Monthly Archives: August 2015

Women I’d love the Chance to Interview

As both a writer and a journalist, I’ve always thought about the people outside of my ability to reach out to that I would LOVE the chance to have an interview with. These are people that I either admire, think are totally awesome, or am just absolutely and incredibly intrigued by. Even if it wasn’t an actual interview for an …

This is when being a Christian is a struggle

As I sit down to write this, my hands are shaking, tears are brimming in my eyes, and I feel like my stomach hasn’t stopped churning. My heart is still racing; the remnants of an anxiety attack caused by the heartache I feel towards those involved and those affected by this morning’s shooting. Earlier this morning, a camera-man, a reporter, …

How losing my blogging community was a good thing

When I first began to pursue blogging as more than just my private LiveJournal, I had no idea where to start. Sure, I knew that I needed to create a blog, use keywords that would make my content searchable, and have content that could interest readers, but that was about it. I had no idea how to get my blog …

Be careful what you say on Social Media

If I had a dollar for the number of times a teen/young adult has told me that it doesn’t matter what they post on Facebook, Twitter etc, ‘they’re kids and it won’t affect them’, well, I’d probably have enough money to eat out at a really fancy restaurant. This isn’t a new idea – as a teen, I thought the …

Can an Atheist pastor a Christian Church?

Recently, a story has come up in Canada regarding a pastor of a United Church is who is fighting a decision by the United Church of Canada to fire her – a move she says is completely unprecedented. In an interview with CBC News, Rev. Gretta Vosper stated that the congregants support her view that how you live is more …

Finding a ‘reason’ shouldn’t drive us

As Christians, I find that we often spend a lot of time trying to rationalize everything in our lives. We live by the ideal that God has a reason for letting everything that happens happen, and that it’s all part of His plan. But what happens when we start letting the pursuit of finding out that reason prevent us from …

Where are the NDP?

*Update Aug 5. 2015 – Our local candidate now has a website up, but I am still skeptical as to whether she will actually make a presence this year. Now, with the 2015 federal election campaign officially launched, the topic of my column feels even more relevant. I was not going to post this, but after receiving several compliments on …