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One Wild Ride: Nicole’s Latest Updates and Reflections

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It’s a strange feeling to know that April is upon us and it is now officially spring. Wasn’t it just yesterday I was ringing in the new year with my friends? If you feel like you blinked and three months passed, you are not alone. I hope and pray your 2019 has been off to a great start.  🙂 Mine has been one wild ride filled with the highs and lows of entrepreneurship, ministry, travel, writing, friendship, and marriage.  If…

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10 Questions to Ask to Reclaim Health in Your Hustle

10 Questions to Ask to Reclaim Health in Your Hustle

When I first moved to New York City from Los Angeles a few years back, I found my people!  New Yorkers are hustlers. They are always on the move, always on their phones and always working. 60-hour work weeks are standard. Espresso machines conveniently placed in most offices provide liquid fuel for early mornings and late nights spent glued to laptops. For some, this type of grind sounds exhausting. At times, it is.  But for driven personalities like myself, the…

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Video Sermon: Finding God in the Whisper

Perhaps God is speaking to us more than we know. But we are missing it because it’s not as shocking as an earthquake or eye catching as a fire or clearly felt as the wind. It’s in the whisper. The gentle whisper. Maybe, just maybe, God isn’t silent- He’s just quiet.  And to hear Him and experience a life of transformation and not just survival, we need to lean in, I mean really lean in… shhhh… quiet! …and hear Him…

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Beware of the Shadow Mission

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Two things began happening in my twenties: I began attending church leadership conferences to build relationships with other pastors and gain training to better lead within my church. And I also began getting asked to speak at other church’s events and conferences. My world was getting larger. In many ways it was wonderful. I was meeting fascinating new friends and seeing first hand how the Spirit of God was moving in other parts of the country and beyond. I was…

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The Real Reason It Was So Hard for Me to Like Her Post

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I plopped down on my couch with a freshly washed face and brushed teeth. I looked up at my kitchen sink, proud that after a long but productive day at work, quick trip to the gym, and a successful home-cooked dinner, I still managed to tidy up the kitchen. The empty kitchen sink and decluttered counters were true symbols of #winning for this #neatfreak. Marie Kondo would be proud. Then my eyes moved slightly to the left to find the…

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