STILL STACE Book Study – Open to all!

Friends! The lovely folks at Susanville United Methodist Church in Susanville, California have decided to host an 8-week book study on Zoom – and the focus is Still Stace! Week 1 starts tomorrow, Wednesday Apr 6, and Kathy Baldock will be joining to chat with us about all of her incredible work with the LGBTQContinue reading “STILL STACE Book Study – Open to all!”

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.”

HERE TO QUEER Podcast

I was recently invited onto Julie Rodgers’ new podcast “Here to Queer”! We had a lovely conversation about queer books for kids and teens & why they are important. We also chatted about the writing process, since both of us wrote a memoir (her book Outlove, mine Still Stace) – how do you decide whatContinue reading “HERE TO QUEER Podcast”

What does it mean to become an AFFIRMING CHURCH?

Well let me tell you what it means to ME – a queer Christian person.  Taking that step to be affirming, quite simply is like turning a light on a very, very dark path. Now, that light isn’t going to tell you how long the path is, or what direction to go. It’s also notContinue reading “What does it mean to become an AFFIRMING CHURCH?”

Marriage (reality) check-in.

Hey hi hey! Who’s marriage/relationship is really struggling right now?  In a prolonged pandemic,In the Polaroid of social media,In a perfection obsessed world,I want to be honest about the reality of what IS right now. This season of marriaging (and parenting young kids) through a prolonged uncertain pandemic HAS BEEN THE VERY HARDEST. I haveContinue reading “Marriage (reality) check-in.”

Holding rainbows.

Since the release of Still Stace, a lot of people have felt safe enough to share their precious journeys with me. I’m so thankful for all the messages, Zooms and walks. Keep ’em comin’ 🙂 Whether you are queer, bi, trans, gay, lesbian, not sure, or somewhere in between – know your stories are always safe with me. I willContinue reading “Holding rainbows.”

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””

Hang in there.

Last night was the longest night of the year. Yesterday new restrictions were announced here in BC. New variants, new worries, new boosters. Christmas is around the corner. It’s a lot. I don’t have any profound wisdom except to say what my soul keeps humming: Hang in there. Don’t give up. Even the longest nightsContinue reading “Hang in there.”