M E S S A G E S
FIRST PRESIDENCY MESSAGE
4 On Being Spiritually Prepared: Counsel from
President Thomas S. Monson
VISITING TEACHING MESSAGE
7 Managing Resources Wisely and Staying Out
F E A T U R E S
36 Looking toward the Temple
Elder John A. Widtsoe
The house of the Lord is many things. It is
a place of peace, blessings, covenants, and
39What Is This Thing That Men Call Death?
President Gordon B. Hinckley and
Janice Kapp Perry
In this sheet music, musician Janice Kapp
Perry sets President Gordon B. Hinckley’s
poem to music.
40 Where Worlds Meet: The Oakland
California Family History Center
LaRene Porter Gaunt
A glimpse at how a regional family history
center helps meet the needs of its patrons.
46 In Your Name
Sharon Price Anderson
A poem about vicarious temple work.
47 The Promise of the Temple
Ellen Rowe Sigety
How temple blessings became a
reality for our family.
OUR HOMES, OUR FAMILIES
12Becoming an Inﬂuential Father
Five tips to help fathers have a positive
impact on their children’s lives.
16Putting Family First
Our family was overscheduled and stressed.
Was it time to cut back?
LIVING AS LATTER-DAY SAINTS
18Grow Up unto the Lord
Kathleen H. Hughes
How to nurture the divine within you.
20 She Taught Me to See
Because my visiting teacher was blind, she
could not see me, but shec o u ld see the path I
needed to take.
Contents February 2010
ON THE COVER
Front: Adam and Eve
Offering Sacriﬁce,b y
Back: “Peace I Leave
with You,”b y