December 2006

“Contents,” Ensign, Dec. 2006, 1–3


December 2006

Volume 36, Number 12

Do You Have a Story to Tell?

The Ensign welcomes submissions that show the gospel of Jesus Christ at work in the lives of Latter-day Saints, especially articles with personal experiences and gospel insights. This month we invite you to share what you have learned about effective scripture study. What helps you gain new insights? What study techniques do you use that might benefit others? Label your submissions “scripture study,” and send by January 15, 2007.

Send to: ensign@ldschurch.org or Ensign Editorial, 50 E. North Temple Street, Room 2420, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3220, USA. Include your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, ward and stake (or branch and district).

Writers’ guidelines: Visit the link in the lower-right corner of the Gospel Library page at www.lds.org. Due to the volume of submissions, we cannot acknowledge receipt. Authors whose work is selected for publication will be notified. If you would like your manuscript, photos, art, or other material returned, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Using This Issue

Gaining power in prayer. After reading “What I Have Learned about Mighty Prayer,” p. 54, are you looking for additional help with prayer? Try searching for “prayer” in Church Magazines under Gospel Library at www.lds.org.

Teaching about tithing. You might share Elder Jorge Luis del Castillo’s story, “My Father’s Last Words,” p. 52, and then testify of how you have been blessed by obedience to the law of tithing.

Feeling the Holy Ghost. Members who followed President Gordon B. Hinckley’s challenge to read the Book of Mormon in 2005 (“Taking the Challenge,” p. 14) testify that they felt the guidance of the Spirit more often in their lives as a result. Are you reading the Book of Mormon now?

Coming in January

Look for articles on:

  • President Spencer W. Kimball, a small but mighty man.

  • Learning—really learning—by listening to the Holy Ghost.

  • Easing the pain of miscarriage.

On the cover: Front: Behold the Lamb of God, by Walter Rane, courtesy of the Museum of Church History and Art. Back: Detail from Brother Joseph, by David Lindsley; photograph by Welden C. Andersen.

Inside front cover: Determination, by Julie Rogers. Courtesy of Museum of Church History and Art, Seventh International Art Competition; may not be copied. James Kirkwood, age 11, carried his brother Joseph, 4, up the five-mile (8-km) ascent known as Rocky Ridge in Wyoming on October 23, 1856, during a fierce snowstorm. Fifteen members of the Willie handcart company died that night, including James.

Inside back cover: Blessed Art Thou among Women, by Walter Rane. May not be copied.