What’s The Buzz?

Inspired musings since we last talked… Changes in the Church? I saw quite a few memes on social media prior to General Conference anticipating another load of “get your popcorn” new Church changes to be announced during the weekend. Many…

Holy Of Holies: Life-sized Replica Of The Tabernacle of Moses Complete With Olive Press Create An Extraordinary Youth Conference

A full-scale replica of the Tabernacle of Moses, including the golden Ark of the Covenant, just made its first appearance in Arizona.General contractor Ed Hoke of the Huntington Beach California Stake was asked by his stake presidency to study the Lord’s description in Exodus detailing how Moses was to build the Tabernacle, then build a replica for their 2016 youth conference. The task took approximately eight months.

Love Living The Summer Life: Prepping Your Style For Summer

Temperatures are climbing, and that signals the time to change style and beauty routines. Shed the dread of this season by preparing to love living the summer life. The aim is to maintain your beloved styles and fashion while also retaining your sanity. Lighter fabrics are in; long sleeved layers are out. Skin care gets boiled down to the basics, while time gets eaten up as schools release the children. Feel lovely this season while practicing safety in the sun.

Blessed, Honored, Pioneer: Sons of Utah Pioneers Connecting To The Past And With Each Other

Once a month they arrive, carrying casseroles, salads and desserts to share a meal together. The Arizona Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneer gathers in the cultural hall at the old Mesa 2nd Ward building, one of the oldest buildings in town, but what they share goes further than just a meal.They use a pioneer term for their regular meeting—it’s a gathering, and to Matt Wharton, president of the Arizona Chapter, they are inspirational. Annual national meetings are called encampments.

Medically Self Reliant In Our Retired Years

Most Americans would tie self reliance to finances, saying it means they have jobs where they can earn enough to meet monthly bills, and where there is money tucked away for unexpected expenses so they can survive challenging health or financial stress if necessary. For some it means their major assets are protected no matter what happens. Sometimes being self-reliant means identifying and asking for help from knowledgeable people who can help us make smart, informed choices. Whatever self-reliance means to you, identifying the key elements of it will help you find the assurance you’re looking for. One of those elements is adequate health insurance.

Ready For The Pool and BBQ!

Our favorite meal memory is our 4th of July picnic lunch. This past year I found the perfect summer appetizer: deviled eggs with brilliant colors.  Add this to your summer BBQ and think of your favorite place to spend the 4th of July.

Ye Shall Prosper in The Land—God’s Laws and Promised Blessings

About 15 years ago, having already helped clients for 20 years, I discovered an uncommon strategy for helping people get out of debt. What began as notes of thoughts during down times and air travel began to form the foundation of a manuscript. It was initially going to be a financial planning book for the masses. Over time, as I listened to General Conference talks about using money wisely and read the scriptures, I would think to myself, That is a good thought and should be in my book. My notes evolved into a book that combines practical financial planning advice with the teachings of the gospel, primarily geared toward members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Tickling The Ivories: Motivate The Musician In Your Life With Piano Marvel

Have you always wanted to play piano but never really got beyond plunking out “Chopsticks”? You’re not alone—and Piano Marvel can help you with everything from “Chopsticks” to Chopin.Piano Marvel’s education software, created by piano teachers specifically for piano students, helps students of all ages achieve their musical goals. Piano Marvel’s inventive technology allows students to learn at their own pace or with a teacher. The marriage of technology and accountability gives students instant feedback and tracks progress; it also provides video tutorials and an ever-expanding library of exercises and songs to increase student engagement.

Changes Announced to Emphasize the Correct Name of the Church of Jesus Christ

The name of the Church was given by the Lord Himself when He instructed: “For thus shall my church be called in the last days, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” (Doctrine and Covenants 115:4). To be true to that charge, we are changing the names of many of the Church’s global communication channels as follows:

The Smart Phone: A Mission Tool

As the use of technology has expanded exponentially in the last few years, missionary policy has recently been amended to allow the use of mission phones to call home more often. General Authorities have also issued messages of caution, urging moderation, care, and good judgement when it comes to the role of smart phones, computers, and social software in our lives. Exercising good habits now will help prospective missionaries transition to a humbler, more purposeful use of these technologies to invite others to come unto Christ.