@TeaCancio Start with gratitude. There is so much that a body does to perceive and interact with the world around and within you. Be thankful, grateful and celebrate your body as it is. It might be odd at first, but out loud tell your body thank you, and if necessary be as detailed as possible.
For those still hurting over today's UMC decision. I want to share with you a song by Richard Bruxvoort Colligan called Faithfully Angry, based on Psalm 58. His work has helped me in the past and I hope it can help you.
As a UCC'er at a historically UCC seminary, there were more UMC than any other denomination. Even still many former UMC attended my seminary because they were LGBTQIA. I have had professors risk their ordination by performing same sex weddings, I have had classmates risk their ordination by coming out. Today my heart breaks. But as a Christ follower, I know death precedes Resurrection.
#Introductions I was born, baptized, confirmed, and ordained in the Untied Church of Christ. Steeped in the tradition of a German immigrant congregation as a fifth generation member in the heart of Columbus Ohio, I am thankful that my community encouraged me to think critically, love openly, and to pay attention to the world around us. After College and Seminary, and a short stint as a chaplain in a retirement home, I made my way to Montana where I currently serve a church as their pastor.
@mike one can hope!
Small Town Pastor in Big Sky country trying to help people connect to their story.
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