When A Cross-Dresser Meets An Off-Key Kumbayah

I quit all service-related activities this past summer when I burned out. And I haven't been back at them since. But the thing is, when you go too long with your heart-values being unrequited, something different---but equally damaging---happens: your heart starts to choke on your own values because they just keep sitting there, stacking up inside you. Until they come so high you can nearly taste them crawling inch by inch up the back of your throat, suffocating you for their need to be [ read more... ]

Life Lately

In Adoption: This week past we shared fellowship with some friends who have travelled deep into the heart of adoption. Their arms are so wide-open and their hearts even more with the loving of two Littles from across the globe. We went to them with our story, how we came to be at this unexpected place and where on earth do we go from here (?) and heaven smiled on our coming together and exploring regardless of the outcome - there is no prescription in this process. But the thing I carried home right [ read more... ]

Expensive Moments

The rains came this morning when the dudes and I were outdoor adventuring through the New Haven cityscape. Nothing, and what I mean is that pretty close to nothing, makes my heart-joy rise higher then standing under warm water pouring through the clouds from heaven. This girl knows her favorite weather. The boys are on their bikes and I'm running alongside, just keeping up with their little pedaling-legs. We are making our way to the cupcake bakery two miles from home and we have never done this [ read more... ]