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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. Thank you for such encouraging words! A common prayer for others & myself is that our faith roots would grow fat & deep. It’s not about what we do but asking the Great Gardener to tend to our hearts magnifying Himself in us. Your post focuses on the Gardener not the roots. Simply exactly right & perfect. Thank you

  2. Amen. Thank you. I have walked a similar journey. God brought me an almost 10 year old stepdaughter 8 years ago. And as Covid shut down the world in March of 2020, He brought our family twin 2 1/2 year old girls. There are still things I don’t understand, but I am grateful that He is faithful! And I am walking in His plan, even though it is WAY DIFFERENT than what I was asking. You continue to bless and encourage me with your words!

  3. I believe God always wants our faith to grow- the more we expose ourselves to the Word, the more our faith will grow – DL Moody said that.

  4. Holley,

    God wants us to trust Him with everything. We must believe & live Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you.” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you & not for harm. To give you a hope & a future.” Let that sink deep into your soul. We prove our faith by trusting Jesus in each trial.

    My faith & trust muscles were grown immensely after dealing with my aging dad’s dementia/psych issues. I had to hospitalize him in geriatric psych twice. The first time God healed him better than he was before. That lasted one year then back in again. This time God took him home. I could only trust God to take care of dad & do what was best for him.

    Blessings 🙂

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