Tag: Tom Kimball

A Dove and a Serpent

By Tom Kimball Tom Kimball is an English student at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, Ohio where he also works as a staff volunteer at the Kirtland Temple.       Set in the heart of the garden was a thorn of sorts. A tree. A slash of red and blue in an ocean of …

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Leeds: Personal Essay

By Tom Kimball CINDY NEVER PLANNED to put an actual blade on the old weathered axe handle that she kept behind her front door. To folks in Leeds, Alabama, an axe handle was more like a weapon, and I felt a tad bit safer with it clutched in my hands as Stubby and I walked home …

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To Invite God’s Presence

By Tom Kimball   In November 1981, I was a wide-eyed fourteen-year-old Aaronic Priesthood youth who had just discovered an improbably clean white handkerchief that my mother had stuffed into one of the pockets of my freshly pressed suit. She and I were occupying adjacent balcony seats in the historic Salt Lake City Tabernacle, watching …

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A Mission—Really?!

As the chaos of the remodel drew to a close and the last of the carpet was laid, our two oldest children settled into their new basement bedrooms. We soon noticed, however, that the new screen on our son’s window was missing. Turns out he wasn’t up to anything sinister; it was just easier for …

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