Welcome to His Garden of Grace
Hello! I am so glad you’ve stopped by. If you happened to stop by my house on any given day, I would insist you have a homemade goodie, let me fix you a cup of tea and join me in the garden for a chat. We would sit out in the sunshine and share our journey together. And we would pray. O how we would pray.
Before we got too far, I would tell you how I arrived in this place of joy and hope where I find myself now. I would tell you about the day my daughter told me she was gay. And then the day 3 years later that my other daughter told me the same thing. Yes, I have two that are gay.* What is the likelihood of that? I am still astounded. And I would listen to your story too. And we would share sorrow over these lifestyle choices that break our hearts.
But then I would want to encourage you by telling you how God has used this pain as His greatest blessing in my life, and paved the pathway to His Heart with it. And how joy and hope has replaced fear. How thankfulness brought peace where anxiety resided. And how I fell head over heels in love with my Savior, and have learned to embrace my children* right where they are, because my hope is in Him, and This Hope never disappoints. My greatest desire is to walk in those deep places with you. To help encourage you with the hope that I have been given. To point you straight to the Lover of Your Soul, and help you navigate these deep waters where you feel like you might drown.
*I want to be tender and sensitive to my younger daughter who was the first to "come out", who now identifies as a transgender man. This is a complicated issue that we are trying to work through. If you would like to know more about what this means and how we are doing, click here.