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Category Archives: Journeys

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Letters to Home: Claiming a Marriage Passage for Myself

Dear Bro, I try to read all the articles posted here on Whosoever — including Dr. Robert N. Minor’s May 16th article titled “Who Are Those ‘Eunuchs Who Have Been So from Birth’ in the Gospel of Matthew?” I know this article is talking about

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Letters to Home: I Still Need to Remember

Dear Bro, This month I found myself realizing I am not totally out of the closet yet. I know those that know me know I am a lesbian, but what I realized last week was that I’m still in the closet when it comes to

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Reclaiming Mother’s Day

It’s always been awkward for me as a pastor to talk about Mother’s Day. But I keep getting drawn to it, I still feel moved to relate to it. I was in foster care from ages five to 11. I have not met my birth

Remain indoors written on the road during coronavirus pandemic.

Letters to Home: Comfort in the Time of Pandemic

Dear Bro, I love you. I know it’s not my normal starting phrase, but now that we all are fighting the coronavirus, it should be the first words out of the mouths of everyone these days. There are famous people being reported as passing due to

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Letters to Home: Life Happens, Ready or Not

Dear Bro, Some days start off well and then fall apart because of just one thing throwing you off.  I am not sure if it happens more often as I age or not, but my life isn’t anything close to what I expected when I

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Letters to Home: Living In and Out of the Closet

Dear Bro, I have been thinking and I have been sharing about my coming out, being outed by someone else or just dealing with when one might come out. What I haven’t shared is what it is like to be in the closet. Being in

Pride flag

Letters to Home: It’s Never Too Late to Come Out

Dear Bro, What is coming out?  Telling someone that I am different from the norm. Most people look at someone and immediately determine if they are female or male.  If I am in a winter coat with one of my baseball caps on, I get

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Letters to Home: Love, Alyce

Dear Bro, I should write home more often, but can’t seem to do it.  Then today, I watched a movie and realized I could relate to it WAY too much. You may not have seen “Love, Simon” — but it was on HBO recently, and

Wood frame house

Living in a House Haunted by Love

I’m sometimes asked if my house is haunted. My father died there, my mother died homesick for it and, years earlier, she claimed to have been visited there by my grandmother’s ghost. The place is over 60 years old, and it certainly does contain its