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crawleyIt’s easy to love October, with her blazing red and orange leaves, and the chance to break out the sweaters that have sat on a shelf all summer. It’s just as easy to love May, when all of the snow finally melts, the grass turns green, and the flowers burst forth with color.

As much as we enjoy Christmas, there a few people who would call December their favorite month.

As an outdoor runner in all weathers, I’ve gained an appreciation for December. The gray skies, the ochre branches, the brown grasses, the white snow, have an understated, almost monochromatic loveliness, a beauty for those who seek it.

This December, we’re pleased to present three pieces that all draw on the winter landscape. Melissa Dalton-Bradford’s poem, “1988, Knee Deep in Snow” draws on a specific experience the author had while tromping through the winter weather, expecting her first child. Darlene Young’s poem, “You and I Were the Angels” evokes the clear crispness of a December night, when angels joined in song to herald Christ’s birth.

We’re very pleased to present Jennifer Quist’s essay, “The Barometer.” Quist, the Canadian author of one of my favorite novels of 2013 Love Letters of the Angel of Death, writes evocatively about how the bleakness of winter reminds her of a medical trial, and the complicated feelings that came along with it.

We hope that you enjoy this December issue of Segullah, and are able to take a few moments to find beauty in the gray skies of winter.

Shelah Mastny Miner
Editor-in-Chief

Table of Contents:

Prose
The Barometer.” by Jennifer Quist

Poetry
1988, Knee Deep in Snow” by Melissa Dalton-Bradford
You and I Were the Angels” by Darlene Young

 

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

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