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 Jul: A Mother! A Mother!

“A Mother! A Mother! We have got a Father, and there cannot be a Mother” by Natalie Cosby I have spent a lot of my adult spiritual life wondering about…

26 Jul: Peeking Through Her Veil

Peeking Through Her Veil by Natalie Cosby Thin is Her veil It falls over Her skin Softening its glow Dimming Her light from a blinding bright To a warm luminance…

21 Jun: While We’re Apart

I have often thought and wondered about Heavenly Mother and my relationship with her prior to coming to this Earth. I imagine loving, tender feelings that are more than I…

20 Jun: Romana

This is a depiction of Heavenly Mother. This is Romana. She is my great grandmother, the legendary matriarch of my mother’s family. My great grandparents lived in Texas before it…

14 Jun: Angel Mother Goddess

Angel Mother Goddess. Mixed Media on paper 7×15.5” After the other painting I did two days ago of Heavenly Mother I sat down yesterday with a blank sheet of paper…

14 Jun: Mother Goddess

Mother Goddess 8.5×12.5 mixed media on paper. She practically appeared on the paper. I was alone in my house for the first time since March, since all of this isolation…

14 Jun: Frozen II and the Divine Feminine

You know those people who stand up in sacrament meeting and give a talk or testimony where they basically give a synopsis of a movie you’ve never seen and then…

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…

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 to questions people ask their entire lives, and never find….

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 can I find her?” The answer didn’t come instantly. Instead…

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 your prayers, I love my children, For such is our…

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 are so far away, But I know you’re closer ’round…

24 Apr: Eternal Embrace

My conscious relationship with my Heavenly Mother began as I sought comfort in dealing with an emotionally devastating miscarriage. In my desperation for peace and closure, I found myself pleading…

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 and tenderness she has saved up, just for us. As…

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…

05 Apr: Mother Divine

Note: This piece is featured in the book A Girl’s Guide to Heavenly Mother. Before I was asked to do this painting of Heavenly Mother, I didn’t think much about…

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…

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 most important thing about Heavenly Mother is that she loves…

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 to me. I truly believe that She is wisdom, grace,…

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 Day I sit in the congregation and feel deeply sorry…

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 tired of seeing the same three figure pieces of art…

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 strong spiritual experiences with Heavenly Mother, I had not ever…

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. I was so excited that we finally moved from “daughters…

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…

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 Heavenly Parents who sent us to earth to gain bodies…

31 Dec: Mother of Light

  I wanted to do another artistic piece of Heavenly Mother: one that would hopefully be relatable to all in some way or another. I used many colors, shadow, and…

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…

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 asked my 5 year old daughter what a song about…

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…

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…

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 tree portrait is unlike all the others I have finished,…

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…

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…

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…

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 trying times I’ve been craving maternal comfort, even at 33…

11 Sep: Together They Held The World In Its Place

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11 Sep: In Their Image

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