Holly Stratton

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Category archives: Relationships

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

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