Friday, April 27, 2012

2 Nephi 11:7

I wanted to add the Goddess to this verse, but this is a scripture that brings to question of whether we consider Christ God or Heavenly Father God. I left the ending of the verse alone, but did choose to include the Goddess. I wish there was a good female Christ image. I know some feminist Christians use Sophia as Christ's female counterpart.
7 For if there be no Christ there be no Goddess and God; and if there be no Goddess and God we are not, for there could have been no creation. But there is a God, and he is Christ, and he cometh in the fulness of his own time.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Jacob 5:15-17

I wanted to include Heavenly Mother into the allegory of the Olive Tree, so she's here as "the Lady."

15 And it came to pass that a long time passed away, and the Lord and Lady of the vineyard said unto their servant: Come, let us go down into the vineyard, that we may labor in the vineyard.
16 And it came to pass that the Lady and Lord of the vineyard, and also the servant, went down into the vineyard to labor. And it came to pass that the servant said unto his master and mistress: Behold, look here; behold the tree.
17 And it came to pass that the Lord and Lady of the vineyard looked and beheld the tree in the which the wild olive branches had been grafted; and it had sprung forth and begun to bear fruit. And they beheld that it was good; and the fruit thereof was like unto the natural fruit.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

How Dear to Them are Little Children

"How Dear to God are Little Children" is a seldom-sung Primary piece that I really love. I changed "God" to "Them."

How dear to Them are little children;
With them their spirit life began.
So priceless their security,
Their innocence and purity;
They are a part of their eternal plan.

To earthly parents They send children
To guide and teach, protect and love.
Oh, let us keep the sacred trust
That they has placed with each of us
And help to guide them back to Them above.
How dear to Them are little children.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Doctrine and Covenants 109:4

In going along with the lessons in Relief Society and Priesthood, here is a scripture about temple work. I changed "Father" to "Parents" and the respective pronouns.
4 And now we ask thee, Holy Parents, in the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of thy bosom, in whose name alone salvation can be administered to the children of all, we ask thee, O Lady and Lord, to accept of this house, the workmanship of the hands of us, thy servants, which thou didst command us to build.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Mosiah 4:16-19

Another Book of Mormon scripture! Again, I included the Goddess in this scripture and made the pronouns gender-inclusive.
16 And also, ye yourselves will succor those that stand in need of your succor; ye will administer of your substance unto who that standeth in need; and ye will not suffer that the beggar putteth up their petition to you in vain, and turn them out to perish. 17 Perhaps thou shalt say: The person has brought upon themselves their misery; therefore I will stay my hand, and will not give unto them of my food, nor impart unto them of my substance that they may not suffer, for their punishments are just— 18 But I say unto you, O, whosoever doeth this the same hath great cause to repent; and except they repenteth of that which they hath done they perisheth forever, and hath no interest in the kingdom of God and Goddess. 19 For behold, are we not all beggars? Do we not all depend upon the same Beings, even Goddess and God, for all the substance which we have, for both food and raiment, and for gold, and for silver, and for all the riches which we have of every kind?

Monday, April 16, 2012

Mosiah 2:34

I'm trying to catch up to where you all are in the Sunday School Manual. This is in Mosiah. I changed "Father" to "Parents" and the rest of pronouns as well. And at the end, I included Sariah.
34 I say unto you, that there are not any among you, except it be your little children that have not been taught concerning these things, but what knoweth that ye are eternally indebted to your heavenly Parents, to render to them all that you have and are; and also have been taught concerning the records which contain the prophecies which have been spoken by the holy prophets, even down to the time our parents, Lehi and Sariah, left Jerusalem;

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Lord, Lady my Pasture Will Prepare

The Lord My Pasture Will Prepare was our closing hymn today. Typically, shepherd imagery is limited to Christ, but I wanted to include our Heavenly Parents, and particularly Heavenly Mother because shepherding is a work that is dualistic in nature: the shepherd both nurtures and protects.

Instead of "The Lord" I used, "Lord, Lady." If you want to sing it this way, the half note that is "Lord" in the original hymn becomes two quarter notes.

Lord, Lady my pasture will prepare
And feed me with a shepherd’s care.
Their presence will my wants supply,
And guard me with a watchful eye.
My noonday walks they will attend
And all my silent midnight hours defend.

When in the sultry glebe I faint,
Or on the thirsty mountain pant,
To fertile vales and dewy meads
My weary, wand’ring steps they lead,
Where peaceful rivers, soft and slow,
Amid the cooling verdant landscape flow.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

1 Nephi 17:3

In this one, I added the Goddess and used "Them" and "they" to refer to our Heavenly Parents for the rest of the verse.

3 And thus we see that the commandments of God and Goddess must be fulfilled. And if it so be that the children of all keep the commandments of Them they doth nourish them, and strengthen them, and provide means whereby they can accomplish the thing which they have commanded them; wherefore, they did provide means for us while we did sojourn in the wilderness.

Monday, April 2, 2012

March in Review

Our Heavenly Mother and Father give us agency, rule, are our goal, offered us Christ, and perfect us.

Heavenly Mother on the Internet
The Exponent mentioned Her twice this month, once in the March Visiting Teaching message, and once on the doctrine of equality.

Zelophehad's Daughters did a quick post, Repudiating Sexism.

Like Unto Eve wrote about Speaking up for Mother.

And Jenne speaks about her connection with the Divine Feminine on the Daughters of Mormonism podcast.

This weekend threw me off my groove, but I'll get back on it. I wasn't able to listen to conference Saturday, but I hear that one of the speakers did mention "Heavenly Parents" in a talk. I'll look once the text is up online.