“Contents,” Ensign, Apr. 2012, 1–3Contents April 2012Volume 42 • Number 4MessagesFirst Presidency Message4“He Is Risen”: A Prophet’s TestimonyPresident Thomas S. MonsonVisiting Teaching Message7Love, Watch Over, and StrengthenFeatures10Taking Time to Talk and ListenRosemary M. WixomBetter communication blesses our families.14My Search for MotherhoodLinda LonghurstHow one family changed my perspective on Mother’s Day.17Toddlers and TantrumsJoDee A. YostHow a prayer for patience was answered.18A Calling for a ConvertHelena HannonenI was 10 with no piano-playing skills. How could I be the branch accompanist?22My Mission Was Cut ShortLisandra BrothersA missionary who returned home early finds comfort in her relative’s history.24Temple Service and Unexpected BlessingsSara D. SmithOrdinance workers share the joy of serving in the temple.28Receiving Personal Guidance at Stake ConferenceJohn J. NaylorThe answer came to me in a very real way.30Ward Councils at WorkLaRene Porter GauntThe ward council meeting is one of the most important meetings in the Church.34Receiving and Retaining a Mighty ChangeElder Wilford W. AndersenLosing our disposition to do evil.40The Atonement and the Journey of MortalityElder David A. BednarThe Atonement enables us to be good and to serve beyond our natural capacity.48Thy Will Be DoneKevin JeffsThe Savior’s power made my suffering not only bearable but also purifying.50The Loving Arms of ChristBrent L. TopFinding salvation in the Savior’s arms of power, love, and mercy.58Of You It Is Required to ForgiveNames withheldIs it really possible to forgive? For these members the answer is an emphatic yes.64Everybody Knows BleckAdam C. OlsonHonoura “Bleck” Bonnet’s love for basketball has been a test and a blessing.68Rise Up, Ye Saints, Rejoice!Larry HillerEaster sheet music for your family.Departments8April Conference NotebookWe Talk of Christ38Amazing GraceKristen Nicole CardonI depend on the grace of Jesus Christ every day.69Family Home Evening Ideas70Latter-day Saint Voices74News of the Church79In Other Church MagazinesUntil We Meet Again80Hope in the AtonementBishop Richard C. EdgleyHope must be based not only upon knowledge and testimony but also upon a personalization of the Atonement.On the CoverFront: Touch Me Not, by Minerva Teichert, courtesy of the Brigham Young University Museum of Art. Back: Detail from Behold My Hands, by Jeff Ward.