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Sink With A View by Katrina Berg

On Sunday morning, I awoke to a world of winter and the first snowfall of the new year. Say what you will about winter: its teeth-chattering cold, charcoal-smudged skies, mortal-fear-inducing highways. Snow is beautiful, a hushed, unalloyed whiteness.
I took my normal path to church: a ten-minute walk to the nearest metro station, a seven-minute wait for the next train (I missed the first one by ten seconds), and then another twenty-minute walk to the church building. I could take a tram. It’s faster, more reliable. But on Sundays, especially still, quiet, snow-blanketed Sundays, when much of Bucharest is still sleeping indoors, cozied up in wool socks and duvets, I prefer the long way around. It gives me a chance to be alone with my thoughts, to reflect, and feel gratitude for the warmth one can feel even in the deepest winter. As Karen Kelsay writes, in this month’s archival poem “Winter Lullaby“: “In spite of chill, memory of you warms. Unpunctual star, kind winter brings you near.” Maybe it’s the yearning for warmth in the coldest months of the year that impels us to seek it, that draws us nearer its source. In that way, winter does bring warmth, and that is a kindness I hope never to take for granted.
We welcome January beginning with Kelsay’s winter welcome. In addition, we welcome two new voices. In Rena Louise-Smithey’s short, lyric essay, “Smile and Nod,” the narrator, in an unfamiliar environment, sees herself reflected in a stranger and makes an unexpected connection. Saundra Hall, in “Redeemed Vessel,” relates from a teenager’s perspective the heartbreaking challenge of witnessing her parents’ marriage fall apart. As you read, we hope you feel that warmth in the winter that comes when you least expect it, and need it most.
Holly Baker
Segullah Prose Editor
“Winter Lullaby” by Karen Kelsay
“Redeemed Vessel” by Saundra Hall
“Smile and Nod” by Rena Louise-Smithey

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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



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Segullah Volume 5.2 Winter 2009


Featured artist: Rebecca Wetzel Wagstaff



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Segullah Volume 5.1 Summer 2009

“Gifts of the Spirit”

Featured artist: Leslie Graff



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Segullah Volume 4.3 Fall/Winter 2008


Featured artist:  Lee Bennion


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Segullah Volume 4.2 Summer 2008

“Palette of Light”

Featured artist: Sharon Furner



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Segullah Volume 4.1 Spring 2008

“Roots and Branches”

Featured artists: Cassandra Barney and Emily McPhie


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Segullah Volume 3.3 Fall/Winter 2007


Featured artist: Mandi Mauldin Felici




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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

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