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Nicole

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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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The Lost Art of Being Still and Knowing God

When we create intentional space in our daily routine to be still, to be quiet, to be undistracted and to reflect… it not only provides relief from stress, it draws us closer to God.  When we incorporate this practice into how we approach reading the Bible,  the Word of God comes to life for us in new ways, and our lives are transformed in the process. This video provides a few easy ways you can incorporate meditating on God’s Word…

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The Way You Carry It

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It’s not the load that breaks you down; it’s the way you carry it. -C.S. Lewis A friend recently told me, “When I saw on instagram everything you’ve been up to, I was exhausted just seeing it!” She was complimenting me, commending my ability to hustle and “get it done”. Instagram has a way of making us all seem more put together, successful, and let’s face it, more photogenetic than we are. That said, when you put the highlight reel…

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How to Read the Bible Every Day and Love It!

  Here’s a few tips to help you develop meaningful daily time in God’s Word: Find a quiet and undistracted space to read the Bible. Find a consistent time to read the Bible. Find a translation or two that works for you. Avoid scrolling and email checking during your daily time in God’s Word. Keep at it. Less is more. And I want to invite you to join me in reading the Bible everyday. I’ve created The 365 Plan with…

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