September 2007

“Contents,” Ensign, Sept. 2007, 1–3


September 2007

Volume 37, Number 9

Do You Have a Story to Tell?

The Ensign invites women to share experiences in making the transition—or helping someone else make the transition—from the Young Women program to Relief Society. What have you learned? Please label your submission “Joining Relief Society” and send it by October 19.

We also welcome other submissions that show the gospel of Jesus Christ at work in your life. Ensign Magazine Writers’ Guidelines are posted at http://ensign.lds.org under Resources.

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

Finding humor. In “The Power of Laughter” (p. 32), Gary K. Palmer points out that humor is “an attitude, not an event.” How are your family relationships different when you use humor in your home? Together, you might want to remember funny moments you’ve shared or discuss ways you can find humor in everyday situations.

Using agency. After reading “Priesthood, Agency, and Black Powder” (p. 56), list some of the “black powder” we face today. Share with a friend or family member your thoughts about how the gospel helps you avoid these dangers.

Managing your resources. This month’s issue contains several helps for financial management (see p. 36 and p. 40 and the insert on family finances). To find additional information and tools to help you better manage your finances, including online financial calculators, visit www.providentliving.org and click on Family Finances.

Coming in October

Look for articles on:

  • One family’s journey to being sealed in the temple—and things you can do to prepare.

  • Ways Church members are learning from general conference, long after it’s over.

  • A military family’s efforts to make the most of the holidays.

  • Building relationships with in-laws.

On the cover: Front: Photograph by A. Angle; Back: Photograph by John Luke

Inside front cover: View from Parley Street, by Howard E. Post. In the autumn of 1845, the original Nauvoo Temple would have looked much like this painting of the new Nauvoo Illinois Temple. But by February 1846, the Latter-day Saint pioneers were walking in the snow and cold down Parley Street as they made their way to the old Nauvoo ferry on the Mississippi River, leaving the City Beautiful and their temple behind.

Inside back cover: Photograph of Temple Square, about 1870, by C. R. Savage. The Tabernacle with its domed roof overlooks the foundation of the Salt Lake Temple. Still under construction in this photograph, the Tabernacle was one of the largest buildings of its kind in the world—150 feet (46 m) wide, 250 feet (76 m) long, and 80 feet (24 m) high. On the left stands the old adobe tabernacle, which had been in use since its dedication on May 21, 1851.