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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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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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Prose Contest Winner

Featured image: Linda Hoffman Kimball’s, “Zion’s Bright Trio”   First Place Prose   Life After Death  by Christy Crowe Hughes   It should have been a dream come true, and in a way it was. Three years ago I found myself at what my sons agree is the best place on earth: Disneyland. Friends had …

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Poetry Contest First Place Winner

Featured image: “Giraffe” collage by Linda Hoffman Kimball Poetry First Place: Dayna Patterson   A Goddess in the House after Wallace Stevens If there must be a god in the house, must be, Let her hands be floured, her leaven be light, Hips wide from birthing eternity. If she walks Barefoot as moonlight, her robe …

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Poetry Contest Second Place Winner

Featured image by Linda Hoffman Kimball Poetry Second Place: Anne Thomas   Gift after Joy Harjo   To begin, you feel the air alive              On your skin, breathing from space              Bigger than you can see. You shield your eyes from the sun,   …

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Reclaiming Hope?

By Linda Hoffman Kimball

Recently I asked my husband if God possibly used the creation of the Earth and we humans who live on it as a prototype before They got it right somewhere else. Wherever that place is, I would like to hie there.

Recently I have been so disappointed on so many fronts with humans. Wasn’t it a tip off that things were going to run amok as soon as Cane killed Abel? (And what was Cane’s side of the story anyway?) Wasn’t this frustration with “human nature” what fueled the Divine rage that led its to the Ark Option and starting all over again with a soggy but clean state? We all know how that worked out.

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Forest Fires and Christmas Cards in Australia

As I write this,  I am sitting at my desk in my home, looking out at the Australian horizon. The sky is grey – smoke from fires that are hundreds of kilometres away have made a haze of the normally sunny summer sky. News programs report constantly on the fires, the heroes, and introduce me …

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Hope? A Noun or a Verb?

By Melonie Cannon

Two weeks ago on an early Sunday morning, we were up at our family cabin when my husband suffered a stroke. He was fully aware of it and told me through slurred speech and a droopy left side to take him to the hospital. We had gone up to the mountains for twenty-four hours to …

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