Green Bananas

  Your stories became mine. I held them close Like you held me when I jumped in your chair. We flipped the handle of your recliner, Sent our feet into outer space. 3-2-1. The story only just begun.   Fingers wiggle my piggy toes, Each one has a name. Tickle adventure, cows eat corn, Around … Continue reading Green Bananas

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Post-Mother’s Day thoughts for those estranged.

It’s the Wednesday after Mother’s Day, and now all of those who have been estranged can come out of hiding. The cards are off the shelves, the flower advertisements have ceased, and we can begin scrolling through social media without being inundated by posts that have us swallow that all-too-familiar reality— the reality that we … Continue reading Post-Mother’s Day thoughts for those estranged.

But the Bible Says So— a case for LGBTQI+ inclusion in our faith.

While writing Unseen, there were several occasions when I wanted to dive into theology and defend my beliefs, but I realized that would A) take away from the larger story and B) make me appear insecure in my faith. Nevertheless, like many people who are struggling with the idea of inclusion and hitting a brick wall at … Continue reading But the Bible Says So— a case for LGBTQI+ inclusion in our faith.

Silent for too long. An open letter to Rick Burgess.

Rick, Nearly two years ago, you replied to an email from my mother. She was mourning the loss of her daughter— that’s me— because I am gay. She came to you, a radio talkshow host, to ask about the security of my salvation. You wondered why I would “redefine intimacy with no conviction” because “the … Continue reading Silent for too long. An open letter to Rick Burgess.