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.

Mosiah 5

CLICK HERE to read Mosiah 5. Now that King Benjamin finished his big speech, so far, he wants them to respond.  He sets the pattern for them, literally, by asking them to respond (verse 1).  This demonstrates what his speech … Continue reading

Mosiah 4

CLICK HERE to read Mosiah 4. King Benjamin finished his big speech in the last chapter, and the people respond by falling to the ground – an outward symbol of internal humility (verse 1). “And they had viewed themselves in … Continue reading

Mosiah 3

CLICK HERE to read Mosiah 3. King Benjamin continues his famous speech, looking forward to what is yet to come.  He tells the story of an angel visiting him (verse 2) to declare “glad tidings of great joy” (verse 3) … Continue reading


This was on Jewish Treats this morning… thought it was interesting, especially after recent release of the new youth video:   According the Jewish law, a man and a woman who are not married to each other may not be … Continue reading

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Mosiah 1

CLICK HERE to read Mosiah 1. We now transition back into the historical narrative, from where Amaleki had no sons and so passed on the records to King Benjamin because he was a righteous king. In fact, King Benjamin reigned … Continue reading