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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

10 YEARS LATER


 10/13 - #tenyearslater

❤️ ...So this was 10 years ago...October 13, 2010...so much has happened since that time...I continued pastoring #churchinthenow for another 4 years after coming out, and also started #churchinthenowmidtown during that time...wrote ‘First, The Good News: The Positive Truth About God, The Gospel and What it Really Means to be Gay’, and we’re now into our 7th year at 
Metron at Landmark's Midtown Art Cinema
...

In a few months, 
Ken Marshall
 and I will have been together for 9 years, and in a few weeks we will celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary...2 grandchildren between us when we got together, now we have 5...I stood by his side while we watched his father cross over into immortality, and 2 1/2 years later he stood by my side while we watched my father do the same...

10 years ago I couldn’t have imagined that #marriageequality🌈 would become a reality as quickly as it did...I also couldn’t imagine that just a few years later it would be threatened in the courts as it is now...don’t know what’s going to happen in the immediate future...don’t know if my marriage is going to be declared illegal or not...believing for the best, and hoping that the powers that be will do the right thing...but, aside from that, I have nothing but gratitude for these last 10 years...a million thanks to all of you who have been so supportive of my telling the truth...love this date, and I love you all...#lovewins #noregrets #lifeisgood#enjoylife #liveyourtruth💯 

Saturday, October 12, 2019

9 YEARS LATER


Yesterday was National Coming Out Day, this weekend is Atlanta Pride (the above pic with the rainbow cake was taken last evening), and tomorrow is the 9th anniversary of my public coming out...the outpouring of beautiful messages that I've received today in response to the pics below, which I posted on Facebook and Instagram, has been literally overwhelming...too many to post here...several times today I've teared up at reading your beautiful, affirming words, and I am flooded with thoughts of gratitude this evening...

I'm especially grateful for where I am on my journey these 9 years later...Ken and I have been together 71/2 years now, and will celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary in December...we were together through the last 2 years at Church In The Now, the 5+ years of METRON, his father's illness and passing, the birth of his 2 granddaughters, the birth of my 3rd granddaughter, the care of my elderly parents, the passage of Marriage Equality, my 60th birthday, and countless happy days and joy-filled experiences...we see our six children regularly and are so proud of all of them, love the METRON COMMUNITY, enjoy living in the city, and daily live the life that we have imagined...

On this 9 anniversary of this important day, I want to express my profound gratitude to all of you who have supported me/us, and especially to those who have stayed with me as a part of my ministry...

I feel the love...

TOP LEFT: GOOD MORNING AMERICA; TOP CENTER: CNN; TOP RIGHT: CNN
CENTER LEFT: DON LEMON SHOW; CENTER: WSB-TV; CENTER RIGHT: JOY BEHAR SHOW
BOTTOM LEFT: PEOPLE MAGAZINE; BOTTOM CENTER: CREATIVE LOAFING; BOTTOM RIGHT: GA VOICE


Thursday, April 4, 2019

APRIL EVENTS/LIFE IS GOOD!

Ken and I would like to thank you all for your kind words about our 7th Anniversary (April 1), and I would like to thank you for all the birthday blessings from yesterday (April 3)...Ken's birthday is the 19th, so April is a big month for us!

Thanks again to Judah Swilley and Curtis Elder for this awesome video!