Holly Stratton

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Category archives: Friendship

A Love That Is Too Warmly Proactive To Be Coldly Reactive

For the Christian nothing has the power to pump life into the hurting heart more than the blood of our Savior who has secured it—  a merciful Savior whose unfailing love beats for us with rhythms of exultation that defy all rhymes of reason considering the state of our knotted and gnarled selves. Read more

Value Congruence: Treasure That Far Surpasses Its Weight In Gold

When we share a solid value system with someone, our hearts beat in sync with that person within the same chest of treasure. Even when that treasure houses smaller golden nuggets of differing interests and polarizing personalities, the riches that ignite the strongest passion and the glitter that most brightly illuminates the spirit will be the same. Read more

Diving Deep When The World Is Dancing On The Surface

The world is a waltz on the surface of shallow waters where dancers take nothing as seriously as they take themselves. It's a weary troupe masquerading as creatures of strength, living vibrantly on the outside but dying on the inside. Fearful of unmasking the reality of their emptiness, their relationships often suffer more deeply than they are willing to dive. Their only remedy for the pain is to care less. Care less about others, care more about self. Read more