My Imperfect Parenting Plan

We have a busy, involved family of eight, complete with a busy, hectic schedule. Of course, I have it all under control… or at least I think I do. I am an organizer, a meticulous planner. I mapped out my…

Mormon Prom promotes gospel standards and provides good, Clean Fun for Everyone

For a Church that preaches modesty, frugality and clean living to its youth, high school proms can be problematic. This wasn’t always the case: long considered a rite of passage for American teens, prom was a much humbler affair generations…

New LDS Chapter of the ASU Alumni Association and Scholarship for Incoming LDS Students

Arizona State University now has an official LDS chapter of its Alumni Association, called Sun Devil Saints. It’s a wonderful vehicle for professional networking and making friends. Chapter members will soon be interfaith bridge builders as they serve the community…

LDS Business Leaders Receive Achievement Awards

Community leaders James A. and Carol May, as well as Roc Arnett, have each recently been recognized for their many contributions of service and excellence in their respective fields. Brother and Sister May of the Mesa Mountain View Stake’s Thayer…

Backstage Miracles at the Mesa Temple Easter Pageant

The Mesa Temple’s Easter Pageant draws visitors from around the country to witness the life of the Savior in a one-of-a-kind performance. The performers, however, experience the show in powerful, often life-changing ways. Sister Brenda Perry performed with her family…

Find Family Fun and More at Jester’Z

Jester’Z Improv Comedy is serious about good, clean fun! And FUN is evident from the colorful, well-lit storefront to the checkerboard lobby and the relaxed atmosphere of the performance area. “Improve the quality of life,” says Jester’Z owner/producer Jef Rawls.…

LDS Artist Overcomes Autism with Art

Once upon a time, Alex Smith didn’t speak. Not in spontaneous language, anyway. Diagnosed with autism at the age of three, Alex communicated mostly through quotes from her favorite Disney films. It wasn’t until she picked up a pencil and…

Fourth Generation Florists Continue Family Traditions in Their Business and Church Service

Flowers, and working together as a family to grow and sell them, is a tradition that dates back to 1927 for Nathan and Jacob Johnson, owners of Watson Flower Shops in Mesa. The brothers and their families still live on…

From Primary Presidency to Team Ninja Warrior: LDS Athlete Puts Spirituality First

It may seem like an oxymoron—a counselor in a Mesa Primary presidency competing as a member of Team Ninja Warrior. For Beth Higginbotham Crosby, it’s a perfect fit. An Arizona State University graduate married since October to Camron Crosby, Beth…

Nine Year Old Aspires to be on Master Chef, Jr.

Nine-year-old Nora Evans is a baker. Her specialty? French macarons (correct spelling). These tiny, delicate, sandwich-like cookies shouldn’t be confused with other macaroon cookies. Both confections originate in the word ammaccare, an Italian word meaning “to crush”—but they are very…