Faith Journeys

31 Oct: God is also Mother, Woman, Priestess, Queen

God is also Mother, Woman, Priestess, Queen. She is the womb of light that cradles us all. The soil beneath bare feet, the life blood of waters flowing from mountains…

15 Aug: Art of Heavenly Mother as a woman of color is essential

Many people might not see the damage a painting of a white male God can do – but it never seemed right to me, a young woman of color who…

26 Jul: My Heavenly Parents are proud of me

It’s been a crazy few months and I’ve had to reevaluate and reinvent pieces of myself along the way. It’s been crazy difficult, but I’ve been much harder on myself….

26 May: Playing “Queen”

This morning, I heard my 3-year-old daughter playing “Queen” which is one of her favorite games. She loves to act like royalty and pretend to tell imaginary people what to…

12 Apr: I wonder if Heavenly Mother wanted to keeps us with Her

My baby is sleeping in his own room. It was easier having him in our room. He was right there. I could hear him. I could quickly pick him up….

26 Mar: I was created in Her image

“God made women in the image of his wife.” -President Spencer W Kimball I love this so much because I have always thought — I was created in the image…

28 Feb: She is there, and She is close.

Years ago, I had been praying about Heavenly Mother, asking if She is watching me and involved in my life, and does she hear my prayers? One day, I asked…

24 Feb: Fall of the Patriarchy

In the fall of 2014, I was 22 years old and considered myself a part-time feminist.  I mean, I couldn’t be a full-time feminist because I’d never burned a bra…

04 Feb: I saw our Mother in the temple

I had a prayer in my heart today to see Heavenly Mother’s hand in the temple. I participated as a witness, for the first time, during sealings. I saw our…

22 Dec: Learning about Heavenly Mother from baby Ruby

Nearly a year ago, we handed back the perfect baby girl that was moments away from officially being our adopted newborn daughter. We named her Ruby; although that is not…

18 Dec: I want to share Heavenly Mother with others

For several months I have been searching for my Mother in Heaven through prayer, scriptures, and Instagram accounts that I follow. I have felt her so strongly in my life…

18 Dec: I’ll know Them when I see Them

I work at seagull book (an LDS bookstore) and I have this one coworker who is an older woman, probably in her late 60s, who joined the church in 2005….

06 Dec: Heavenly Mother is with us in our trials

I was studying D&C 93 weeks ago while going through a lot of things. Struggling deeply to feel like I could keep my head above water. My faith and testimony…

14 Nov: Divinity can be found within each human heart

Bethany talks about  a painting by Irek Szelag called “The Black Madonna Of Czestochowa.” You may want to look at his painting before reading Bethany’s experience. I’m reading “The Secret…

10 Nov: Heavenly Mother is and has been ever present in my scriptures and my life

Months ago I was feeling led to seek a better understanding of Heavenly Mother. I was longing for a relationship with Her but was unsure of how to achieve that…

26 Oct: We have to learn about Heavenly Mother to know ourselves

I keep coming back to these two ideas: 1) Joseph Smith taught that, “If men do not comprehend the character of God, they do not comprehend themselves.” 2) The church…

23 Oct: Hidden and Seeking

I became keenly aware of Her just over a year ago. As a grown woman, nearing the end of what was nearly a decade of young motherhood, it was as…

22 Oct: I talked about Heavenly Mother in Primary lessons

Some years ago when I was called to teach the 5 & 6 year olds in Primary, I determined that I would make Heavenly Mother part of our lessons each…

10 Oct: Paige’s Journey

When I was 15, I attended a youth conference. One of the stake presidency counselors spoke (he’s a pretty powerful speaker), and his talk covered Heavenly Mother to a certain…

06 Oct: I heard Heavenly Mother’s voice when I gave priesthood blessings

I always felt closest to my Heavenly Mother as a missionary whenever I gave blessings to sister missionaries. I gave a lot of blessings to sister and I would say…

10 Sep: Journey to Faith in Heavenly Mother

In a dark time in my life, I dreamt a Woman told me to trust Her. I figured my dream meant to trust God but I was confused why God…

10 Sep: Called to Serve by Her

While I no longer remember the exact words my house mate said to me on that day, I remember her fervor. As she sat perched on the edge of her…