Writing about Cove church on Rachel Held Evan’s blog

**UPDATE: A shorter version of this story made it into Rachel’s book “Searching For Sunday“, so keep an eye out for it! So grateful to her for sharing so many important stories. Since our little church Cove closed in May 2013, I have been wanting to write about it. Once I got past the shock,Continue reading “Writing about Cove church on Rachel Held Evan’s blog”

Experiencing GCN 2014 “Live it Out”

January 9 – 12, 2014 of this year, we were fortunate enough to go to our third GCN [Gay Christian Network] Conference. Every year it changes location to a different major city in the US – this year was Chicaaaaaaago! While no one could have planned the Polar Vortex-thingie…. the amount of love and warmthContinue reading “Experiencing GCN 2014 “Live it Out””

Just Because He Breathed – the animation.

Rob and Linda Robertson have an unbelievable story that has moved countless people. Tams and I first heard about their story a few months ago through social media and the article Linda had written for Huffington Post that went viral, entitled “Just Because He Breathes: Learning to Truly Love Our Gay Son.” We didn’t realizeContinue reading “Just Because He Breathed – the animation.”

One more step along this road :)

This past weekend I was asked to participate in a panel discussion at the Canadian Youth Workers Convention – an annual conference for youth workers both in the church, and outside the church. But primarily, this is mostly attended by youth pastors, and those who work with youth at church. This year it was heldContinue reading “One more step along this road :)”

A third way. Being interviewed for a message at “The Meeting House”.

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” – The Apostle Paul, Ephesians 4:2-3 (Our interview with Bruxy is at about the 29 min mark.) [In case it doesn’t work, link to the video here,Continue reading “A third way. Being interviewed for a message at “The Meeting House”.”

Inktober-ing a Pumpkin Patch: Part 2

I decided to try a retro slant on these drawings…. my favourite style of illustration! But I have not done tons of these drawings myself, mostly out of intimidation. I am terrified to put up drawings and not be “good enough”. But I am learning…. learning so much. Mostly… I am learning to extend theContinue reading “Inktober-ing a Pumpkin Patch: Part 2”

So here it is. My {gay} agenda.

I clearly remember sitting in my room at 18, writing in a journal and sobbing. I was the worst of sinners. And no amount of prayer was changing that. How could I be attracted to women? I grew up with all the right people, environment, schooling around me to guide me. I was so involvedContinue reading “So here it is. My {gay} agenda.”