Is it scandalous to say that LGBTQ are just as valuable as everyone else? Is it scandalous to open the church doors wide, to say they have a place in church and in the body of Christ? Is it scandalous to say you can be gay and Christian? In some circles it certainly is. Almost as radical … Continue reading Reject Gay People from Church?? You’ve GOT to be Kidding Me!
After he came out, his mother burned his birth certificate and all his childhood photos in the front yard. She sent him a black funeral wreath that said, "In Memory of My Son." She never talked to him again. Ever. A son's honesty with his parents failed to yield the love, compassion and forgiveness they … Continue reading Family Relationships: The Fine Line Between Hope & Denial
"Let me begin by begging your forgiveness for the way you have been mistreated..." Wonderful readers, I share this pastor's letter which resonates with my heart, echoing my ongoing blogs, showing us Jesus' love. Please enjoy and take great courage from pastors like this -- and there are plenty of them! - Susan An open … Continue reading An Affirming Pastor’s Letter to GLBT Christians
More today from my Saturday “Jesus Blog” – a word from Jesus to you… Nothing is wrong with you. I'll say it again. Nothing is wrong with you. You were perfectly planned, perfectly designed, perfectly made. Don't let anybody tell you different. Of course you mature -- who doesn't mature? But that's up to me … Continue reading Jesus Blog: Hey There, Beautiful
Vulnerability encloses me. I do not know how it happened, nor how I got here. Yet, here I stand in front of you all, laid bare. A secret I never meant to tell you all, has nearly wormed itself out of my mouth, exposing who I am, who I really am to you all. Ninety-nine … Continue reading A Coming Out Story
At a dinner party Winston Churchill says to his dinner companion, "Madam, would you sleep with me for five million pounds?" The woman responds, "My goodness, Mr. Churchill. I suppose I would." Churchill replies, "Would you sleep with me for five pounds?" She answers, "Mr. Churchill, what kind of woman do you think I am?" … Continue reading Legalism is Just Haggling Over Price
This post is part of the June Synchroblog which asks the question “What would you tell your younger self if you could travel back in time?” So, here we go... Sitting in the gentle breeze out on the balcony, I am overjoyed at how much I love my life. Now, I do. But I spent … Continue reading Be Kind to Yourself