“Contents,” Liahona, Sept. 1996LiahonaSeptember 1996 Volume 20, Number 9ContentsFeaturesFirst Presidency Message: “True to the Faith”President Gordon B. HinckleyThe Brother of Jared: An Expert at LearningElder Henry B. EyringWhat I Learned about Serving My WifeGary L. GrayPreparing to TeachRay L. LarsenThe Daddy TestCarolee H. SmithTree of Life: Lehi’s Dream—A Shared VisionBright ScriptureLela Bartlett CoonsEspecially for YouthSpecial Olympic HelpersLaury LivseyProfanityElder Robert K. DellenbachThe Enemy in the GutterJohn BythewayJoseph, Son of JosephJ. Todd Martin and Lisa A. JohnsonMeasuring UpLloyd NewellDepartmentsCommentMormon Message: My Peace I Give unto YouVisiting Teaching Message: Heirs According to the CovenantThe FriendFire on the MountainLloyd H. ParrySong: I Will Be ValiantVanja Y. WatkinsFriend to FriendRebecca M. Taylor and Elder Jay E. JensenSharing Time: Respect for CreationKaren AshtonFun PageFiction: TracksTerri StinesMaking Friends: Brynjólfur Vídir Ólafsson of Hafnarfjördur, IcelandDeAnne WalkerOn the cover: Vision of the Tree of Life, 1983, by Robin Luch Griego, West Valley, Utah, United States; art glass and lead (167 x 121 x 31 cm). The brilliant colors of a living tree contrast with the gray colors of a dreary and dark world in this representation of Book of Mormon prophet Lehi’s vision. Beneath the tree, Lehi shares some of the tree’s fruit with his wife, Sariah. In the background, three women, representing the children of God, cling to the iron rod as they strive to reach the tree. See “Tree of Life,” page 34. (Photograph by Ronald Read, Museum of Church History and Art.)Back cover: Lehi’s Dream, 1995, by Lourdes Samson, Bataan, Philippines; thread on fabric (114 x 76 cm). Lehi and Nephi are seen with the “Spirit of the Lord” (see 1 Ne. 8:5–6; 1 Ne. 11:11). (Photograph by R. T. Clark, Museum of Church History and Art.)Inside back cover: Lehi’s Vision of the Tree of Life, 1987, by Steven Lloyd Neal, Pendleton, Oregon, United States; oil on board (243 x 121 cm). Drawing upon elements of world culture and from his own experiences, including those as a full-time missionary in Japan, the artist emphasizes the universal quest for the tree of life. The painting is peopled with his own family and friends. See other representations of Lehi’s vision in “Tree of Life,” page 34.