Listening to the Prophet

The prophet Micah in 6:8, tells us: It hath been told thee, O man, what is good, and what the Lord doth require of thee: only to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God. This was the topic of study this past Saturday morning. We dug in deep trying to understand what we are called to do. Do justly – on Saturday we saw people all over our country march and demonstrate for reuniting families separated by ICE. Demanding that these families be united now not weeks or months from now, not after hearings […]

Marriage: Big Stakes

When I meet with a couple who wish to get married, we talk about the expectations and changes they should expect. It seems that almost everyone loves a wedding. At least until the planning gets started. Wow, the work that goes into the one day. It takes a lot of patience to get through it. From the venue, to the invitations, menu, music, photographer, etc…. it can be overwhelming. If you find this to be true, remember to talk to your officiant, discuss it all, and hopefully put it into perspective. Did you know that a gay-marriage is the same […]

Whatever, Wherever You Are, You’re Welcome

Are you going to your first Pride celebration? Wow! You are in for quite an experience. Our community, the LGBTQ community, is as diverse as the letters used to describe it. We are every color of the rainbow, every religion, political affiliation. We are small, large, tall, and short. We dress in business clothes, casual attire, and costumes. We belong to clubs, teams, social groups, and many of us are loners. At Pride celebrations, well, we look like every and any combination. If you are going to a celebration for the first time, keep an open mind, welcoming thoughts, and […]