Denise Miller Holmes | September 23, 2009
Savvy Article #0925
The old, wrinkled woman said to me, “Remember that if you ask us to pray for you, to also pray for yourself.” Of course, I knew that. I may have been a young Christian, but even a ninny knows to pray for yourself while others are praying for you, right?
But that was the [...]
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 | 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).
Denise Miller Holmes | April 6, 2009
Savvy Article #0908
Satisfying answers to prayer are always welcome, but how often are we willing to wait for them? Or especially, how long are we willing to persevere in prayer for them?
I am just learning this. Throughout my walk with Christ, I have often run out of energy in my prayer life because the answer [...]
Denise Miller Holmes | March 23, 2009
Savvy Article #0906
It’s a good thing I’ve changed, or I would have felt guilty.
Along with my early ideas that God is lofty (see: Hearing God’s Voice), I also used to think that God is serious, and therefore I shouldn’t laugh while praying.