All posts by L. Louise

Dove flying in Lisbon, Portugal

When Your Dogma Eats Your Karma

I was told recently by a parent figure that I was a lousy Christian. At first I was offended and thought that perhaps this person didn’t have the depth or wisdom to understand what I was saying. Then as I thought it over, I realized

Floating man

A Walk With Joseph

Faith in the year 2000 will be very much like faith in the year 1999. It’s a progressive walk with our God as we personally understand and conceptualize Him or Her. One man’s walk with God is worth examining as it parallels our own complexities

Tealight Candle on Human Palms


How each of us renews our strength with God depends on our relationship with God. Most people use the traditional methods of reading the Bible or devotional books, prayer, and going to worship services. For anyone who is part of a ministry, be it spoken

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Hills and Valleys

“You can’t be a Lesbian and be a Christian!” These words kept me away from the throne of God for 22 years. I was raised a Catholic as a child, but it never meant very much to me. I saw it as an archaic list

Four women looking down

Coming Home

We as Gay and Lesbian Christians have a special knowledge, a significant experience with the forgiveness of God. For many of us, being lied to by mainstream Christianity caused us to walk away from the Christ of love. Coming back to God years later to

Dove flying in Lisbon, Portugal

The Intelligent God

I was listening to a Christian radio station the other day. A song came on saying “I will not be ashamed of the message of Jesus.” It was one of those proselytizing justification songs. As I listened to it I wondered what is the true

Dove flying in Lisbon, Portugal

The Wilderness

There seems to be a pattern in the growth of many Christians. It seems at some time, many of us must go through the wilderness. In Old Testament time, the wilderness was a physical place; it was a desert. In our modern times, the wilderness