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Blog and Book’s After School Special: Release Edition

Blog and Book’s After School Special: Release Edition

Blog: Well, book, this is it. Book: Yes, it is. Real world here I come. Blog: Are you nervous? Book: Yes, just a little. Blog: You should be, its brutal out there. Me: BLOG!! Quit trying to scare her. She is going to be just fine. Book – off you go – your new home at Amazon is waiting for you. I’ll be out there to check on you often and I have a whole bunch of friends that will…

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Under Indiana Skies

Under Indiana Skies

I’ve lived in Texas for 16 years now. That’s something I never thought would happen. There are things about Texas that I like, but so much of other places that I miss. I have been on the road for a little over week, seeing places I’ve not seen in years. The reality of what I’ve been missing has hit me like a simultaneous bolt of lightening and a gentle breeze; a jolt of reality and a deep breath. In addition…

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Tanks and Tires – Summer Tour

Tanks and Tires – Summer Tour

One of my favorite scenes in an Indiana Jones movie (and there are many to chose from!) is when he is standing on the edge of a bottomless canyon and has to take a “leap of faith.” We’ve all taken them. They are scary. Sometime they work out. Sometime they don’t. But they are always worth it. Call it “nothing ventured, nothing gained” or “calculated risk,” these bold steps are often what launch us into our life callings and usher…

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A Bomb On the Porch; A Bomb From the Pulpit

A Bomb On the Porch; A Bomb From the Pulpit

A pastor in Sacramento… A preacher in Fort Worth… Both, along with too many others, are calling for the death via execution of LGBT Americans. Praying that the survivors of the Orlando shooting, still fighting for their lives, will die. One even going as far as to criticize the shooter for “not finishing the job” and killing more people in the club that night. All while standing in the shadow of a cross and leaning in to the authority they claim in…

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An Open Letter to ABC and George Stephanopoulos

An Open Letter to ABC and George Stephanopoulos

In the aftermath of the horrific events that played out in Orlando last weekend as well as in mainstream and social media outlets in the days since, it’s not surprising that the airwaves this coming weekend are going to be stacked with talking heads seeking to offer guidance and direction in these turbulent times. One of the things that make America what it is as a nation is the freedom of access we have to opinions and information from a…

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B.O.A.T. Talks – Episode 3

B.O.A.T. Talks – Episode 3

I’m so excited to finally post Episode 3, parts 1 & 2 of B.O.A.T. Talks. Sara Cunningham has quickly becomes one of my closest friends. It was fun to get to talk to her and hear her story I hope you enjoy too. Stay tuned for parts 3 & 4 and be sure to visit the B.O.A.T. Talks page to see previous episodes! Episode 3 – Part 1 – Sara Cunningham: Bio and the book B.O.A.T. Talks is on the…

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We See You Too

We See You Too

In the political chess match of Gender and Sexual equality, today was a banner day. The legal papers were flying between NC and DC as lines were drawn in the sand. Nearly six weeks of rhetoric, bantering, fear mongering and social media wars came to a head as the powers that be both in Washington and Raleigh filed suits against one another over HB2, North Carolina’s sweeping legislation that basically legalized discrimination against nearly all gender, sexual and romantic minorities…

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Dear Family Research Counsel: I Call Bulls#!t

Dear Family Research Counsel: I Call Bulls#!t

Let me make something very clear. I solidly identify as a follower of Christ. I hold the scripture in high regard. I also identify as a transgender woman. I affirmed that identity after decades of work, training and service in conservative schools, churches and ministries as well as years and years of counseling to “manage” the dysphoria. That affirmation also came after being being pushed to the brink of suicide over the depression and anxiety that comes with an inconsistent…

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Shaken

Shaken

The summer of 1992 I was working as a media specialist for a camp in the mountains out side of Los Angeles. Basically that meant I followed the events of the family camp as they unfolded during the week collecting clips of video. At the end of the week I edited the clips into a final production that was presented at banquet in the dining hall on Saturday night. Sunday was a reset day and then we started it all…

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Another 24 Alive

Another 24 Alive

The circle of “Overcomers” where I sit as often as I can has many valued traditions. One of those traditions is that on the last Saturday of every month, we honor those in our midst celebrating one or multiple years of recovery from what ever it was that was hurting/killing them. On April 12 of 2015 I sat outside a different church service in uncontrollable tears. My divorce had just been finalized that week and subject of the message that…

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