Scandalous Secret: You’re Extraordinary

Growth by Holley Gerth

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Dear You,

You choose to thrive right where you are. You could be asking for greener ground, for easier choices, for a spot where the sun always shines. And maybe sometimes you do. But you make it through those moments of wishful thinking and you choose to live, to become, to grow in the place where you’re planted in this season.

I don’t know if you realize how remarkable that choice makes you. In a world of cynicism and discontent, you are rare. And those around you notice. They see your genuine smile and wonder, “Where does that joy come from?” They hear your encouraging words to those around you and ask, “How does she keep her heart open?” They watch you go about your daily life and think, “Maybe there’s hope for me too.”

So in case no one has told you lately, thank you. Thank you for making the choice to show us all how to bloom and bring beauty even when life doesn’t give us everything we want. Thank you for choosing life, love, and laughter when you could have buried your heart to help you feel safe. Thank you for being a woman whose faith reaches up toward the light of One who loves her.

Your life is a display of his grace. A showing of his love. A reminder of his goodness.

Oh, you may blush and wave that away, thinking that your life is ordinary.

You see the grit, but we see the glory.

And it’s extraordinary.


Holley Gerth

(inspired by Ps. 1:1–3; Isa. 61:3; Phil. 4:11–13 and adapted from If We Could Have Coffee…{ebook})

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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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