchase, I will receive a small commission and you will not be charged any extra. Thank you for visiting my blog.

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About Family Tree Gal, Carolyn Calton Carolyn Calton

As founder of FamilyTreeQuest.com, CarolynCalton.com and as CEO of Ron Newsom's LiahonaLightAcademy.com, Carolyn Calton helps sincere, determined men and women embrace with certainty a safe, secure framework for creating their own brighter and happier future TODAY—no matter their past. Turning heartache to happiness, those who Join her ReNEW YOU Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circles learn how to turn stress, anxiety, anger and dysfunction to hope, direction, happiness and peace in order to renew and regenerate themselves, their families and family lines.

God did hear our cries and answer our prayers.

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TIP:  Learn from the faith-promoting experiences of others–especially from those who are a member of your own family line.

I was reading this morning about a people who were living a fairly ordinary life, and then they were attacked. (Interesting how life sometimes goes when all is going well, and we are slow to remember the Lord.) These people remembered that they could be delivered “out of the hands of their enemies” because of THIS. They said, “for we were awakened to a remembrance of the deliverance of our fathers. And God did hear our cries and did answer our prayers; and we did go forth in his might.”*

Even though these people lived thousands of years ago, the records they kept and the stories passed down from their forefathers helped them awaken to the source of strength and INsight and deliverance from their enemies that could help them beyond their own capacity.  How many of us, when times get tough, remember something we may have forgotten about the strength, fortitude, resilience amid great obstacles or trials, that a family member of our own went through and rose above.  There are countless stories of faith and fortitude waiting to be discovered within our own family history.

Last night I was watching the show 17 Miracles. Among my heritage are many Mormon Pioneers.  The particular company of pioneers depicted in this movie left for their destination late in the season, and they endured hardships beyond comprehension.  They were all just mortal men, women and children who were trying to do the best they could for their families.  They faced extreme and severe circumstances with hunger, fatigue, death, deprivation, equipment failure, and so much more that called for extraordinary faith and endurance.  Amidst it all, there were miracles.

During a time of extreme hunger, one woman obtained beef jerky in a miraculous way.  She returned to the camp and shared with her children and others.  No doubt this saved lives.  At the end of the show, it tells of how one of her family members did not believe this story–even though she had sacrificed so much and endured much hardship. Later, thankfully, someone else from the company mentioned it in the presence of the one who did not believe it.

After watching the show, it seemed so sad to me that her own family member wouldn’t understand or believe which must have been life-saving and such a blessing to her. I think many faithful parents in today’s world may somehow relate to this–even though our times and unique challenges are very different.   In my own way, I identify with the feeling of sacrificing your all for the sake of your family members, only to be often misunderstood or criticized for the very thing that kept you and them alive–physically, emotionally or spiritually.

It was encouraging to remember that the awareness of the value of our faith in God and fortitude amid trials and obstacles may even jump a generation or two before being rediscovered, yet our sacrifices are not lost.  It may be the very thing that helps one of our posterity to be strong and encouraged amidst their own trials with faith, family, friends or circumstances.

Whose story in your family line is waiting to be known or rediscovered?

Gordon B Hinckley shared this account of the rescue of those spoken of in the movie 17 Miracles.

“It was in … desperate and terrible circumstances—hungry, exhausted, their clothes thin and ragged—that [the handcart companies] were found by the rescue party. As the rescuers appeared on the western horizon breaking a trail through the snow, they seemed as angels of mercy. And indeed they were. The beleaguered emigrants shouted for joy, some of them. Others, too weak to shout, simply wept and wept and wept.

“There was now food to eat and some warmer clothing. But the suffering was not over, nor would it ever end in mortality. Limbs had been frozen, and the gangrenous flesh sloughed off from the bones.

“The carts were abandoned, and the survivors were crowded into the wagons of the rescuers. The long rough journey of three hundred, four hundred, even five hundred miles between them and this valley was especially slow and tedious because of the storms. On November 30, 104 wagons, loaded with suffering human cargo, came into the Salt Lake Valley. Word of their expected arrival had preceded them. It was Sunday, and again the Saints were gathered in the Tabernacle. Brigham Young stood before the congregation and said:

“‘As soon as this meeting is dismissed I want the brethren and sisters to repair to their homes. …

“‘The afternoon meeting will be omitted, for I wish the sisters to … prepare to give those who have just arrived a mouthful of something to eat, and to wash them and nurse them. …

“‘Some you will find with their feet frozen to their ankles; some are frozen to their knees and some have their hands frosted … ; we want you to receive them as your own children, and to have the same feeling for them’ (quoted in Hafen, Handcarts to Zion, p. 139)” (in Conference Report, Oct. 1991, 76–77; or Ensign, Nov. 1991, 54).

