Holly Stratton

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Category archives: Faith & Practice

The Limitations of A Human Bellhop With Only Two Arms & One Heart

It isn't glorifying to a God of sovereign power to rebel against human limitation. We end up hurting the Church, not serving it, when we assume a Christian should always have the strength to bear under the weight of another's sin. And it isn't glorifying to a God of grace to rebel against sin's power. We end up hurting the Church, not loving it, when we fail to acknowledge we carry into every relationship personal bags of sin struggle and insecurity. Bags that often keep us from loving others as well as we're convinced we've done in our mind. Read more

The Only Way Out Is Through

I've lived long enough to learn the energy-conserving power of surrender: surrender to trekking through the waters, trudging through the fire, and traveling through the darkness. 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