When Winter Ends

Changes in weather remind me of changes in moods. There’s a lot of movement in the upward effort of spring. All that winter shattered is now cleared away. New baby green paths emerge where once there was snow. The cold silence replaced by wet wind, tapping tree limbs keeping time. So, too, does the mindContinue reading “When Winter Ends”

The Cross of Mental Illness

The life-size wooden cross in the middle of the sanctuary at Broadway United Methodist Church in Indianapolis is draped in purple and beneath it sits a bucket of nails. For the 40 days of Lent the cross represents both a reminder of God’s activity in the world and an invitation to realign our lives ifContinue reading “The Cross of Mental Illness”

Blake’s Blessing

Blake Brockington blessed us. In the face of bigotry, transphobia, racism and ignorance, Blake blessed us by standing for the right to be fully human. When Blake was crowned the first transgender homecoming king at his Charlotte, North Carolina high school, Blake blessed us with hope that the world was changing, becoming more accepting andContinue reading “Blake’s Blessing”