What is Self-Worth?



“All human beings—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny”

  • The Family: A Proclamation to the World
  • Central Idea:
  1. Worth vs. self-esteem.
  • Self-esteem changes based on circumstances
  1. Worth is an eternal principle,
  • Determined before coming to earth
  • Stays the same
  1. Since worth is eternal we must apply eternal principles to fully understand it
  2. My purpose: educate on 4 different ways we achieve the ultimate understanding of self-worth.


 Point 1: Be humble

Speak of professionals (picture)

  1. Helps you focus on other people’s needs
  2. Gives you confidence professionally because you know where your abilities come from
  3. More willing to trust directions that God gives you, because the strength comes from him.
  4. *Denise: Understanding that God gave you talents, while at the same time, it doesn’t make you better than anyone else. As she understood this it helped her see that humility helps us understand different people’s perspectives and have love towards them, which in turn helps us see our own self-worth as well.

Point 2: Serve

*Jen’s story on being a camp director and organizing arts and crafts

  1. Gives you the satisfaction of accomplishing something
  2. Even when things don’t go how you wished, you know that you’ve given your all.
  3. You learn to not rely on other opinions and praise

Point 3: Self-reliance

Family Home Evening Manual shares that being self-reliant is taking responsibility for our own physical and spiritual welfare through our own efforts and with guidance from our Heavenly Father, we can experience the feeling of self-worth.

*My story* I felt my self-worth increase while serving on the mission, as I was taking care of my physical and spiritual welfare through exercise and study. Even though I was told to do them, I could have just ignored that guidance and don’t whatever I wanted, instead I chose to take care of my welfare all around. And the consequence of my action was that I was able to rely on Heavenly Father’s guidance in seeing ways that he wanted me to improve as a missionary so that our lessons were more prepared and our area prospered.

It all comes back to these four points:

  1. Independence
  2. Learn how to work hard
  3. Taking responsibility for own actions
  4. Confidence in our abilities and self-worth

Point 4: Personal Purity

*Mom’s story on the dance and grandpas question.

  1. Lesson learned: You show respect for yourself and come to know that as you remain pure you’ll find someone that values you for who you are.
  2. Live in a way consistent with your divine heritage

“The fruits of the search for holiness in their lives have been transparent, expressed through their inner dignity, their feelings of self-respect and personal worth. “ -James E. Faust


Summary: Self-worth comes from within and is everlasting, never changing. Ways that we can come to understand our worth are through being humble, self-reliant, serving others, and having personal purity. As we do this, I know we will come to see our true self-worth.

“Let’s not be confused about who we are! While it is often easier to be spiritually passive than it is to put forth the spiritual effort to remember and embrace our divine identity, we cannot afford that indulgence in these latter days.”

  • Sister Joy D. Jones October 2017 Women’s Session











Apple is a Better Overall Performance

Newest Model: iPhoneX

Opening Statement (2 minutes): Jason

Hook: (Questions) Will Patterson example

Credibility: Both Apple users

Relevancy: We have enough to worry about, don’t make your phone one of them.

Thesis: Apple has overall better experience

Preview of Main points: Tech, Cosmetics, Marketing

1st Argument (5 minutes): Tech Specs (Jason)

      Super retina display.

– Million to 1 contrast ratio meaning there are 1 million colors between black and white.

      OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) display

– each pixel has its own individual light source, makes it very crisp.

      TrueDepth Camera Face ID sensor: simulates the effect of professional cameras.

      A11 Bionic, new engine, capable of 600 billion operations per second.

      Wireless Charging

–    “evidence bag” with “charred” Galaxy Note 7

2nd Argument (4-5 minutes): Cosmetics (Hollie)

How are Apple Products cosmetically pleasing?

  • Example:Mac mini 7×7 inch square frame, you can take it on the go. You just connect the display, keyboard and mouse.
  • Ask who knows how to airdrop? Raise your hands! Send a meme.

 iPhone X:

  • Augmented Reality instead of Virtual Reality games and apps
  • New screen size is 5.8 inches
  • Glass front and back: Surgical grade stainless steel
  • Splash, water, and dust resistant


3rd Argument (5 minutes): Marketing (Jason)

  •      Simple phone that anyone can use

      Animoji: Analyzes 50 different muscle movements to mirror your expressions in 12 emoji.

      Secure authentication to unlock and pay, your face is the password. Even adapts to face changes over time.

      Lack of headphone jack

–    More Products (iPad, iMac, Macbook, etc.)

–    Call Cassidy Brady to the stand.

