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My family went on a road trip for spring break last week. Six kids, two adults, one minivan, and about twenty hours of driving to and from the Grand Canyon and Lake Powell. The canyon vistas were just as beautiful as I remembered from childhood, but a few moments of quiet contemplation at the rim were all we got of a typical Grand Canyon experience. And while we did enjoy the red rocks and blue, blue water at Lake Powell, there was no chance for cliff jumping or waterskiing.

In fact, when I look back on the weekend, I’m sure the most prominent memories will be running the rim trail in the dark, afraid that I might get attacked by a cougar or stumble and tumble over the edge, freezing for hours in the driving wind in the back of the motorboat, and picking at a particularly disgusting cafeteria dinner that resulted in a child being up all night with food poisoning. Does that make it a bad trip?

Not at all. We learn and become better, more empathetic people by getting off our couches and experiencing the vast world outside our doors, even if these journeys including some harrowing moments. In this month’s issue of Segullah, Natalie Johansen writes about an uncomfortable teaching appointment on her mission in Uruguay, which brought about a rare moment of connection with her companion in her essay “Interpreting the Lamb.” In “Crossing to Skye,” poet Melissa Dalton-Bradford writes about a Scottish ferry crossing in which the elements around her seemed more gray and ghostly than we commonly associate with our vacation destinations.

While neither of our authors writes about sunsets over the ocean and rainbows in these pieces, we do see how they are changed by the connections they make when they leave home and place themselves in unfamiliar and even uncomfortable situations.

Shelah Mastny Miner
Managing Editor

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

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high_quality_viewSegullah Volume 10.0 Fall/Winter 2012

“Evolutions”

Featured Artist: Annie Henrie

 

 

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Segullah Volume 9 Spring/Summer 2012

“Justice and Mercy”

Featured Artist: Amanda M. Smith

 

 

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

Featured artist: Cindy Ferguson

 

 

 

Segullah Volume 7.0 Spring/Summer 2011

“Tetherings”

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

“Becoming”

Featured artist: Rebecca Wetzel Wagstaff

 

 

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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

“Harvest”

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

“Consecration”

Featured artist: Mandi Mauldin Felici

 

 

 

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Segullah Volume 3.2 Summer 2007

“Patchwork”

Featured artist: Jacqui Larsen

 

 

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Segullah Volume 3.1 Spring 2007

“Tabernacles”

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