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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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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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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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Conference Sisters Speak

By Linda Hoffman Kimball

It’s October – that time when we think about pumpkins and goblins … and General Conference. In a different order perhaps? This month I decided to pull some treats out of the proverbial goodie bag of Conference addresses and see what gems our sisters at the podium had to say. In the Saturday morning session …

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Return and report: My River Trip

By Linda Hoffman Kimball

Last month I was nervous about my 5 day trip Salmon River trip in August. Since it was something scheduled many months ahead, I had a long time to fret about my inadequacies, the gaps I have in my knowledge base, and the utter foreignness of the undertaking. Let me tell you how it unfolded. …

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Dis/Comfort Zones

By Linda Hoffman Kimball

Dis/Comfort Zones   By the time you read this I will be heading northward for six days on a river run on the Salmon River in Idaho. I’m going with my husband who has done this before. We will be led by worthy and experienced boatmen*. We will not have access to wifi or computer …

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Maryna Lukach – Textile Artist and Sister Saint in Kyiv, Ukraine

By Linda Hoffman Kimball

Maryna Lukach: Textile Artist and Sister Saint in Kyiv, Ukraine interviewed via internet by Linda Hoffman Kimball, Segullah Art Director Segullah: I believe God guided me to you and your fabulous artwork, Maryna. Besides rejoicing in your bountiful talents, we also pray for you and your fellow Ukrainian citizens that this war will end soon …

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Featured Poet

Fae Ellsworth lives in Virgin, Utah, in the shadow of Zion National Park in a house she and her late husband, sculptor, Brent Gehring, built with their hands. She was born in Berkeley California into a bookish family. She was an English major at Brigham Young University and at age 50 returned to the ‘Y’ …

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Bless My Palpitating Heart

By Linda Hoffman Kimball

Bless My Palpitating Heart

Cover Art for “Leaves from a Mislaid Album” by Edward Gorey: Gotham Book Mart, 1972

When I first felt “called” to join the Church decades ago, I –  a Midwesterner – was a freshman at an Ivy League college. I was already a devoted Christian regularly reading the scriptures and intent on walking Christ’s path. My first LDS Sunday School teacher was a C.S. Lewis scholar and the perfect segue for me to feel confirmed that this new place was fertile soil. My earliest Church experiences were in university wards under the pastoral care of some of the best, brightest, and most committed LDS people one could find. I didn’t yet know that Primary was a thing. I wasn’t quite sure what “Relief Society” was, but I learned to love it.

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Tools at the Back of the Books

By Teresa Bruce

I don’t know if I ever thanked Sis. Parish for the tools she gave me in Sunday school. I don’t know if she pulled her gift straight from a church-approved lesson manual or as an aside in answer to needs she saw. I only know that, to this day, whenever I turn to the appendix …

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