Temple Night

Tonight Nathan had a date night with the children while I went through a temple session, and in the morning he will go while I get the children fed and dressed.

We are so grateful for time here, for the promises here, for revelation here.

We are grateful for the restored priesthood, for temples on the earth again, and for the sealing powers that gather and heal and bind our families together in love and peace and goodness.

I am grateful for progression, for specific assignments that teach me specific things, and for the power that comes from choosing the good – even within the painful and heavy burden of mortality and all its weakness.

I am grateful for the atonement of the Savior, who kept His promises and teaches me to keep mine.  I am grateful for His prayers, His advocacy, and His sacrifice by which I may boldly approach my Father covered in mercy and grace.

I am grateful for the prophet Joseph Smith, and for the Book of Mormon, and for our prophet today – even President Thomas S Monson.

I know Heavenly Father really knows us, and that He loves us, and that He is mindful of us.

I know the Savior lives.

I know the Spirit corrects me, and guides me, and comforts me.

I know this is a place of peace, and nourishment, and power.


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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