Celebrating a Year of Your God-sized Dreams

A year ago I wrote these words to you…

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God-sized Dream = a desire in your heart for more of what God has for you.

Hello, Brave Sister…

I’m talking to you today.

Yep, even if your knees are knocking in your cute boots a bit.

The one who has a desire that tugs at your heart.

The one with the God-sized dream that’s been waiting.

The one who sometimes wonders, “Is this all there is?”

I’m inviting you to open the door to a God-sized dream in 2013.


So many of you said YES to that invitation a year ago. I’ve watched you as you’ve taken steps of faith, faced obstacles, overcome fears, seen some dreams come true and let others go. It’s been an extraordinary journey.

And at the center of it has been the God-sized dreams team. When I asked for a team to help launch my You’re Made for a God-sized Dream book, I had no idea I would also get 99 wild new friends who would teach, grow, inspire and encourage me beyond all I could have imagined.

I’ve learned one God-sized dream often leads to another and out of that team God put a desire for a God-sized Dreams site in the heart of one of the members, Christine Wright.

In the back of my mind I’d always thought, “It would be great to have a web site!” But I also sensed I wasn’t the one to start it. Then a few months ago Christine emailed me and said, “So I have this crazy idea…I think God is calling me to start a site.” Christine asked for my permission and blessing and of course I said YES.

Christine is inviting all of you to be part of the God-sized Dreams Community and to join in the weekly link up there.  The site went live on December 30th and you can find it at www.godsizeddreams.com. The first link-up will be December 31st and you’re invited to share about what you learned about God-sized Dreams in 2013. The happy, the hard and everything in between.

And on January 1st, we’ll start the Coffee for Your Heart 2014 Encouragement Challenge right here. So be sure to check back in and find out more that day. Woo-hoo! :)

I’m so thankful for all we’ve shared this year. And I’m looking forward to what else God will do in 2014!


Holley Gerth


p.s. If you or someone you love is looking for encouragement and direction in the New Year, You’re Made for a God-sized Dream and its companion devotional Opening the Door to Your God-sized Dreams will help!


  1. says

    It is because of your following God’s leading first that so many dreams have come true in the hearts of countless women. Thank you friend for being brave and showing us how to do the same with grace!! So blessed by you!

  2. says

    “99 wild new friends?” Yup, that would be us (some wilder ahem, than others), LOL.
    Holley, you make me smile. Who knew (But God) what you’d be unleashing on the world. Thank you for your prayers, your encouragement, your good humour and your unlimited generousity.
    And away we go!
    Peace and good, sweet launcher of dreams. May God continue to bless you richly.

  3. says

    Oh, friend. Who knew when you put that post out on (in)courage, all that would happen from one act of obedience! WOW. Thank you for being our cheerleader, mentor, prayer partner and most of all, our friend. Love you!

  4. says

    What a year it’s been! Thank you for the opportunity to be part of such an amazing team of women, and thank you for your leadership and inspiration along the way! The new site is just beautiful… I sent Christine a message last night telling her I had such a sense of joy browsing through the site and she replied telling me that her word for 2013 was joy. I love how God works like that. Looking forward to many more great things ahead!

  5. says

    Ordering “You’re Made for a God-sized Dream” and the devotional “Opening the Door to Your God-sized Dreams” RIGHT NOW!…No, seriously, I’ve already got it up on another browser tab. I should have grabbed copies at SheSpeaks13! I’m convinced I’d be in a better place of understanding by now. Can’t wait to get them, and I’ll zoom over to the new site too!

    Happy 2014, Holley! xoxo

  6. Becky says

    It is through tears that I’m writing this…Yes, Holley, I still have a dream that tugs at my heart, in fact, more than one. And yes, shaking in my boots is putting it mildly. On the days when I think “It’s too big for me” or ” What do I think trying to attempt this huge thing that nobody believes could ever happen here?” I open up your blog and find encouragement, assurance, and affirmation. Of COURSE I can’t do this, not on my own. But I KNOW He can do it and bless others “in the doing”. Christine, I just signed up for your new website. God bless you both for all you have done, are doing, and will do for all of us starry eyed dreamers!

  7. says

    I can’t believe it’s already been a year! Thank you for your leadership and encouragement. Because of your heart to see others follow their God-Sized dreams so many of us are taking steps and doing just that!

  8. says

    I am exciting to follow the God Sized Dreamers! And of course, Holley, I have always loved your blog. Excited for your Coffee For Your Heart link up!

  9. says

    Hi Holley,
    What an awesome idea. Your words from your books and blog along with the ladies at incourage have encouraged me to follow my dream. I’m so thankful that you have shared your heart and your journey. You have made me want to explore and go deeper with my relationship with God and to share my journey with others. A million thanks! Happy New Year!
    Wendy :)

  10. says

    I read this on a plaque in the ladies room at the Cafe where I just had lunch with my husband and it made me think of all of you God-sized Dreamers –

    “I would be unstoppable if I could just get started!”

    Happy New Year and happy getting started or starting again!

  11. says

    My sweet friend, I just want to jump through my computer screen and give you a giant hug right now! What a blessing you’ve been to me this year…thank you for your love and encouragement…I’m so thankful we’ve been able to travel this dreaming journey together AND that it’s not over! I can’t wait to see what He does. :) Love you, girl!

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