Vomiting All Over Facebook

I was told, by a family member, in a round about way, through social media, that all respect for me was lost.  Gone… No, no names were used, but I knew…sometimes…you just know. Why did they lose respect? Because I used words like “Fuck,” “God Damn,” “Go to Hell,” in response to, what I believe…

Grace is Found in Hues of Gray

Recently, I had a family member express concern for my soul.  Their reason?  I’m a lesbian. Now, first of all, I realize their concern is an expression of love, but I also know, they fear if they fail to warn me, then my blood will stain their hands, at the great white throne of God’s…

Yes Lord…but…I’m Gay

A Conversation with God 8/11/2016   Me:  God, as I tarried in your garden, I heard the words of a verse that has given me comfort for many years. God:  And what words are they, my child? Me:  They go something like this… “…everyone the Father gives Me will come to Me, and those who come…

…Not on my Deathbed…

Let my sentence come forth from thy presence…  (KJV) Only you can say     that I am innocent,     because only your eyes     can see the truth. (CEV) Psalms 17:2 Death is right around the corner…maybe not the next corner but it’s surely waiting behind one of them. Last week, I had a “scare.”  You know the…

Lucy and Ethel

(The following is my response to today’s prompt-Buddy.) I’m so lucky my best friend is also my wife. We’re far from suave, polished and “high- falutin.” Nah…that’s not even close to being us. Paint us goofy, uncoordinated, and great eaters of shoe-leather; as we’ve mastered the art of “opening mouth and inserting foot.” We’re a whole lot like…

God Has Something to Say to the Hurting

(Psalms 9/Paraphrased as if from God’s point of view)  This morning, as I read Psalms chapter 9, a message began to form in my mind.  A message, I believe, to be from God.  A message, He wants all the hurting to hear. And so as I pondered over the verses I began to read it as…

Be Loud Be Proud

The following is an excerpt from an article I wrote for RISE, my church.  It’s my reflection upon Shenandoah Valley’s First Pride festival. I felt confident I could do it.  After all, they had said, “Just show up…hand out stickers…hand out freeze-pops…and no words required.”  “No words” appealed greatly to my introverted self, so Corinne…

Aren’t We All Sodomites?

When Corinne and I fell in love and decided to become a couple, one of her friends, supposedly a good christian, tapped his foot against the wall of Corinne’s office as if shaking the dust from his shoes.  This was done to represent his disapproval of our relationship.  In essence he was saying to us,…

You Have To Let It Go

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Happily Ever After.” “And they lived happily ever after.” Think about this line for a few minutes. Are you living happily ever after? If not, what will it take for you to get there? I am a strange sort of person.  I’m not sure when this knowledge…