The Beatitudes in action

Sitting in the Martin Luther King Jr Convocation at the college where I work, watching a film clip from the Freedom Riders documentary, experiencing a sound wave of drumming as it moved from the back of the auditorium, and hearing the Rev. C.T. Vivian share powerful insights, I was moved to tears that cascaded out of a tired [Read More…]

In love with fear

Oh Lord We are a culture In love with fear And afraid of love Be not afraid, you call Many of the same souls Who shout With closed minds And plugged ears That the government Shall not have any role In regulating Weapons Be afraid, they say Are the same souls Who demand With closed [Read More…]

Jodie Foster was already out

Jodie Foster came out last night but she really came out a long time ago. In her own way. I bet I am gonna get some serious flak from a few of my queer sisters & brothers but hey, that’s what blogs are for eh? Speaking your own truth and letting the chips fall where [Read More…]

Called to serve

And then there are the nights when I toss and turn, worried that I’m wasting my time, passion and faith scribbling notes in cyberspace when I could just shut the hell up and earn some blisters serving a sick, poor, oppressed, imprisoned, widowed, orphaned, abused, raped, exhausted world. Every so often I am nagged by the [Read More…]

Pet Slide Shows are So Gay

Pet lovers come from all walks of life – gay, straight, black, white, man, woman, Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Agnostic and Pagan. We all have animals in our lives that make us whole.  For many of us they complete us in ways that humans can not.  They love us unconditionally and they are there for us in some [Read More…]

God’s teachings are clear that…

If your position on any “issue” begins with “God’s teachings are clear about…” I implore you to enter 2013 thoughtfully and prayerfully considering: “God’s teachings are clear about…” only works as a trump card if we believe that the bible is the inerrant, unfiltered, literal/factual word of God. I can still be a Christian if [Read More…]

Empty Mangers

Lord, for the mothers around the world whose mangers are empty, Left shattered by the violence Of a world still swirling in darkness, We pray Oh come, Oh come, Emmanuel       The video below is very hard to watch. The video below is not full of holiday cheer. The below video reminds us there [Read More…]

Advent: We are the ones we’ve been waiting for

“The waiting is the hardest part Every day you see one more card You take it on faith, you take it to the heart The waiting is the hardest part” ~ Tom Petty Advent is a season of waiting for the In-Breaking of Peace, waiting for the Incarnation of Love. It is a season for [Read More…]

Are you a goat?

Now y’all know I tend toward the kinder gentler form of blogging, right?  Y’all know that my meemaw would not approve of me hollerin’ in public  like some hick with rollers in my hair and a Marlboro hangin’ out of my mouth. Well, I’ve been asked more than a few times by some of y’all to [Read More…]

A prayer for Connecticut

  Gracious and loving God, you watch the ways of all of us and the utter destruction of which our hands are capable – over and over again. We implore you to weave goodness and grace In the lives of those destroyed by senseless violence. Surround those whose lives are shattered with a sense of [Read More…]