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Hi friends! Your Brazilian, world traveller chef and friend, here! Enneagram 9. 😊

Glad to find a community of new friends who will ease my path as I deconstrutc my local Christian reality. I’ve just come out AGAIN last week after 10 years of being a Jesus follower and what a ride it has been.. Sometimes I have no idea what the heck I’m doing with my life, so trust me when I say I’m SO thankful for you all! Being accepted is a whole new concept in my world. Much love!

I’ve been trying to go back and tag all our episodes that have Rachel in them. You can see them at the link below. If I forgot any, let me know and I’ll update them they appear in this list.

theliturgists.com/podcast/tag/

We all walk around wanting to be seen and loved. My hope and “spiritual work” is to learn how to be the seer and the lover.

Our school superintendent removed a transgender boy, Dex Frier, from the prom king ballot at my son's high school here in our very conservative county in northeast Georgia. I'm very proud of the kids who started this petition to allow Dex to remain as a male member of Johnson High School's Prom Court.

change.org/p/hall-county-schoo

Just released the Gungor “Archives” on Apple Music. (Other stores will follow soon.) 33 songs. Clean slate baby!

You cannot "fall in love" or "fall out of love". Love is not something that can spontaneously be found or lost in a relationship. Love is a choice to be selfless and kind to others. It is action.

I think “Us For Them” should be the anthem for the church. This song has meant so much to me in redeeming the true love of Christ for the world. Rather than the exclusionary message of the evangelical church.

“The point of the Christian life is not to distinguish oneself from the ungodly, but to stand in radical solidarity with everyone and everything else. This is the intended effect of the Incarnation - symbolized by the cross, God’s great act of solidarity instead of judgement.” - Richard Rohr

I love I'm not addicted to this place. I love I can come back and just me be without fear. Thank you for this space.

Coming out. Venting 3/3 

It’s so clear to me the love and acceptance I have from myself and from God (for that matter), which i even find hard to articulate, specially when confronted (strong strong 9).

I came here to vent, because it’s been so hard to find love and support in the world out there. It’s difficult tho get past my family’s non-acceptance and just move on. I guess I could any support right and assurance that it's going to be okay. =)

Coming out. Venting 2/3 

I am 33 now. Ten years have passed and just a few months ago I got to this point of acceptance and understanding, and Im finally at peace. So I travelled to my family’s home in Brazil to come out. AGAIN. Now in a totally different head space.

HOWEVER. It’s still not easy to receive condemnation and sadness and grief by those I love the most.

I feel so discouraged. I get myself having self destructive thoughts, and it’s been hard to move on.

Coming out. Venting 1/3 

I had the coming out talk with my family when I was 20. Them, being conservative christians, did not get it. I went on with my life, but when I was 23 I became a strong believer on the teachings of Jesus. I carried a lot of the traditional thinking on being a new christian and a lesbian. I couldn’t see how those 2 could co-exist.

So I “chose” to focus on Jesus. I left my sexuality on a little corner and focused on this new love, which was honestly exciting at the time.

Mastodon Tips 

Oh! Also! Boosting! If someone whose toots you can see boosts the toot of someone you normally can't see, you can see that toot!

If you've been here a while and feel like helping out, look for posts without any replies in the local feed, and offer a reply of some kind. I want us to create an intentionally supportive community.

Gratitude 

I’m in the middle of nowhere in Brazil; you wouldn’t even know where it is, trust me. It’s 1 am. I can hear the sound of a waterfall right next to me and a hundred billion stars above me. And I am so thankful for this moment!

And I’m thinking.. I wish I could share this experience with my liturgists faM. It's magical and I only got online to send you all some good energy and love!

Take some time this weekend to be one with nature and to be thankful for this “wonder full” universe.💛😘

I grew up being taught that the verse “Having the faith of a child” meant following blindly, trusting blindly. But have you ever heard a child?

“Why? why? why? But why Mom? But why Dad? How? How? How? Can I? Can I?”

I child is curious. I child doesn’t want dumbed down answers. Even if it doesn’t really understand. A child wants to know. Children doubt the small answers and bug you for more. The faith of a child searches, questions, doubts.

Just told my very Christian fam that I am LGBTQ+ affirming and i just wanna say, wow.
If you have ever come out to your very Christian parents, you need a lifetime of trophies and cake and hugs❤❤ you guys are the real heroes and I can never imagine the courage that takes.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR BRAVERY.

Starting to listen to the new @mike podcast... On the first question: "SciMi! It seems like you're not much on social media anymore (...)'.

Well, glad you're here! 😂 💛

Hi friends! Your Brazilian, world traveller chef and friend, here! Enneagram 9. 😊

Glad to find a community of new friends who will ease my path as I deconstrutc my local Christian reality. I’ve just come out AGAIN last week after 10 years of being a Jesus follower and what a ride it has been.. Sometimes I have no idea what the heck I’m doing with my life, so trust me when I say I’m SO thankful for you all! Being accepted is a whole new concept in my world. Much love!

Because this is , this instance will include LGBTQ people AND people trying to work through their theology around marriage. Our server will include people of color AND people who are just starting to confront white supremacy. This split will apply as well to feminism, womanism, ableism, etc.

I like that. I want it to be a good thing. Here's how we can do that:

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