Category Archives: Pride

Isaiah 56:7 — The Church is For All Peoples

A house of prayer for all nations. A house of prayer for all peoples. Isaiah 56:7 “these I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be … Continue reading

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Reflections for April 15th, 2018

This is me. This is me as a transgender woman, three months into hormone replacement therapy. This is also me standing at the door to my church in Willimantic, CT. This is me as a Christian. This is me as … Continue reading

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Thoughts and Reflections, April 10th, 2018

A question I have asked myself often lately is this: What scene or moment would sum up for you the impact of Jesus upon the LGBT community? The answer, in my mind, is taken from at the Book of Mathew … Continue reading

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Thoughts of the Day: March 4th, 2018

I’ve reached about the two month mark on my hormone replacement therapy. I look at my body and look for the subtle changes in my shapes and curves. I wonder if my skin is a little softer and smoother. I … Continue reading

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Community

I often ponder on this recurring question of whether or not religion and faith can belong in the LGBT community– and likewise, I am asked the reversed, can the LGBT community belong in religion and faith? There are days in which … 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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Titus 2:11-14

Titus 2:11-14 New International Version (NIV) For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, … Continue reading

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