“Contents,” New Era, July 1995 New Era July 1995 Volume 25, Number 7 Contents The Message: Your Personal ChecklistElder Hugh W. PinnockHere are five important keys to building a wonderful life. Teeter-Totter TestimonyRobert ShawgoThis home teacher really knew how to build toys—and boys. OutgrownPaige MarriottIn our school elections, my brother won my heart. Focus On: Heritage—Ten-Minute TrekJayne FarrellErin Johnson brings the pioneer past to life in a prize-winning presentation. Called to ServeA new member of the Quorum of the Twelve, and five new callings among the Seventy. Q&A: Questions and AnswersI’m only 14 and I know we aren’t supposed to date until we’re 16. But a lot of my friends at school and at church have one “special” girlfriend or boyfriend, even though they don’t date. Is anything wrong with this? Mormonad: Get It Together Worth Waking Up ForJanet ThomasFrom painting dinosaurs to planting trees, these service projects are both fun and satisfying. Scripture Lifeline: ErosionAnn Michelle NielsenI saw how thoughtless remarks can wash away self-esteem. Building CharactersLisa M. GroverThese New Mexico teens took the stage and arrived at a better understanding of life. FYI: For Your Info Fiction: Cool Ben GrundyDon SmurthwaiteHow an ordinary guy met genuine cool and some of it rubbed off. Everyday Heroes: Her Sister’s KeeperLaury LivseyShannon McNally has a sister who’s a handful—and a heartful. Mormonisms He’s My BrotherHolly C. MetcalfLots of people would hike ten miles with a friend. But how many would carry him? FeedbackLetters to the editors Poem: My MeadowSally Hunter Photo of the MonthLane V. Erickson Cover: Some painted houses, others painted dinosaurs, but all found delight in service. See “Worth Waking Up For,” p. 20. Cover photography: Janet Thomas (front), Matt Reier (back).