– Do you have an iPhone?

– Do you think it’s better than a Samsung?

Closing Argument (2 minutes): Hollie

Restate Thesis: Apple is an overall better experience.

Preview of Main points:Tech, cosmetics, and marketing are just a few examples we have shared today that bare this truth.

Landing Line: We as your peers know that college is expensive and that money can be short. And that is exactly why it is so important to each of us that we make a good investment in our phones, one that we don’t have to replace frequently and one that we can rely on to help us get through college.  

Call to Action: Don’t spend all your time getting your phone to work, get one that already works for you. (BUY APPLE)

Samsung Points:

      Explosions of phones

      Not user-friendly






Celiac Disease Speech Outline

Outline for Informative Speech


Attention-getter: My interest in Celiac disease began when my sister was diagnosed in 2011. It rose to a peak when I was diagnosed in 2012.

Central Idea: It is a genetic autoimmune disease that you cannot cure by giving yourself shots or take medicine for it, it is non-curable.

  • Throughout the speech I will share with you what celiac disease is, the symptoms, how to be tested, and day to day living.


  1. Those who have celiac disease cannot eat anything that contains gluten. Gluten is found in products such as wheat, rye, and barley.
  • Some examples are pastas, grains, soups, and processed food.
  • When people with celiac eat gluten, their body responds by damaging the villi lining of the small intestine.
  • When the villi are damaged it in turn makes it so that a person can’t receive the nutrients he/she needs and become malnourished.
  1. The Organization Beyond Celiac shares a list of common symptoms that could occur are: anxiety, depression, joint pain, fatigue, bloating, rashes, and itchy skin.
  • Many times, it’s difficult to diagnose Celiac Disease because the symptoms are similar to IBS and lactose intolerance.
  • To insure a diagnosis the first recommended option is doing a blood test.
  • If results come back negative they will do a gastrointestinal endoscopy to look at your small intestine to see if it’s inflamed or damaged.
  • Another method is a genetic test, to check for certain genes. If the gene is not present, then it is unlikely that you have celiac disease.
  • According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Even if someone carries the gene they still could not have celiac disease.
  1. Once diagnosed, the only treatment is to follow the gluten-free diet for the rest of your life.
  • Eating the diet improves celiac symptoms and the small intestine over time.
  • Be careful of cross-contamination which could likely occur with toasters, cutting boards, and counters.
  •  The best way to be successful with a gluten free diet is by checking labels and sticking to naturally healthy foods such as fish, meat, fruits, vegetables, potatoes, and rice.

Conclusion: (pause and then go into the statistic)

Summary: Now that you know what Celiac Disease is, I invite you to be more empathetic towards those of us who suffer from this disease. We are not eating gluten free by choice, but because our very lives depend on it.


  1. https://celiac.org/celiac-disease/understanding-celiac-disease-2/what-is-celiac-disease/
  2. https://www.beyondceliac.org/celiac-disease/
  3. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/digestive-diseases/celiac-disease/diagnosis
  4. http://www.transgenomic.com/services/genetic-testing/

My Oreo’s Ad Campaign


For this project, I found an Oreo’s advertisement and created my own. The one I created is meant to go along with the Oreo campaign. In order to make my ad, I did draw-overs and critiques of the Oreo’s ad. I will be sharing with you the original ad, draw overs, and my new ad in this blog post today.

My project

Target Audience

My target audience is American children ages 7-12. Those who like eating cookies and see many Oreos commercials. I chose this audience because that is part of the time that you begin growing a lot. You are hungry often and cookies are the best snack/treat that you enjoy.

My design appeals to the target audience due to the color choice or blue, pink, and white. They are soft colors that are often used in children’s products. As well, there are few words written and they are easy for children to read.

Design: Alignment

The left align photo combined with the right align text enhances the design because it draws your eyes back and forth to those two things. You become drawn into the ad.


The pink and blue portray softness and add a contrast that is not too extreme. The color of the cookie also adds a contrast and makes you hungry. As well, the white and different shades of blue make the ad have a tone of calmness.


The typography used in the ad enhances the design by its simpleness. The uppercase letters, combined with the bold font are easy to see, making the design look crisp and clean.


I love the photographs used for this ad. The glass of milk is plain and ordinary, but when you add the cookies it makes for a good contrast. The pink background makes the design look full of life and the Oreo’s logo brings all of the photographs together, with its colors.






Taken by me





Taken by Eric Lybbert





Public Domain

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Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog. From making this ad campaign I have learned that all of the elements of design are important. It’s necessary to understand the reasons behind why design decisions are made and following through with them.  And as I identified the different elements in the original ad, I was able to understand how to incorporate them better into my project.


