For a long time I talked about starting a blog, but because I’m a dreamer and procrastinator, it didn’t happen until early in 2011. The blog grew out of a lot of change, a lot of loss that took place in my life during the previous year – and a deep realization that peace is found not in getting all the circumstances of our lives to work out like we want. Rather, peace is a state of mind. And if you’re like me, the circumstances of my life are constantly trying to disrupt my peace! If you’re interested in reading the musings of someone who doesn’t have her act together – and who at times is also extraordinary, someone who’s both selfish and selfless, who’s patient beyond belief in one moment and loses it the next – then join me on this journey.
In former lives I’ve coached high school and college speech and debate and during a few years of insanity I practiced civil trial law. From 2001 until 2011 I taught communication classes at Abilene Christian University. Currently I serve as Executive Director of CenterPeace, an organization that helps provide safe places for men and women who experience same-sex attraction. In that role, I travel around the world helping churches and families learn how to open conversations about reconciling faith and homosexuality. My best days are spent listening to other people’s stories and sharing my own, finding out that although we’re different, we have much more in common than we ever guessed. They like dogs and movies and cheeseburgers, too.
I’m blessed to live in a place where I belong and feel loved. I hope you’ve found such a place, too.