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What I love about being a Beachbody coach!

I have been a Beachbody coach since February 2016 and have seen what Shakeology combined with consistent exersise and clean eating hab...

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Family pic October 2015
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Mother's Day 2014
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All Seven Flowers!

All Seven Flowers!
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The Fam....
Six of the Seven Flowers... updated photo to come at Christmas!

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God's Everlasting Love and Mercy!

Seven Flowers

I awoke one morning with this name on my mind. I knew God wanted me to use it for the title of this blog. I believe God clothes the flowers of the field in magnifigance yet He says how much more will He clothe us His children?

I have seen His hand on our family, yet I know we are only a part of the vast family of God. I myself cannot wait for heaven to find out all that HE has done in my fellow family of believers life. The WOW book contains true accounts of his miracles and intervention. I am blessed to be one of the editors of the 2nd edition.

I will update as the book is soon to be published as well as take any stories you would like to share.

I will edit and send you an updated copy of your story for your viewing and approval. The final selections for the book will be prayerfully considered.

In His Service,

Nicole Nolley

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I am a mother to four... soon to be five beautiful kids! Writing and journaling have always been a wonderful way for me to express how I feel. Thanks to my parents who have always encouraged me. I have a passion and heart for ministry and reaching the lost and am activily pursuing accounts, miracles and stories about God and how He connects with us in our human experience. Visit my WOW book page to learn more about this.

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Friday, July 29, 2016

Aimless

Aimless...

Why? Why is this happening? Why did he get in an accident? Why now? Why are all these things piling up at once?
Chloes broken arm?
My bruised shoulder and tricep...along with hip, neck and wrist issues?
no health insurance...
no new jeep tires....


Why? I hear myself cry out in my spirit to Him....
and then I hear his reply.....

'AIMLESS'

the first thing I pictured was an arrow...missing the mark!
a target but no bullseye...
a quiver full of sharpened arrows but with no place to go...

no goal....
no vision...
no purpose...
no mission....
no ministry....

perishing is what is happening....
His people do this where there is a lack of goals or targets.......when they are aimless!

it has a negative ring ....
almost like reckless...
without care....
ignorant....

God this is a harsh word, but I am going to take the warning and heed it...

GOD DOES NOT REVEAL A THING TO US WITHOUT WANTING TO HEAL IT!

We just gave up somewhere...I say we, when what I really mean is I gave up somewhere...
lowered my standards...
let down my guard...
loosened the boundaries....

I did this in my health and weight first....
then the spiritual followed....
untill I just got sick of myself, my life and decided I was ready for change!
for restoration...
regeneration...

not replacement surgery, but a regeneration of what once was....
some fanning of the flame that still flickers and smokes...
some splinting of the bruised reed, so as not to break it!

I am ready....are you?

Thursday, July 28, 2016

one drop at a time



My daughter was taking a bath and observed the drops falling from the faucet, and said....This tub is going to overflow and be filled if those drops dropped all night. Her comment took my breath away as I stopped and contemplated the idea....
You see I wrestle with the choice of daily working out...
I really feel like skipping it on most days and I do....(with my rest days that I enjoy twice a week,) but on the other five days of the week it is always a struggle and a mental feat to Just lace up and do it!
but I have seen the fruit of making that change in my life almost daily...
I have seen the carvings on my body by the steady stream of training I subject it to...



Mountains are chiseled, craters are made, and basins are filled by drops...drops of water, seemingly insignifigant by themselves but when added together over a course of time....Well,

landscapes are changed,
fields are altered,
and otherwise empty vessels are filled up...

Thank you Lord for teaching me perseverance and in the process filling me up to overflowing.

How do miracles happen?

usually instant!
The Bible uses the adjectives, Suddenly
Quickly,
In the blink of an eye,
Straightaway....

How do healings on the other hand occur?

slowly,
methodically,
habitually,
one day at a time,
one drop at a time...

If you want a healing in your body and are ready to put in the daily changes to your diet and activity, then click here and leave me a message!I would love to walk this journey of health with you.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

What I love about being a Beachbody coach!

