Families 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.
Coming soon: archived content from the Spring/Summer 2012 issue
June 2015- no issue
February 2014, no issue
April 2013 — Special Issue: 2013 Contest Winners
March 2013 — Special Issue: Mormonism and Disability
Featured Artist: Annie Henrie
Segullah Volume 9 Spring/Summer 2012
“Justice and Mercy”
Featured Artist: Amanda M. Smith
Featured artist: Cindy Ferguson
“Inside and Outside Marriage”
Featured artist: Maralise Petersen
Featured artist: Rebecca Wetzel Wagstaff
“Gifts of the Spirit”
Featured artist: Leslie Graff
Featured artist: Lee Bennion
“Palette of Light”
Featured artist: Sharon Furner
“Roots and Branches”
Featured artist: Mandi Mauldin Felici
Featured artist: Jacqui Larsen
Featured artist: Jamie Wayman
“Cleave Unto Charity”
Featured artist: Rose Datoc Dall
“Women Proclaiming the Gospel”
“Corridors of Change”
Featured artist: Claire Ferguson
“The Measure of Creation”
Cover art by Victoria Holt