Holly Stratton

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Category archives: Love

More Than Meets The Eye: When Love Surrenders To The Unknown

Most of us carry a sincere desire to love others well, a desire that often falls short because of a failure to offer careful consideration to the hidden spaces of a person's life. Dealing with the observable limitations of the present, our natural inclination is to neglect acknowledgement of both the power of their unseen past and the potential of their unforeseeable future. Read more

When Letting Someone Off The Hook Is The Most Loving Thing We Can Do

Life is complicated and nuanced and there are always a multiple of reasons for the hurtful actions of others that we will never be able to understand, reasons that often have nothing to do with us. The most we can do in the midst of relational hurt is humbly go to the table of communication and lay out our heart in raw honesty. 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