I have been a Beachbody coach since February 2016 and have seen what Shakeology combined with consistent exersise and clean eating habits can do. I went in hoping to save money on the shakeology so I became a coach to get my 25% off discount. Little did I know that I would be losing 18 lbs and gaining energy and self confidence in the meantime. My health has increased and my Adrinal Fatigue that I was diagnosed with as a teenager is signifigantly decreased to where I am no longer on natural supplementation daily, but down to every three days. I can hardldy wait until an entire year of taking Shakeology consistently. My skin is clearer, my mental fog has lifted, clarity of thought is back and my self confidence is soaring. My husband who wanted nothing to do with coaching in the beginning is seriously considering it now that he sees what it has done for me and that I am not giving up on it! The training program that I began with is 21 Day fix. I just finished my third round of it and am now going to be starting a new program called Les Mills Combat, (also with Beachbody) I will still be using the clean eat meal plan with container system for portion control though. If you are interested in learning more you can contact me at coachniky2@beachbodycoach.com www.shakeology.com/coachniky www.beachbodycoach.com/coachniky

Monday, July 7, 2014

Cooper...helping out at VBS!

Why am I doing this?...because God wants me to be available

Why is it so hot?...because it is the middle of Summer, in Florida, Southwest Florida, and I am wearing a dog suit complete with tail and yes a nylon vented dog head mask.

Had they asked me to do this before I showed up with my kids at VBS, would I have volunteered?....most likely, no!

I must say it takes me back a few years, like all the way back to sixth grade. Mr. Copeland and his annual Everglades trip!...the event that elementary students looked forward to every year. The right of passage from childhood to adulthood rested on this sleepover in the woods.

My parents were finally divorcing. I say finally because we had been through moving state to state, and trial separation, then patching up again, now this. The final ax. It was a bitter sweet time, and a very vivid memory.

Quiet by nature, I virtually shut down. I felt on the verge of tears at all times. Our camp leader seemed to make it his mission to get me to come out of my shell. He picked me as the raccoon for his campfire play. I didn't mind, being that I was designated catcher for my softball team, I was quite used to heavy sweaty gear.

What I wasn't used to was being center of attention and entertaining others. But once I started going I was in bliss, I felt like I had come home. The bands of love and gauze were being wrapped around my deeply wounded heart enabling me to function and let others in, all while healing!

I had grown a little taller, a little wiser, all thanks to a little coon outfit and a discerning camp leader.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Spring Vows

Butterflies on the tulle curtain tie backs, and butterflies in the belly. Once again, I do my best to focus on something other than the fact that I am about to sing lead accompanied by the worship team, in front of a hundred or so folks. Stage fright hits me extra hard this morning, almost making me want to empty the contents of my already almost empty stomach.

Miraculously, the Lord helps me to overcome the jitters and In unity we sang, "Taste and See", "Oh our Lord", and then the more worshipful, "10,000 Reasons" and "There is No One Else Like You"

Relieved, amazed and thankful for an extra measure of His calming nearness, I placed the microphone back on its stand, as I stepped off stage to join Mike and several other eager couples in front of the meticulously decorated chuppa, where we watched and waited as, two by two,  couples ascended and descended the steps of the billowy shelter.

As the brides, we were then instructed to encircle our husband three times.This is a tradition dating back thousands of years. Symbolic of raising a wall or a hedge of protection around our men from the enemy, I walked around Mike while repeating three phrases, prompted by our Pastor.

"Husbands, you may now give your wives a hug!", I heard our Pastor say, as I felt Mike's long and strong arms surround me and lift me high, while leaning me into his chest. I giggled at his spontaneity, marveled by his public display of love and high regard for me...Oh, how I love this man!

We each then took turns repeating vows of renewed love to each other, while repeating the symbolism of our wedding bands held partially on.

We then observed the symbolism surrounding us, hand in hand, as we waited our turn at the chuppa.

Prayer shawls, tallits, draped over pairs of shoulders, as each couple were prayed with and encouraged.

Two individual bird cages, doors shut, on either side of the open tent, apparently symbolizing our individuality, before opening ourselves up to each other and marriage.

Sparkly butterfly curtain tie backs, a symbol of spring and renewal.

A glittery glass chandelier, placed over the heads of the couples inside, no doubt representing the Day Star himself, bright leader and guide of our homes.

