Sabbath Turns to Surrender

August 1, 2016By AthenaAthena Dean Holtz, Real Talk 9 Comments

My Sabbath has become a cherished moment in our busy week. At this point in my life, with so many different responsibilities, I pretty much only have Sunday afternoons and Mondays off. Tuesday through Friday is dedicated to Redemption Press, Saturdays are dedicated to women’s ministry tasks, presidential duties for the Northwest Christian Writers’ Association … Read More

…The Forest for the Trees

September 29, 2015By AthenaAthena Dean Holtz, Real Talk No Comments

On Sunday, our ladies Sunday school class was discussing our motivation for mentoring others in the Lord. The author of Mentor Like Jesus suggested the underlying motive is gratitude for what God has done for us. One of the ladies asked about doing things for God with wrong or impure motives, which sparked an illustration … Read More

What Refreshes You?

August 6, 2015By AthenaReal Talk, Uncategorized No Comments

I’ve never been much of a vacationer. I guess because I’ve always owned my own business, so never felt much liberty to take time off, and things were always too busy and unpredictable to plan ahead for some time away. The majority of the travelling I’ve done, cruises taken and the like, were for the … Read More