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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | February 2, 2010
Savvy Article #1002
The world is teeming with Christians who leave churches and hibernate because other believers have deeply wounded them. Many of the wounders are pastors and leaders.
I used to think the biggest reason Christians treat each other despicably was interpersonal ignorance and lack of responsibility. I’ve heard leaders judge the wounded for leaving. “You [...]
Denise Miller Holmes | January 8, 2010
Savvy Article #1001
If you are one of those hypie types that get’s a glow from setting and reaching goals, if you have listened to every Tony Robbins tape, and if you believe wholeheartedly that writing down your goals with a time limit MAKES them happen, I’m about to burst your bubble.
After much failure and [...]