I’ve never been particularly comfortable with the word holiness. Some of it dates back to childhood, when holiness referred to a church on the outskirts of town. There, practices took place which were alien to this Baptist preacher’s kid and to most of those I knew. We kids occasionally whispered about the “goings on” out there, but we only whispered since one of our number was the daughter of their preacher.
Granade, S. Ray, "Devotional "Holiness A"" (1997). Creative Works. 32.