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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
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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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By  Emily Abel
May 03, 2022 10:25 AM MDT
President Jean B. Bingham and President Bonnie H. Cordon visited Cambodia, Singapore, and Thailand. See highlights from their trip.
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By  Emily Abel
April 21, 2022 10:00 AM MDT
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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By  Emily Abel
April 18, 2022 03:06 PM MDT
As CBS News Sunday Morning reporter Ed O’Keefe walked across the entry bridge to the Washington D.C. Temple, he had a question for his tour guides.
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By  Emily Abel
April 15, 2022 10:42 AM MDT
As a tried-and-true veteran of the YSA scene, I have some things you need to know.
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Fun
By  Emily Abel
April 13, 2022 01:32 PM MDT
The BYU Cougarettes have done it again—and you don’t want to miss these new routines.
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Fun
By  Emily Abel
April 11, 2022 02:00 PM MDT
Elder Andersen's family plays this game after conference. Now you can, too!
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By  Emily Abel
April 06, 2022 10:30 AM MDT
After learning what the first sister missionaries left behind to serve, Gale Sears knew their story needed to be told.
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By  Emily Abel
April 05, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
The ground I was walking on in southern Utah had been baking in the sun for months and it still wasn’t dry, but Moses and his people were able to walk through almost immediately?
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Fun
By  Emily Abel
April 04, 2022 11:38 AM MDT
We hope these Twitter reactions will make you smile and brings some laughter to your day!
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By  Emily Abel
March 29, 2022 12:27 PM MDT
To delight of many, a women’s session of general conference will be held this year. Catch up on the history of the women’s session with this timeline.
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Fun
By  Emily Abel
March 21, 2022 02:36 PM MDT
I planned to stop this list at 13 (for obvious Taylor-related reasons), but I had to squeeze in a few more lines.
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By  Emily Abel
March 15, 2022 08:00 AM MDT
Knowing the blessings promised to those who forgive can be a powerful motivating force to do so.
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By  Emily Abel
March 09, 2022 03:08 PM MST
Nnamdi sculpts straight from the heart, and his story might change yours.
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By  Emily Abel
March 09, 2022 11:00 AM MST
What do you say to a community forced to bury 11 young people after a tragic accident?
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Fun
By  Emily Abel
March 02, 2022 02:39 PM MST
Porter Ballard thought he’d have to give up jump roping to serve a mission. But now his unique talent is actually blessing his missionary efforts.
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By  Emily Abel
February 28, 2022 01:19 PM MST
Only 23 Church members live in The Gambia, 11 of whom were baptized within the past week. Elder Christofferson testified that God is anxious to bless the whole country.
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By  Emily Abel
February 18, 2022 07:00 AM MST
Two Marine Corps recruits expected the mental and physical transformation of basic training. But spiritual changes also awaited, leading to a temple marriage for one and a baptism for the other.
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By  Emily Abel
February 16, 2022 01:01 PM MST
President Nelson has been very engaged in the renovation of the Salt Lake Temple. So much so, he took a trip up to inspect the roof.
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By  Emily Abel
February 09, 2022 04:31 PM MST
“I would like someday to have something to show my kids and [say], ‘This is what I did ... when things were not playing out the way that I expected, but I tried to make the most of it.”
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