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Living the American Dream

I grew up living what some might call the “America Dream.” My mom and Dad seemed to love each other; we had nice clothes and never went without food. My older brother and I got along great, and I was a happy kid. I was saved at the age of 8 in a small Baptist […]

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Sonya’s Story

My journey began a very long time ago with a very bumpy road. My first crush was on the director of the kindergarten I attended. She was attractive and nice to me. As you can see, something must have happened before school that altered my thinking for me to be crushing on a woman at […]

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Boundaries. If you had said that word to me three years ago, my mind would have immediately gone to, “Was that ball in or out?” “Was her foot across that line?” Boundaries meant nothing more than sports lingo to me. NOW, that word is ingrained somehow in every aspect of my life. Lack of boundaries […]

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Gender Identity

I can remember standing in front of my closet when I was 14. My ears rang with internal noise. I hated my soft, flabby body with its emerging feminine traits. I hated my emotional mind with its incessant clamoring. I hated the female that I saw myself to be—and I came to a conclusion. “God […]

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My Wakeup Call by Christel Novella

God said in my heart. Choose Life or Death…decide. I grew up in an Italian, Catholic, middle-class family in NJ. My Dad owned his own business and worked a lot like most fathers. He did very well, so we were not lacking in the material realm. Mom worked as the administrator so she was always […]

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10 Ways to Witness to Your Gay Neighbor

1. Get to know them as a person. Who they sleep with is not who they are. They are a person with interests, hurts, and history. Find out who they are. Invest in a relationship and earn the right to speak into their life. 2. Do something nice and helpful for them. SHOW God’s love. […]

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Loving Lepers by Meleah Allard

“And a leper came to Him and bowed down before Him, and said, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.” Matthew 8: 2-3 And if one weren’t enough… “While He was on […]

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