Prayer will not…


… fill your bank account, provide more touchdowns, win the heart of the hottie you have your eye on, keep your tire from going flat on that dark and rainy night, stop hurricanes or holocausts, prevent homicides or sex trafficking. So where does this bee in my bonnet come from today? Well, while perusing (ok, obsessively [Read More...]

A prayer for the storms of life


God of our hearts, Walk with us through The great storms of life. Scatter us not to the four corners as the gale threatens to decimate all we hold dear. Untether us from the harbors of hate and give us buoyancy to weather the deluge of ignorance that threatens to drown us all. Give us strength To be your [Read More...]

A picture on my desk


So for those who’ve not had a “coming out” experience it may seem, from all the talk and Glee type hype, that coming out is a one-time event with two possible outcomes.  The story seems to go something like this:  First we inwardly acknowledge who we are then we announce to the world, rainbow gymnastic [Read More...]

With liberty and justice for some


When I was little I said the Pledge of Allegiance without thinking much about it.   Every morning the intercom would beep and we would all stand, place our not-yet-grubby hands over our hearts and say together those words we all know: I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and [Read More...]

Hatin’ on Christians?


“I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. The materialism of affluent Christian countries appears to contradict the claims of Jesus Christ that says it’s not possible to worship both Mammon and God at the same time.” – Gandhi I am feeling particularly punchy today; you [Read More...]

Perfect love casts out all fear


So back on September 4th, during the whirlwind of stories coming out of the Conventions, I posted a brief rant decrying the platforming of people.  If  Y’all have heard me say it once you’ve heard me say it a gazillion times – I am not an issue.  Well from that little post came a few wonderful comments [Read More...]

10 more things I bet Romney doesn’t know…


So apparently, way back in 2004, Mitt Romeny is on record saying “I didn’t know you had families,” to the LGBT parents standing in his office.  You can read one blogger’s take on this (unsurprising) stone-cold ignorance. Thinking this over (while enjoying a fried chicken and collard greens lunch at work) a few things came to [Read More...]

Coming Out: An Act of Welcoming Self


I am honored and excited to be able to share so many lovely, powerful and transformative stories with you all.  Here is yet another beautiful soul who is willing to welcome us into her journey.  Thank you Kyndra! Coming Out: An Act of Welcoming Self By: Kyndra D. Frazier, M. Div  I continue to be [Read More...]

I am not a Plank

As we begin yet another week of posturing and rhetoric that reduces people to labeled pawns in the great American political game I want to invite folks to listen deeply for the stories of people who, at first glance, seem alien to you . As each issue rolls across the stage remind yourself (and perhaps those around [Read More...]

Questions are holy

Friends, I don’t struggle under any delusion that you have been counting the days since our last conversation but every day that I let pass without a word or two on Coming Out Christian I actually miss y’all.  I have been a little preoccupied the past couple of weeks (good stuff!) but I am back [Read More...]