Category Archives: Self-Reflection

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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Ordinary Things Becoming Miracles

I got to thinking this morning about how each of us is endowed with a variety of skills and talents and abilities– not all of which need to be extraordinary or spectacular. I got to thinking that some of the … 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 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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Thoughts on Baptism

Baptism is a cleansing. It is a purification. It is the shedding of the old in favor of the new and renewed. It is a promise, a sacred covenant that the old sinful spirit you once had will no longer … Continue reading

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Courage

The ability to get up in the morning knowing you may step out into a world where it seems all of society hates you. That is courage. The ability to look for the good in people even though so many try and … Continue reading

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For Everything There is a Season

On January 10th, I finally took a major step towards fully becoming my true and authentic self. I took my first doses of hormone replacement therapy. About ten years ago I came out of the closet and sought therapy in … Continue reading

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