I’m sitting at Starbucks in Chico, California surfing the T-Mobile Hotspot. I have a monthly recurring account because I really love the ambiance of Starbucks. It’s a great place to sit and write.
On my IM list I’m having a conversation with a homosexual I knew from my days in the porn industry. He has a heart of gold and needs to know Jesus loves him no matter what others might say. He’s telling me that he and his boyfriend are doing well. I think he’s a fantastic person, and I can’t understand why fundamentalists give people like him such a hard time. Have we all lost sight of the message Jesus came to give? I don’t think so. Jesus loves John Paul as much as he loves your Pastor.
Today I took a trip to Chico just because it’s such an awesome little town. The population is 90,000 but it has the culture of a town 10 times that size. They have this little lounge called “Monk’s Wine Lounge and Bistro” that I love. I had three glasses of a very good Chardonnay, along with some cheese and roasted garlic. Yum!
Yesterday I moved out of my house. The bank took it back. It was for sale for several months, but no acceptable offers came in. Am I bummed? Nah. I don’t really mind. Credit will recover with time. I could have stayed another two months, but they made me a cash offer to be out by this past Friday. I took it. I was a little bummed but was resolved not to cry. I didn’t quite make it. I cried for a total of 10 seconds. It’s not the same as the house I just moved from, but the new place is pretty decent. Last night was my first full night there, and I slept like a baby. This morning I took a shower in a normal sized shower. I’m used to having a lot more room.
I had an amazing day with Wendy and Caden today. Wendy and I are such great friends. I’d go into more detail, but Wendy thinks this whole blogging thing is a bit odd. She doesn’t completely understand it. For that reason I’ll keep her out of it as much as possible. She also dislikes it when newspapers interview me. She deals, though.
My family is very happy my brother surrendered his life to God last week. I am too. I knew he would, just as soon as he heard the message of Jesus’ love, rather than condemnation. As I said before, there’s nothing unattractive about love.
Life is good. I look forward to each new day.