“Contents,” New Era, Feb. 2001 New Era February 2001 Volume 31, Number 2 Contents The Message: The Lighthouse of the LordPresident Thomas S. MonsonChoose your friends with caution. Plan your future with purpose. Frame your life with faith. In Tune: The Voice of the SpiritJanice Kapp Perry Young Women General Broadcast Everyday Heroes: A Carnival of CaringMatthew BakerIn Mesa, Arizona, LDS teens befriended homeless students and found they received more than they gave. Idea List: Clean ThoughtsYour thoughts determine who you are. Here are some tips on keeping your thoughts pure. Q&A: Questions and AnswersWhy does the Church say we should not date until we are 16 years old? New Era Poster: Keep Your Life Sweet Planting Temple SeedsJanet ThomasBeehives in the Anchorage Alaska Stake spent a day devoted to the temple. Love, AnonymousAshley EggersIt was just a note tied to her favorite candy bar, but the message of love was certainly not anonymous. Steps in TimeShanna GhaznaviYouth involved in a dance festival helped five stakes in Washington state draw closer as Church and family members and become involved in uplifting entertainment. Fiction: The Last BarrelNanette Larsen DunfordRiding her horse in competition introduced one girl to the amazing story of her grandmother’s life. Remembering SarahLisa M. G. CrockettThe Prophet Joseph promised that future generations would remember her name. Some Young Women helped keep that promise. The Extra Smile More Than Skin DeepJanet ThomasWould you purposely damage a precious temple of the Lord? Your body is just such a temple and should be protected. Reader’s Guide We’ve Got Mail Poem: SunsetEsther Yu Photo of the MonthM. David Rowe Cover: Beehives in Anchorage, Alaska, learn to love the temple. See “Planting Temple Seeds,” p. 20. Cover photography: Janet Thomas (front), © 1998 Artville, LLC (back).