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.

2 Nephi 9: tsedeq Poem

CLICK HERE to read 2 Nephi 9. This chapter closes out Jacob’s famous “covenant speech” (verse 1).  He tells the Nephites that the reason he gave the speech is so that everyone will know that the Lord established these covenants … Continue reading

2 Nephi 8: tsedeq (Melchizedek = Righteousness)

CLICK HERE to read 2 Nephi 8. Jacob’s “covenant speech” continues in chapter 8, and it parallels Isaiah 51 which can be split up into three poems: Verses 1-8: Creation (The Plan of Salvation) Verses 9-16:  Prophets  (The Way of … Continue reading

2 Nephi 6

CLICK HERE to read 2 Nephi 6. This chapter has our first real shift in authorship as Nephi’s plates get handed down.  Years and years and years have now passed since Lehi took his family and left Jerusalem.  Now Jacob, … Continue reading