Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Ether 12: 18

A short one from the talk our Relief Society lesson was based on. I had only to add the Goddess.

18 And neither at any time hath any wrought miracles until after their faith; wherefore they first believed in the Son of God and Goddess.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Helaman 3:35

I finally was in Sunday School long enough to know what the lesson was! Our ward did the Helaman 1-5 lesson on Sunday. This is from Helaman 3.

35 Nevertheless they did fast and pray oft, and did wax stronger and stronger in their humility, and firmer and firmer in the faith of Christ, unto the filling their souls with joy and consolation, yea, even to the purifying and the sanctification of their hearts, which sanctification cometh because of their yielding their hearts unto Goddess and God.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Praise to the Lord, the Lady

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty is my favorite hymn, but I haven't used it here yet because I wasn't sure the best way to make it inclusive. We sang it today in sacrament and I had so much fun, that I decided I would bring it off the back burner and really do it.

This one is difficult because "Lord" is one syllable. You could probably alternate verses to the Lord and Lady very easily. I tried to be inclusive, though, so I added Lady into the first couple of syllables of the next phrase, trying to keep the meaning of the phrase. I also wasn't sure what to do about "Abraham's seed" since if I want to be inclusive, I need to include Sarah. I left it as-is, but if anyone has a good idea on how to tackle that, let me know.

Praise to the Lord, the Lady, Queen, King of creation!
O my soul, praise them, for they are thy health and salvation!
Join the great throng, Psaltery, organ and song,
Sounding in glad adoration!

Praise to the Lord, Lady! All things they gloriously reigneth.
Borne as on eagle wings, safely their Saints they sustaineth.
Hast thou not seen How all thou needest hath been
Granted in what they ordaineth?

Praise to the Lord, Lady, prosper thy way and defend thee.
Surely their goodness and mercy shall ever attend thee.
Ponder anew What the Almighties can do,
Who with their love doth befriend thee.

Praise to the Lord, Lady! All that is in me adore them!
All that hath breath, join with Abraham’s seed to adore them!
Let the “amen” Sum all our praises again,
Now as we worship before them.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

3 Nephi 27:9

Jumping ahead to 3 Nephi just for fun. I know many wards are just about into it, right? We had stake conference last weekend, so we are yet another week behind the rest of you!

I changed "Father" to "Parents."
9 Verily I say unto you, that ye are built upon my gospel; therefore ye shall call whatsoever things ye do call, in my name; therefore if ye call upon the Parents, for the church, if it be in my name the Parents will hear you;

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Come Away to the Sunday School

In this one, I changed "God" to "They." I usually don't do that without making sure there's a reference to "Heavenly Parents" so we can know who "They" are, but many hymns only mention "He" and it's assumed we know who "He" is. So I'm going with the assumption route this week. I did add "Lady" to "Lord," though. I chose this one since it's fall and school is starting up again.

1. When the rosy light of morning
Softly beams above the hill,
And the birds, sweet heav’nly songsters,
Ev’ry dell with music fill,
Fresh from slumber we awaken;
Sunshine chases clouds away.
Nature breathes her sweetest fragrance
On the holy Sabbath day.

2. For a good and glorious purpose
Thus we meet each Sabbath day,
Each one striving for salvation
Thru Lord, Lady's appointed way.
Earnest toil will be rewarded;
Zealous hearts need not repine.
They will not withhold his blessings
From the eager, seeking mind.

3. Let us then press boldly onward,
Prove ourselves as soldiers true.
They will lead us; they will guide us.
Come, there’s work for all to do,
Never tiring, never doubting,
Boldly struggling to the end.
In the world, tho foes assail us,
They will surely be our friends.

Then away, haste away!
Come away to the Sunday School!
Then away, do not delay!
Come away to the Sunday School!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Alma 44:4

I've been subbing in Primary so I haven't been in Sunday School in a while. I'm going to assume most of the lessons at this point in the year are on the "war chapters" so here's a "war chapter" verse. I added the Goddess

4 Now ye see that this is the true faith of God and Goddess; yea, ye see that Goddess and God will support, and keep, and preserve us, so long as we are faithful unto them, and unto our faith, and our religion; and never will the Lord or Lady suffer that we shall be destroyed except we should fall into transgression and deny our faith.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

August in Review

We were out of town last weekend, so August in Review wasn't posted on time. Sorry!

Heavenly Mother and Father receive our praises, both birth and give us re-birth, will come, and protect us.

In the Bloggernacle this month:

Mraynes at the Exponent wrote "It Matters" about the visibility of women in scripture and how it affects her daughter, who gave a wonderful talk that used the inclusive "Heavenly Parents" for Primary.

At Times and Seasons, Sarah Familia wrote, "Finding my Heavenly Mother, Part 1." I'm guessing Parts 2 (+?) will be forthcoming.

Rune at Feminist Mormon Housewives gave inclusive-treatment to A Child's Prayer.

It was a slow month, let's hope it picks back up again this fall!