No – Could it be? After all this controversy, who would’ve thought?
So this circus phenomenon continues on, but now it turns in a positive direction. Can you believe it?
Recent events have led Deb and I to communicate through email and even talk on the phone together. Just as I suspected, Deb is a wonderful, fun-loving gal and I am so thankful that the Lord has used this situation to make us friends. While I still do not agree with her homosexual lifestyle, I believe we have reached some common ground here, and God is working in her heart and will convict her in His timing.
In an email to me, Deb wrote this:
“Thank you so so much for what you said. It really did make a difference---and with the approach that you took with me, I can really see what you mean. *THANK YOU*
I'm sorry that you and I both kind of struggled trying to get our messages across, and even though we both have our differences, I find you an amazing woman with really interesting outlooks. I hope that we can just squash this argumentive crap down the drain. :)
I really think it will show how God works through people. Know what I mean? Instead of just lashing out and either ignoring one another or just fighting-----we developed a friendship through this. Hmm. Interesting, huh?”
Let this be a true testimony of God’s grace and power for a “Neurotic Christian Lesbian” and an “Intolerant Judgmental Bigot” like me to become friends.
I am eternally grateful that Deb has been able to receive my message in the love that it was originally intended, and I am looking forward to seeing how our friendship develops. My prayer is that God will give me the wisdom to reach out to her in a loving way that will drive her towards repentance so she can bring glory and honor to the Body of Christ.
Be sure to stick around, this should be a fascinating story.
*Also, Deb is on vacation now, but she as invited me to be a guest blogger, so I will be writing something for her to post on her blog once she returns.
Please stay tuned for more...