Hi, I'm Nicole Kippel. I am 30, my husband Steven is 28 and we were both home schooled our whole lives. We have been happily married since September 25, 2004. We were both homeschooled our whole lives, and while it was a fairly positive experience for both of us (because we are both very self directed and academic) we no longer plan to homeschool our children. Adoption, race, etc bring up many complex issues.
We are in the process to foster-adopt 3 children as we feel that God is showing us that the word commands care of orphans and there are so many children in need of homes, why have biological children? They are African-American, "Kay" (not allowed to post their real names online) is 4, "Buddy" is 3 and "Davey" is 2. They are absolutely precious! We may take their 10 year old half brother "Jer" as well, still praying about that. So excited/nervous!
the Bible, apocyrphal and gnostic texts, adoption/fostering/parenting books, Crime and Punishment and the Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky, the Kingdom of God is Within You by Leo Tolstoy, the Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne, the Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey, the Shack, the Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels, Lord of the Rings, the Problem of Pain by CS Lewis, cookbooks
All genres except Country. Favorites are metal and hardcore. Favorite bands include: Extol, Eisley, mewithoutyou, Point of Recognition, Coldplay, U2, the Cure, the Decemberists, Johnny Cash and much much more.
FAMILY & LIFESTYLE
With Spouse and Kids
Number of Children:
Want (more) Children:
Not sure yet
Homeschool your children?:
No, not planning to.
PROFESSIONAL & EDUCATIONAL
Homeschooled all the way
Clerical / Administrative
Jesus, my husband Steven, cooking, whole foods flexitarian nutrition, music (especially metal) reading, world travel, christian mysticism,non-violence
I saw your post in the fav Christian music thread. Quite interesting. No doubt extremely few people here have heard of Danielson Famile. I saw them at Cornerstone once. That is, our camping spot was near the "underground" tent where they played, so we got to hear them, like it or not. They were... unique. Not my style, but I see our tastes do overlap.