Francis Webster, a member of the Martin Handcart Company said, “Mistake to send the Handcart Company out so late in the season? Yes! But I was in that company and my wife was in it….We suffered beyond anything you can imagine and many died of exposure and starvation, but did you ever hear a survivor of that company utter a word of criticism? Every one of us came through with the absolute knowledge that God lives for we became acquainted with Him in our extremities!”

In 1996, Gordon B. Hinckley, referring to the suffering of the Martin and Willie handcart companies,  said:

“I am grateful that those days of pioneering are behind us. I am thankful that we do not have brethren and sisters stranded in the snow, freezing and dying… But there are people, not a few, whose circumstances are desperate and who cry out for help and relief.

“There are so many who are hungry and destitute across this world who need help. … Ours is a great and solemn duty to reach out and help them, to lift them, to feed them if they are hungry, to nurture their spirits if they thirst for truth and righteousness.

“There are so many young people who wander aimlessly and walk the tragic trail of drugs, gangs, immorality, and the whole brood of ills that accompany these things. There are widows who long for friendly voices and that spirit of anxious concern which speaks of love. There are those who were once warm in the faith, but whose faith has grown cold. Many of them wish to come back but do not know quite how to do it. They need friendly hands reaching out to them. With a little effort, many of them can be brought back to feast again at the table of the Lord.

“… I would hope, I would pray that each of us … would resolve to seek those who need help, who are in desperate and difficult circumstances, and lift them in the spirit of love … (in Conference Report, Oct. 1996, 118; or Ensign, Nov. 1996, 86).

INspired Action Steps:  It’s now your turn on earth.  Who will you lift and serve?  What will be your story of faithful obedience to God?  There are those in your family line who follow you.  Rejoice that we live in a day of opportunity.  Rejoice that we have the opportunity to choose living a life with faith in Christ being fully planted in our hearts.  There are and will always be miracles.  I INcourage you to faithfully use your INfluence for good, and, in doing so, you will see the hand of God unfold in your life and in the lives of others in unlimited miraculous ways.

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As founder of FamilyTreeQuest.com, CarolynCalton.com and as CEO of Ron Newsom's LiahonaLightAcademy.com, Carolyn Calton helps sincere, determined men and women embrace with certainty a safe, secure framework for creating their own brighter and happier future TODAY—no matter their past. Turning heartache to happiness, those who Join her ReNEW YOU Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circles learn how to turn stress, anxiety, anger and dysfunction to hope, direction, happiness and peace in order to renew and regenerate themselves, their families and family lines.

New ReNEW YOU INspirations Topic: REVERENCE

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Hello!

Today is
MINDFUL MONDAY

I’m glad you’ve chosen to take daily steps toward
becoming a happier, healthier, more positive YOU!

Through your choices today, you are shaping generations.

We are here on earth to remember and live true
to who we really are as TODAY’s ChangeMakers by clearing ourselves of

unproductive or destructive thought patterns, habit patterns and family patterns.
This benefits both ourselves and others
.

Your INfluence matters!
You may be just the person who will create positive change that your family line has waited for.

This week, we are working toward strengthening
the principle and power of

REVERENCE

A Principle, Jrfc. USE THIS..Your choices today affect both those around you and generations to come!

Centering on what you CAN do to create happiness and inner peace,
you begin to eliminate doubt and fear.

In an effort to create positive change in a world full of turmoil,
we’re joining together to focus on one principle a month
using the JOURNALriffic Method of journaling, called the 4 Steps of Discovery,
as part of creating personal growth and positive INfluence.
We are using our personal power to embrace these attributes
to help stabilize and heal our hearts and homes.

To receive support in this area and more,
Join our ReNEW YOU Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circles.
End the isolation of feeling alone with your challenges.
Click here to see details and get early bird notifications.

Here are some basics for you
to begin pondering the principle of

REVERENCE

noun

1. a feeling or attitude of deep respect tinged with awe; veneration.

2.the outward manifestation of this feeling:, to pay reverence.

3.a gesture indicative of deep respect; an obeisance, bow, or curtsy.

4.the state of being revered, or treated with respect tinged with awe.

