Dreaming dreams and seeing visions: Nadia, Rachel, Tony et al.

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I had an odd dream last night. Maybe this dream is the result of the spicy bean bowl I made for dinner, maybe it was melatonin gummies that helped me get the best night sleep in a month, maybe it came to me as a result of the creeping feeling that I need to walk [Read More...]

Thank you Fred Phelps

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A couple of y’all have asked me why I have been strangely quiet about Fred Phelp’s passing so I guess I should try my best to answer. Because thinking about this man and his legacy makes me mad, it hurts like hell and brings out the worst in my heart. As a Christian, a lesbian [Read More...]

Grieving the death of a gay marriage

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Warning: this post feels like a hot damn mess of a dozen mismatched thoughts dumped out like a pail of dog-chewed Lincoln Logs. So be it.   It’s been just three months since I moved out of the house that I believed would be my forever home. Three months since I stepped across two distinct [Read More...]

Happy Birthday Phyllis

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I am sitting on my tiny front porch listening to the lonely wail of a train in the cool southern night trying to find the words to wish someone beautiful, talented, graceful (in all the ways) and incredibly special to me an amazingly happy birthday! I can’t seem to recall the circumstances of our first [Read More...]

Lent: Come Aside a While

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Friends, I’d like to take this opportunity to invite y’all, liberal or conservative, queer or not queer, female or male, black or white, Mac or Windows, coffee or tea, craft or PBR, rocks or neat to take some time over Lent to Come Aside a While into the spiritual practice of lectio divina via livestreaming.com each [Read More...]

Shame and Wonder In The Choir Loft

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So today I have the pleasure of lifting up a post by a friend of mine. Tripp has become for me an example of how a Baptist can live out their path with faithful consistency and radical hospitality.  Tripp is a living reminder of the core of my Baptist roots, the good and rebellious stuff, [Read More...]

Ginger lesbian willing to explore bondage

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Sorry I’m not sorry that I lured you here under false pretenses but this is NOT a queer “50 Shades” post.  Nope, this is simply a post that explores just a few of the reasons why I am willing to head down to the Georgia capital and present myself as a protesting witness to a [Read More...]

How to Determine If Your Religious Liberty Is Being Threatened in Just 10 Quick Questions by Rev. Emily C. Heath

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Thank you Rev. Emily for allowing me to share this kick-ass post originally shared on The Huffington Post! It seems like this election season “religious liberty” is a hot topic. Rumors of its demise are all around, as are politicians who want to make sure that you know they will never do anything to intrude [Read More...]

Five Things I’ve Learned About Coming Out

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As some of y’all know I have been in a bit of a personal spiral since my father died in October and my marriage crumbled in December.  Even though I promised that “my personal tragedy would not affect my ability to do good hair” it seems my bloggy bouffant has indeed fallen flat in recent months. [Read More...]

On the other foot: imagine a world of heterophobia

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Just watch.  Trigger warnings galore.   Breathe. Take a moment to pray. Please stop a moment to think. Ok, now comments are welcome.   [Read more...]


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