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Celebrating Black History Month and Cultivating Conversations For Change

Louisa, Saleena, Nagela, Nicole

  In 1926, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week to celebrate the extraordinary contributions African Americans have made throughout the history of our nation.  For many years, it was celebrated during the second week of February, until when in 1976, as part of the United States’ bicentennial, the week was expanded to an entire month. A lot has changed since 1926.  Jackie Robinson broke through the glass ceiling of segregation for baseball and pioneered equality in all…

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VIDEO: Refresh, Not Escape

  This video explores the full impact rest has in our lives and how to make the most of rest and live energized and flourish lives.  I pray that as you make space for rest your energy increases, your relationships flourish, your faith deepens, your joy increases, your physical health improves and your work becomes even better.      CLICK TO WATCH THE VIDEO  …

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I Thought I Was Over That: What to Do When Old Wounds Resurface

Nicole Smithee

My husband and I recently argued over something as simple as our schedules, but instead of responding in the conversation like a rational human-being, in the middle of it, I shut-down and fought to hide my tears from the man who vowed to love me till death do us part.  I retreated from the argument by saying whatever I could to end it and began cleaning up the kitchen in a drastic effort to distract myself from the hurt I…

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VIDEO: Say Thanks

  Over the next few videos, I will be sharing habits to develop a healthy YOU.  I’ll share my own experiences in discovering these principles and my hope is that as you apply these habits, you begin to experience progress, joy and peace in the places right now that feel more stress-filled than fulfilling.   CLICK TO WATCH THE VIDEO…

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Confessions of a Newlywed

Nicole Smithee wedding

Ben and I have been married 86 days now. I’m not sure how long we’ll be considered newlyweds.  It seems like a subjective label.  When do you stop being newlyweds?  Is it when you hit the year mark?  Is it when you have kids?  Is it when you start farting in front of each other with little or no embarrassment?  Not sure. Well, for now anyways, I am a newlywed.  And the number one question I get asked (behind, of…

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