March 2006

Volume 36, Number 3

Ensign, Mar. 2006
[photo] On the cover: Photography by Don L. Searle.

[illustration] Inside front cover: Wash Day, by Lynde Mott. Emma Smith, left, is shown with Jane Manning James, a faithful African-American Latter-day Saint who lived for a time with Emma and the Prophet Joseph Smith at the Mansion House in Nauvoo. Jane and eight members of her family had journeyed on foot from Connecticut to Nauvoo, a distance of 800 miles.

[illustration] Inside back cover: Why Seek Ye the Living among the Dead? by Jan Astle


First Presidency Message: Inspirational Thoughts
President Gordon B. Hinckley

I Felt Understood
Karen Van Alfen

Lessons from the Old Testament: Blessed in My Affliction
Bonnie D. Parkin

A Talent for Touching Lives
Emily Metheny

Like a Perfect Puzzle
Jack Brown

The Fulness of the Gospel: Agency

Questions and Answers: How can I hope for marriage when I rarely date?

Sunrises, Sunsets, and Seasons
Isabelle L. H. Cluff

The Sacred Responsibilities of Parenthood
Elder M. Russell Ballard

In Denmark, a Quiet, Vibrant Faith
Don L. Searle

Let the Mountains Shout for Joy!

Making a Difference for Women: Belle S. Spafford
Janet Peterson and Connie Lewis

The Nauvoo Temple: One Stitch at a Time
Karol Jean Kasteler Miller

The Sound of Relief Society
Kim Woodbury

Visiting Teaching Message: Teaching the Doctrines of the Kingdom of God

Filling the Void
Victoria Anderson

Stop Using Words That Hurt
J. Thomas Cearley

Lessons from the Old Testament: Fleeing Temptation
Elder Ronald A. Rasband

Latter-day Saint Voices

Random Sampler

News of the Church

Making the Most of This Issue

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