Denise Miller Holmes | July 24, 2012
In the quest for righteous living, contentment is king.
I was reading a book by Robert Green, called The Art of Seduction, where he counsels on how to pick a victim for seduction (political and social seduction, not just sexual).
In this book, Green comments that when choosing someone to seduce, it is best to choose [...]
Denise Miller Holmes | June 20, 2012
Savvy Article # 1202
Apologetics and debate are the main ways to reach an atheist, right? Wrong! Although a Christian should know why he believes and be ready to answer when asked, it is not the primary way to reach an atheist.
There is one thing that too many Christians are currently doing that makes reaching atheists [...]
Denise Miller Holmes | March 30, 2012
Savvy Article #1201
Complaints that our youth are leaving the church in droves started more than a decade ago and are ongoing. Experts struggle to resolve why, but no one has a complete answer—probably because it’s a complex problem with many working parts.
I have a hypothesis about one of the core reasons we are losing our [...]
Denise Miller Holmes | November 4, 2011
Savvy Article #1107
Many people don’t know what worldview is, and the best way to describe it is that worldview is philosophy.
Philosophy is that mental filter you wear to see the world through. We all need to make sense of this world and have a way to tell right from wrong, wise from foolish. So, as [...]
Denise Miller Holmes | May 16, 2011
Savvy Article #1106
Shredding another’s heart is how some people feel good about themselves. Unfortunately, I’ve been around too many people who think my heart is perfect fodder to boost their self-esteem.
In My Grief and Betrayal, I told of my one-year recovery from the greatest and most devastating rejection in my adult life. I was finding [...]
Denise Miller Holmes | May 10, 2011
Savvy Article #1105
I wrote my opus, Facebook and Intimacy, with a smile on my face and a laugh in my tummy. It was meant to be funny, and I assumed that my little cadre of friends and I would get a hoot out of it and that would be the end. After all, who comes [...]
Denise Miller Holmes | April 26, 2011
Savvy Article #1104
Here are the last three Pathways from the book Sacred Pathways, by Gary Thomas:
7) Care Giving—Caregivers best worship God by caring for others. Some might call this the gift of helps. A Caregiver feels God’s Presence as he volunteers at a hospital, or counsels, or de-weeds an invalid’s yard.
My observation is that not [...]
Denise Miller Holmes | April 11, 2011
Savvy Article #1103
Here are three more ways to worship and connect to God from the book Sacred Pathways by Gary Thomas.
4) Activism— Activists energize themselves spiritually through confrontation. I am consistently reminded that I’m an Activist when I become irate upon hearing of an injustice. I was writing with a friend, let’s call her Lavender [...]
Denise Miller Holmes | April 1, 2011
Savvy Article #1102
In the book Sacred Pathways, Gary Thomas discusses nine ways we are created to worship and connect to God. Learning your particular ways of worship will enable you to both accept yourself the way God made you, and to accept others the way God made them.
I will post the sacred pathways, in a [...]
Denise Miller Holmes | July 13, 2010
Savvy Article #1005
I’m fat, and it’s taken a bite of my self esteem. I am a big, round, butter ball, and I can’t hide it. I am not quite roll-me-down-the-aisle-to-my-two-airplane-seats big, but I’m big enough to say “I’m fat.”
I used to have a healthy body (translation, thin) and what is astounding is not the emotional [...]