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Inside Out, Upside Down: An Interview with Nicole Cole

Tell us about yourself!  Do you prefer coffee or tea?  What do you enjoy doing when you have a kid-free moment?  
Hey, I’m Nicole! I’m a wife, mama to “almost twins”, and I am able to stay home with these sweet babies while also keeping up with our photography and videography business! We live in a little town in North Mississippi, but we’re only minutes away from downtown Memphis, TN. If you popped into my house in the early morning hours you’d see me with a giant cup of coffee. If you popped over in the afternoon... you could very likely see the same! Ha! I do really love tea though - the Celestial Caramel Apple Dream is SO GOOD! 

Inside Out, Upside Down

Every now and then, we experience a shake-up in our lives, a powerful storm which rattles our spiritual bones and tests our firm foundation. The nature of life in a fallen world basically ensures us that no matter how hard we might strive for perfection, cling to our routines, and plan for lasting happiness, these shake-ups will prevent us from ever attaining paradise on this side of eternity.

Sometimes, these shake-ups come through external circumstances, situations outside our control and over which we have no choice. In an instant and without consulting us first, we find our worlds turned inside out and upside down. 

If You "Could Never Give Them Back"

“Hey, the reason I asked you that question earlier,” he said with slow, cautious words, as if dipping his toe in to test the deeper waters of his heart. Then, he pushed me in with him. “…it’s because I want you to adopt me.”

Sitting on a gym floor four hours from my home, I nearly choked on the pizza I was eating. The question this nine-year old boy was referring to? If I was at the picnic to adopt a child.