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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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Refusing To Go There

By Nikole / October 30, 2017 / 0 Comments

A couple months ago I noticed a subtle but real shift deep within me. I would hear of someone sharing their dream they had for their life or share about something they really care about, and, internally, I would be rolling my eyes at them and I would think to…

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When Your Dream Finally Comes True

By Nikole / July 12, 2017 / 2 Comments

I have always envied the people who’ve known what they’ve wanted to do since they were young. Whether that’s being a dentist or teacher or family business owner. How beautiful it must be to know what you want and to go after it. I, on the other hand, have spent…

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A business trip to Haiti

By Nikole / June 20, 2017 / 3 Comments

Ahh, I’m back. What an amazing business trip to Haiti. A business trip to Haiti? Isn’t that a place you do mission trips to instead? you might be asking. Yes, it is a country that has had a lot of mission trips to, which is part of the reason why it took me…

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Sleep = Joy. Pretty much.

By Nikole / April 19, 2017 / 4 Comments

I know I’ve blogged quite a bit about the hardships in life, and I don’t mean to be a downer with my writing. I guess I’m so busy surviving the chaotic stage of raising littles that when I do get a few moments to myself, I just want to be…

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When the World Devours Your Dream(s)

By Nikole / April 11, 2017 / 14 Comments

I used to believe the world was my oyster, especially during my high school and college years. I was an optimistic, glass is almost always full kind-of-gal. Beyond the usual torment of high school (friendship drama, puberty, trying to fit in, etc), I felt the four year requirement of high school itself…

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