WILLING TO WAIT — SINGLE AND SURRENDERED: PART THREE

February 18, 2015By Athena Dean HoltzReal Talk No Comments

A few days later I received Ross’s response to my email. THIS IS THE THIRD PART IN A FIVE-PART SERIES DOCUMENTING ATHENA DEAN’S PERSONAL AND SPIRITUAL JOURNEY FROM SINGLE WOMAN TO HAPPILY MARRIED ATHENA DEAN HOLTZ. Don’t miss Part One or Two before you read on! Dear Athena. Thanks for the heartfelt note and your thoughts. You were not speaking presumptuously. I totally … Read More

THE IMPACT OF A BENCH AND BUILDING A PERSONAL BRAND

February 13, 2015By Athena Dean HoltzReal Talk No Comments

I’ve been teaching authors for many years about the importance of branding. Of determining what message God has planted inside you that permeates everything you write about. There are specific strategies for discovering your brand and your tag line. You can’t just say you’re “America’s Favorite Counselor” and that makes it your brand. Just because you proclaim … Read More

WHAT? ME? A PASTOR’S WIFE?!

February 11, 2015By Athena Dean HoltzReal Talk 4 Comments

Well, it’s been almost 8 months since Athena Dean became Athena Dean Holtz. On June 13, 2014, I married Pastor Ross Holtz, founding pastor of The Summit EFC in Enumclaw, Washington and officially joined the ranks of “pastor’s wife.” Since that time, old and new friends alike will look at me, cock their head, and say … Read More