Holly Stratton

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a place to strengthen your mind & steady your heart with the hope of the gospel

True Love: Faithful When The Fireworks Fizzle

From New York City's spectacular show to the backyard simplicity of sparklers, smoke bombs and ground spinners, for over fifty years I've enjoyed the privilege of having my fourth of July decorated with its own unique display of fireworks. I accept each one as a priceless gift, for the celebration of freedom isn't about the momentary sensation of any exploding light.... Read more

Healing In The Kneeling: Health For A Hurting Heart

Pray for those who mistreat you. God inspired this injunction with a sovereign breath of love knowing we would suffer relational hurt. Knowing our expectation to be treated with kind consideration would be thwarted by sin, he gave us a remedy. Knowing bitterness would worm its gnarly way into our broken heart and plant its seeds of destruction, he gave us an escape plan that calls for us to run to the Cross. Read more

Staying The Course: 3 Race Rules That Rule My Run

More than ever, I am convinced that it takes hard work and strong grace-wrought determination, discipline and dedication to stay the course as a follower of Christ. I spend far too much time dealing with the sinful fallout of well-intentioned people who stopped running with intention to believe otherwise. Read more