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12059910_1660778274158977_993420282_oFamilies seem to be one of the most effective proving grounds of mortality. Their relationships, whether complicated or relatively simple provide a never-ending supply of opportunities to fine-tune ourselves. Forgiveness, empathy, long-suffering, service, grief, joy—each is common and contained to those who have family: all of us.

Whether we’re talking about our family of origin, extended family, church family, family by marriage or family by choice, we’ve all had challenging moments and hopefully moments of delight and peace as well.

This month’s offerings contain different familial situations, and each provides us a glimpse into the heart-ache or happiness of another.

In Naomi White’s essay, “Cinderella,” she explores our childhood images of what is and is not family as she eventually wades through her own change in circumstance.

The two poems we’ve chosen to bring out from the archives this month are Merrijane Rice’s haunting “Sister,” and Elaine Rumsey Wagner’s celebration of her relationship with her grandmother, “Truth Beautiful.”

As we round the bend toward Thanksgiving here in the United States, streaking ever closer to the end of 2015, my gratitude turns toward the sisters of Segullah—those I work with behind the scenes as well as each of our readers. Thank you for being part of the Segullah family.

Lara Niedermeyer
Poetry Editor

Poems: “Sister” by Merrijane Rice, “Truth Beautiful” by Elaine Rumsey Wagner
Prose: “Cinderella” by Naomi White

Coming soon: archived content from the Spring/Summer 2012 issue

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high_quality_viewSegullah Volume 10.0 Fall/Winter 2012


Featured Artist: Annie Henrie




Segullah Volume 9 Spring/Summer 2012

“Justice and Mercy”

Featured Artist: Amanda M. Smith




Segullah  Volume 8 .0 “Unfolding” Fall/Winter 2011

Featured artist: Cindy Ferguson




Segullah Volume 7.0 Spring/Summer 2011


Featured artists: Angela Bentley Fife, Chelsea Bentley James, Amanda Bentley James



Segullah Volume 6.0 Fifth Anniversary Issue

“Inside and Outside Marriage”

Featured artist: Maralise Petersen



cover of Winter issue illustrated by girl with flower

Segullah Volume 5.2 Winter 2009


Featured artist: Rebecca Wetzel Wagstaff



cover of SummerIssue illustrated by abstract life

Segullah Volume 5.1 Summer 2009

“Gifts of the Spirit”

Featured artist: Leslie Graff



cover of Fall Issue illustrated by woman holding baby near geraniums 

Segullah Volume 4.3 Fall/Winter 2008


Featured artist:  Lee Bennion


cover of Summer Issue illustrated by woman with parasol

Segullah Volume 4.2 Summer 2008

“Palette of Light”

Featured artist: Sharon Furner



cover of Spring Issue illustrated by two sisters with bird


Segullah Volume 4.1 Spring 2008

“Roots and Branches”

Featured artists: Cassandra Barney and Emily McPhie


cover of Winter Issue illustrated with ethereal sculpture installation

Segullah Volume 3.3 Fall/Winter 2007


Featured artist: Mandi Mauldin Felici




cover of Summer Issue illustrated with collage of fabric, playground slide, and cursive here

Segullah Volume 3.2 Summer 2007


Featured artist: Jacqui Larsen



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Segullah Volume 3.1 Spring 2007


Featured artist: Jamie Wayman



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Segullah Volume 2.2 Fall 2006

“Cleave Unto Charity”

Featured artist: Rose Datoc Dall



Segullah Volume 2.1 Spring 2006

“Women Proclaiming the Gospel”





Segullah Volume 1.2 Fall 2005

“Corridors of Change”

Featured artist: Claire Ferguson



Segullah Volume 1.1 Spring 2005

“The Measure of Creation”

Cover art by Victoria Holt

Index of all Authors 2005-present