Holly Stratton

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Category archives: Emotions

Resting In A Regal Roar: A Promise of Peace From the Real Lion King

Without a doubt, the most glorious delights of my soul have come from upholding the exaltation of Christ and the Cross for the glory of my Savior. I don't take it for granted that God has sovereignly chosen to saturate my life with unique opportunities that have granted the engagement of that privilege with wonderful... Read more

When Sin Shocks: Savoring the Savior in Our Sorrowing

Jesus didn't suffer on the cross any more severely for that beloved child, or that spouse, or that friend who disappoints us with the ugliness of sinful choices than he suffered there for us. He didn't sorrow in agony any more deeply for that respected pastor, that teacher, or that leader who devastates us with some revelation of sin than he sorrowed for us. Read more

Taking The Reins: Resolving To Rightly Respond To Relational Dysfunction

When I counsel a woman to take the reins, I'm not counseling her to meet the control of a man with control of her own. Nor am I counseling her with any relational advice to disgengage, though that may be best. I'm counseling her to grab the reins as a redeemed woman and head on a path of light that has her resolved to follow hard after Christ. It's not counsel to lead, it's counsel to follow. Read more