It’s not so much an island as an Archipelago

This year for Long Beach Pride I had decided that it was time to “come-out” as Catholic.  After many many years of struggle to find my place in the Church, I think I’ve arrived at a kind of, not truce, but genuine place of Peace. I bought a t-shirt basically announcing such.  The response I got was amazingly heart-warming.  I had a number of people comment on the shirt, or begin conversations with me about their spiritual journey and how difficult its been to find others, to find their sense of place, particularly within the Catholic Church.  It has been true for me as well that I have often felt like I was living on an island off the coast of an even larger island. 

LGBT Cathlic

Here’s the Truth though.  We as members of the LGBT community have unique gifts that we bring, gifts that the Church needs, particularly at a time in its history when she is suffering assaults about relevancy in this day and age.  We have always played a strong creative role, bought color to whatever community we are a part of.  People need a Faith community, they need to know God more in their daily lives as the God of Love, of friendship.  The God that journeys with them where they are at.  I know I do.  If I didn’t have this, my life would be about trying to fill it with things that do not satisfy.  I encourage you, wherever you are at in your Spiritual journey, wether that means you are Catholic, Evangelical, Pagan/Wiccan, Jewish or something or nothing at all, find community.  Find that place you can give of yourself, through feeding the hungry, volunteering your time and skills.  You will find in return you will have an invisible support for those times when along the journey when you need it most. 

Proposal

Morning all,

I’d be remiss if I didn’t post a link to my YouTube channel proposal video.  I posted the video of my proposal to Lonnie awhile back and just kind of left it at that.  Well about a few months ago I decided to check in on it see if anyone had viewed it.  I do like to watch it now and again.  It almost always makes me cry happy tears, reminding me of why I love my SnuggleButt husband so very very much even when he’s being annoying from time to time (as we all are).  Well, long story short the blessed video has garnered over 50,000 views. I’m like #WOW.  The thing for me is that there were some very sweet and lovely messages from guys that had seen our propsal video and it has inspried them they too will find their own love one day and that sort of thing. So here it is, please enjoy, feel free to comment and share with your own Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media sites.