December 2005

Volume 35, Number 12

Ensign, Dec. 2005
[illustrations] On the cover: Front: The Desires of My Heart, by Walter Rane; may not be copied. Back: Photography of modern Sharon, Vermont, by Welden C. Andersen; historical photo may not be copied.

[illustration] Inside front cover: Treasured in Her Heart, by Kathy Lawrence. From The Visions of Faith Collection by Mill Pond Press, Inc., Venice, Florida, may not be copied

[illustration] Divine Redeemer, by Simon Dewey. © Simon Dewey, Altus Fine Art, may not be copied


First Presidency Message: Joseph Smith Jr.-Prophet of God, Mighty Servant
President Gordon B. Hinckley

Family of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith: The First Family of the Restoration

A Prophet's Life: The Cradle-Sharon, Vermont

The Early Preparation of the Prophet Joseph Smith
Richard Lloyd Anderson

When Christmas Hurts
Tamera Smith Allred

Gospel Classics: The Real Christmas
President Howard W. Hunter

Becoming a Ward Family
David Brown

Mission Blessings in the Golden Years

Strengthening the Family: Adapting to Circumstances

Powerful Nurturing
Julie B. Beck

One Family's Testimony of Tithing
Don L. Searle

Unto Us a Son Is Given

The Quorum of the First Presidency
President Gordon B. Hinckley

Visiting Teaching Message: Rejoice in the Atonement of Jesus Christ

A Bag of Food and 20 Marks
Maija-Kaarina Mäkinen

Latter-day Saint Voices

Random Sampler

Questions and Answers: How can I magnify my calling while simplifying the work?

News of the Church

Annual Index

Making the Most of This Issue

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