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VIDEO: Self-Care

  When we know how wonderful and valuable our bodies are and that they were made to worship God, we can make self-care choices that over time create a healthy lifestyle.  This video blog explored these self-care choices and why they are essential to our health. CLICK TO WATCH THE VIDEO…

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Blogs

Is Valentine’s Day the Worst?

Nicole and Ben Smithee

  I remember first celebrating Valentine’s Day in elementary school. Beginning in kindergarten, each year my mom would take me to WalMart to pick out a box of Valentine’s Day cards to give to all my classmates. There were the generic ones with pink and red hearts and cartoon Cupids plastered on flimsy paper cards. These were the cheapest, and, also clearly the lamest. I would beg my mom to upgrade me to peer-approved Disney characters or Care Bears or…

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Blogs

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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