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.

1 Nephi 15: Holiness to the Lord, House of the Lord

CLICK HERE to read 1 Nephi 15. This chapter changes gears.  After Nephi’s pondering of his father’s vision, after his prayers to understand that vision, after the revelation that comes in response… after the unfolding of all these things, then … Continue reading

1 Nephi 13

CLICK HERE to read 1 Nephi 13. Chapter 13 continues Nephi’s tutoring session with the angel, with this chapter having a particular geographical/political/historical perspective. In his vision, Nephi sees “many nations and kingdoms” (verse 1), and the angel clarifies that … Continue reading

1 Nephi 12

CLICK HERE to read 1 Nephi 12. In response to his pondering and seeking understanding, Nephi’s vision continues. And in response to his asking for the interpretation of his father’s dream, the angel continues to explain to Nephi what the … Continue reading

1 Nephi 11

CLICK HERE to read 1 Nephi 11. So Nephi, now understanding more and more about the dream his father had – and the message his father and other prophets have always given – wants to understand more. There is always … Continue reading

1 Nephi 10

CLICK HERE to read 1 Nephi 10. In chapter 10, Nephi goes back to his story, back to the part of the story where Lehi has finished telling about his dream.  Nephi says that his father also prophesied, like Isaiah … Continue reading