When I first came out I felt like I had to choose between my love Christ and my love for my partner. I actually broke up with my partner several times over the years because I was so torn. I have come to the point where I acknowledge myself as a Gay Christian. I still want to be involved in ministry. There are people that will still hear what I have to say regardless of my sexual orientation. God still loves me and I still love Him and hold Him very dear to my heart. I still want to serve Him and I know that there are people that have struggled with the same thing. My charge is to reach out to those people and tell them that God still loves them. They still have a place in the Kingdom of Heaven. Don’t be discouraged if you are dealing with this situation. God is not a condeming entity. He has room in His arms for those that acknowledge Him and desire to live for Him. My prayer is that we all find peace in God no matter what our situation. God seeks our hearts and knows our intentions, if those intentions are to serve Him sincerely, than you don’t feel as if you have to choose.
Hello world! October 11, 2009
Hello I am new to this blogging thing, but I am ready to dig in. I am a mother, student, and employee of the American Red Cross. I just recently moved to Fort Wayne, IN; it has been about 5 months now. I haven’t really had the opportunity to get out and see what Fort Wayne has to offer, but I will soon. When I came here I was homeless. I knew that my landlord was getting ready to put me out, so I just left. My daughter and I stayed at the Interfaith Hospitality Network. If you are ever homeless (hopefully you won’t be) I would reccommend their services. Anyway…Homelessness is a character building experience, especially when you are so far removed from family and friends. I got through it, it wasn’t all bad, but I was happy when I moved into my apartment. There are many resources available in this city thatcan help a person get on their feet. I would suggest only using them as a stepping stone. Being homeless made me stronger and it made me appreciate things a lot more. To overcome the situation you have to have drive and determination. You can’t be complacent. I would like to be able to help others tap into the resoures that I found to be helpful when I was homeless and even now that I am in my apartment, there are resources to help you stay successful. This is my intro, hope to hear from you soon.