It is an exciting day! Today, I found out two articles I've submitted have been published in two different online publications. I wrote about Race for the Fidelia's Sisters column Just Race, which is a magazine done by the Young Clergy Women's Project. Since I refuse to financially profit off teaching and writing about racism as a white person (any more than I already do because of the world), the payment I receive from the writing will go directly to black women.
Now, I am also a contributor on The Mighty! As I live with EDS3, I've learned a lot over the years about living with chronic pain, illness, and injury. I decided to stop hiding, being afraid for my career, and to start just being honest. I can be good at things, and have a hard time with life inside my body. I want to work for churches and groups that let Pastors be real people. Sometime soon I'll publish something about how living with EDS3 makes me a better Pastor, and all the gifts to the congregation I bring not in spite of it, but because of it. I also preached about how Jesus at the communion table has brought healing to my life with chronic illness on my sermon blog. You can listen here to Broken and Whole, a Maundy Thursday sermon for people in pain.
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