Saturday, May 16, 2009

OK, Already!

I changed the blog title. And the little "about me" section on the sidebar.


I am.

I realize the first folks to be heard from are, most likely, to be the supportive folks. But I have been literally blown away by the words of affirmation I've heard these past two days.

Tomorrow, as Mary Sue wisely points out, is the Big One.

Sermon title: "Love, Love, Love, Love." John15:9-17. I'll post it here.


Elizabeth Kaeton said...

Cecilia - I have come here, from time to time, as my schedule allows, and I've been following your coming out process. I came out 33 years ago with my Beloved and our children, and I can tell you that the internal, emotional and spiritual process hasn't changed a wit in all those years. What HAS changed - for the better - is the end result.

The comment from your tai chi instructor is well worth your paying close attention - about managing other people's anxieties. You'll be doing that on a daily basis from now on - sometimes on such a micro level that you don't notice it until it begins to build up to Something Very Big.

Even so, I wouldn't exchange my integrity or authenticity for all the peanuts in Georgia.

Congratulations, my dear. I can't wait to read your sermon. You'll be in my prayers.

Alex said...

Love to you!

August said...

nice! can't wait to read the sermon. so proud of you!!

Rock in the Grass (Pete Grassow) said...

Dearest cyberfriend:
please allow me to gently disagree with you: you are not a "lesbian pastor". You are a Christian pastor. Our sexual orientation is a gift from God, but this should never become the way we are defined. We are way more than our sexuality. It is the cruelty/stupidity of people that wants to label us according to our sexual orientation.

You have responded to the call of Christ - that is the only label that truly matters.

oh yes - also that I have grown to love you through our cyber encounters.


Wormwood's Doxy said...

Very happy indeed! :-)

IT said...

I'm with Rock; you're a pastor who happens to be an out lesbian. Which is just another human characteristic, not something all-defining.

Oh, I'm so proud of you!

Cecilia said...

Duly noted, and amended.

Pax, C.

FranIAm said...

I am so overjoyed for you, and am praying for your Sunday very much indeed.

Love one another. I just wrote about that at my churchy blog. Easy to say, hard to do.

Sarah S-D said...

love the new title.

love you!

and SO happy for all that has unfolded thus far...

and still praying for all that will yet unfold

Jane R said...

Wish I could be in the congregation to hear you preach tomorrow!

Grandmère Mimi said...

Prayers for Sunday, Cecilia.

The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.

Songbird said...

I'll be praying for you and for your congregation tomorrow. Blessings!

sharecropper said...

Cece, you and yours (all of them) are in my prayers and thoughts.

Yesterday the two workmen finished my new walkway to the house. I was trying it out and stopped to talk. They are good old country boys who've been around the country and came back home. They are both very religious, joyful men. So, I said to them: You've been working around Lisa and me for the past few days and you're bound to know that we are in a relationship. I'm wondering what you think about that. Instantly, they both replied, "okay by me", and one asked, "how long have you been together?" We hugged and they went on their way and I skipped over my new walkway. Even the conservatives can't resist joy, love and the spreading thereof.


Sara said...

Sunday is over here, but I'm praying that the one you're beginning will be joyous, uplifting, healing... I'm looking forward to your sermon.

Rachel said...

wow. Holy fantastic awesome amazing day to mark and celebrate. I'll change my blog link for sure, and had to say 'whhoooooo hooooo!' before now, reading your sermon. Blessings gentle, dear beautiful one.

johnieb said...

The wonderful news I have been hoping for.

PamBG said...

Love the new blog title.

There is 'that of God' in truth and transparency, I think.

Will continue to hold you and yours in my prayers.

Jan said...

I am overjoyed at your description on your profile and with your new blog title. WOW! Thank you for continuing to share with all of us. This gives hope for the world, esp. the USA.

hydropsyche said...

I'm blown away only because I've been reading both your blogs for a long time and loving them both but never picked up that they were both you. Blessings and love to you. As a straight person in the choir of a Presbyterian church that proudly welcomes everybody to not only join but serve as Elders and Deacons when called by God, you are my hero.