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Starting Your Day Right: 6 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Mornings

Nicole Smithee

We all know what it feels like to get up on the wrong side of the bed.  We promised ourselves the night before that we would wake up early to go to the gym, get an early start at work, or have some time to enjoy a cup of coffee while properly preparing for the day.  Instead, we hit the snooze button more times than we’d like to admit, opted to wear a hat and go one more day before…

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Escaping the Comparison Trap: Part 1

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  It’s the social snare that sabotages our relationships, stunts our personal growth, traps us in a cycle of insecurity, and hinders us from making the greatest difference we can make in the world.  Yep, I’m talking about comparison.  2 Corinthians 10 tells us, “those who compare themselves are not wise.”  Well, we are wising up over the next couple of weeks with a 2-part series attacking the ways comparison traps us and how to embrace our uniqueness and celebrate…

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Beauty Redefined: 5 Ways to Celebrate Your Own Beauty

Nicole Smithee and bridal party

  I was 6 years old when a boy first made me cry.  He called me Plucky Duck on the playground in front of other kids, laughing over his own clever joke about my “big” lips.  I ignored him and kept playing with my friends as if nothing had happened, but later that evening I stared at my reflection in the bathroom mirror, biting my lips to make them appear smaller while holding back tears. I didn’t wear lipstick till…

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Leadership Chat: Climate Control Part 3

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  Ignorance may be bliss, but it doesn’t make for great leadership.  This leadership chat explores a hidden way we all too often self-sabotage in our leadership.  Plus, I reveal an often overlooked but highly effective way to elevate morale and unity on the team, ministry or organization you are leading.  Whether the team you are leading is vibrant, exciting and thriving… or let’s be real, the team is more drama and less productivity than you’d like, this leadership chat will…

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I Used to Hate Fasting, and How That All Changed

Nicole Smithee

I have a confession to make.  For a very long time, I hated fasting and avoided it like the plague.  I became a Christian when I was 12 years old, and I was eager to learn and grow in my faith at the time.  But fasting never made much sense to me.  It felt like a hunger strike at best and an unhealthy diet plan at worst.  I did a few short fasts throughout my teen years, but the whole…

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