I need to do this brave thing
August 20th, 2019
This past fall, I attended the funeral for the husband, Chris, of one of my friends and mentors, Kathy, who I was connected with through Young Life, a Christian ministry and youth development organiza...
A Coming Out Reflection
August 12th, 2019
It has been exactly one year since I came out, and I want to share the narrative of two people in my life to express some of what I have learned in the last year.***A few months after coming out, as I...
My church didn’t ask for permission. We declared it.
June 3rd, 2019
I came out to my church.Really.When I went through my process of coming out, I stood in front of my church during our time in the service when we share prayers of the people, asked everyone to close t...
Why FFA Is Not Actually for Everybody
May 15th, 2019
This will likely be a controversial post for some. I share this criticism with honor, respect, deep humility and a yearning for equity. I was a state FFA officer and studied agricultural education; my...
Going to the Table
May 4th, 2019
Rachel Held Evans changed everything for me.I could say that about a lot of people, events and situations, but Rachel truly changed something in me that was connected to something else that was connec...
A Resurrection Reflection: There Is Still Something We Have to Do
April 21st, 2019
I am not sure where to go after Easter/Resurrection Sunday. There’s the crucifixion on Good Friday – what felt like the end for anyone who followed Jesus. There’s Holy Saturday – the in-between death ...