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Emily Abel

Emily first found her love for storytelling as an editorial intern with LDS Living. Before returning to work full time as a writer and editor, she graduated from Utah State University with a degree in English and worked for the Liahona magazine. Hiking trails, dance studios, and behind the cover of a good book are some of her favorite places to be.

By  Emily Abel
January 10, 2022 02:02 PM MST
When Sister Melanie Rasband walked in late to a large meeting, she began looking for a seat near the back. But President Nelson had another idea.
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By  Emily Abel
January 08, 2022 04:00 PM MST
There are many lessons to be learned from the symbolism of Eve being made from a rib from Adam’s side—and all of them seem to point to the importance of marriage.
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By  Emily Abel
January 07, 2022 03:30 PM MST
This video shared on Facebook captures an instance of a sheep being rescued—but with a surprise ending that may hold powerful spiritual lessons for all of us.
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By  Emily Abel
January 05, 2022 12:50 PM MST
Deanna Lambson has found her calling in life: teaching families how to keep their children safe from pornography, cyberbullying, and other online threats.
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By  Emily Abel
January 05, 2022 06:00 AM MST
A former full-time seminary and institute teacher, Tammy loves digging into the gospel as host of the popular Sunday on Monday podcast. We recently asked her a bit about her gospel insights, her life, and her faith.
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Fun
By  Emily Abel
January 04, 2022 12:15 PM MST
A missionary’s call home on Christmas is often special, but this year, Elder Spencer Cox was in for a surprise that left him wide-eyed and speechless.
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By  Emily Abel
January 03, 2022 12:12 PM MST
“She certainly was one of the greatest ladies in comedy,” Donny Osmond wrote. “We all will miss her dearly but I'm sure she's making the angels in heaven laugh. ”
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By  Emily Abel
December 27, 2021 07:00 AM MST
A yoga teacher shared an idea that changed how I approach New Year’s: she suggested we make a list of things we are not going to change about ourselves.
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Fun
By  Emily Abel
December 20, 2021 03:33 PM MST
Actor Tom Holland was so impressed by Latter-day Saint Bridger’s heroism, that he invited him to the set of “Spiderman.” Holland made that promise over a year ago, but he was good for his word.
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By  Emily Abel
December 16, 2021 02:00 PM MST
After my grandpa's death, I received a wilted bouquet of daffodils held together by a brown rubber band, but in my eyes, it was a personal delivery from God.
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Fun
By  Emily Abel
December 13, 2021 03:52 PM MST
Amid big smiles and laughter, Brother Wilcox joined singer Dallyn Bayles in a verse of “High on the Mountain Top.”
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By  Emily Abel
December 08, 2021 09:41 AM MST
The pandemic hasn't stopped The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square from again reaching the top of the Billboard charts.
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By  Emily Abel
December 06, 2021 01:05 PM MST
Fifteen-year-old McKay Nelson started a project centered on the Book of Mormon that ultimately gathered participants from Bulgaria to New Zealand.
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By  Emily Abel
December 03, 2021 11:22 AM MST
BYU Noteworthy's new music video, "What Child Is This" has a special addition to the arrangement that is going to give you goosebumps.
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By  Emily Abel
December 01, 2021 01:20 PM MST
Sister Harriet Uchtdorf and her daughter Antje give a taste of the magic of Christmas in Germany on this week’s episode of the Church News podcast.
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By  Emily Abel
November 30, 2021 06:04 PM MST
The 2021 Light the World Giving Machines in New York City will move from their former Manhattan Temple site to the more prominent Rockefeller Center.
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By  Emily Abel
November 24, 2021 07:00 AM MST
As she tried to cope with the loss of her sister, Christy Denney found the connection to family she was craving in an unusual place—a cherry cheese pie.
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By  Emily Abel
November 23, 2021 12:58 PM MST
An unremarkable photo of a small apartment wall on the other side of the country was the spiritual reminder I needed.
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Fun
By  Emily Abel
November 19, 2021 07:35 AM MST
In March, David Archuleta posted a video of him singing the chorus of “Crush” to Taylor Swift’s 2008 hit “Love Story.” Find out more about how Taylor responded to the mashup.
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Fun
By  Emily Abel
November 17, 2021 04:09 PM MST
Missionaries are getting impressively high tech these days. These videos from a mission in New York could easily pass as pro.
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By  Emily Abel
November 16, 2021 09:44 AM MST
Last Friday, 70 missionaries were at a zone conference when two armed men burst into the church and robbed them. Now, fellow Latter-day Saints are reaching out to help.
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By  Emily Abel
November 10, 2021 02:05 PM MST
Paris Thomas is determined to learn how to improve the suffering and disparity he witnessed growing up.
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By  Emily Abel
November 03, 2021 04:35 PM MDT
If anyone can clean up 30 million pounds of trash in two months, it's Latter-day Saint Mark Rober.
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By  Emily Abel
November 03, 2021 10:38 AM MDT
We recently asked Freeman about her family, her faith, and what makes her excited to study the Old Testament next year.
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