“Contents,” New Era, Jan. 1997New EraJanuary 1997Volume 27, Number 1ContentsThe Message: Spiritual MountaintopsElder Jack H GoaslindEverything good in our lives should be anchored in a firm testimony of Jesus Christ.The Book in the BagMarissa D. ThompsonHere was a missionary opportunity she was almost too timid to take.Always NiceAnna K. ReynoldsMy little brother used a shocking word. He said, “Sometimes.”Everyday Heroes: Early-Morning MissionariesJanet ThomasBreakfast with seminary students leads to conversions in Monrovia, California.Q&A: Questions and AnswersHow can I play sports with “intensity” without becoming the kind of person I don’t like to be?Mormonad: Always Remember HimFriendship RulesJanet ThomasJay Dee Bateman of Sandy, Utah, doesn’t just know these rules. He lives them.Chasing SnakesMark SampsonThey chased that little rattler until it caught one of them.MormonismsSmooth Transition to Relief SocietyLisa M. GroverMaking the change from Young Women to Relief Society? Here’s how to enjoy the move.FYI: For Your InfoFifty Years of FaithHonza TomsaThis Czech woman’s testimony withstood the test of time.Fiction: Time BalmRolf DevriesHis sister had died, but when he tried to break a promise, she let him know it.With a Joyful HeartElder Lynn A. MickelsenThe Lord wants us to be happy. Here are ten simple rules to achieve that.FeedbackLetters to the editorsPoem: Winter MontageDixie PartridgePhoto of the MonthCalvin McDonaldCover: Jay Dee Bateman of the Hidden Valley Second Ward, Sandy, Utah, exemplifies what it takes to be, and to have, a friend. See “Friendship Rules,” page 20.Cover photography: Jed Clark (front), John Luke (back).