Holly Stratton

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Category archives: Grace

Sing Hallelujah! We Are Free From The Fear Of All That Is Frightening

The difficult reality of life in this fallen world is that the grotesque and gnarly claws of Fear will never stop reaching out to choke confident joy and peace from our hearts. Fear and its sidekick Insecurity will forever seek to lure us into its depression and darkness. Sometimes we will follow, and maybe we'll even find ourselves fearing we won't ever be able to escape. But the glorious promise in the midst of this difficult reality is that the bountiful grace of our beautiful Redeemer is wholly sufficient to keep us from ever being fully undone by its destruction. Read more

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

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