Coming Home: (in)courage

I stand somewhere in the neighborhood of my childhood, twilight drifting slowly in, and I hear a voice speak my name from far away, “Holley, come home!”

It takes a moment for the words to register in my busy mind. But then, I realize, someone I love is calling. So I set out, bit by bit, and begin to make my way back to the place where I belong.

You know what this is like, yes? Close your eyes for a moment and think of homenot the place but the feeling.

It still takes time after I answer that call. There are even obstacles, perhaps. But I know I will get there eventually.

I heard a similar call in my heart again over a year ago. “Holley, come home!” a Voice I loved said within me. But this time, it was not only a coming back but a building up.

And, today, I’m honored to reveal this home that Love has built where we can share life together. Its name is (in)courage and over twenty amazing women have already spoken it on their blogs this week. They are the team, the heart, of this place…

Amber Haines Amber, The Run-a-Muck

Andrea, Under Grace & Over Coffee Andrea, Under Grace & Over Coffee

Ann, A Holy Experience Ann, A Holy Experience

Annie, Annie Blogs Annie, Annie Blogs

Angela, Becoming Me Angela, Becoming Me

Angie, Bring the Rain Angie, Bring the Rain

Anne, Flowerdust Anne, Flowerdust

Emily, Chatting at the Sky Emily, Chatting at the Sky

Ginny, The Thoughts I Think Ginny, The Thoughts I Think

Heather Gemmen Wilson Heather Gemmen Wilson

 Jen, Balancing Beauty and Bedlam Jen, Balancing Beauty and Bedlam

Jennifer, Studio JRU Jennifer, Studio JRU

Jessica, The Mom Creative Jessica, The Mom Creative

Kristen, We Are THAT Family Kristen, We Are THAT Family

Lainie Button Lainie Button, (in)courage product manager

Lindsey, The Pleated Poppy Lindsey, The Pleated Poppy

Lisa Leonard Lisa Leonard

Lysa Terkeurst Lysa Terkeurst

Mary, Giving Up on Perfect Mary, Giving Up on Perfect

 Melissa, The Inspired Room Melissa, The Inspired Room

Nester, The Nesting Place Nester, The Nesting Place

Robin, Pensieve Robin, Pensieve

Sarah, The Best Days of My Life Sarah, The Best Days of My Life

Sarah Mae, Like a Warm Cup of Coffee Sarah Mae, Like a Warm Cup of Coffee

Stephanie Bryant Stephanie Bryant, (in)courage business development manager

Tsh, SimpleMom Tsh, Simple Mom

(in)courage, as you will soon see, is a bit like a beach housea home for our hearts that is a glimpse of the greater Home we all long for somewhere deep inside. These amazing women are some of the faces you will often see around the kitchen table with you.

Earlier, while waiting for the site to go live, I prayed again for God to be thereto meet us. I felt prompted to read from the book of Zechariah for a bit. When I did, these are the words I found…

“Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,” says the Lord.

And I realized anew that we can build a house but only God’s presence makes it home. So I ask Him once more to go before us, to be with us there, and I ask you to join me in doing so.

Welcome home.

I gratefully usher you through the door with these words…

I’m six and courage is school bus yellow. I stand on the curb, holding my lunch, and wait for my first day of kindergarten. My sweet mom tells me again that she’ll drive me to school (and she does every day after). But that morning I stubbornly put small feet in patent leather shoes on the steps to independence and ride.

To read the rest go to (in)courage

About Holley

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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