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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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REAL RELATIONSHIPS: SIGNS HE’S DATING MATERIAL

Nicole Smtihee

  How do you know if a guy is dating material or someone to say, “Bye, Felicia” to when he hits you up for your number? Today’s video provides you with 7 signs to look for when scoping out that new crush or entering into a new relationship. Whether or not you are currently dating, this video will explore great qualities for each of us to not only look out for, but develop ourselves. Let me know what stood out…

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Following the Following: The Dark Side of the Celebrity Obsession

Nicole Smithee

  When I was a little girl I watched the action thriller Speed starring a young Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock.  (I was probably too young to watch an R-rated movie at the time, but we’ll skip over that small detail.)  Not only did it leave me with a fear of public transportation, but it also left me with a newfound dream – to one day become the next Sandra Bullock.  She was cool. She was quirky.  She was smart.…

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