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Holley Gerth is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, counselor, and life coach. Her newest release is The Powerful Purpose of Introverts: Why the World Needs You to Be You. She's also wife to Mark, Mom to Lovelle, and Nana to Eula and Clem.

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  1. Holly, you were God’s messenger today. I was pretty sure if I went back to the beginning of your message today it would say “Dear Debbi”. Thanks for sharing.

  2. THIS! Thank you Holly for reminding us ladies of the church that the call from the World to be the “social justice warriors” we see on tv is not what God’s word calls us to be. He calls us to love with the love of Christ for each other, to remind ourselves that Christ loved sacrificially without having to be a doormat, and we are to remember our worth as daughters to the Most Holy. Being part of God’s Kingdom here on Earth looks very different from the World’s view, but His Kingdom brings Hope, Peace, and a Never Ending Love to share that the World can never give us.
    Thank you for this!

  3. Well said, Holley! But so hard. When each side feels their stance represents what God would want for us. How can that be? But still, we must open ourselves to love and to be loved. Okay. We can do this.

  4. Holly, great message! As I was reading your message, my thoughts not only reflected toward my friendships and family members but also my marriage. Regardless of the relationships we encounter or inhabit daily, it is necessary that we come to Jesus with our fears and “pride” so that He can heal us to encourage LOVE! Thanks for your tender thoughts. Charisse 🙂

  5. yes…theres SO much more to be said about peace..if we dig into the Bible Jesus tells us many times to act peacefully and be peacefilled..he corrects when us to want to act out yelling and spitting rage.
    I have found that while not all things can be solved with instant words..its worth it to step back pray & then react.

  6. Yes! I did this with a difficult coworker. I wanted to be mad and gossip about her and they way she had treated me. Instead, I forced myself to pray for her. The transformation in her happiness I witnessed in response to those prayers was breathtaking. Prayer changes things and for me often those “things” are my own heart (or someone else’s). Thanks for the post Holly!

  7. Holley,

    This world is so full of hatred & disunity. What it needs desperately is love. We are commanded to love one another as ourselves. It is so easy in this world to get caught up in the moment & simply post what you think. That can lead to more dislikes & disunity. We need to spread more of God’s love down here. We need eyes to see each person as God sees them. A precious child of almighty God. Love & respect should flow from our hearts to social media. This world is in desperate need of God’s redemptive love, caring & kindness. We need to stop trying to be right all the time. Trying to prove a point. Let’s not be like some politicians-act like theirs is the only correct way. Let’s listen with loving ears & be there with open loving arms, & a willingness to just be there & love on one another.

    Blessings 🙂