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Goodbye Church Mini-Series

By Nikole / March 12, 2018 / 2 Comments

Hi dear friends, It was a little scary to publish my last post on me leaving the Christian Church. It’s scary to make public something that is so personal. And yet I know there are so many like me. And so I hope my post blessed you or spoke to…

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Love Will Bring Us Home

By Nikole / February 26, 2018 / 4 Comments

This is a story from the caverns of my heart – a part of my heart that I rarely share with anyone apart from John. But today, I feel called to share this particular cavern of my heart with you. I originally wrote this piece for an audition I recently…

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Looking for and Celebrating Miracles

By Nikole / February 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

I had a powerful session with my life coach last week. If you’ve ever wondered if life coaches really work, let me tell you they do! I seriously have a mind-blowing, life-altering coach that has helped me make and continue to make monumental shifts in my life. I cannot recommend…

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When You Throw Yourself A Launch Party

By Nikole / February 12, 2018 / 10 Comments

I’m struggling to put into words all that transpired Saturday night at my launch party. It is a night I will never forget and a night my heart will likely never recover from in the best of ways. How do I put into words all the love that was lavished…

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Loneliness in the New Year

By Nikole / February 6, 2018 / 0 Comments

We’re just over a month into the new year, and I’ve already had several days here and there where I’ve felt intense loneliness. Anybody else? These days of intense loneliness are not new to me. They come and go throughout my life, no matter what season or stage I’m in.…

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When You Find Your Tribe

By Nikole / January 31, 2018 / 4 Comments

I recently attended a four day conference that I’ve been wanting to go to for three or four years now. It was the annual Queer Christian Fellowship Conference (previously known as the Gay Christian Network) that I have followed on Twitter for a few years, and every year I have…

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A Brave and Bold New Year

By Nikole / December 31, 2017 / 0 Comments

This is the first New Year’s I’ve looked forward to in a looong time. I’ve typically (inwardly) rolled my eyes at people who make goals for the New Year (sweet of me, I know). I tend to get cynical and think, “Really? You’re going to work out 5 times a…

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A Midrash on Two Women and Their Impossible Pregnancies

By Nikole / December 19, 2017 / 0 Comments

This Fall I wrote my first academic paper in over 12 years. 12 years! As as a result, I was slightly nervous to write an academic paper for my graduate school. I’m good at blogging, but that’s a completely different form of writing compared to academic papers. So I scheduled…

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When The World Seems All Right

By Nikole / November 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

Here I am, sitting inside a coffee shop, and I can’t help but smile. Life’s not easy, but right now, I can’t help but feel like this world is such a beautiful place. Every time I seem to turn around, I see beautiful things happening. Today, I had coffee with…

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Get Your Gratitude On!

By Nikole / November 14, 2017 / 0 Comments

Several months ago I was telling a friend about something difficult going on in my life and how I felt sapped of joy and happiness, and she made some comment about how being (genuinely) grateful can really help people find joy again. I maturely responded with an internal, “Ugh.” I…

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