December 2004

Volume 34, Number 12

Ensign, Dec. 2004
[illustration] Cover: Pondering Mary, by Jeffrey Hein, courtesy Williams Fine Art, Salt Lake City, may not be copied

[illustration] Inside front cover: Mary, by James C. Christensen. May not be copied.

[illustration] Inside back cover: Holiday Glow, by Rebecca W. Hartvigsen. From the snow-covered trees surrounding the Salt Lake Temple to the Christmas tree in the window of the Hotel Utah on the corner of South Temple and Main Streets, this winter holiday scene captures the seasonal feel of Christmas in Salt Lake City in the early 1900s. May not be copied.


First Presidency Message: The Power of Peace
President James E. Faust

He Lives

The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Book of Mormon Principles: How Could I Testify?
Elder Hans H. Mattsson

Book of Mormon Principles: Come unto Christ
Elder Robert R. Steuer

The Faith I Tried to Avoid
Robert Marsh

I Knew Joseph

Let Us Ask of God
S. Michael Wilcox

Making Weak Things Become Strong
Anne C. Pingree

"Was I Always This Happy?"
Aimee H. Hansen

Strong Hands and Loving Hearts

Visiting Teaching Message: Feeling the Love of the Lord through Service

Questions and Answers: How can elderly parents and their adult children adjust to living with each other?

Family Home Evening for Two
Janene Wolsey Baadsgaard

Strengthening the Family: The Family Is Central to the Creator's Plan

A Christmas Cross-Stitch
David Toy

Christmas Came Anyway
Lorraine F. Day

My Daughter's Choice
Name Withheld

Latter-day Saint Voices

Random Sampler

News of the Church

Annual Index

Making the Most of This Issue

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