The transparent, sheer, yet white tulle of the hoopah, a Jewish tent like structure symbolizing our covering we have in Jehovah. His love so pure, transparent, hiding nothing from us.

We are next to the last couple to enter. We are immediately covered in the tallit, big enough to cover us both and beautiful enough to serve as a wedding veil. I realize that together we are the bride of Christ and our union is a shadow of our marriage to Him.

The prayer spoken over us is refreshing, thereby renewing life and brushing off the old and dry drought season. We then receive our vows on rolled parchment paper held together by a single delicate strand off burgundy ribbon.

We exit the shelter to a flurry of flash cameras held by loved ones, smiles and words of congrats on their lips,

The event will sustain us, grounding us in His word and our promises to each other. Thank you Father God, for your goodness and this landmark moment in this adventure called marriage.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Word of The Year

 
 After seeing this idea that is circulating the blog world, I prayerfully
 asked God to show me my WORD.
After picking out what I thought was my word I just did not get a resonating vibe
 in my spirit. I mean GIVING  is a good word, but it was not what God
 was dealing with me.
 
And then He whispered into my spirit.....
 
 
What a word! I know that I struggle with it in all my
 relationships especially God!
I mean who hasn't
sacrificed honesty on the alter of perfection?

....or wore the mask of pretense
in favor of tearfully asking for prayer?
.....or choked back the sobs of offense while hurling insults instead of
speaking our heart?
 
It is risky stuff,
being vulnerable...
exposing that tender part we all have inside.
 When we do get enough bravado, it is usually when we are at our
 exploding point and have
 bottled our true feelings for far too long. The inevitable happens..
.we explode....sending toxic words all over our friends and family.
 Our  heart is, as a result, not heard due to everyone
 running to avoid the explosive lava flowing everywhere.

What could have prevented it?
 Transparency...
..sharing our heart
....being see through
Brokenness ministers to more people than our
 pretend wholeness does..
When was the last time you said this word in conversation?
 
Lord have mercy, for when I consider the sins that have become
 possible because of my lack of transparency, it makes me shudder.
Namely, envy.
Only God really knows how imperfect that person you admire truly is.
Please give me a spirit of transparency this year, Jesus!

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Heart Shift Towards Mentoring

 
 
God is doing a new thing in my life. I feel a shift in the atmosphere of my heart!
 Where I have had trouble in areas of my walk with Him, I am sensing a deliverance.
 Not an instant miracle deliverance, but a slow healing and strengthening in these
 weak areas
 of my life. I asked Him to show me if he wanted me to be a mentor in this
 season of my life
. You see I have a newborn. It is not always easy embracing this season, and turn down
 things that I feel I could do and would be good to do. But I also know that the good
 can sometimes
 be the enemy of the best.
 
 After prayerfully asking the Lord if I should take on the mantle of a mentoring group
I heard the voice of the Spirit whisper to me.."I need your heart."

 I realized so much of what He was asking while working on my homework
 from the mentoring group, of writing my life story.
Basically, it is a  story to share with others that inspires to hope. One that does
 not point too much
 at the way people
failed us in life, but more to the way God has
 raised us up out of the ashes.
 
Elisa gave an example of her testimony in the early years contrasted with her
 testimony now that is seasoned with God's grace.
 
If you want to know if your heart has healed from your past, this is an
 exercise that will expose the condition of your ticker real quick.
 
It made me realize how much I have filled my life with busyness
 and doing things for God, at the expense of first setting a foundation of healing.
To me, this getting my mind off of  my hurts was my healing.
But I realized it is only prolonging my healing, for I am building on shifting sand.
 
Inner healing happens when we are willing to be transparent and allow God,
and possibly others selected by God, to dig up those buried emotions, to tug on
 those old bones to see if life can be found out of death!
 
It reminded me also of a recent post of mine called:
 How we respond to our past is key to our future.
How transparent are we willing to be?
When should you be?
How do you know what to say and what to leave out?
Should you leave anything out?

I have been taught so many different things regarding this;
 for example, only share
 Christ if someone asks you to.
Well, if you follow the well thought out  guidelines of... how to respond
 to questions, you can
 make those questions happen just
 by asking questions yourself.
...such as"Can I share with you what happened to me?"

People tend to listen better when they have given you permission to speak into their life.