You’re Already Amazing + a Contest

February 4, 2013

in the generous life

♥ ♥ ♥ 10 days to Valentine’s Day! ♥ ♥ ♥

It often concerns me how hard women can be on themselves – the poor self care, the heavy workloads, the never ending self criticism. (I confess this is me sometimes.)

Well …

… this book may be the cure.

I just finished reading You’re Already Amazing by Holley Gerth.

It’s like a hug, a great cup of coffee and the best encouragement you’ve ever had all rolled into one.

Holley walks you through a number of simple exercises to discover your unique design and, in doing so, helps you toss a load of lies and wrong expectations off of your back. Each page offers an insight, a bit of wisdom or an encouragement.

I walked away from it with a renewed appreciation for who God created me to be and an excitement for my life’s journey. I also saw more clearly the dangers of the comparison trap.


Holley blogs at and has a new book coming out soon called You’re Made for a God-Sized Dream. I can’t wait to read it too!


Well, a great book just hollers out for a contest, so please leave as a comment to this post “something about yourself.” It can be as simple as “I’m an introvert” or as full out as sharing your dreams and how you plan to walk them out. On February 18th, I’ll pick a random number and the commenter in that spot will win a copy of You’re Already Amazing (if they already have a copy, they can pick a book from the Marriage Book Library).

The quote today is so cool. It’s from Holley’s book. I love it because it is such a load remover. It’s God speaking to you.

Love all. Please One.
Be who I’ve created you to be.
You are enough because I am enough in you.

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Becoming His Eve: You Blow Me Away, Valentine! Fun date night idea built around the movie UP!


Intimacy in Marriage: The Pros and Cons: What Does Sex Mean to Your Marriage? Interesting post about the effects of the presence or absence of sex in marriage.


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{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

Andrea February 5, 2013 at 9:14 am

I am trying to be more full of joy :)


keli February 5, 2013 at 9:14 am

I recently started a group with my closest friends who are willing to do book studies and deep Bible studies. This sounds like it would bee right up our ally:)


Sharleen February 5, 2013 at 10:00 am

I try to do my best, but I can definitely be too hard on myself at times!
This sounds like a great book and who wouldn’t love to win a great book?! :)


Kim February 5, 2013 at 10:17 am

Sounds like a great read!


Ashley February 5, 2013 at 11:40 am

I am a wife to a wonderful husband. I just found your blog and intend to start being more generous to him! I tend to be a worrier and it gets the best of me from time to time, but I’m learning more and more to just trust God.

Philippians 4:6-7. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


Laura February 5, 2013 at 12:27 pm

I’m a fighter (the good kind) :)


Sharon February 5, 2013 at 1:31 pm

In about 5 weeks my husband and I will be parents to 4 boys ages 6 and under. I literally can’t remember the last time I felt fully rested, but I’m sure that fatigue and sleep deprivation are about to reach new heights with the birth of #4!


Rachel February 5, 2013 at 3:38 pm

I am witty and I love puns!


Debbie February 5, 2013 at 6:35 pm

I love that God made me creative, gave me an excellent color memory, and that in spite of all I have been through, helps me keep a positive, cheerful attitude.


Vanessa February 5, 2013 at 7:21 pm

I’m an introvert and sensitive, and slowly learning that they aren’t faults, but part of how God made me beautiful.


Katie February 6, 2013 at 7:28 am

I am usually pretty hard on myself. Then I remember God made me the way I am for a purpose. God has been using my musical talents and teaching talents to teach Sunday School music and be a church organist.


christie February 6, 2013 at 8:31 am

i am complex.. and that’s okay.


Katie R-C February 6, 2013 at 2:50 pm

I’m definitely an introvert, and all too often I fall into the comparison trap.


Kelli February 6, 2013 at 5:18 pm

I actually am an introvert.. I used to be ashamed of that and always admired my extroverted friends for their love of being around people, thinking my desire for quiet evenings alone meant something was wrong with me. But I’ve learned that that’s a lie! Knowing that, and learning my strengths as an introvert actually makes me happier in social situations AND when I’m on my own.. there’s no longer shame in either situation! Anyway, this book looks really interesting. I’ll have to check it out even if I don’t end up winning. Thanks for the giveaway!


JR February 6, 2013 at 11:06 pm

I could use some encouragement.


Sunny February 7, 2013 at 6:14 am

I am a mom of two and a wife to an awesome husband :)


bp February 7, 2013 at 8:31 am

I am blessed to be able to live my dream of being a stay at home Mom.


Lauren February 7, 2013 at 5:09 pm

I suffer from Lyme disease and am severely physically limited from what I used to be. I struggle all the time with feeling guilty for not doing what I used to do, including being active with my 3 girls, being active with my husband, and doing things like housework and the things I have a passion for, like cooking.baking, gardening, exercise, and more. It has been the hardest two years of my life and I’m nowhere near the end of this trial.


Katie k. February 8, 2013 at 6:39 am

I would love this book to learn how to be a little easier on myself.


michelle February 8, 2013 at 9:18 am

I would love to feel amazing again. I’m now a divorced single mom, but I still read the generous wife because it makes a difference in my parenting and other relationships. I feel best about myself when I can be generous to others.


Katie February 8, 2013 at 2:01 pm

I’m a mommy of 2 who is busy learning and growing and stretching through this important job.


Laura February 9, 2013 at 11:49 pm

I am struggling, but hopeful.


Danelle D. February 10, 2013 at 10:35 am

I am forgiven!!


Stephani February 15, 2013 at 4:52 am

I am in love with my husband of 3 1/2 years :)


Amy February 15, 2013 at 7:31 am

I really love my family!


Debra February 15, 2013 at 7:54 am

I struggle with not feeling adequate in many areas of my life. I am blessed with an amazing husband, two beautiful daughters that we homeschool and a life filled with all the necessities and more. Yet, I don’t always feel deserving.


stephanie February 15, 2013 at 9:14 am

My word for this year is WILLING.


Ashley B. February 15, 2013 at 9:57 am

I teach a teen girls class on Wednesday nights at my church. This book seems like it’d be a lot of help to me with my issues and in turn could help me help them with things they’re struggling with.


Lily February 15, 2013 at 9:58 am

I’ve been obsessed with “self-improvement” for years and have finally realized that it all boils down to loving myself exactly as I am.


Em February 15, 2013 at 10:34 am

I’m adjusting to life away from my family, near my husband’s.

I would love to give this book to my mother-in-law; she does so much for everyone, really pouring her life out. I would love to tell her “You’re Amazing!”


Heather February 15, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Sounds like a great book! I think we all need to be reminded of how amazing we are.


Joneva February 15, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Wish I had my husband by my side! I read so many of the post and it makes me wish and hope even more that God will hear the cry of my heart and change my husband so we can be together and raise our two little children together.


Julie February 16, 2013 at 2:27 pm

I feel like I’m not “good enough” a lot. Gotta get over that!


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