Life happens

Bless me, blogosphere, for I have sinned. Great, gulping sins of omission. I have been a negligent blogger, and have failed to write about a great many wonderful and interesting things. On the flip side, I've been a very good mommie (and new auntie as well!). And now I'm a mommie who has a kid… Continue reading Life happens


Sometimes I get really frustrated with people talking about the biblical definition of marriage. Nowhere does the bible define marriage in anything like what we might consider a modern understanding. In acknowledgment of that, and in celebration of this week's steps forward for the glbt community, I began tweeting reasons why my marriage does not… Continue reading #mymarriageisnotbiblical

While you were out, heterosexism imploded.

Well, that's a bit of an exaggeration, but it didn't stop me from crowing it at my husband this week. First, in Wisconsin, the United Methodist Church tried another clergyperson on the charges of 1. being gay and 2. marrying a gay couple. On the first charge, Rev. Amy DeLong was found not guilty of… Continue reading While you were out, heterosexism imploded.

I do not think it means what you think it means…

I went to bed last night. My husband, awake an hour earlier than I this morning, was the one who told me that Osama bin Laden had been killed by U.S. operatives. I read the headlines and watched the President's speech, and skimmed through Twitter, and began to develop a nasty, sickly feeling in my… Continue reading I do not think it means what you think it means…

Inspiration and Hope: Why I am part of MFSA

I am part of the Methodist Federation for Social Action because it both inspires me and gives me hope. For me, MFSA lifts up the greatest strengths and addresses the greatest areas of weakness in my denomination. One of the biggest things that drew me to The United Methodist Church as a college student was… Continue reading Inspiration and Hope: Why I am part of MFSA

poem for a hate group leader

Fred, Fred. One day it'll happen. I don't know when or how, but then none of us ever do. Perhaps you'll be blessed enough to die of old age. Or maybe disease will consume you, or the poison you spew take an inward toll. Or maybe, tragically, a grief-stricken family member at a funeral-turned-protest will… Continue reading poem for a hate group leader

Of darkness and discourse, culpability and connection

I try to refrain from being overtly political on my blog, but politics and theology (and ministry especially) are intimately linked, and the attempted murder of a Congresswoman, by definition, is a political issue. These are my rough thoughts following the massacre in Arizona, which took the lives of six people, and wounded 12 more,… Continue reading Of darkness and discourse, culpability and connection