Parents

As parents, you are the primary influencers of your children. Yours is the opportunity to help them understand that in addition to their family on Earth, they have a family in Heaven that loves them. Heavenly Mother is an important part of that heavenly family. The sooner children understand this, the more fully it will impact the formulation of their faith and identities. For young girls, knowing Heavenly Mother can help them internalize their potential as leaders with power and authority. For young boys, having a relationship with Heavenly Mother can positively impact their view of girls and women in ways that are powerful and substantive rather than pedestalizing.

26 May: Playing “Queen”

    This morning, I heard my 3-year-old daughter playing “Queen” which is one of her favorite games. She loves…

17 May: We’ll Bring the World Their Truth

Original linoleum block print We as members of the church take a lot for granted. We have so many answers…

03 May: Where She Is

I fell to my knees about a month ago, and out loud I asked the questions: “Where is she? How…

26 Apr: Pray, I am there (2/2)

  Pray, I am there. Speak, I am listening. You are my child, my love now surrounds you. I hear…

26 Apr: Are you really there? (1/2)

Heavenly Mother, are you really there? And do you feel and listen to my silent prayer? Some say that you…

24 Apr: Eternal Embrace

My conscious relationship with my Heavenly Mother began as I sought comfort in dealing with an emotionally devastating miscarriage. In…

20 Apr: In Their Palms

Considering Palm Sunday, and the Divine Parent palms.

20 Apr: Springtime Hug

As I look outside, witnessing our fickle (snowy!) spring, I imagine a full-of-love Mother, hugging us all with the warmth…

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…

05 Apr: Mother Divine

  Note: This piece is featured in the book A Girl’s Guide to Heavenly Mother. Before I was asked to…

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…

24 Feb: I Have A Heavenly Mother!

My six year old son helped me write the words to this song. He wanted everyone to know that the…

24 Feb: The Divine Feminine

I created this piece after a long period of contemplation of just what sort of image would represent Heavenly Mother…

22 Feb: Mother’s Day and Our Heavenly Parents

This year I was asked to speak in Sacrament meeting on Mother’s Day. I was really nervous. Usually on Mother’s…

17 Feb: The Veil O’er the Earth is Beginning to Burst

This piece came about because of a number of questions about the first vision I started asking myself. I was…

05 Feb: Eve and Her Mother

This was painted in 2016, after a friend’s husband commissioned it as a gift for her. Though I had had…

04 Feb: Heavenly Mother Portrait Series

This series of Heavenly Mother portraits commenced after October General Conference 2019, when the new Young Women Theme was announced….

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…

19 Jan: Heavenly Mother, Beloved Son

linoleum block print, veragated metal leaf, and watercolor One of the cherished beliefs of Latter-day Saints is the knowledge of…

31 Dec: Mother of Light

  I wanted to do another artistic piece of Heavenly Mother: one that would hopefully be relatable to all in…

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…

18 Dec: Thank You Mother in Heaven

When I was teaching Primary music, I was sad there were no songs to teach about Heavenly Mother. So I…

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…

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…

14 Nov: One Great Whole

I hope my daily life, actions and thoughts help increase connection to God (Father+Mother), uncover, discover and connect truths. This…

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…

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…

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…

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…

21 Oct: Mother’s Lap

The last few years have been trying. A huge shift has happened and I have felt completely lost. In these…

11 Sep: Together They Held The World In Its Place

  More of Caitlin Connolly’s artwork can be seen at caitlinconnolly.com. Instagram: @caitlin_connolly_

11 Sep: In Their Image

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