Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July in Review

Our Heavenly Parents are mindful of all, give us power and love and sound minds, want us to live with them, help us, and simply are.

On the Internet:

mraynes writes that she feels we need to start with Heavenly Mother when it comes to empowering women in the Church in the The Potential of Priestesshood at the Exponent.

Jena mentions Heavenly Mother in her testimony in Believing "Inactivity."

I didn't see a lot of mention of Heavenly Mother this month. With people going on summer vacations and Pioneer Day, it seems to be a slow month. Have you seen any new links this month?

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Let Us All Press On

I hadn't realized the mention of Heavenly Father in this hymn until I happened to sing the bass line today. So I've changed that to "Heavenly Parents" and made other small inclusive changes.

1. Let us all press on in the work of the Lords,
That when life is o’er we may gain a reward;
In the fight for right let us wield a sword,
The mighty sword of truth.

 [Chorus] Fear not, though the enemy deride;
Courage, for the Lords are on our side.
We will heed not what the wicked may say,
But the Lords alone we will obey.

 [Chorus: Alto, Tenor, and Bass] Fear not, courage, though the enemy deride;
We must be victorious, for the Lords are on our side.
We’ll not fear the wicked nor give heed to what they say,
But the Lords, our Heav’nly Parents, them alone we will obey.

 2. We will not retreat, though our numbers may be few
When compared with the opposite host in view;
But an unseen pow’r will aid me and you
In the glorious cause of truth.

3. If we do what’s right we have no need to fear,
For the Lords, our helpers, will ever be near;
In the days of trial their Saints they will cheer,
And prosper the cause of truth.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Matthew 5:8

I added the Goddess to this one. Very simple and lovely.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God and Goddess.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Alma 30:45

Our ward had the lesson on Korihor this past Sunday. The idea of teaching that there is no Goddess struck me, so I wanted to use this verse today.
45 And yet do ye go about, leading away the hearts of this people, testifying unto them there is no Goddess or God? And yet will ye deny against all these awitnesses? And he said: Yea, I will deny, except ye shall show me a sign.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

When I am Baptized

I substituted for the Primary pianist today and this is one of the songs they are singing for the program in the fall. There is only one mention of "God" and it's in the chorus. I wasn't sure what to do with it, so I made it plural. Since you sing the chorus twice, you could sing it once with "God" and once with "Goddess" for balance.

1. I like to look for rainbows whenever there is rain
And ponder on the beauty of an earth made clean again.

2. I know when I am baptized my wrongs are washed away,
And I can be forgiven and improve myself each day.

ChorusI want my life to be as clean as earth right after rain.
I want to be the best I can and live with Gods again.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

2 Timothy 1:7-8

This scripture was from the Relief Society lesson we had on Sunday. I added the Goddess to this one.
7 For God and Goddess hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 
8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord and Lady, nor of me their prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God and Goddess;

Monday, July 16, 2012

Alma 26:37

Our Sunday School lesson yesterday was on Alma 23-29. In this verse, I made it gender-inclusive and added the Goddess.
37 Now my brethren and sisters, we see that Goddess and God are mindful of every people, whatsoever land they may be in; yea, they numbereth their people, and their bowels of mercy are over all the earth. Now this is my joy, and my great thanksgiving; yea, and I will give thanks unto my God and Goddess forever. Amen.

Monday, July 2, 2012

May and June in Review

So for the past couple of months I've been a little missing in action. Lots of things going on at home, but also things are looking up. I was recently released from nursery, so I actually will get a chance to follow the Sunday School and Relief Society lessons. Being in nursery meant that I didn't know where everyone was in the manual and if I wanted to use scriptures from the recent or upcoming lessons, I didn't know where to turn! But now I will!

Our Heavenly Parents nurture us, gave us Christ, and love us.

Heavenly Mother on the Internet

Kelly Ann at the Exponent used the example of wanting more revelation about Heavenly Mother in her post called Pipe Dreams.

5inthebed wrote that the mention of Heavenly Mother in O My Father was calming for her.

Heather wrote about worshipping Heavenly Mother this past Mother's Day.

Mother's Day also brought up some thoughts about Heavenly Mother on SK{ru}SH.

Feminist Mormon Housewives had a fun post of questions to ask children to find out their responses, which included a question about Heavenly Mother.

KRCL did an interview with the editors of the recent Motherhood issue of Sunstone called Heavenly Mother's Day.

Descent lets the pagan-leaning Heavenly Mother-inquiring Mormons know where to go for discussion.

Also, Ask Mormon Girl directly tackled the subject of Heavenly Mother this month.

I know I've missed some. If you know of links from the past few months about Heavenly Mother, leave them in the comments! Happy July!