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Midterms Are Over. Now What?

midterms are over now what

It was fast approaching 11pm on Tuesday night, and even though I was wiped from a full day of meetings, I sat huddled under my bedcovers glued to my phone screen watching the latest poll results coming in. I wasn’t alone. With heated campaigns and too-close-to-call projections, millions of Americans found themselves tuned into the election like a political Super Bowl that had just gone into overtime. Would the House flip? What affect will the results of the election have…

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Reflections on Our First Year of Marriage

Happy One Year Photo

Next Tuesday, on November 6th, Ben and I celebrate our one year anniversary. A year ago, my life was in a frantic state of packing and moving, planning and prepping for a wedding, a honeymoon, and well, a new life shared with my soon-to-be-husband. Will the caterers show up on time with enough servers? Did we order enough candles? Will it rain? How will the photos turn out? Will we be able to merge our closets and have enough room…

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Stressing Over the Blessing

Nicole Smithee blog

Lately, I have been running hard. Preaching has taken me to many cities and churches, camps and conferences. I’ve seen the move of the Holy Spirit and the miraculous power of Jesus. I’ve also sacrificed sleep and poured out my heart, many times in between early flights and late night hotel check-ins. IRIDESCENT, a company for young women I launched earlier this year, is quickly growing with limitless potential that also demands my attentive leadership. Serving in church is one…

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Why I Ugly Cried After Watching a Comedy Special

Nicole Smithee

“There is nothing stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself.” – Hannah Gadsby   These words have stayed with me long after Hannah’s comedy special Nanette stopped playing in my living room. After the credits rolled, and I wiped away the many tears streaming down my face, my husband and I spent the next hour and a half passionately discussing gender equality, discrimination, hate, shame, grace, truth, and love. Whether or not you agree with all Hannah said,…

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Who Runs the World? A Mother’s Day Message and FREE 7-Day Devotional

nicole smithee and mom

  Where would I be without my mom?  She taught me to tie my shoes, slay my own dragons and dream big.  She kissed me goodnight and tucked me in tight so the beds bugs wouldn’t bite.  She taught me my letters and colors and numbers and words.  She placed a band-aid over every scrape and cut.  She baked Christmas sugar cookies with me and sewed all my Halloween costumes.  She drew flowers and balloons and rainbows with me on…

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