A few weeks ago a man in my church preached about “absolute truth”. He’s not a pastor at my church, he’s a psychologist who serves at times and is consulted when needed. He started out by talking about what a wacky world we live in. I (along with everyone else) agreed yes, we’ live in wacky times. Read more “Absolute Truth”
One year ago on October 9th my book was published. So I want to celebrate by giving it away to as many of you as possible. If you would like a free eBook or audiobook, this is for you! It’s my story of being a Christian and transgender, facing rejections and being ready to die—yet the Lord had other plans.
Tuesday October 8th through Saturday night the 12th, the Kindle version is free at Amazon. That’s right, the price is $0.00. Just go “buy” it and it’s yours. You can read it on just about any device with the free Kindle app. Read more “My Book is ONE YEAR OLD!”
Listening to the pastor in the video below doesn’t particularly disturb me. There are people who literally HATE other people who are different than them that well, they go off the deep end. I’ve had amazingly hateful and ignorant things written to me by pastors who have never met nor talked to me.
What really bothers me is that 1) these people get traction within the LGBT community, causing an equally hateful response—hence all the vitriol we see in the media and 2) NO ONE in the evangelical community, not even my own church saying the opposite. Read more “How Do We Know This Isn’t YOUR Church?”
Those were the words sent to me in a private message just before noon today. They continued “…the way this world is screwed up and the amount of pain I’m going through its best I finally end it.” And they closed expressing their love.
I have their cell phone number, so I tried to call them, but it went straight to voice-mail.
For those in the predominantly evangelical, conservative Christian area, being pro-life seems like the only respectful choice. The choice to preserve the life, at almost any cost the precious life of the child.
Sadly many of the same people consider being transgender a “choice”. They think I “chose” to transition, that I “chose” to have surgery. Well, to a degree that is correct, but what’s more important and the driving factor of those two decisions, is that I chose LIFE! Read more “I Choose Life!”
I’ll warn you right know, I’m getting on my soapbox (but I’ll be brief for a change) …
You know… I have lots of friends who are Christians. Some would be described as conservative evangelical Christians (with evangelical often being considered a negative term these days) and also many friends who would be considered progressive Christians. Read more “Conservative or Progressive, You’re a CHRISTIAN (both of you)”
It was this day, June 5th twenty-seven years ago that I stepped into the reality of living a genuine and authentic life, the person I was created to be. It was the day I hit the RESET button, to start over, to finally navigate life while being true to myself and my Lord, in spite of the ramifications from people I love. Read more “The Day My Future Changed”
It’s taken me a while to find a way to articulate what I felt was the issue with many people who have difficulty accepting people who are transgender.
There are a couple of memes that on occasion pop up in my Facebook feed that others have shared. These are my friends who are sharing it so I tend not to take it personal or that they are thinking of me when they share it, but I KNOW that they have been used by others as a (I was about to use the phrase “passive-aggressive”, but there is nothing passive about it) means of communicating one’s displeasure with someone who is transgender. Read more “What Do We Do With the Rule Breakers?”
I’ve written about family and holidays before, and yesterday, the day before Mother’s day, I was again filled with the significance of family.
Each year I send my mom either a card or flowers for Mother’s day, and likewise on her birthday. I have her home address and as far as I know it’s still current since I’ve never received a notice that the address is wrong. It’s going on 28 years since I’ve seen my parents and just about that long since we’ve spoken, I’ve written them and they continue to choose silence toward me. The same for my brothers. In fact, for the first 30 years of their lives my two nephews didn’t even know I existed, and we live in the same state (well, one lives now on the other side of the state line in Oklahoma, but I extend grace to him since he grew up in Texas). Read more “Mom and Family”