February 2007

“Contents,” Ensign, Feb. 2007, 1–3


February 2007

Volume 37 Number 2

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 with us narratives about how your life is influenced by your testimony of the Savior. How do you live because you believe in Christ? Please limit submissions to 500 words, and label them “Testimony.”

Send them by March 16 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, and 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

Recognizing blessings. Read “Prayer of Thanks” (p. 63), and then listen to or read the words of “Count Your Blessings” (Hymns, no. 241). How do you experience the Lord’s hand in your life? How might you express more gratitude?

Replacing strife with service. Consider the story of the missionaries in “Turning the Other Cheek” (p. 48). In family home evening, identify situations in which you might ask, “What can I do for you?” Follow up the next week to find out whether the question came up, and discuss how you felt as a result.

Feeling more peace. Have you felt emotions similar to those described in “Sweet Is the Peace the Temple Brings” (p. 18)? How has attending the temple or preparing to do so strengthened you?

Coming in March

Look for articles on:

  • Forgiving “all men”—including yourself.

  • Preparing prospective missionaries physically and mentally.

  • Finding confidence in the Lord’s timeline for you—whether you’re single or married.

On the cover: San Diego California Temple, by Jonas Otsuji

Inside front cover: Ice Skating in the Park, by Eric Dowdle, may not be copied. Overlooking the town of Logan, the Logan Utah Temple was dedicated on May 17, 1884. Ninety-five years later, on March 13, 1979, the temple was rededicated after extensive remodeling. This painting shows townspeople skating by moonlight at the turn of the century.

Inside back cover: Speakers’ Corner, Hyde Park, 1934–1935, by John Mason, may not be copied. Elder Gordon B. Hinckley teaches a crowd gathered at Speakers’ Corner in London’s Hyde Park. During his mission to Great Britain, Elder Hinckley served with distinction and was called to be an assistant to Elder Joseph F. Merrill of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, who presided over the European missions.