That's me with my ferocious wiener dog, Chester
That’s me with the world’s greatest dog, Chester

          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.


18 Comments Add yours

  1. Kathy says:

    You don’t have your act together? Then I’ll feel right at home reading your posts.

  2. Lisa Trousdale says:

    I am really enjoying your blog entries. Thank you for allowing all of us to enjoy your past memories and current thoughts, feelings, etc.

    1. sallygary says:

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying my ramblings. And being family like you are, you’ve had to endure a lot of my ramblings over the years, haven’t you?! Thanks, Lisa –

      1. Lisa Trousdale says:

        Well, a week later, here I am replying to your comment. I wouldn’t call them “ramblings”, more like intelligent discussions, sometimes debatable, but always expressed in love! I have been to the CenterPeace website and am very impressed with the entire organization. Thank you for allowing God to work through you in such an amazing way. God Bless You!

      2. sallygary says:

        Thank you so much for saying that, Lisa – does my heart good! And I’m so glad to hear your support of CenterPeace – I look forward to sharing more with you about this work that God has called me to. Give the boys hugs for me and I hope we can get together soon!

  3. Cindee says:

    Enjoying the insight into the way your brain works. You really feel like family to me!

    1. sallygary says:

      Sure glad to have you as a sister!

  4. Tara says:

    Excited to follow your thoughts.

    1. sallygary says:

      Thanks, Tara – glad you’re along!

  5. Cheri says:

    Pseudo-Mom is so proud of you! Really, I’ve always thought you had many profound, amusing and thought-provoking things to say. I wish you well with your blog.

    1. sallygary says:

      Cheri, it’s so good to hear from you! Man, it’s been too long – and I’m not nearly as amusing as I was in my junior year of high school, sad to say! Thanks for getting in touch.

  6. Kelvin Dilks says:

    Sally, what a way you have with words. I think that excellent teachers must paint a picture with words and so you have. Your first post was beautiful.

    1. sallygary says:

      Thanks, Kelvin, good to hear from you.

  7. Candy says:

    I love you Sally. This is exciting.

    1. sallygary says:

      Yes, it is, Candy – love you, too!

  8. Karen Carr says:

    And good luck with the blog!!

  9. Karen Carr says:

    I remember you wanted to live in New York City and have a housekeeper named either Rosa or Rosie, I can’t remember which. Lots of fun memories from church!

    1. sallygary says:

      Yes, Boo-Boo, lots of great memories – maybe I’ll have to write about some of those! So good to hear from you.

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