“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””

We’ll believe anything… Especially well-worded memes.

So today I was scrolling through Facebook (an increasingly dangerous activity these days). And I came across a meme (picture) posted by a friend of my parents who is a baptist missionary serving in a former-soviet country in Europe. I had many serious problems with the message of this post and REALLY wanted to write a comment.Continue reading “We’ll believe anything… Especially well-worded memes.”

“Damsel, Arise” An article by Jeff Chu

I just read this article about Megan Phelps-Roper, written by Jeff Chu. Megan was a member of the Westboro Baptist Church until late last year when she finally left. What struck me most about the article was what she and her sister who left with her are going through right now. About leaving the Church andContinue reading ““Damsel, Arise” An article by Jeff Chu”

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”

A dull knife makes for a terrible cutlery companion!

There have been many things that have surprised me during my time in Ukraine. But one thing that has truly caught me by surprise is the continuing decrease in my vocabulary and articulation skills. A few weeks ago I began to notice in conversations with other native English speakers and while writing emails that myContinue reading “A dull knife makes for a terrible cutlery companion!”