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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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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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Unlock Your Beauty: Redefine the Terms

Nicole Smithee

  Who is it exactly holding the copyright to beauty for you?  The fashion industry?  The entertainment industry?  The health industry?  Your peers?  Your social media celebrities?  Your family?  Your boyfriend?  The childhood bully who called you fat or your nose too big or your skin too dark or your teeth too crooked or your hair too messy?  Who is it exactly who defines beauty for you?  It’s time we redefine beauty.  We are magnificent creations, each and every one,…

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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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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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