Making the Most of This Issue
March 2004

“Making the Most of This Issue,” Ensign, Mar. 2004, 80

Making the Most of This Issue

March 2004

Solace in Gospel Practices

Are you experiencing some sort of distress in your life? To see how practicing basic gospel principles can bring peace and comfort in times of turmoil, turn to “Comforted in My Distress,” page 13.


Has the Spirit prodded you to give up something you’d prefer to hold on to? Sometimes sacrifice brings not a loss but a great gain. See “It Wasn’t a Sacrifice,” page 52.

Feeling Underappreciated?

It isn’t easy to serve when our efforts are not valued. For ideas on how to deal with such a situation, see “Getting Over Feeling Underappreciated,” page 46.

The Lord’s Organization for Women

As sisters in the Church, do we truly value our membership in Relief Society? Bonnie D. Parkin, Relief Society general president, helps us appreciate the ways in which this divinely inspired organization can affect our lives. See page 16.

More Meaningful Prayers

“Do you want to commune with the Infinite? Then approach Him with reverence and humility,” writes Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. “Don’t worry so much about whether your words are polished or not. Worry instead about speaking from your heart.” For other ideas on how to make prayers more meaningful, see page 24.

How We Can Help

One sister’s story suggests how we can help others help themselves. See “In the Vineyard,” page 21.

PEF Blessings

Have you wondered where your donations to the Perpetual Education Fund are helping? See page 57 for an example of the blessings these donations create for worthy young people around the world.

Financial Freedom

Are you struggling with your finances? Find out how following prophetic counsel in five simple ways can help you obtain and maintain financial well-being. See page 66.

Seeing into the Past

The beautifully stitched samplers found on page 32 in “With Every Stitch” give us a glimpse of life and family values in pioneer and modern times.

Learning from the Creation

Contemplating the grandeur of nature can often help us draw closer to God. The beauty and wonder of the earth are discussed in “The Wonder of the Creation” on page 60.

Home Teachers, Visiting Teachers

Find your monthly messages on page 2 and page 55.