"Men should write down things which God has made known to them," wrote Wilford Woodruff, fourth president of the LDS Church. "Whether things are important or not, often depends on God's purposes: but the testimony of the goodness of God and the things he has wrought in the lives of men will always be important as a testimony."
Flick, a librarian in computer-assisted research services at BYU, taught the class as part of campus education week on Wednesday.
Using quotes and scriptures, Flick offered practical suggestions for organizing and writing a family book of remembrance. Citing Moses 6:5, he encouraged those in attendance to write in a spirit of inspiration. The scripture reads: "And a book of remembrance was kept, in the which was recorded, in the language of Adam, for it was given unto as many as called upon God to write by the spirit of inspiration."