Opening the call: Missionaries approach milestone differently

It’s been weeks since your papers were submitted, and the day has finally come — your mission call has arrived! What now? For many newly called missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, opening the mission call is an important milestone that the missionary will share with friends and family. For others, the occasion […]

Every Picture Tells a Story: Orem father paints family history

As told by Kate Nash Larry D. Macfarlane has had a passion for art his entire life — but he was too busy as a communications exec and professor to pursue it seriously. Then 10 years ago, his brushes became his communication tool of choice. Now in his 70s, Larry wakes at 4 a.m. to […]

Q&A: Get to know the Mormons behind ‘Meet the Mormons’

“Meet the Mormons,“ a feature-length documentary that examines the lives of six members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will open in theaters around the country on Friday. The Mormons in the film have incredible stories to tell. But what about the ones behind the camera? Orem’s Blair Treu, director, and Cedar Hills resident Jeff […]

Hope and Healing: How a former drug addict learned to love

When Blu and Marissa Robinson said “I do” 14 years ago, they were hopeful, happy, and excited about their future — despite the odds stacked against them. At the time, Blu was a recently recovered drug addict, and the couple was well aware of the issues former addicts face. But they were determined to make […]

Picture fixtures: 5 photo ideas that click

Great wedding photography isn’t a snap. It takes planning, perfectionists and the perfect-for-you photographer. Here are five ways to click with it. Meet and Greet Before you decide on your photographer — book yourself a meet cute. Get to know him or her and see if your personalities gel. If you want the stellar shots, […]