Friday, March 30, 2012

1 Nephi 12:11

From Sunday School lesson 4. I added the Goddess

11 And the angel said unto me: Look! And I looked, and beheld three generations pass away in righteousness; and their garments were white even like unto the Lamb of Goddess and God. And the angel said unto me: These are made white in the blood of the Lamb, because of their faith in him.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

1 John 2:3-6

Again, I made this gender-inclusive and added the Goddess. I used the very wordy "he or she" to refer to the person because "them" is referring to Heavenly Parents here and I didn't want to confuse the meanings of the verses.

3 And hereby we do know that we know them, if we keep their commandments.

4 He or she that saith, I know them, and keepeth not their commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him or her.

5 But whoso keepeth their word, in him or her verily is the love of Goddess and God perfected: hereby know we that we are in them.

6 She or he that saith she or he abideth in them ought her- or himself also so to walk, even as they walked.

Monday, March 26, 2012

1 Nephi 11:24

I've been slacking on the scriptures here. Recently my husband was called to join me in the nursery, so we now have no connection to what our ward is doing in Sunday School. I have no clue what lesson they are on, so finding scriptures for the lessons has proved difficult. To make up for this, I'm going to post regularly until I come to my best guess as to which lesson everyone is on. I'm going to skip into lesson 3, because I think I did lessons 1 and 2 earlier this year. And if not, well, they'll come around again in 4 years!

So from lesson 3, the Tree of Life, I added the Goddess and made the language gender-inclusive.

24 And after he had said these words, he said unto me: Look! And I looked, and I beheld the Son of God and Goddess going forth among the children of all; and I saw many fall down at his feet and worship him.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

O Thou Before the World Began

We sang this as our sacrament hymn today and I'm not sure it's one we sing regularly as it was pretty unfamiliar. I modified the language to be gender-inclusive, so the first two lines end differently to accommodate the rhyming of "all." I also changed "Father's" to "Parents'."

O thou, before the world's first fall,
Ordained a sacrifice for all,
And by th’eternal Spirit made
An off’ring in the sinner’s stead;
Our everlasting Priest art thou,
Pleading thy death for sinners now.

Thy off’ring still continues new
Before the righteous Parents' view.
Thyself the Lamb forever slain;
Thy priesthood doth unchanged remain.
Thy years, O God, can never fail,
Nor thy blest work within the veil.

Oh, that our faith may never move
But stand unshaken as thy love,
Sure evidence of things unseen;
Now let it pass the years between
And view thee bleeding on the tree:
My Lord, my God, who dies for me.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Choose the Right

The Primary is learning this hymn for their presentation this year, so I thought it would be good to include it. I changed "heaven" to "Goddess" in verse 3. And in the chorus I changed "God" to they.

1. Choose the right when a choice is placed before you.
In the right the Holy Spirit guides;
And its light is forever shining o’er you,
When in the right your heart confides.

2. Choose the right! Let no spirit of digression
Overcome you in the evil hour.
There’s the right and the wrong to ev’ry question;
Be safe thru inspiration’s pow’r.

3. Choose the right! There is peace in righteous doing.
Choose the right! There’s safety for the soul.
Choose the right in all labors you’re pursuing;
Let God and Goddess be your goal.

Choose the right! Choose the right!
Let wisdom mark the way before.
In its light, choose the right!
And They will bless you evermore.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Isaiah 40:22

It is pi (3.1415926535...) day today (3/14), so in honor of that, today's scripture is circle-related. I changed "he" to "they."

22 It is they that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Know this that Every Soul is Free

It's International Women's Day and this hymn is running though my brain. I've made the language gender-inclusive, which means using "they" as singular and some funky rhythms in the rhymes (last line of first verse, for example).

Know this, that ev’ry soul is free
To choose their life and what they'll be;
For this eternal truth is giv’n:
Goddess, God'll force no one to heav’n.

They'll call, persuade, direct aright,
And bless with wisdom, love, and light,
In nameless ways be good and kind,
But never force the human mind.

Freedom and reason make us human;
Take these away, what are we then?
Mere animals, and just as well
The beasts may think of heav’n or hell.

May we no more our pow’rs abuse,
But ways of truth and goodness choose;
God, Goddess pleased when we improve
Their grace and seek their perfect love.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

February in Review

Our Heavenly Parents love us, look on our hearts, forgive us, and love us some more.

Elsewhere on the Internet:

At the Exponent, Rachel Hunt Steenblik ponders the question, "What is your conception of Heavenly Mother?"

Jenni at Mother Wheel talks about drawing energy from both heavenly parents.

Elisothel, at fMh, mentions the desire to address both Parents in prayer in Report from Camelot.

Happy February! Now to March: in like a lion or lamb?