“Contents,” Ensign, Mar. 2000, 1EnsignMarch 2000 Volume 30 Number 3ContentsFirst Presidency Message: The Need for Balance in Our LivesPresident James E. Faust“Cast Not Away Therefore Your Confidence”Elder Jeffrey R. HollandTaking Temples to the PeopleLaRene Porter GauntPutting Our Hearts in TuneMolly Zimmerman LarsonLesson from a Cereal BowlKara HuntThe Pitfalls of Parallel MarriageCharles B. BeckertIf We Can Laugh at It, We Can Live with ItBrad WilcoxIslands of LightR. Val JohnsonMaking Priesthood and Relief Society Lessons Part of Our LivesChristopher K. BigelowThe Value of Every CallingJan U. PinboroughChrist’s Church in Ancient AmericaRodney TurnerBuilding Good In-Law RelationshipsPatricia RussellLatter-day Saint VoicesFisherman in a StormRoyston Gershom ParryWords of FaithAndra MacDonaldThe Prophet Prayed with UsFerren L. ChristensenIt Took a TragedyDixie D. RowleyEscaping My Valley of SorrowG. G. VandagriffRandom SamplerThe Visiting Teacher: Welcoming Young Women into Relief SocietyAuxiliary PerspectivesNews of the ChurchOn the covers: Front: Photography by Craig Dimond. Electronic composition by Scott Welty.Inside front: Sons of Helaman, by Abe Day, oil on panel, 2′ x 4′, 1999.Inside back: Time, Talents, and All That Thou Hast, by Garth Oborn, oil on canvas, 24″ x 20″, 1996. Courtesy of Brad and Rachelle Kofford. This depiction of the Kirtland Temple shows workers applying stuccoed plaster over the sandstone structure. In the dedicatory prayer on 27 March 1836, the Prophet Joseph Smith spoke of the Saints’ sacrifice: “For thou knowest that we have done this work through great tribulation; and out of our poverty we have given of our substance to build a house to thy name” (D&C 109:5).