Me and Edie Windsor

Am I the only one that questions my actions? My whereabouts…ok it’s probably just me. But being a Christian in a worldly setting of being with up 5,000 woman that call themselves lesbians one might wonder. Am I really supposed to be here? It was October of 2015 when we first saw Edie. Edie sat…

Our Expectations vs Reality

We all do it. We all have pondered what it would be like to win the lotto. To have the perfect house. Spouse. Children. Complexion. But has it ever helped? If so you’ve read one too many Cosmo magazines. (Though one is too many imo) and think that wishful thinking is a synoman for goal…

 Don’t look….clean ! 

“Mom…I can’t find it”…”don’t look…clean” she shouted from the kitchen. This did not help me. I needed Barbies left shoe…now. Oh sure I had other pairs but she was wearing a black evening dress. And so naturally she needed her black open toed heals…nothing else would do! And I wanted it to just appear…not work…

Factors of Homosexuality

nature vs nurture…right? We hear it everywhere in this world today regarding homosexuality. And yet if they were born this way…where’d they come from? As they’re born from a heterosexual act. Meaning the parents wouldn’t have the “needed gene”. And even if they did..it wouldn’t explain what is happening today with the ever increasing amount…

A Safe Place to Land

If you’re coming over from Arabah’s site welcome. You may be coming over because you too have a child or loved one in the gay lifestyle. Or that you would like to learn more. Or that you’re just curious. Either way…welcome. My hope is that this is a soft place to land for those that…

Living between Hope and getting my hopes up…too high.

Is it just me…or do any of you find yourself figuring out how God is going to fix your life? I am in an inbetween time of life. And let’s face it…all of us are. As we’re all trying to figure out how to cope with life’s struggles while having hope and faith that God…

Love can be Messy

Love. We all want it. We all need it. And we all think we do it really well…but what does it look like? When our son Tim was in Jr High he had the aspiration to go to the Air Force academy. Well, how exciting. We even got a call from the secretary to our…

Giving up the Chaise

Confession: I used to watch soap operas. Back in the day with Jenny and Greg on “All my Children” I was sure we were all really the best of friends. And in that every soap has a matriarch, Phoebe was theirs. I assumed that I would one day achieve this status with all my children. In…

“Letting Go of the Rope”

“I have this Emily, let it go”. “No” I said to God as the crocodiles in a pond, snapped at the air beneath me, “I can’t let go”. It was the same rope I was always trying to walk on. I prided myself in that I walked on a tightrope without ever wobbling between accepting…

My Woman’s Day Article

During my publicity campaign for my book, someone at Woman’s Day figured out I was attending my daughters seminars. Kind of a man bites dog story… as Christians usually don’t attend gay seminars with up to 1500 self proclaimed lesbians. And though, there were so many details they ended up having someone one come in…

Motherhood is a Calling!

Are you a mom? Has it been easy? Have you wanted to run away? If you’re a mom you know it’s not easy. It is challenging, and more frustrating than one could ever have imagined. Yet the best thing that’s ever been said to me has been “you must be Leanne and Tim’s mom”. No…