 

1.a feeling or attitude of profound respect, usually reserved
for the sacred or divine; devoted veneration

2.an outward manifestation of this feeling, esp a bow or act of obeisance

3.the state of being revered or commanding profound respect

 

verb (used with object)

reverenced, reverencing.

 to regard or treat with reverence; venerate:

One should reverence God and His laws.

 

Words with the same or similar meanings (synonyms):

admiration, adoration, awe, deference, devotion, esteem,
loyalty, respect, veneration.

Words with opposite meanings (anyonyms):

dishonor, disregard, disrespect, hate, condemnation, criticism,
dislike, hate, disdain, scorn

Here are some INspiring quotes about REVERENCE

Love and reverence

prayer

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If you know of another principle that would be more helpful to you right now,
feel free to choose that as your principle this month instead.
A list of helpful principles can be found in the back of JOURNALriffic.
A modified version of the 4 Steps of Discovery can be found
on the Daily JOURNALriffic Prompts tab on this website.
You can find steps for each weekday there.

Ponder these thoughts as you INtegrate them into your daily living
We are here to help and not hurt ourselves and others,
which is the goal of Family Tree Quest and
TODAY’s ChangeMakers.
Write your observations and ideas in your journal.

YOU ignite and unite the power of generations!
Think about it. YOU the catalyst for change that your family line has been waiting for.

Ready. Set. GROW!

Happy Journaling.

To join a ReNEW YOU Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circle, CLICK HERE.

Resources:
Purchase JOURNALriffic.
Additional Family History resources, including Personal Historian Software.
Unique Gift Ideas and Products

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Dictionary source:
“reverence”. Online Etymology Dictionary. Douglas Harper, Historian. 04 Apr. 2016. <Dictionary.com http://www.dictionary.com/browse/reverence>.

Source of synonyms and antonyms:
“reverence”. Roget’s 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition. Philip Lief Group 2009. 04 Apr. 2016. <Thesaurus.com http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/reverence>.

Disclaimer: Please remember that information contained here is provided as an informational, educational resource only and is not a substitute for medical or professional care

.Disclosure of Material Connection : I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”I am Carolyn Calton, the founder of Family Tree Quest and the CEO of the Liahona Light Institute, of which the Liahona Light Academy is its online arm. I am the author of JOURNALriffic. Lori Wiser is an affiliate of Amazon, and if you click Additional Family History Resources or Unique Gift Ideas and Products, you will access some of my affiliates. If you make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. You will not be charged any extra for your purchase through these links. I thank you for using these links.

Copyright

 

About Family Tree Gal, Carolyn Calton Carolyn Calton

As founder of FamilyTreeQuest.com, CarolynCalton.com and as CEO of Ron Newsom's LiahonaLightAcademy.com, Carolyn Calton helps sincere, determined men and women embrace with certainty a safe, secure framework for creating their own brighter and happier future TODAY—no matter their past. Turning heartache to happiness, those who Join her ReNEW YOU Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circles learn how to turn stress, anxiety, anger and dysfunction to hope, direction, happiness and peace in order to renew and regenerate themselves, their families and family lines.

What’s Your Story? Life’s Journey Prompt #4

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This year on Family Tree Friday, I INcourage you to use one prompt a week to write or type your Life’s Journey as TODAY’s ChangeMaker.

Here’s this week’s What’s Your Story- Life’s journey prompt:

What memories do you have of your mother (her name, birth date, birthplace, parents, and so on)?

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Why write down your experiences?

Your experiences as as TODAY’s ChangeMaker™ are of great worthBe sure to write them down.

Many of us have come through or are coming through some real rough patches along the way. The steps you take and courage you muster to do the almost-impossible has value for those who may follow in your footsteps as they traverse their own path in life.  Never underestimate the value of difficulty, adversity and personal trials.

Through writing down your life experiences and observations, it may become crystal clear to you and how an individual can become their best, most happy and capable selves.  You may learn what personal character traits contribute to strong, safe, secure family relationships, and in contract, you can see what detracts from and destroys them.  This knowledge can help you develop a healthy concern about contributing positively to the future of your family line.  It can become a major driver for living a purpose-filled life.  It can help bring direction to the course of life. You may be able to see thought patterns, habit patterns and family patterns through writing things down that help you see what helps you stay strong and, on the other hand, you will be better positioned to identify what is destructive so you can take steps to help change it.

