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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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4 Things to Do When Life Disappoints

In this video, I explore ways we can learn from life’s setbacks. And to continue to inspire you, below are some insights from women who, like the rest of us, are pursuing their dreams while living in the often less-than-romantic realities of now. Whether you are struggling to find enough hours in the day, wrestling to resolve a fight with someone close to you, reconstructing parts of life after loss, or searching for motivation in what seems mundane—these stories will…

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Unlock Your Beauty Part 2: Stop the Name Calling

Nicole Smithee video

  One of the ways we begin to actively combat insecurity and shame, and embrace the beauty within each of us is by putting an end to name-calling, not just to each other, but the name-calling we do to ourselves. I was speaking to a friend the other day who recently realized how negatively she talks to herself with little side comments like, “Oh, why am I so stupid?” and “I’m so dumb.”  It’s so easy to become our own…

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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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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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