Denise Miller Holmes | July 27, 2009
Savvy Article #0921
It was my first time at Toastmasters and I’ve never spoken before an audience before. They picked me for a Table Topic (a short, impromptu speech) and when they gave the prompt, I launched into the subject with passion.
The topic was: If you could travel to the moon with the one you love, [...]
Denise Miller Holmes | July 21, 2009
Savvy Article #0920
How do you heal from the betrayal and loss of a trusted friend? I’ve been learning how over the past year.
For one thing, I realized that I was not alone in my pain. Betrayal from someone you trust is universal and ancient. David spoke of his own betrayal by a friend in Psalm [...]
Denise Miller Holmes | July 13, 2009
There’s been some ongoing controversy about the latest thing in Christian living: contemplative prayer. I say this as if it’s a fad, but it is at least a new practice that more and more are learning to do.
Ultra-conservative Christians, however, are not thrilled about this type of prayer gaining in popularity. Contemplative prayer, they [...]
Denise Miller Holmes | July 6, 2009
Savvy Article #0918
Poor, sad, drooly Pavlov’s dog. He lusted for rewards. All you had to do was ring a bell and the poor boy’s body called forth all manner of physical reaction, and his brain focused entirely on the next bite of food.
Didn’t that dog know his reward comes from God, not from food? [...]