New Gluten Free Options at Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A created a new gluten free option for customers, but is one that comes with a price.

On June 19, Chick-fil-A announced that they will be adding a gluten free bun to their menu.

According to Business Insider, “Each bun will cost customers an extra $1.15, and contain 150 calories.” The bun will come pre-packaged, so when you order it, it’ll be on the side. This was done to eliminate cross-contamination. Chick-fil-A kitchens aren’t very gluten free friendly, so having gluten free buns prepackaged is the safest option.

As well, customers are expected to put their own sandwiches together. The good news though is that the buns are celiac friendly. They are made of molasses, quinoa, amaranth, and raisins. Yes, you heard correctly, no corn or rice ingredients included.

Chick-fil-A’s gluten free buns were tested last year in 3 cities across the U.S. The results came back successful and are now available throughout the nation.

The addition of the gluten free bun was brought about by customers. Many customers were asking for more gluten free options and Chick-fil-A made it happen. “We know our customers are looking for more gluten-sensitive alternatives. They asked, and we listened,” said Leslie Neslage, senior consultant of menu development at Chick-fil-A.

The buns are also known to have better taste than most gluten free bread that has been available up to this point. To really know if this is true though, you’ll have to go out and try the new bun.




Creative Ad


This creative ad was made for my Visual Media class. The product I am advertising for is a pen. The concept for this project was to advertise an item in a creative and abstract way. I used the lipstick with the pen as the abstract idea. I will go into more detail about the design aspect in a later section.

 Target Audience

My audience is single women between the ages of 25-34. They have their Bachelor’s Degree’s and are avid users of blogs and social media. The design appeals to this audience due to the color choice and also the appearance of the pen and lipstick. The pen is more fancy then a typical one that you see in the grocery store.


The main decisions I made for the design were making the lipstick-pen in the center of the ad. I did this of course as to make the item the focus since it’s the product. The decision of align-left instead of align-center was due to it being overly used. I also believe that with align-left gives a better flow to the ad. Making your eyes engaged and focused on the whole ad.


The main font used for the ad was Avenir Next: Regular. I used this font because it’s sans-serif. It enhanced the design due to the easiness of its read and also the clean look that it gives. The font for the word “smooth” was Apple Chancery. This font added contrast due to it being serif type font. It makes the  ad look fancier as well.


I chose the blush color because of the lipstick, it also gives a nice focus on the word “smooth.” I wanted to focus on this word because I believe the most important quality in a pen is its smoothness when it writes.  Another color used was yellow/gold. This color was a good contrast with the wood table and also very easy to see. I tried many other colors for the main text, but most of them didn’t show up. The final color used was brown. This color was taken from the pen as well, I used it for the Tiffany & Co. logo.


My favorite thing about this design is how well the lipstick and pen came together. I chose those two images to use for my project because they used the same colors that blend well together. The wood table was the perfect addition, due to its older feel. Using that older feel makes a contrast between the lipstick-pen and the table. It applied well to the target audience due to the fact that many women are into design and antique looking things.


A big thanks to all of those who have looked at my blog post. This was my first experience making a creative ad and I am very much a beginner. So, I appreciate your patience with this process. I encourage everyone, to begin making your own designs. There is a learning curve and it’s difficult, but very much worth it.

Photographs Used


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Wood Table

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Gluten Free Dining Apps

The app that brings gluten free dining directly to you.

Find Me Gluten Free app makes eating out easier, more reliable and safer.

Find Me Gluten Free features directions, gluten-free menus, phone numbers, ratings, and reviews. The app was created by Jennifer Cafferty and has a rating of 4+ stars. In order to use it, you must have IOS 8.0 or later. The app is in English and is available on the App Store and Google Play. It’s available on all apple devices including iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

The app is 19.4 MB, which makes for a quick download. It’s available throughout the country and asks for either the current city or the name of a food place you’re interested in. Whether you’re in Illinois, Utah, California, or New York, the app will give you options.

In order to have complete access to the app, you need to either make an account that’s linked to Facebook or Google. There are filter options for more specific results, depending on what you like. One of the great features of the app is its simplicity. On the home screen, there are four main options which are: search near me, recent activity, search by name and main menu. Below these four options are gluten free news with daily updates and tips. And if you’re looking to bake, there are recipes available.

Whether you’re 15, 40, or 65, this app can be your new best friend. Try it out today and see your eating options out of the home increase.