Choosing Hope

Looking Back on 10 years– Room for All, Choose Hope Fear? In a world marked with fear; fear of what happened, and what will happen, hope often seems far off. However, Jesus offers us this wisdom: When you hear of wars and rumors of wars… Do not be alarmed. (Matthew 24:6) Looking Back I recently…

Opening Doors

When I opened the doors of my private counseling practice, I was certain that doing so was what God wanted me to do, and therefore would be a place God was going to use. From my human vantage point, Eve’s Haven was opened to help women rediscover their stories, so I simply anticipated serving women…

A Letter of Support

This summer, Room for All celebrated its 10th anniversary with a banquet in Schenectady, NY, where Rev. Dr. Norm Kansfield’s trial took place at General Synod 2005. We were overwhelmed and delighted to welcome friends and supporters from all over the East Coast, one of whom was our former board member Tom Dibble. Tom brought…

To Be Loved All the Same

My whole adult life, I’ve felt like a problem that needed to be managed. There’s no one person or circumstance that has made me feel this way, it’s just a pervasive impression that I’ve gotten. I went to college at an institution that regularly makes the Princeton Review’s list of the Top LGBT Un-Friendly Colleges.…

Live and Learn

Living is intended to be a lifelong learning process, beginning with childhood. In my case, I missed knowing my father, who died when I was eight. Three years later, out of necessity, my mother became a round-the-clock caretaker in another town. I learned during those years to grow up in a hurry. I met a…