Apostle Asks Arizona Saints to Stand for Religious Freedom

Speaking in Tempe, Arizona, on January 21, Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and other Church leaders called on Latter-day Saints across the state to take a stand for religious freedom. From the Tempe Institute…

Time to Blossom Set for 8th Annual June Girls’ Conference

In her October conference message, Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson said, “Young women . . . need to see themselves as essential participants in the priesthood-directed work of salvation and not just as onlookers and supporters.” The Time to Blossom Young…

Pink Umbrella Books Offers Publication with a Personal Touch

“Exciting things are happening in the indie book market,” says author—and now, micropublisher—Adrienne Quintana. She would know. The author of techno-thrillers Eruption and Reclamation, in addition to several children’s books, Adrienne knows the ins and outs of publishing. Her new…

SPIFI Compelled To Relieve the Suffering of Others

For Shanon Paar of the Red Mountain Stake’s Adobe Villa Ward in Mesa, paying forward the many acts of kindness she’s received is the only way she can imagine living. Her childhood had “an absence of light,” she says, growing…

Holy Curations: LDS Pop Art for a Modern Church

Make no mistake: Brother Cliff Mills’ Holy Curations line of LDS-themed art is not your grandmother’s temple cross stitch. Instead, bright colors pop, and hand-lettered fonts inspired by gig posters and album art spell out Mills’ love for his faith.…

Pathfinder Academy Delighted by Books Donated from ANWA

Mesa’s Pathfinder Academy recently received boxes of books for their school library from ANWA, a national LDS writers’ organization. “We were thrilled at the recent ANWA book drive and surprised when they gave us several hundred books for our library—some…

Best-selling authors give away new, Larry-King endorsed parenting book free

The latest from best-selling authors Brent and Phelecia Hatch is a parenting book of a far different type—one that is perfect for parents who are raising kids of any age in today’s electronics-saturated world, one that is being offered in…

Drawn to Create: Young Father, World Traveler, Illustrator

Sitting in a church meeting practicing life sketches, illustrator Andrew Beck, of Mesa’s Valley View Ward, uses one of the speakers or the child in the next pew as his model. In this, he is as Victor Hugo, who wrote…

LDS Youth Help Perpetuate Harmony Around the Country

It only takes a measure or so to recognize the a cappella singing style known as barbershop, with its four-part harmony of bass, baritone, lead and tenor, and its frequent 7th chords. Several of Arizona’s LDS youth regularly perform in…

Award-winning, interactive displays bring missionary work to life

A powerful new app now graces large touchscreens in several stake centers in the East Valley and is blessing the lives of many missionaries and their families as well. Called Missionary Displays, it’s a fun, interactive, highly informative replacement for…