How did you become a lesbian?

I so wish I had written this!  Thank you whoever you are!!   [Read more…]

Sacred Space in Cyberspace

Hi there friends, there has been an increase in conversation lately about online ministry. I realize it is likely just on my newsfeed but it seems every day I see a question regarding online worship, sacraments or pastoral care.  Because I am experiencing what is commonly refereed to as writers’s block (I am calling it [Read More…]

Cody’s Coming Out Story

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.  Ecclesiastes 3:1   This past summer I had the pleasure to stand in a thin place with some amazing people at Wild Goose.  For me, the holiest moments of the entire festival occurred gathered with neighbors under a campsite tarp sharing [Read More…]

Haint of Hope

Oh weak heart why to you deceive a determined mind? Though I am truly and finally grateful to be free from all that was toxic and false moments swell within me where I miss all that was sweet and true Surprised by joy peeping into my life seeping into my soul My unhinged heart is [Read More…]

10 Reasons Net Neutrality Matters to Progressive Christians

This past fall I accepted a board position on the Media Justice arm of the UCC, OCinc. Since I care deeply about social justice as part of my duty as a follower of The Way, and since I spend addiction commitment levels of time engaging media of all sorts it seems this is a wonderful fit. [Read More…]

A lament for dark-valley days

The reading: Psalm 42  Longing for God and His Help in Distress To the leader. A Maskil of the Korahites. As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and behold the face of God? My tears have been [Read More…]

Separation: the Rosetta Stone of Love Languages

Adorning my tiny, new, ancient apartment in kitchen, bedroom and sacred writing nook I gaze upon art intentionally placed to remind me how she did try to love me, in her native language, so alien to my own – articulation through the material seeking, giving that which she recognized as meaningful to me but that I must now acknowledge [Read More…]

The Sound of Single

Hello Ramen, my old friend, I’ve come to dine with you again, Because a hunger softly creeping, Left its ache while I was working, And the hole that was planted in my gut Still remains Within the reach of Ramen. At empty ‘fridge I stood alone Hollow shelves of food none, ‘neath the halo of [Read More…]

With gay marriage comes gay divorce

I’ve been rather quiet this month but it is now time to break my silence. When you are committed to speaking truth, eventually you’ll stand on the cliff that beckons you to utter the unbearable truth about your own life. Today I am stepping with faith into the free-fall of sharing my truth. I’ll not [Read More…]

Facing my inner, silent self

I have so much I want to tell you about the swirling waters of my life and the excruciating, transformative, generative current in which I find myself swimming, sometimes with Olympic grace but more often with flailing gasps. Right now I can not find a way to collect all my thoughts, feelings and words to [Read More…]