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
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.
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.
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.
King David had a beautifully raw perspective on life. If anyone understands what ultimate satisfaction looks like, I think David had a pretty good grasp. In Psalm 16, he speaks about his reliance on the Creator. You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you. [Psalm 16:2] He is hyper-aware of God’s goodness. Even though he is a King, he… Continue reading Psalm 16
I wish I handled situations with grace. ...But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger… [James 1:19] I think a good way to describe me in times of stress and conflict is the exact opposite of this verse. I am QUICK to anger, and QUICK to speak; and I really don’t want… Continue reading Anger and Grace.
I really don’t even know how to produce this blog post. It is not filled with anger towards God or thankfulness towards grace. If anything, I am feeling very indifferent right now.I am underwhelmed by the Gospel.Am I even allowed to say that as a Christian? That the goodest good of all goods is not… Continue reading underwhelmed by the overwhelming