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Holley Gerth is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, counselor, and life coach. Her newest release is The Powerful Purpose of Introverts: Why the World Needs You to Be You. She's also wife to Mark, Mom to Lovelle, and Nana to Eula and Clem.

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  1. Holley,
    What a wonderful loving husband – being the hands and feet, and even the hugging arm of Jesus. For those of us who strive especially hard to do our best all of the time….that’s a tough pace to maintain. Eventually something or someone will take us down, and Oh how thankful I am that the loving arm of Jesus is right there to pick me up and say,”It is done. It is finished. You are forgiven. Go easy on yourself. I love you. Now go in peace and walk in freedom.” Jesus’ has incredibly more healing balm than waffle fries…though every so often we need our waffle fries.” Great post and all the best on your book release….I have many of your books – all terrific 🙂
    Blessings,
    Bev xx

  2. Holley,

    Most fights in my house are over stupid stuff. Usually one of us is tired or stressed out. We say stupid things & then like you I cry my eyes out, slam a door sometimes & go to bed. Usually my hubby will find me, give me a hug & apologize. We talk a bit. I apologize for something stupid I did or may have said. Times like that I feel “stupid, dumb, less worthy of love”. Jesus doesn’t say that. He knows us better than we know ourselves. He brings His healing to us & says “I will always love you no matter what”. “Please forgive him – he’s just tired”. It’s wonderful that God can quickly forgive us & yet we can’t seems to forgive ourselves for what was said or done? We tend to be hard on ourselves. Next time I may go get waffle fries in my PJs.

    Blessings on the new book. I pray it helps many woman.

    Blessings 🙂

  3. Just beautiful. I can so relate to this. Thank you for sharing and for the wonderful reminder of amazing grace. ❤️

  4. Holley,

    You are awesome!! This is so funny and encouraging! I read it right after finishing my Chick fil-a waffle fries!!!

  5. Holley,
    There’s been times when I have acted in a similar way, and then there’s been times when I should of acted more like your husband. Thank-you for sharing, it was a blessing in more than one way.
    Have a wonderful blessed day all,
    Penny

  6. You are such a delight … and such a wonderful writer … and such an encouragement to me! Thank you for being real. God (his Grace) is good, all the time ! Enjoy the SONshine. Jayne

  7. Thank you so much Holley for this beautiful little book of encouragement, the words have been such a blessing to me.

  8. Hi Holly,

    Congratulations and Blessings on your new book! Thank you for all the information, explained beautifully. Where I can purchase it?

    Thanks,
    Anne @ cmm.world

  9. Oh my goodness, Holley!
    Thank you for these words. I have literally driven to Chick-fil-A and scarffed down waffle fries (accompanied with a chocolate shake because you just have to…) all while trying to regain my sanity after crazy days with my kids and fights with my husband. It was like I was reading my life… LOL.

    Thank you for being real and vulnerable. I’m so not perfect, and it is a blessing to know I’m not alone, even in my salty-and-sweet recovery process. 😉 Jesus is the best. Plain and simple.

    All of His BEST to you,
    Becky