Taco Soup

This is my mother-in-law’s taco soup, which is one of my favorites. It is delicious and fills me with nutrients. It’s warm and hearty and just feels good. I love it.


It is food for my heart, from in-laws that I love.

I got fed spiritually, too, meeting with my stake president tonight. I was scared because it was my first time to meet him really, since we moved here and before my President Johnson was like a father to me. But I felt prompted to ask for an appointment, and got one, knowing I just needed to know I as connected where I need to be, that I am on the right track, and that I am ready to do this. It was good for me, and exactly what I needed, and gives me more to ponder as I prepare. I will write more of those pieces as they come.

Tonight, though, I only need sleep. I cannot stay awake any longer today, and am not going to force myself to stay awake just to write, when it will be bad writing because I am so tired. My body needs rest, and I cannot fight it, and so to sleep I go.

“To all who are weary, let the comforting words of the Savior console you: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”Let us rely on that promise. The power of God can infuse our spirits and bodies with energy and vigor. I urge you to seek this blessing from the Lord.”
~ Joseph B Wirthlin

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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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