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In this episode we discuss: Camp Registration… WHY, The Sabbath, The negative voices in our head and how we can move toward love, and Nicole answers some questions about dealing with hard relationships.   I hope you enjoyed this episode of Nicole and Friends! You can listen here or at any of the following places: […]

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In this episode we discuss: The unwritten rules of airplane travel Martin Luther King Jr. Understanding how to live into freedom Nicole answers a reader question about how to move on from your past   I hope you enjoyed this episode of Nicole and Friends! You can listen here or at any of the following […]

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In this episode we discuss: Snow…. Lies Marriage Counseling Reader questions answered!   Key points: Nicole discusses some key points from Chapters 3 and 4 of The Struggle is Real. How to acknowledge the gap between what we experience and what we believe Reader Question: How to find a good counselor. Reader Question: If it’s […]

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In this episode we discuss: Instapots The story of Abigail in the Bible Making Choices Quiet Times   Key points: Nicole discusses some key points from the first couple chapters of The Struggle is Real. How can we make decisions as a “whole-hearted person?” It takes strength to be humble. Nobody is holding you back, […]

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Summer, I see you coming. And here’s what I know about summer: I want it to be awesome, I want my kids to be awesome, I want it ALL. I run out of ideas fast. (by day two) I live in “traumatic expectation disappointment” (by day 2.5). This year, I’m making my best effort to […]

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the view from here.   I was standing behind her at her dad’s funeral, a respectful distance from her–not in her personal space, but within earshot. This is what pastors call “the ministry of presence”–being quiet but visible, being close to the grief but not in it, except for the way we are all in […]

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Yesterday I had the opportunity to share in a portion of our Easter celebration at the Altria theater. Part Ted talk, part visual storytelling–we combined graphics, music and text to present evidence for the resurrection of Jesus. It was a labor of love and great teamwork–here’s a picture from rehearsal. I’ll post video from the service when it’s available. […]

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If you want to be serious about your life, you have to work on it. Really. Who among us doesn’t have a preferred future for our life? Things we want to experience? The person we want to be? The legacy we want to leave? Part of the joy of being created in the image of […]

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When it gets dark, light makes all the difference. Have you ever thought about your relationship with the dark? Darkness is interesting. On the one hand, the dark allows us to sleep, to quiet, to rest. On the other, the dark can be a lonely place. It can be a frightening place. Many things that […]

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My friend has a special noise she makes when she’s overwhelmed. It’s somewhere between a sigh and a groan and a moan, and it sounds like BLEHHHARRRRGGGG. I wish I could send you all this sound that you can press like a button every time you feel overworked, under appreciated, out of time/money/energy/joy—so all of […]