Denise Miller Holmes | June 20, 2012
Savvy Article # 1202
Apologetics and debate are the main ways to reach an atheist, right? Wrong! Although a Christian should know why he believes and be ready to answer when asked, it is not the primary way to reach an atheist.
There is one thing that too many Christians are currently doing that makes reaching atheists [...]
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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | August 18, 2009
Savvy Article #0923
You will never find lasting happiness unless you find a certain ingredient in life. And neither will I.
Too much of what we do in this life leaves us empty. An activity may bring a temporary lift in spirits, but, like the classic taste of Cheetos, one Cheeto gives a burst of flavor, then [...]
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 | 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 [...]