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 [...]
Denise Miller Holmes | March 1, 2010
Savvy Article #1004
Michael J. Wilkins says, “Yes.” A person who is fully human is conformed to the image of God.
In a mind-bending chapter in his book In His Image, Wilkins argues energetically that you, a Christian, become conformed to the image of God by becoming more human.
Bizarre doesn’t cover it. How can you, a sinful [...]
Denise Miller Holmes | May 17, 2009
Savvy Article #0912
My friend recently complained that she couldn’t go outside to write on her laptop because the squirrels had chewed through all the electrical. I felt for her, and thought of the yappy dog next door to me that barks incessantly every time I go outside to write.
Denise Miller Holmes | April 13, 2009
Savvy Article #0909
Envy is a wasted emotion. I say this because envy is based on a lie. In order to feel envious, we must believe that something that someone is, or has, makes them a happier person than we are. We must also believe that having that thing will make us happy.
Denise Miller Holmes | March 9, 2009
Savvy Article #0904
Ahhh, the rewards of listening.
Piles of taco-sauce packets litter my pantry. I only ask for “two mild” packets when I order, but I get ten packets instead. I keep them, thinking I’ll use them, but in Denver they dry up and I find myself asking again for “two mild” packets and AGAIN I [...]