Show Don’t Tell

January 14, 2016By AthenaAthena Dean Holtz, Real Talk 2 Comments

I’m in Huntsville, Alabama, visiting my daughter, Roby and her family, and they’ve got a full schedule planned for my time here. So, we go out to Five Guys for burgers and fries after church (Dante’s choice, and a very good one at that!)…and I’m explaining to Roby and Jeff how my husband, Ross, doesn’t … Read More

He’s Begging Us!

January 12, 2016By AthenaAthena Dean Holtz, Real Talk No Comments

Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. (Ephesians 4:1-2 NLT) Last night was our monthly Women of … Read More

One Simple Question

January 7, 2016By AthenaAthena Dean Holtz, Real Talk No Comments

I’ve been blogging lately about multi-level marketing in the church using as a foundation the content of my first book, Consumed by Success, Reaching the Top and Finding God Wasn’t There. I wrote the book over 20 years ago, yet as I share it anew I can see the same vulnerabilities that drew me into … Read More

Learning to Let Go

January 4, 2016By AthenaAthena Dean Holtz, Real Talk No Comments

The last few weeks have been nothing short of a whirlwind. With almost our entire combined family in, in two different shifts, the house was humming with energy and activity. Then we caught our breath on New Year’s Eve with a quiet evening, and headed out of town on the first day of the new … Read More