Hard Things.

Lately I’ve stepped away from social media, and had to put my phone away more than normal (both things that are good to do from time to time anyway!). I’m going through some very Hard Things in my personal life right now. I’m not in a place yet to talk about it, either in desireContinue reading “Hard Things.”

A blessing for Pride Month 2022

I believe so strongly in the power of our words to build each other up & give life. So I will keep writing Blessings, because I just believe they matter. As Pride month draws to a close, these words rose to the surface of my heart. Much love to you, wherever you find yourself onContinue reading “A blessing for Pride Month 2022”

A poem for me – and maybe you, too.

In tough times (especially), I believe we all need to do what moves us. For me sometimes it’s art, sometimes it’s cycling, sometimes it’s writing. (Sometimes all three in one day.) I wrote this because I needed to, for me. Maybe you need to hear it too. Sending love, my friends. PS – God isContinue reading “A poem for me – and maybe you, too.”

A Blessing for you, on International Women’s Day

For International Women’s Day, I sat quietly and pictured all the women in my life, who I admire, who I am cheering for. My women friends, this is for you. Art @staceychomiakart FULL TEXT: A Blessing for You, Ferociously Wonderful WomenOn International Women’s Day, 2022 I see you, my Black, Indigenous, Asian, Latina, Indian… all my gloriousContinue reading “A Blessing for you, on International Women’s Day”

A Blessing for our beloved trans youth.

The laws happening in Texas targeting trans youth is absolutely breaking my heart. Our trans brothers and sisters (never mind youth) are already such a vulnerable community and they do not deserve this. I wish I could do or say more, & I am struggling. So I wrote this Blessing. Sending so much love toContinue reading “A Blessing for our beloved trans youth.”

Hear my queer prayer.

There needs to be more queer prayers in the world. That is – prayers written by queer people. So here’s mine. Sending love, my friends. Full text: Hear my queer prayer. Spoiler alert: queer prayers are just prayers by queer people. To the God of knowing, loving – and creating – ALL of my parts.Continue reading “Hear my queer prayer.”

Essay for “The Gay & Lesbian Review”

Thank you to The Gay & Lesbian Review for publishing my essay! Full text below image, or click on the link to read. “HOMOSEXUALITY is sin, no doubt about it. And it’s the worst kind of sin because it twists our sexuality and tries to make us believe we could be something we are not.Continue reading “Essay for “The Gay & Lesbian Review””

A Blessing for when Christmas is so heavy.

I was having a bath late last night, well past everyone going to bed. Sometimes it’s my favourite place to write, to dream… to feel. The Christmas season brings up so many things, for so many people, including myself. I’m feeling a lot of heaviness with the world, with my friends, with life. It canContinue reading “A Blessing for when Christmas is so heavy.”

(Gay) Writing for Red Letter Christians.

A huge thanks to the kind folks at Red Letter Christians for asking me to write an article about my experience as a lesbian Christian. I will NEVER hesitate if someone asks me to write about my sexuality and faith, and I’m so grateful for communities like this who invite everyone’s voice to the table.Continue reading “(Gay) Writing for Red Letter Christians.”

It’s complicated.

I almost didn’t post this. But I’m 40 now, so screw it, I’m not editing myself anymore! I wrote this after a recent visit with my parents. (I hid this from them  on social media. Because I do love them and don’t want to hurt them. But being honest about hard things is important.) ThisContinue reading “It’s complicated.”