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“Israel, Israel!” God is calling!

By Linda Hoffman Kimball

Musings on my recent trip to Israel – by Linda Hoffman Kimball, photography by Linda Hoffman Kimball I recently returned from a tour of  biblical and ancient archeological sites in Israel. Our guide, scholar Daniel O. McClellan, PhD – the active LDS biblical scholar  whose podcast “Data over Dogma” is a compelling watch/listen for those …

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Changes are in the Air

By Linda Hoffman Kimball

Dear Segullah Sisters and friends – Our organization is in a period of sparkling innovation and transition. We will continue to feature our monthly posts from our talented writers to inspire and inform you. Other avenues to stimulate our/your spirituality and creativity are developing and evolving even as I write this. The hallmarks of Segullah …

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Cooking After the Storm

There many things I love in life. One of these things is food, and another is history.  Over the pandemic, many of us got into the sourdough craze (guilty!), but I went further.  My family and I used to take cooking classes whenever we travelled internationally (I make a mean Cambodian Curry), so in reminiscence …

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Fractured Thoughts on the Holocaust

By Linda Hoffman Kimball

On a recent trip to Amsterdam I signed up for a tour to visit the Holocaust Names Memorial. Dedicated on 19 September 2021, 76 years after World War II, the monument displays walls of bricks with the names of more than 102,000 Dutch victims of the Holocaust.

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I don’t want to wear a party hat

I don’t want to go to birthday party for Relief Society.   I mean…. I love Relief Society History. I love LOVE love seeing Camille N. Johnson participating in the Maternal Outcomes Matter Showers (MOMS tour). I love it even more that the church is doing MOMS. I LOVED seeing Johnson and Bonnie Cordon on …

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By Linda Hoffman Kimball

My husband Chris Kimball has a new book out called “Living on the Edge of the Inside: a Survival Guide.” It’s published by BCC Press. He describes it this way: “This book is for people like me who have concerns about the Church that make leaving a genuine consideration, but have decided or chosen or …

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Traits of Come Follow Me Podcasts

By Karen Austin

I have been unwilling to listen to audiobooks or podcast despite their rising popularity because my listening comprehension rate is much lower than my reading comprehension rate. Until recently. I teach online, and I look at screens a lot because we do not have a television for news and the occasional television show or movie. …

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Metaphors in the Gospel of John

By Karen Austin

John’s gospel bears testimony of the divinity of Jesus the Christ. The manner of his writing shows Greek influences in the use of concepts and principles. John’s writing also makes ample use of metaphors.  In the gospel of John, Jesus declares to His followers that He (Jesus) is the Living Water, the Bread of Life, …

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Sacrament Service in Slippers

By Teresa Bruce

When 2022 began, I never imagined that before 2023 arrived, I’d find myself in a sacrament service where most attendees wore slippers. Now, I’ve done so twice as the old year yields to the new. Please indulge me as I share written snapshots from the experience. We nearly missed the first service while watching another …

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Promoting Unity through Interfaith / Interpath Efforts

By Karen Austin

I have lived in nine different US States, which has afforded me the opportunity to meet a lot of people from a variety of backgrounds. During the four years that I lived in the Washing, DC Metro area, I got to meet people from several US States and people from several countries throughout the world. …

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