I’m Nicole, a small town Saskatchewan girl who likes thinking about and debating big ideas about God, gender, politics, justice and faith.

Here’s a little bit about me that informs what you can expect from this blog…

God and Faith

I’m a somewhat reluctant Seventh-Day Adventist. I’d prefer to call myself Christian, but there are a lot of unfortunate connotations with that noun these days. I suppose it’d be easiest to described me as a progressive ecumenical person who’s a lot more interested in applying the Gospel to my daily life and learning more about other faiths than in getting caught up in theological debates.

So, my perfect church would have a Lutheran liturgy, a gospel choir, contemporary praise music, and observe the Sabbath, as well as have a lot of social justice occurring every other day of the week.

Politics, Justice and Gender

By the above description, you’ve probably figured out that I’m pretty liberal, although I’d describe myself as a fiscal feminist social democrat (if that even exists). I don’t belong to a political party, but I have strong opinions about those I don’t agree with. I’m a political idealist, in that I believe that true citizen engagement can create a vibrant democracy that works towards fully embracing the values of equality.

Life

I’ve struggled at various times in my life, as we all have. I’ve suffered from anxiety and depression, which culminated in a couple of breakdowns. I’ve battled with my weight. I’ve been the victim of bullying. I’ve been knocked down a few times, but, in the words of Chumbawamba, “I get up again. You’re never gonna keep me down.”

Creativity

Every post title is the title of a song. I studied music for years, so every once in awhile I may sing for you. I like to write, so you may see some of that. I like to travel, so you’ll see lists of places I’d like to visit. And I like to dream big, so you’ll see a lot of my hopes and wishes.

Links

I tend to read a lot, so almost every week you’ll see a collection of the best articles I’ve read on the web, along with a list of what I’m reading and some recommended books, music, etc.

Sports

I’m a devoted Saskatchewan Roughriders fan, so once football season starts, there’s no doubt that I’ll have lots to say about my Riders and the CFL.

Thanks for visiting – I hope you’ll come back!

1 comment
  1. Who in Saskatchewan isn’t a devoted roughriders fan! 🙂 . . . And such a creative way to title your blogs – after songs!

    I love your philosphy of life – respectful and open minded of others, I hear what you say about some of the negative connatations with the noun “Christian”, these days. I am much more comfortable using the noun “Buddhist.” Even though I would not describe myself as being “christian” – nor would I describe myself as particularily “un-christian”. . . I am,. I am not. . . and I am so much more!

    Being brought up “catholic’ had a strong impact on my formation, even though I am not a “church-goer’ today. I really dentify with what you are saying – and am with you in striving to be a person of integrity, a person of faith, a person of hope, and a person of postive change, contemplation and activism. Thank for sharing your story and your journey with me, via the forum of the internet blogosphere. Sincerely Bruce

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Slaw

My ramblings on life, politics, sports and other things.

The Snap

My ramblings on life, politics, sports and other things.

Mental Floss

My ramblings on life, politics, sports and other things.

The Hairpin - Medium

My ramblings on life, politics, sports and other things.

PassiveAggressiveNotes.com

My ramblings on life, politics, sports and other things.

Visual News

Content that educates, engages, and inspires.

stuff antonia says.

lipstick, sacraments, espresso, & grace. not necessarily in that order.

Rage Against the Minivan

My ramblings on life, politics, sports and other things.

The Weekly Sift

making sense of the news one week at a time

Peter Enns

My ramblings on life, politics, sports and other things.

Lainey Gossip Articles

My ramblings on life, politics, sports and other things.

TheCourt.ca

THE COURT is the online resource for debate & data about the Supreme Court of Canada

Crumbs from the Communion Table

My ramblings on life, politics, sports and other things.

David Akin’s On the Hill

My ramblings on life, politics, sports and other things.

blog - Elizabeth Esther

My ramblings on life, politics, sports and other things.

Experimental Theology

My ramblings on life, politics, sports and other things.

gailvazoxlade.com

My ramblings on life, politics, sports and other things.

Love is an Orientation

My ramblings on life, politics, sports and other things.

The Atlantic

My ramblings on life, politics, sports and other things.

%d bloggers like this: