I have made it a practice these past few years to spend time during the month of June to purposely write about how I see passages of scripture differently now. I guess you might say they are words of pleading for my more conservative siblings in the faith to reconsider their position on the LGBTQ… Continue reading Finding Freedom: A Pride Month Devotion
A friend of mine and her husband do something really cute. Each year, they get one of those small square flip calendars that has one page for each day, showing what day it is to celebrate. Like National Chocolate Chip Cookie day, or National Ballet Day or National Sock Day. Then they do just about… Continue reading Can we let them represent?
What comes to mind for you when you think of Peter in the Bible? His denial of Jesus after he swore he would never leave, even after Jesus predicted it? Jesus forgiving and calling Peter to take care of and feed his sheep, after his resurrection? His first “sermon” proclaiming God’s fulfillment to his people,… Continue reading Me & Peter have more in common than I’d like to admit
June is pride month, and I realize its been two years since I posted anything specifically on this topic. Granted, this time last year I was getting ready for my own wedding so my mind was just a BIT pre-occupied…. This year though, I’ve been a bit more thoughtful of what I wanted to post.… Continue reading Pride month gets personal
June is Pride month, for the LGBTQ/ queer community, and usually I don’t post much. Not to ignore it, but more because I can’t quite figure out what to say or how to say it. This year, I have been ruminating on a few things. Specifically….I have been reading Ephesians…. and yesterday morning I was… Continue reading A new take on Ephesians 2
So often, we feel like we are the only person going through [insert experience here]. The thought of sharing what is really going on can be terrifying, intimidating, and vulnerable, no matter how big or how little it is. I remember when our kids hit the teen years and we started to deal with some…… Continue reading Not the only one
In my last post I shared some of my journey of how I went from being afraid to being affirming. Although I am not sure how many will be in this series, I still have a few trailing things I’d like to share, so I’m not quite done yet. In many ways, where I have… Continue reading Part 2: Caught in the Middle
Deconstruction is a word that, whether read in someone’s story or mentioned in a conversation over a meal, there is a mental sigh that I sit into, thinking “ah… you too, huh?” Although it takes on different forms and may land people in different places, it most always involves some sort of re-evaluating of the… Continue reading Part 1: From Afraid to Affirming – my journey