Here at the National Sex Ed Conference. Although I am not a sex educator, sex education is certainly part of ministry… and the ability to talk about what’s good and what’s healthy and what is not is helpful. It’s also wildly important to be able to listen and to respond to people’s truths.
I’m filled with admiration for the people who are doing this work. Bless, bless, bless them for doing what is so often challenged, refused, excoriated. Bless them for supporting the people struggling to understand their lives and to heal from trauma. Sex is so central to who we are. sex and sexual and gender identity. So many strides are being made! Hurrah.
And I’m filled with delight because I’m here with colleagues. And not just any colleagues. One of the people is a father in the field. And he knows everyone. And he’s proud to introduce us. And we’ve met some MARVELOUS people. And Sara, my dear friend and colleague. I’m so proud of her and so grateful. She’s grabbing this and painting the most beautiful canvas of possibilities. Working with friends. gotta love it!
There’s a lot of Peace here. Some of it in the guise of uncomfortable truth. But darnit. No Hot tub… But there was swimming Peace, and you know how I am about that! At dawn as the sun begin to rise on the city. (THE City.)