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Life In the Fast Lane: Lessons Learned Over the Last Few Months

Nicole Smithee

Life has been happening fast these days, and the last few months have been a bit of a whirlwind of wonder and work, and well, a lot of other things. It wasn’t that long ago that I stood in front of my closest friends and family and said, “I do” to the man I love.  It wasn’t that long ago that I packed up a dozen or so boxes and said goodbye to my quiet Brooklyn apartment to move into…

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Real Relationships: Building Great Friendships

Nicole Smithee

  We all want to have ride or die friends, friends who send us memes that make us laugh out loud, friends that drive us to the airport and help us move, who tell us when we have something stuck in our teeth or our zipper is down, who keep us from buying that ridiculous outfit, who share their wifi password with us, or better yet, their Netflix subscription, and who are there when we need them and have our…

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Unconditional: Experiencing Love Without Stipulations

Nicole Smithee

I think we all understand that to know and experience love is the great need of the human soul.  It is the noble pursuit written about and talked about and sung about throughout the ages.  But conversations around love often feel a bit vague and mysterious.  Many times, we are still left with the question: what is love? Because people do a lot of things in the name of love…  People exchange wedding vows in the name of love, but…

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Real Relationships: Seeking Mentorship

Nicole Smithee

  Everyone needs the encouragement, support, and wisdom of people who have more experience than they do.  We weren’t meant to do life alone, and as much as we need friends to cheer us on, we also need mentors to provide us with wisdom to help us navigate new seasons. But how do we actively seek out mentorship in our lives and what can we expect from it?  This video, the latest of a new series “Real Relationships”, gives practical…

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The Struggle Is Real: Wrestling with God for a New Name

Nicole Smithee

  I’ve been reading my Bible by following a You Version One Year Bible Plan… and earlier this year, I became madly in love again with the book of Genesis- it’s filled with tales of humanity lost and struggling and God making a path for His lost ones to reunite with Him. It’s brutal and bold and barbaric and elegant and miraculous and messy all in one. But perhaps what fascinates me the most about Genesis is that with every…

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