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“For behold the field is white already to harvest; and lo, he that thrusteth in his sickle with his might, the same layeth up in store that he perisheth not, but bringeth salvation to his soul.” (D&C 4:4)

Meet some of our latest, local Elders and Sisters that have entered the mission field. Each of these Missionaries visited Duke & Brandt Photography and Digital Imaging for their Free Picture, ready for their Ward Plaque, and lifetime keepsake. Your missionary may do the same. Contact Duke & Brandt to set up your photo session.

The Worth of Beautiful Souls: Your Beautiful Soul Helping Others Live A Fuller Life

We all know that “the worth of souls is great in the sight of God,” and that sometimes those precious souls need a little TLC. That’s where Sarah Crawford and her team come in. After the tragic death of her younger sister, Crawford’s soul “hungered,” and she was inspired to turn her suffering into succoring. In 2011, she started helping others live a fuller life with a self-improvement challenge she called “More Fit for the Kingdom.” More Fit for the Kingdom was a huge success, and she repeated the challenge several times. In late 2016, inspired by a Brave Girls’ Camp retreat, Crawford was trained in Soul Restoration Therapy by Melody Ross. Eventually, her training, personal experience, natural talent and plenty of friends all blended together in the perfect recipe, creating the community that is now known as Your Beautiful Soul.

Healthy Office Culture: Workplace Wellness Is Easier Than You Think!

The same health and hygiene rules you learned as a child still apply to grown-ups: wash your hands, cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, avoid contact with others who are sick. But going beyond wellness basics can net some big health gains for your workplace—and it’s easier than you think.

Have you seen Norman Mouse?

Have you seen Norman Mouse, his Mama and Papa and little sister, Emily? They are a typical LDS family facing typical family issues. Norman is a featured guest in The Arizona Beehive. We hope you will grow to love Norman as we have.

What’s The Buzz?

Whilst perusing the innerwebs during a recent December day, I stumbled upon a meme that showed an interminable number of people with the caption THE GYM, TWO WEEKS FROM TODAY…

A Man Who Likes A Puzzle: LDS Vein Doc Ryan Jones Opens New West Valley Practice

“It may sound cliché,” says United States Air Force veteran and doctor Ryan Jones, “but I really wanted to help people.”

In a medical career that has spanned well over a decade, Jones has done just that. Following his recent retirement from the Air Force, the returned missionary and West Valley father of five has started a practice—the Vein Envy—and found new ways to help his patients.

By Small And Simple Things: Small and Simple Habits For A Healthy 2019

In the Book of Mormon, the prophet Alma teaches his son Helaman that “by small and simple things are great things brought to pass” (Alma 37:6). This truth can also be used as a guide to the personal changes we decide to make in 2019. The month of January can be a time for self-reflection and an opportunity to consider starting—or stopping—some of the small and simple things in our daily routines. Before beginning the year by jumping into a large and complex fitness-centered goal, it may be of long-term value to pause and attempt some smaller and simpler changes. These two easy suggestions can help you begin the process of building a more attentive, stronger, and healthier you.

“If ye have desires to serve God ye are called to the work.” Service Missions For Young Missionaries Outlined By The Church

Beginning on January 2, 2019, all young missionary candidates will use the missionary online recommendation process. Under the direction of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, each prospective missionary who qualifies will receive a call that best suits him or her.

“Smooth” Out Your New Year’s Resolutions!

It’s that time of year: the holidays are over, and it is time to rethink your life, right? January is traditionally the time when resolutions are made with the best of intentions. Alas, as early as January 17th there is a holiday known as “Ditch New Year’s Resolutions” Day. Most people have already given up on resolutions by mid-winter, so this year let’s try something a little different. Instead of making a huge, hard resolution, make small changes that you can keep going throughout the whole year. Want to start with something easy, maybe a healthy breakfast? I am here to help!

Healthy Living At Muesliikon Green Cafe

Diet is the center of health. Doctors advocate whole foods, including whole grains, fruits, and natural sources of energy. Products with simple, easy-to-understand ingredients demystify our diets. Granola once topped the charts for healthy eating; however, in the last few years added sugar and other questionable ingredients made most brands no better than other snacks and cereals on the market. Lovers of granola and those looking for a healthful addition to the pantry this new year can get back to basics with Muesliikon, and support a local Arizona business too!