A little good news for the holidays…

Hello Friend!

I missed you last week.

How are you?

I enjoyed celebrating Thanksgiving with my family last week. And I had leftover pumpkin pie for breakfast this morning. Yes, ma’am. It’s a fruit or vegetable or something, right?

And now ’tis officially the season for…

celebrating, shopping, travel, gifts, get-togethers, to-do lists that stretch to the floor, and more.

If you’re like me, it the “most wonderful time of the year” can turn out to be the most stressful one instead.

But then a whisper of grace comes into my day…

“I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.” Phil. 4:13

Not “do it all.”

Not “have to.”

Not “through my own strength.”


You and I have exactly what we need to do what matters most this holiday season {and all year too}.

And what’s that?


Jesus. Others. Yes, even ourselves too.

And God will show us how to do so in ways that replace all that stress with His very best.


Now that helps put the happy back in the holidays for me! 🙂

You too?

With love,


p.s. What’s one thing that helps you be less stressed this time of year? Please share!


My brother Stephen and his wife Amber have a fabulous little screen printing and embroidery business. If you’re looking for a custom gift for your church, business, organization or any of your favorite folks stop by S & A Screen Prints. For this week only, you’ll get free shipping. Woo-hoo!

The picture on the right is my nephew, Shane. Isn’t he adorable? I think he’s either saying “Aunt Holley is awesome” or “Go visit Daddy and Mommy’s web site.” 🙂


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About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

Cheering you on,


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