Archive for August 2012

God's Big Puzzle

It’s a great blessing to see God’s will at work. Being able to hear that several people were blessed by hearing how one person was carried by God through the darkness and how God has lifted that person out of a depth that was so deep that no humanly struggle would bring you out. Christians... Read more »

Ignorance, Prejudice, Discrimination and Education, A Transgender view

Ignorance.  This word, by definition, seems harmless enough.  Webster’s dictionary defines it as “lack of knowledge or awareness”.  Okay, lack of knowledge is not such a bad thing.  I’m ignorant of quite a few things; Replacing the master cylinder on my car, brain surgery, how to fire a 9mm handgun, how to drive an 18-wheeler... Read more »

The Reward at the end of the Journey

Back when my daughter was little, 3 or 4 years old, we would take road trips to visit my parents in Omaha, Nebraska. At the time we lived in the Western suburbs of Chicago and that made for a 460 mile road trip. Normally the trip would take about eight to nine hours, depending how... Read more »

Friendship at the Pharmacy

When I was a kid, I thought it a bit strange that my mom was on a first name basis with the lady at the Jewel food store that worked at the check out.  Every Saturday my mom went shopping for everything that we would need for the next week. Every Saturday she would get... Read more »

Finding Blessings Through Homelessness

I didn’t grow up in a wealthy home, but we always had food on the table, clothes on our backs and roof over our head.  My Mom and Dad did a great job of giving my brother and I everything that we needed and more.  Some of our vacations were nothing glamorous but we were... Read more »

Building on the past, Building for the Future

For a long time leading up to and after my transition, I wanted nothing more than to forget my past.  I wanted nothing more than to go stealth, to forget my previous  life pretending to be something I wasn’t. But, as usual, God had other plans for me. He wasn’t going to let me hide. ... Read more »

High Tea to Slumber Parties – Taking off the Mask

I’m a huge Disney fan.  Their musical scores from over the years have always had a huge place in my heart and on my mp3 player. But on 19th of June, 1998, Disney released a movie with a musical score that truly hit home for me.  The words from the song Reflection from the movie... Read more »