Decorated Christmas Tree



About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Decorated Christmas Tree — 2 Comments

  1. Hi Emily,
    Blog stocker of many months here. I determined that this would be the day that I wrote to you and told you what an amazing young woman you are. I first learned of your blog when you married Nathan, whose family I have known for many years. You have touched my heart in many ways over the months, but learning that you will soon be moving to the “ward where I grew up” connected with me so much that I had to speak up. I was in the Bartlesville 2nd ward for 10 years when Nathan was in his teens. Marianna has been a dear friend and has faithfully written to me every year since we moved 20 years ago. I know the ward boundaries have changed, but I suspect that you will be near our last neighborhood there when you move, since you mentioned being only blocks from the church. We lived on Harned Dr. for a while before leaving OK.

    I am amazed by your intellect, delighted by your story telling, touched deeply by your fostering, and strengthened by your faith. I am tickled by how perfect you and Nathan seem to be for each other, and thrilled that you finally reached the point that you could be brought together.

    I look forward to digging through you Isaiah writings…(especially if I still am teaching Gospel Doctrine in the new year, and if it covers the Old Testament)

    Thank you for sharing your wit and wisdom. You give me hope.
    Becky Gilbert

    (I’m not “modren” -my mother’s word- enough to have twitters and face book, and whatever those other symbols are for, but am glad to figure out a way this will email to you.)