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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
August 05, 2022 06:07 AM MDT
Jonathan Monteon’s natural pull to God had waned a bit over recent years, but now something inside was tugging him back.
10 Min Read
By  Emily Abel
July 30, 2022 01:00 PM MDT
The legacy of the Mormon crickets isn’t over yet. Watch as a road in Idaho is saved from thousands of these intruding insects.
2 Min Read
Fun
By  Emily Abel
July 30, 2022 12:00 PM MDT
Have a craving for some trivia? Here are a few fun facts that might be just the thing for your next dinner table conversation.
2 Min Read
By  Emily Abel
July 27, 2022 02:58 PM MDT
President Camille N. Johnson didn’t always want a career as a lawyer, but now she says she can see how the Lord was guiding her to it.
3 Min Read
By  Emily Abel
July 26, 2022 02:52 PM MDT
We may think we’re excused from living the law of consecration. But a former general editor of Saints doesn’t believe that’s the case.
4 Min Read
By  Emily Abel
July 26, 2022 11:57 AM MDT
As NYC fashion photographer Kah Poon chases the perfect moment from behind his lens, he’s grateful for a faith that reminds him to look beyond his camera and see the bigger picture.
13 Min Read
By  Emily Abel
July 26, 2022 09:51 AM MDT
Hold on to your tots, this in-depth history of a beloved potato snack is going to be a wild ride.
6 Min Read
By  Emily Abel
July 21, 2022 10:55 AM MDT
Steve Young recently did a question-and-answer session about his new book and was asked question about a crucial piece of advice he received years ago.
4 Min Read
By  Emily Abel
July 08, 2022 10:24 AM MDT
While we wholeheartedly recommend studying the entire book, here are 10 quotes from 'The Infinite Atonement' that every Latter-day Saint could benefit from reading.
5 Min Read
By  Emily Abel
July 01, 2022 09:00 AM MDT
“I had vivid daydreams of seeing my converts sealed as a family, serve as a bishop or Relief Society president, and overall just live a gospel happily ever after. But that wasn’t always the case.”
6 Min Read
By  Emily Abel
June 29, 2022 08:20 AM MDT
Here are several ways you can offer support to your missionary that don’t involve packing tape or long lines at the post office.
7 Min Read
By  Emily Abel
June 27, 2022 12:15 PM MDT
“After a few years of hiding, my cover was blown when I, in full uniform, dropped a child off for school and saw another sister from the ward. The surprised look on her face didn’t help ease my anxiety.”
12 Min Read
By  Emily Abel
June 17, 2022 04:09 PM MDT
I hope these eight points help you see that while you reverently prepare to enter, you can also feel thrilled at this opportunity. Welcome to my pep rally for the temple.
12 Min Read
By  Emily Abel
June 09, 2022 10:23 AM MDT
This video of a family’s explosive cheering during Yale Law’s graduation ceremony might just make you cry.
10 Min Read
By  Emily Abel
June 06, 2022 03:31 PM MDT
Constructing a great tabernacle in an isolated desert in the early 1800s was a much bigger feat than we are giving it credit for.
1 Min Read
By  Emily Abel
June 06, 2022 02:29 PM MDT
An adorable new animated video produced by the Church begins by asking a powerful question: “Why is it that taking time to care for oneself is so often considered to be a selfish act?”
1 Min Read
By  Emily Abel
June 01, 2022 03:15 PM MDT
The footnotes for President Russell M. Nelson’s recent devotional for young adults might just take the footnote cake.
6 Min Read
Fun
By  Emily Abel
May 20, 2022 05:02 PM MDT
Latter-day Saint actor Kirby Heyborne is back at it again, and we couldn’t be happier.
1 Min Read
By  Emily Abel
May 20, 2022 10:51 AM MDT
I loved the thought Elder Gong was sharing but couldn’t help myself from sneaking glances at the sister sitting near me.
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By  Emily Abel
May 18, 2022 02:30 PM MDT
‘The Chosen’ season three has begun filming, and from the looks of it, this season is going to be big. See behind the scenes with two new videos.
2 Min Read
By  Emily Abel
May 17, 2022 09:47 AM MDT
Hamilton, Missouri, was once in serious financial trouble. But in a matter of a few years, Jenny Doan and her family transformed the sleepy town into a magical destination. How did the Doans do it? By the power of faith—and quilts.
16 Min Read
Fun
By  Emily Abel
May 13, 2022 03:15 PM MDT
Read through this list of movies or short films and then let us know how many of them you’ve seen!
11 Min Read
By  Emily Abel
May 13, 2022 12:30 PM MDT
While the First Vision holds great significance, little would have happened had Joseph’s interactions with heavenly messengers ended there.
2 Min Read
By  Emily Abel
May 05, 2022 09:14 AM MDT
Praying initially felt like a cheap way out: a way to feel like I was doing something without really doing anything. But President Nelson taught me otherwise.
5 Min Read