Author Archives: Rachel Conlin McLeod

About Rachel Conlin McLeod

Transgender activist, Christian at First Baptist Church in Willimantic, Connecticut. B.A. in History and Social Sciences, B.A. in Sociology Freelance writer, tutor, research assistant Loves hockey, ballet, women's gymnastics, and Bible studies.

Isaiah 9:6 “For Unto Us a Child is Born”

Isaiah 9:6 (NKJV) “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Reflections: … Continue reading

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Advent Week 1 and 2: Of Hope and Peace

So far at my church we have celebrated two weeks of Advent, the season where we prepare to celebrate and memorialize the first coming of Jesus Christ, when Christ comes as a child in the world. Each Sunday in the … Continue reading

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Psalm 18:2 “The Lord is My Fortress”

Psalm 18:2 “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” Reflection: For the last four years, since August 1st, 2014, I had … Continue reading

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Colossians 3:12-14

Colossians 3:12-14 – NIV “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as … Continue reading

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A God of Many Voices

Through God, all things are possible. God is infinite, God is all-knowing, God is all powerful, and God is beyond our mortal comprehension. So why is it that we humans tend to box God in or approach God with a … Continue reading

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Zephaniah 3:17

Reflection:  God, the Ultimate and Eternal Creator delights in you. He created you. He created you and loves you. There would be no point in Him creating something or someone He does not love. And He so loved the world … Continue reading

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There is a Movement

  There is a movement in the international community to respond to the crackdown in Egypt and in other countries against LGBT individuals. Governments in Egypt, Russia, and many countries where the ultra-conservative theologically based rhetoric or socially conservative ideology … Continue reading

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