2022 Kirtland Diary for Thoughts & Personal Revelation
2022 Kirtland Diary for Thoughts & Personal Revelation
2022 Kirtland Diary for Thoughts & Personal Revelation
2022 Kirtland Diary for Thoughts & Personal Revelation
2022 Kirtland Diary for Thoughts & Personal Revelation
2022 Kirtland Diary for Thoughts & Personal Revelation
2022 Kirtland Diary for Thoughts & Personal Revelation
2022 Kirtland Diary for Thoughts & Personal Revelation
2022 Kirtland Diary for Thoughts & Personal Revelation
2022 Kirtland Diary for Thoughts & Personal Revelation
2022 Kirtland Diary for Thoughts & Personal Revelation
2022 Kirtland Diary for Thoughts & Personal Revelation
2022 Kirtland Diary for Thoughts & Personal Revelation
2022 Kirtland Diary for Thoughts & Personal Revelation

2022 Kirtland Diary for Thoughts & Personal Revelation

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Note from Photographer/Creator--Scot Facer Proctor:  The Nauvoo Diary published for 2021 was so well received I thought Kirtland should be next on the list. These are sacred and holy places for members of The Church of Jesus Christ. I wanted the beautiful images of Kirtland to become extremely familiar to the Latter-day Saints.

During this past year (2021) I have used three of my Nauvoo Diaries, daily, to record various things from my life. The first diary is just a little events journal. I record what I did today, something significant we saw or someone significant we met. The second Nauvoo Diary I use is a gratitude journal. What am I especially grateful for on this particular day? What has filled my heart that day with thanks? I never have a problem recording something—the problem is deciding which of all the things I’m grateful for that I should record. The third Nauvoo Diary has been strictly for recognizing the hand of the Lord in my life that day. I only average 65-70 words per entry, per diary, but sometimes I spill over into the little extra section for “Thoughts and Ideas” or to the larger lined spread at the end of the month.

I have loved this exercise every day this past year. I look forward to it every night. I practice good penmanship so my posterity will be able to actually read what I have written, but more importantly, this daily habit has made me much more aware of how the Lord blesses me each day and how I hear Him. Because of my own experience with the Nauvoo Diary, I have changed the proposed purpose of the Kirtland Diary from an engagement calendar to a diary for thoughts and personal revelation. This is what has been most rewarding for me this past year—I have even taken all three diaries on trips with us so that I can keep recording these amazing observations every day. It has become a deeply spiritual part of my day.

The Kirtland Diary is the perfect gift for yourself (you can give something wonderful to yourself!), your spouse, your children (young and old), your grandchildren, your ministering families, your neighbors, really just anyone on your Christmas giving list.

Printed on the finest papers, The Kirtland Diary is luxurious to the touch, classy, durable and a keepsake for generations.

Yes, I know we all have electronic devices these days. Yes, I know that there are online journals and journal apps that we can use. Yes, I know that writing things by hand is “so yesterday.” But I have to say, there is something organic and connecting that happens when you are putting ink to paper—it is refreshing. It is delicious. It is transforming. It is old school and I love it. I have neighbors here in Alpine, Utah who remind me that they have not missed writing daily in their 2021 Nauvoo Diary since the moment they got it. I have had people tell me that there is just enough space to record some important thoughts or insights and not too much space so they are feeling pressured to fill something up. I have experienced that same thing. And I’ve found that the photographs give the diary a real, palpable feeling and a touch with the past. I have loved the quotes as well and have received numerous emails from people saying how a specific quote has truly inspired them on a particular day when they needed it. That makes me happy.

Enjoy The Kirtland Diary for Thoughts and Personal Revelation. Use it every day. Write down those significant moments, those flashes of inspiration, those sacred ideas that come from the Spirit. You’ll be glad you did and this little Kirtland Diary will become a treasure for you and your posterity for years to come.

Oh, I’ve added a feature I think you will like to this year’s diary. After the last week’s calendar, I’ve inserted a “Photo Captions” section where I identify where every picture was taken and, in some cases, a little bit about that place. You can see a sample of that in the media section of this page, very last frame.