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By Shari Crall

Last year my very talented cousin, Laura McCarrey, took on a project to post a photograph every day for a year. Near the same time, Segullah’s co-editor, Sherilyn Fuhriman, recounted in the 2021-2022 Winter Journal being asked when the last time she had created something had been and that same journal featured poems created by …

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The Beloved Community

By Linda Hoffman Kimball

On Monday, January 17, 2022, our country will celebrate Martin Luther King Day which has been a federal holiday since 1986. One of the most potent concepts Dr. King promoted was the “Beloved Community.”  As journalist Grace Tatter describes it:

Beloved community [is] a community in which everyone is cared for, absent of poverty, hunger, and hate. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. popularized the term during his lifetime of activism and imbued it with new meaning, fueled by his faith that such a community was, in fact, possible. But he always acknowledged that realizing his vision would involve systems of law, education, infrastructure, health care, and municipal reform — no one sector, much less one person, could create it in isolation.[1]

As members of The Church of Jesus Christ, we aspire to work individually and collectively toward something similar and, possibly, identical . The term we generally use is “Zion.”

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Interview with Elizabeth Pinborough: Print Maker, Creative, Advocate

By Linda Hoffman Kimball

  Introduction   Elizabeth Pinborough is one of Segullah’s own. She serves on our poetry board. She has described herself as “a Salt Lake City poet who believes in miracles.” Her list of published works is impressive with a new book called The Brain’s Lectionary: Psalms and Observations forthcoming from By Common Consent Press. Her …

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How do YOU do home church during COVID?

By Linda Hoffman Kimball

photo from ComeUntoChrist.org

In a recent Christian Science Monitor article called “Virtual Sunday School: Where faith endures during Lockdown”, Rachel Lambourne of Fremont, CA, responds to a question about how having church at home works for her and her young family during this age of COVID.

Rachel says, “I think the peace that we generally feel when we are together, when we are praying together – that peace is the only thing that can really transcend all of the worry and confusion.”

Sister Lambourne is a bright, creative, talented Latter-day Saint with four children and a fine husband. (Full disclosure: she is also my niece.) Her family adapts to church at home by inviting the children to pick songs and give talks.

People from other faith traditions in the CSM article mention the added challenge of now being responsible for the religious education of their children.

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Segullah Spring Journal: 2020 Writing and Visual Arts Contest Winners

By Sherilyn Stevenson

Life feels a little quieter lately. Most of us stay home and visit no more than one or two other places. Outside, the roads are less traveled, some store shelves are empty, and only ghosts of crowds gather. Can this unsettling, collective quiet lead to peace? This year, for the first time in the annual …

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Anam Cara: Sue Booth-Forbes and her writer’s and artist’s retreat center in Ireland

By Linda Hoffman Kimball

Anam Cara  means “soul friend.” My dear friend Sue Booth-Forbes owns a writer’s and artist’s retreat called Anam Cara near the tiny jewel-box town of Eyeries, on the Beara Peninsula, Co. Cork in Ireland. I have been there on four different occasions since the early 2000s. I always find it welcoming, inspiring, exhilarating, comforting and …

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A Tribute to Anam Cara

By Rachel Rueckert

I’m not someone who is inclined to easy belief or who puts much stock into superstitions. But ask me about Anam Cara, and I can preach for hours about the magic of Ireland. I know because of what it did for my writing. Artists and writers, from my experience, are too often people who put …

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Creating Wholeness

By Megan Wilcox Goates

Do you consider yourself a creative person? I ask this sincerely, though I’m biased in my belief that all of us are born with creative gifts of one form or another. I’ve never liked the concept of talent shows because a) apparently I’m grumpy? And b) they favor the performing arts over every other myriad …

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Timshel and the Art of Creative Captivity

By Terresa Wellborn

If I could collect all of the hours I’ve spent waiting at appointments and lessons over the years, I would be rich with time. Here are a few of the regular visits and necessary errands I attend with my family: Dentist appointments Orthodontist appointments PTA meetings & misc school functions Church meetings Dermatologist appointments ENT …

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Autumn Journal Featured Artist Aimee Bonham: Fine Artist and Street Painter

By Linda Hoffman Kimball

Segullah: It’s been a privilege to have your sumptuous images grace our journal pages this quarter. Tell us a little about yourself. How about starting from the beginning – where you were born, to whom, something about your family and early influences. Aimee: I was born in St. George UT in 1975 to Evonne and …

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