As you write your Life’s Journey experiences,

  • it will help you see and evaluate your own life more clearly.
  • It will provide INcouragement and awareness for your loved ones who come after you.
  • Family members, including your posterity, will be able to become acquainted with who you really are, not just with who you seem to be, because your thoughts and feelings will be accurate since they come straight from you
  • Some of your loved ones may be able to avoid some pitfalls because of the lessons you’ve learned and passed to them through your written words and through your experiences.
  • You are helping to light the path and lead the way for them to follow, as you gain and maintain physical, emotional and spiritual security for yourself in this topsy-turvy world.

Do not be afraid of your imperfections.  You are not your history.  You may be the catalyst for positive change your family line is waiting for.

The guiding purposes of Family Tree Quest lead us as we press forward into the unknown with courage and confidence as TODAY’s ChangeMakers..

The Three Guiding Purposes of Family Tree Quest are:

1) Be happy and live a purpose-filled life as TODAY’s ChangeMaker.

2)  Prepare Courageously and Confidently for the Future- come what may.

3)  Glean wisdom from the past rather than staying stuck in it

We have things to do and stable, secure, happy relationships to create.

Ready. Set. Grow!

If you haven’t already done so, I invite you to officially JOIN THE QUEST at Family Tree Quest.com.
You will receive a link to print your own 2-generation Family Tree Chart, designed especially for TODAY’s ChangeMakers.

Resources for you:
Purchase JOURNALriffic.
Additional Family History resources, including Personal Historian Software.
Unique Gift Ideas and Products

1- 1- 1- FTG Quote, contribute positively

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Prompt Source: Steve Anderson https://familysearch.org/blog/en/52-questions-52-weeks/

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Disclosure of Material Connection : I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”I am Carolyn Calton, the founder of Family Tree Quest and the CEO of the Liahona Light Institute, of which the Liahona Light Academy is its online arm.  I am the author of JOURNALriffic.  Lori Wiser is an affiliate of Amazon, and if you click Additional Family History Resources or Unique Gift Ideas and Products, you will access some of my affiliates.  If you make a purchase, I will receive a small commission.  You will not be charged any extra for your purchase through these links.  I thank you for using these links.

About Family Tree Gal, Carolyn Calton Carolyn Calton

As founder of FamilyTreeQuest.com, CarolynCalton.com and as CEO of Ron Newsom's LiahonaLightAcademy.com, Carolyn Calton helps sincere, determined men and women embrace with certainty a safe, secure framework for creating their own brighter and happier future TODAY—no matter their past. Turning heartache to happiness, those who Join her ReNEW YOU Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circles learn how to turn stress, anxiety, anger and dysfunction to hope, direction, happiness and peace in order to renew and regenerate themselves, their families and family lines.

The power of personal story is INcredible!

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The Power of personal STORY is INcredible!

This Family Memories Spotlight by Greg McMurdie is worth reading.

He says, “Wherever your ancestors come from, you’ve no doubt speculated on their journey
to this land – and the land left behind. …

Take time to read the genealogy breakthroughs in his spotlight
“then take time to preserve your family memories so future generations
can know the journeys, loves, and lives of ancestors.”

In the story McMurdie relates from the history of Carol Rice,
“Family folklore told of three German brothers who came to America.
One of them “jumped ship.” We knew of two of brothers, but we could
never find proof that the third brother who “jumped ship” actually existed.

But the story, passed down through generations, kept us looking.”

See what happens all “because of what hung upon a Virginia wall.”

What clues will help you solve your ancestry mysteries and
what family artifacts help you preserve family memories?

Click here to read Family Memories Spotlight: Genealogists Share Family History Documents.

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As founder of FamilyTreeQuest.com, CarolynCalton.com and as CEO of Ron Newsom's LiahonaLightAcademy.com, Carolyn Calton helps sincere, determined men and women embrace with certainty a safe, secure framework for creating their own brighter and happier future TODAY—no matter their past. Turning heartache to happiness, those who Join her ReNEW YOU Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circles learn how to turn stress, anxiety, anger and dysfunction to hope, direction, happiness and peace in order to renew and regenerate themselves, their families and family lines.

I owe all things to God

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While reading the personal history of one of my relatives today,
I remembered what was written in Latin on the Greenhalgh Family Coat of arms.

“I owe all things to God.”

I have learned through my own experience that I do–owe all things to God, that is.  His grace, mercy and guidance have sustained me.

Do you have an inscription on a Family Coat of Arms?

If so, please leave a comment under today’s post on my Family Tree Gal Facebook page
and tell us what it is.

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