Holly Stratton

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Category archives: Culture

Hope For the Heartbroken: Redeeming Grace For The Painful Poison Of Rejection

We do ourselves a grave disservice with our anemically-defined judgments about what constitutes rejection, and we minimize the danger of its poison with our shallow suggestions for recovery that suggest it can be secured apart from a Sovereign Healer. Without Christ, our good intention in offering instruction about developing thick skin and bold confidence merely relegates the pain to space that carries no room to deal with the reality of it. Read more

Beware Of The Danger In The Dark

Beware, Christian. The great danger in the midst of darkness is the lure of whispering promises that have no power to be kept in the midst of destruction. That person of power. That promise of prosperity. That perspective of positivity. These seductive voices are too impotent to hold us fast if God chooses to strip every last ounce of security from our earthly life. Read more

Lord, Help Me Not To Fear Those Who Cannot Kill The Soul

And Jesus said to his disciples... "Do not fear those who kill the body but who cannot kill the soul. Rather fear Him who can destroy both soul and body in hell." Matthew 10:28  It's revolting to hear of the senseless massacre of lives, whether on the killing fields of Vietnam... Read more