If These Walls Could Talk
Faith, fear, and the truth that is setting me free.
Why Temper-Tantrum Parenting Might Just Help You Make the Rapture
Yes, being a flawed mom is OK
How the Gospel Is Wrecking My Life
Foster care, adoption, and the American Dream
The Little House That Could
How to thrive in family life

How the Gospel Is Wrecking My Life: Orphan Care and the American Dream

I love my life . . . It’s cushy and comfortable and predictable . . . It has a daily rhythm that affords me a sense of fulfillment and happiness – be it homeschooling and activities for the kids, or mani-pedi’s and Starbucks’ lattes for Mom, my life is relatively easy-peasy and filled with comfort. I have so much to be thankful for. I love ... [ Read More ]

Why It’s Important for Christians to be Salt and Light on Social Media

♦  Has the climate on social media been causing you to break into a sweat? ♦  Are you nauseated as you scroll through your Facebook feed because of all the negativity? ♦ Are you wondering why it's important to be "salt and light" when you press "post"? Then this article is for you! [Tweet "Why it's important for Christians to be "salt and ... [ Read More ]

When You’re the Woman at the Well (+ Video)

The truth can be a scary thing. Child: Mom – Truth or Dare? Mom: {Eating my turkey burger} Umm . . . truth? Child: Do you love Daddy? Mom: Yes.  {That was easy-peasy.} Mom: {Afterthought} Oh…is that how this game works – I have to tell a truth or take a dare? Child: Yeap! The whole premise behind the Truth or Dare game is that ... [ Read More ]

Advent: Keeping Christ in Christmas

I was introduced to the world of Advent about three years ago through Ann Voskamps’ blog.  Up until that time I had no idea of what Advent was.  Sometime around the end of Thanksgiving, Ann would begin talking about Advent concepts like the Jesse Tree, special scripture readings for each day of December, a wreath with candles to be light daily and ... [ Read More ]

What will you do with your one Wild and Precious life?

I'm schooling the girls, and I look up and out of my window, as I do many times during the day. That window saves me. I desperately need to feel connected to nature.  And here in the New York City, that's not particularly an easy thing to do - be connected to nature. Not many homes offer countryside landscapes or an abundance of grass and ... [ Read More ]

Video – Learn How You Can Know God {God’s Exchange for You}

God's Great Exchange for You! Hey Friends! I thought this video would be a great addition to Welcome Home's Salvation page.  Enjoy it in your quiet time, or even after church with the family? This video is a simple explanation of Who God is and how you can have a relationship with Him. You will learn why God's exchange for you was necessary, ... [ Read More ]

Why Being “Ordinary” is the new Extraordinary

Is being ordinary the new extraordinary? What do you think? I went to see my ophthalmologist today.  As I sat in the waiting room, I saw three brochures, one for each doctor in her practice.  Each brochure looked professional and well done, and I couldn’t help but pick them up to see what had been written. To the right of a very professional ... [ Read More ]

The Church – A Place to Belong!

The Church is God’s design . . . a place of encouragement, accountability, spiritual training and relationship building for families. And one of the things I love most about being a Christian is the privilege of going to church every Sunday and worshiping with my brothers and sisters in Christ. I was glad when they said unto me,   "Let us go ... [ Read More ]

Now that I’m a Christian: Six Steps to Joy for New Believers

Congratulations on receiving Jesus Christ as your Savior! If you’re wondering “NOW WHAT?” as a new believer…please keep reading! {This post is a follow-up to “You Must Be Born Again: Why we desperately need Jesus Christ” in which the need for salvation through Jesus Christ is explained.} (For help on how to look up a Bible verse, click ... [ Read More ]

How to Look Up a Bible Verse

Howdy Friend! The Bible says that God's word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path (Psalm 119:105).  If you were ever wondering how to find a Bible scripture, here's a bit of help. Sample scripture citation: John 3:16 Find the Book. In the above scripture citation, “John” refers to which book of the Bible the verse is found in. ... [ Read More ]

You Must Be Born Again: Why we desperately need Jesus Christ

Hello there,  Whoever you are and wherever you've been, God is personally interested in you and longs to share an intimate, growing relationship with you. Please consider this. . .   The Bible says that all men are sinners and our sins separate us from God. God’s Word Says that Sin Must Be Paid For. The Good News is That Christ Paid ... [ Read More ]

Oh Happy Day! (Tiff’s Salvation Testimony)

This is my story, a love story, of how I came to Christ . . . I didn't grow up in a “Christian” home.  We did not go to church on Christmas or Easter Sunday.  We just didn’t go to church.  As a child, if I were asked what my faith was, I would have said “Christian” because I knew that Jesus was our Deity, but for no other reason than that. All ... [ Read More ]