Tag: God

A Close Encounter of the Gorilla Kind

A Close Encounter of the Gorilla Kind
What are three words that define a huge portion of my life?  I Love Animals!  For seven years, high school through college, I worked as a veterinary technician and had the pleasure to handle and work with everything from dogs and cats, rodents, reptiles and raptures.  I count it a blessing the gift God has... Read more »

Divorce is Hell and Where is God?

Divorce!  Right now this is the ugliest word in the English language to me.  Every couple that goes through divorce has their own issues and obstacles to over come.  The problems seem to intensify when children are involved.  But to add another layer to the already complicate life event, try being transgender. The issues that... Read more »

A friend that fits outside the box.

In my short time here at ChicagoNow, I have had the opportunity to meet some very talented writers.   This month, I have invited a few of them to guest blog for me, to write about their experiences in their words with their feelings.  I want Trans Girl at the Cross not only to be my... Read more »
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Having a Reckless Faith; My New Years Resolution

Reckless; to do without caution or thought of consequences.  We often associate the word reckless with something negative or bad behavior.  One of the first phrases that comes to my mind is ‘reckless driving’.  But when did we, as a culture, stop using the word reckless to describe something positive? This last year was an... Read more »

Fibromyalgia and fighting for my life back

Finally. I have a diagnosis – Fibromyalgia.  After months of pain and fatigue to the point of disability, I can now start working towards getting things right. I no longer feel like an episode of House. Wednesday night, after receiving the diagnosis, I spent hours reading about what I was now facing.  I knew a... Read more »

Face to Face with the Devil's Own - A Personal Struggle of Evil and Faith

Face to Face with the Devil's Own - A Personal Struggle of Evil and Faith
I have never been one to really enjoy a horror story or spooky movie from Hollywood.  I was so sensitive as a child, I hid under the coffee table when the Wicked Witch appeared in the Wizard of Oz.   But as I got older, I became more and more fascinated with real ghost stories.  So... Read more »
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The Power of Prayer - A Survivor's Story

This Blog is rated PG: Descriptions of Medical and Surgical conditions and procedures may not be suitable for some audiences.  YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. Back in January of 2004, I was preparing for inventory with the rest of my associates where I work.  I had had mild cold like symptoms that came and went for... Read more »

What does a Prayer Life Look Like?

I have been thinking a lot about my priorities.  I have been asking a lot of questions about my prayer life.  What is a prayer life?  The Bible defines prayer as ‘talking to God’. Is it really that simple?  We just talk to God?  So a prayer life is just talking to God all of... Read more »

National Coming Out Day

In the last couple years as I have come to know some really wonderful people, both in and out of the LGBT community, that I may never had the opportunity to get to know if I had stayed hidden with who I was.   One of those people is Allison Sweeney, a wonderful Christian transgender woman... Read more »
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Facing the Future with Faith

I’ve seen the look before.  I’ve seen it on the faces of doctors when I worked as a veterinary tech and I am sure it flashed across my own face a few times when I was a paramedic. Unfortunately, I have seen it directed at me more times than I care lately. It’s not one... Read more »