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Ash Wednesday Reflection
Ashes “Repentance means turning toward other human beings, our own flesh and blood, whenever they’re oppressed, hungry, or imprisoned; it means acting with compassion instead of indifference.” ― Sara Miles, City of God: Faith in the Streets Here’s the invitation: Do what you can to speak this Hebrew word: ruach. Speak this word aloud, or in the quiet of your mind. As you speak it, notice the wind of breath that it creates. As you read this, keep breathing, noticing the wind t
A Queer Reflection on the UMC Decision
I grew up in the UMC. My grandmother was a choir director for her small town church in Cushing, Oklahoma for 35 years. My parents still attend the church where I was baptized as an infant. I left the UMC in 2004 when I left for college. I had a very long road ahead of me in reconciling and healing from the trauma inflicted on me by my church and my family. As a 33 year old gay woman, it is easier for me to talk about this now and name it all but the pain is still very rea
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