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reflection from the election.

It’s hard to look at this election cycle and find a way to praise God. I mean, hard. Our country is on its way to becoming more divided than ever before, and that’s pretty scary to think about. Newsfeeds and are filled with hate speech, racism, and bigotry…or as I’d like to call it, sin.… Continue reading reflection from the election.

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Fruitful Sexuality

I've been "out" as part of the LGBTQ+ community for over a month. Some friends ask me what my life has been like since coming out. I can think of many ways to describe my experience, but one word sums it up well: fruitful. I spent much of my life believing that nothing to do… Continue reading Fruitful Sexuality

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other people exist.

Here's one example of the utter wrongness of something I tend to be automatically sure of: Everything in my own immediate experience supports my deep belief that I am the absolute center of the universe, the realest, most vivid and important person in existence. We rarely talk about this sort of natural, basic self centeredness,… Continue reading other people exist.

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Into the Light.

I’ve contemplated sharing my story for years. I’ve written and re-written this story, trying to perfect the words so that I speak as eloquently and gracefully as possible. Over those years, I’ve realized that eloquence is not always necessary, but transparency is. I am sharing my story because 50 innocent lives were taken at Pulse Nightclub… Continue reading Into the Light.

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becoming perfect.

I recently had my low self-worth brought to my attention, and it was thrown into the spotlight with this statement: "You feel like you have to work for God's favor." Not only did I disagree, but I was offended. How dare she make that great assumption about my relationship with God? And if I'm being completely… Continue reading becoming perfect.

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I am still a cynic…

I have a confession to make: I am still a cynic. I know…after all these years. I have been for a long time, and maybe I always will be. In case you aren’t sure what that means, it is “a person who believes that people are motivated purely by self-interest rather than acting for honorable… Continue reading I am still a cynic…

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freedom.

There are so many ways to understand the word freedom. According to the good ole Webster Dictionary, freedom is:  liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another. Liberation. Not constrained. The state of being free. Spiritually speaking, Christians understand this as being free from the bondage of sin. We experience liberation from the "passions of our flesh" and… Continue reading freedom.