Greek Clowns

I studied all day, almost not coughing, glad to have my brain back and grateful for snow releasing me from functioning today.

My brain might explode, though, with texts in Greek that I haven’t studied in fifteen years, and Hebrew, and English, so that I am slow but loving every minute, savoring every word.

While I am drowning in Greek and Hebrew, Nathan is watching singing clowns perform big band versions of pop songs.

So essentially, we are both studying the difference between priesthood and priestcraft, tracing the historical path of unfolding apostasy.

We just use different mediums in which the material is presented and prefer different ways to receive the message.

That’s the whole point, actually, of what we are studying.

I will share more, after my class is finished and my brain has processed.

And after I change diapers.


Because that’s what we do in this house, read Greek and Hebrew, and watch singing clowns, and change diapers.

That’s marriage and parenthood at its best.

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.

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