Category Archives: Personal Stories

Queering Gender

I was only seven, and already I got that it made no sense. I was only seven, and already I got that it made no sense. More than anything that year, I wanted to carry the cross up the center aisle, … Continue reading

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Invisible Partners

We had been hiking straight up hill for nearly two hours.  Unlike the day before, it was sunny, not raining – but the remnants of the rain were everywhere – mud, and deep crevices along the trail, trees fallen along … Continue reading

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Anger, Love, and the Hope for Change

For a month about simplicity (our church monthly theme), the current cultural moment is anything but simple. Since the news broke on Sunday about the terrible shooting in Orlando, I’ve been back and forth with all sorts of emotions: angry, sad, … Continue reading

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Share Your Shame Stories – Just Not With Everyone

I’m not telling any secrets when I say that my mom can’t keep any secrets.  One our favorite family stories is about the time that she had a somewhat embarrassing medical issue, and upon its discovery she told us, “I … Continue reading

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Human Community and Holy Texts

A sermon offered at the Foothills Unitarian Church, January 31, 2016  Listen to the audio of this sermon here.  (contains quite a bit of extra text not included here…)  It is the last Sunday of January, which means it is … Continue reading

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Top 10 “TV” of 2015 (What I am Doing on Staycation)

I’m in the middle of an 11 day staycation.  I have barely anything planned – just lots of open time to follow whatever whim I might have on a given day (before the kiddos are done with school and the more usual routine … Continue reading

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Right and Risk in the Big Top – Candidating Sermon 1, Nov 8, 2015.

Listen to this sermon here. Right and Risk in the Big Top You might have heard it said that there are no atheists in foxholes. It’s an incredibly simplistic and somewhat insulting way of speaking to the experience of coming face … Continue reading

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