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 | 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 | November 11, 2009
Savvy Article #0927
Ha! Didn’t expect this topic on a Christian website, did ja? Well, before you click off, consider this: if you feel downtrodden and crushed, if you feel unable to move because your heart is broken beyond recognition, if you can’t see your way out of a pulverizing situation, then what you DON’T need [...]
Denise Miller Holmes | September 14, 2009
Savvy Article #0924
Shame is a killer. It kills the heart, it kills the mind, it kills relationships, and it kills joy.
Of course, there is such a thing as healthy shame—the type of shame that leads us to sorrow and repentance. But, shame too often becomes toxic.
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 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? [...]
Denise Miller Holmes | June 1, 2009
Savvy Article #0914
This verse is a command: “Forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, . . .” (Philippians 3:13b, NASB)
It says to let go of the past. It implies that unless we do, we can’t reach forward to the future. It does not say how we are to accomplish this, however, [...]
Denise Miller Holmes | May 25, 2009
Savvy Article #0913
Should a Christian examine his past? No, according to those who quote the below verses:
“Forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13b, 14a, NASB)
Denise Miller Holmes | April 27, 2009
Savvy Article #0911
I have a fear of poisonous snakes (rational). I have a fear of falling into the Grand Canyon when I walk close to the edge where there is no guard rail (mostly rational). My heart pounds, my stomach quivers, and my knees knock when I am in a position to witness (not rational).