About the Author

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. I don’t even know what to say about this. I am so inspired by all those colors of courage. A kaleidoscope indeed.

  2. That’s my arm in the top photo! My arm has NEVER looked so cool. And y’all, Lisa Leonard made that bracelet for me it says: it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.

  3. After admiring my beautiful arm for a few more moments I actually read the post. Wow! Holley, you have such talent to be able to string words together in a way that speaks to the heart.
    thank you.

  4. Holley-your Kaleioscope of courage is beautiful. I love contemplating the different seasons of our lives and the idea of colors of courage that shade them is one I will have to give more thought to.

  5. Holley, you are a beautiful person and an amazingly talented writer. I am tickled pink to see a photo I took on the first post on this site (and yes, Nester, your arm looks way cool).
    Looking forward to the blessings (in)courage brings!

  6. So excited! So excited about the site, so excited about this post, so excited to be (in) with some of the best women in the world. May God be glorified through the work of this site — it’s gonna be a fun ride!

  7. your kaleidescope is amazingly beautiful… i suppose i have never thought of courage in colors… but now i think my heart will seek them

  8. The color of courage. Yes. Like the color of love or sorrow, joy or struggle… it changes as life unfolds.
    Beautiful post. Great new site. (I’m so curious to watch its inception and growth… that’s my social media side speaking. 🙂

  9. What a great idea… I’m so looking forward to more posts! And I’ll definitely play along with the “what encourages you” linky soon.

  10. This is beautiful… simply beautiful. Thank you to all of you who write and who made this site happen. For me, it exactly what you dreamed it would be… a place that felt like home. May God use this place to transform the hearts of so many women who long to be changed from the inside out.

  11. Hi
    I’m not seeing my entry for the Faith Folk post, I rewrote so please delete the first if you’ve got it. Lovely site!!!

  12. I absolutely loved your post on courage. What an interesting take using colors to describe each stage of courage in your life. It certainly was very memorable to me.
    I’m very excited about this new site. I recognize some of the 20 bloggers and can’t wait to read each one’s post.
    Since I am an encourager, I’m sure I’ll be visiting quite frequently. I do believe we need to be there for each other as women of God. There are so many going through extremely trying circumstances and I believe the world around us is watching.
    Is there a difference in how we deal with difficulties or do we act just like everyone else? I pray that as we submit each day to the Lord, He will work in and through us to reach others with the message of the Gospel. And they will recognize us by our love!!!!
    So, congrats on this exciting new site. Let’s encourage one another.

  13. Loved this, Holley. So expressive, touching and straight from the heart. It’s a great representation of the whole site and makes me want to hop on a plane and come give you a hug. If only ATL wasn’t in the way… 🙂

  14. Holley, my affections for you are only growing the more I get to know you. This is beautiful! I love how you’ve seen courage as an evolution, not as a static trait that never adapts. You see and communicate with fresh perspective, then make it accessible to your readers.
    Bravo, friend :).

  15. I’m reading (and rereading) all of your comments and I’m just so touched by your words. Thank you for being here, for coming (in), for making this first day even more than we’d dreamed. We serve a BIG God, friends, so very big…and He loves us fiercely, deeply. I have great affection for you too–both those I know and those I’ve yet to meet. I hold you in my prayers and look forward to sharing life together on these pages. Gratefully…

  16. What a blessing this “house” will be to me! And it comes at a time when I really need to be (in)couraged…thank you all for this ministry!

  17. Meg,
    It looks like we maxed out MckLinky! I had no idea that could happen–so sorry! Thank you for leaving a comment so that we would know! I just set up a new list so you should be able to add your post. You girls are amazing–I’ve loved reading your posts!

  18. It’s early Sunday morning and I just found this site. I don’t even have words to express how much it meant to me. Thank you. I thank God for you. I will be sharing this with my friends

  19. what amazing imagery of courage! you could almost transport yourself and taste the emotions of courage in the changing backdrops of Hollie’s story..Thank you for being so inspiringly creative and succinct. Iam excited and proud of this brilliant project that clearly spells passion for God personified.vinaka. ana luv

  20. My courage is to trust in the Lord, and knowing that he is restoring my marriage. I found out in July that my husband was having an affair and instead of flying into a rage and screaming, I stayed in prayer for Gods strength on how to approach my husband. And with prayer and courage knowing that God has never left me and never stopped listening to my prayers of dispair. He is working a mightly miracle in restoring our marriage. I forgave my husband the instant I found out, and love him unconditionally.