What if Jesus were to choose someone of color, someone who is a male-to-female transsexual, someone who has struggled with mental illness and someone who comes from the lowest class, economically, to take as His bride? Wouldn’t that just blow people’s minds? Continue reading What if Jesus Married Someone Who Was…..?
But the really cool thing about the Church where I volunteer is that they have a whole comprehensive program of outreach to the homeless, the sick and the needy on Wednesday mornings from 9AM to noon.
You can read all about it in in the accompanying graphic that I inserted in this blog post. To me, this is the kind of work that Jesus would have us doing in the world. Continue reading Hope’s Home Ministries-A Downtown Outreach
So, What About Patience?
Why is it important?
We live in a very frenetic, frazzled, me-first world.
We need our fast food fast, our convenience stores now, our text messages quickly and our personal info & news in short sound bites.
But, is that really healthy for us? Does that lifestyle feed us spiritually and emotionally?
I know that some people that have been patient with me over the years have been a very healing influence in my own life.
I believe that exhibiting patience is an important gateway to a healthier, happier, more peaceful world. Continue reading A Baptist Sermon that I gave on Patience-Summer of 2016
I feel very fortunate to be a part of this church, but I often feel under the judgment of many people in the mainstream who have stereotyped me and as well as my brothers and sisters in the LGBT community, the transgender community, the mental health community and my fellow community members who live in poverty or near-poverty conditions. In paraphrasing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words from years ago: (we would just ask to be) “judged by the content of our character”. So, I hope that we can all rise to the example that Jesus set out for us in love. Jesus charged us to minister to and to care for people of all walks of life and to spread the good news of the Gospel to all creatures.
Continue reading Outline of the Sermon I Gave Today- “Openhearted Mercy”
If you have been following the careening twists and turns in the life of Hope Amorouse, then you will be happy to know that there is some news regarding those chronicles. I have combined the first four novellas in her series into one full-length novel now and I am currently shopping this book around to publishing houses. I am also working on the concluding volume in this intrepid series. The combined novellas will be entitled: Hope’s Divine Rainbow while the concluding volume will be known as: The Wilderness of Love. Continue reading Two Upcoming Novels- “Hope’s Divine Rainbow” and “The Wilderness of Love”
Content to Love is a volume of my best poetry that I have drawn from three earlier poetry publications of mine. I have augmented this collection with a few brand-new poems as well. A Life-Affirming Transformation is a collection of my previously two published memoirs as well as some more recent journal entries. I think that you will find my writing to be inspirational, entertaining and singularly informative. And how can you beat free? Continue reading Free ebooks offered- “Content to Love” and “A Life-Affirming Transformation”
This book is, roughly speaking, a Christian apologetic in that it speaks up in support of having a Christian faith. But it is not your typical Christian apologetic. I speak here from my vantage point of being both a Christian as well as being transgender. The book defends this identity as being both acceptable before Jesus as well being valuable to my friends in our community. Continue reading Free ebook-“Was Jesus ‘Appropriate’?: The True Loving Nature of My Best Friend”