Posts in category "Faith"

Being thankful for the blessings God gives me

Thanksgiving Day. A day of parades, football, turkey and pumpkin pie. A day where many of us stop our normal busy and hectic lives to spend time with family and friends. Not that every day shouldn’t be a day where we are thankful for what and who we have in our lives, but today is... Read more »

Seasons of Life and Trusting God

Seasons of Life and Trusting God
Just as the warm breezes of summer give way to the brisk winds of winter or the layers of snow eventually make way for spring flowers, our lives have seasons.  Sometimes these seasons of life sneak up on us slowly.  But there are times when the changes hit us with a sudden jolt. We often... Read more »

Love Actually - What should love look like.

What is love? Is it an emotion? Is it an action?  We hear the word tossed around a lot in our culture, but do we really know the depths of what love really should look like? Though we use it to mean very different things, we only have the one word for love.  “I love... Read more »
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Christianity and being Transgender - Why I won't justify my transition

The position any Christian transgender person is in when it comes to finding a loving and healthy place to worship is a challenging task. All too often we are challenged to justify ourselves to the church. I once again experienced the pain of rejection this weekend and had the stark reality be ever so glaring... Read more »

Southern Baptist Convention called to condemn Transgender Americans

This weekend may just prove to be a turning point between the Christian church and the transgender community. Denny Burk, Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Boyce College, has drafted a resolution that will be presented when the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) meets in Baltimore, MD.  This resolution calls for all churches, hospitals and members of... Read more »

Transgender Day of Visibility - Bridging the gap

The Omaha Sun Times and the Huffington Post ran a story this weekend that caused me to pause.  It was titled “5 Places Trans People Exist”.  In a world that tells us that we should not exist, I was shocked and thrilled that a mainstream media outlet from the Heartland would run a story on... Read more »
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Culture verses Christ

Let me introduce the second of my two guest bloggers today, someone I consider a true ally to the trans community.  Emily McEwan-Fujita is a former college professor with a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Chicago. She grew up in Wheaton, Illinois and now lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in eastern Canada and... Read more »

The church should be a place of love not fear for the LGBT community

I want to welcome guest blogger Bobbie Lang, author of her own biography, “Transgender Christian in Chains”. Bobbie now lives on a lake in the fabulous Texas Hill Country with two lazy cats and Kate, a crazy dog who thinks she’s a kangaroo .  She is fully involved as an advocate for the transgender community... Read more »

What should our reaction be to the death of Reverend Fred Phelps

When someone who is our enemy here on earth dies, how do you react?  Do you dance on the grave? Do you change the channel in indifference?  Do you mourn the loss of a soul?  This is where I am at with the news of the death of Rev. Fred Phelps, Sr.. The announcement today... Read more »
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Choosing a theme song for my life

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/h8GUCQQZS64" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br><br> The very first song that came to mind was Reflection sung here by Christina Aguilera from the Disney movie Mulan.  I actually did a whole post on this song last year.  For way too long the words of this song described my life.  There was girl inside that only in 2010 did I let the world see.  But as much as I love this song, it really no longer applies - I've let the girl out and she aint going back in.
Music has always been an important part of my life.  Whether it was playing clarinet in the school band, singing in the choir or just lip syncing  to songs blaring on the radio, I have always had an intense relationship with music.  Music has a powerful way of allowing us to express ourselves in ways... Read more »
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    Meggan Sommerville is a Christian transgender woman with a heart for educating others about the transgender community and her faith in her Savior, Jesus Christ. Her career life has taken her on a variety of adventures, from being a veterinary technician in the Western burbs of Chicago to being an EMT/Paramedic, EMS instructor, and a paid on call firefighter for Bolingbrook , Illinois. Since 1998, she has been the frame shop manager for a national craft retailer. You can contact Meggan via email at Transgirlatcross@aol.com or find her on Facebook at Trans Girl at the Cross

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