The Rest of Your Story 29: Who’s ready to share some love?

Valentine's Day Cupcakes by Ann Voskamp, A Holy Experience This isn’t what you think. It’s not about mushy, pie-in-the-sky, singing-in-the-rain romance. (Although there is a little rain as you’ll soon see. And there’s a big surprise for you!)

Nope, this is about a different kind of love, a different kind of story…yours.

But let’s start with the rain first.

One day as I gathered books and stepped into the hall I saw a familiar face wearing a smile and holding an umbrella. My future husband came to walk me through the rain. And my love story came to life.

Years later, during a difficult storm in my life God used that memory to show me that He, too, wanted to walk me through the rain. And my love story came to life.

Almost half a decade of hurt and hope went by. I shared what God had done with other women. It helped heal their hearts too. And my love story came to life.

We’re made for love. And it comes whenever the divine shows up in the ordinary, whether that’s through family, friends, a cause that captures our hearts, or totally unexpected moments.

Lean in and I’ll whisper a secret…

It’s not about happily-ever-after.

It’s about eternity.

God is the Author and He is love. (Hebrews 12:2, 1 John 4:16)

That means we’re all living a love story.

And not just on Valentine’s Day but forever.

Now that’s worth celebrating!

Photo by Molly Morton-Sydorak


TODAY’S QUESTION: Share a love story from your life. (Remember, it doesn’t have to be a romantic one…just a time when your heart felt real love.

DaySpring is sponsoring a special giveaway for all of you who do! You’ll be entered to win a Love and Encouragement Collection that includes…

Heart and Globe from DaySpring  Encouragement Boxed Cards by DaySpring  Faith, Hope, and Love bangle by DaySpring  Rain on Me by Holley Gerth  

A Heart and Globe gallery print, a copy of Rain on Me (my devo), a beautiful box of cards, AND a Faith, Hope, Love bracelet. Together they’re worth over $100!

You can leave your love story below or on the DaySpring facebook page (or do both for two entries!) by midnight CST on Wednesday, the 17th.

It’s time to share the love…

UPDATE: Congratulations to Nancy Rockey for winning the Love and Encouragement collection! Her comment was chosen by the random number generator. You can read it here! Thanks to everyone who entered. All of you can use my friends and family code, holley20, to get 20% off anything and everything you’d like on!

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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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