Grace From the Shadows

Shortly after coming to Shanghai in 2014 I was missing the community I left behind in the US. The church of believers I regularly fellowshipped and worshiped with had been wonderful, but after I left, I only heard from maybe 2 or 3 people; and hardly on any kind of regular basis. I was lonely.Continue reading “Grace From the Shadows”

“Coming Out” or, in other words… “Stepping into Authentic Life”

Apparently today is National Coming Out Day. So I thought I would take a few minutes to share some of my best and most painful coming out experiences. For me personally, coming out or, being open and honest with people about my sexual orientation has always been a humbling, spiritual experience. It forces me toContinue reading ““Coming Out” or, in other words… “Stepping into Authentic Life””

There is nothing new under the sun

The wise King Solomon was quoted as saying: “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 1:9 Old Testament Scriptures In Sonnet 59 Shakespeare muses that if there is nothing new under the sun, how can the mind not realize this?Continue reading “There is nothing new under the sun”

Lady Gaga, Facebook and all things in common

Well it’s the end of my 4th day in the Ukraine and my first night sleeping in my host house. I arrived here this evening and was so nervous I could have either peed myself or thrown up. It’s a pretty nerve wracking experience getting loaded onto a bus and driven out to some place you’veContinue reading “Lady Gaga, Facebook and all things in common”