“Contents,” New Era, Mar. 1998 New Era March 1998 Volume 28, Number 3 Contents The Message: Don’t Go Overboard!Elder Russell M. NelsonWhy leaving the safety of the Church is like leaping out of the boat in the middle of the lake. I Can Read!Andrea C. HobartThey said I would never read well, but I wanted to read the scriptures—and I did! In Tune: My Mother, My Daughter Janice Kapp Perry Songs of the HeartDiane M. HoffmanThese Ecuadoran youth started with cardboard keyboards. Now their music blesses whole congregations. Q&A: Questions and AnswersI see so-called active members who do things that are wrong; then they come to church. Aren’t they just a bunch of hypocrites? Mormonad: Smart Money Me, Myself, and IrisJanet ThomasLyle builds prize-winning robots but prizes his family and his music more. Please Save My MomRebecca BrunsonWhen my mother was diagnosed with cancer, I suffered with her. Then I discovered the reality of the Savior’s love. Not Just for KicksLinda Van OrdenCall it soccer; call it football. But call David Brown a rising star in his sport and in life. The Bulletin Board Speaking UpLaury LivseyTalking in front of generals and ex-presidents was no problem for Rachel Moss—with the right resources to back her up. The 100th SheepJames Edward PedersenHe was more than an assignment. He was a brother, and we lost him. Fiction: Pesky Little Brother of the BrideJack WeylandMarry Jeremy’s sister? What was this guy thinking? Idea List: Awesome Activity NightsLisa M. GroverYou’ll find some good ideas here. True to His WordElder Sheldon F. ChildIf you want a reputation, this is a great one to have: be known for your honesty. Mormonisms FeedbackLetters to the editors Poem: Day DriftingMarlys Bradley Photo of the MonthLane V. Erickson Cover: He’s an award-winning inventor, but Lyle Chamberlain is happiest playing his sax and wearing his grandfather’s hat. See “Me, Myself, and Iris,” p. 20. Cover photography: Janet Thomas (front), Tamra Hamblin (back).