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

Merry Christmas 2012

Merry Christmas from our home to yours!               Love, The Holmes Family (left to right/top row) Jonathan, Angel, Tynell (nephew) Ashley, Josiah (bottom row) Autumn Joy, Momma Tiffiney, Poppa Jamal, & Alexis! ... [ Read More ]

What Jesus Really Wants for Christmas?

I certainly hope the phrase "better late than never" applies to this post considering that I'm just getting around to posting my families Christmas morning pictures. - Any who, this year we tried to be very "spiritual" and really focus on what Jesus would want for Christmas.  I got the idea from a new website I’ve been enjoying over at A Holy ... [ Read More ]

Once Upon A Time for Thanksgiving

Once upon a time, before I worked, I gardened and decorated seasonally. (Really, I did.  I have pictures below to prove it!) - It was my regular custom to festively decorate the interior and exterior of our Little House on the Freeway for occasions like Valentine’s Day, the arrival of spring and summer, Thanksgiving, and of course, ... [ Read More ]

Do I Live in the Hood?

Do I live in the “Hood?” I’m not sure.  And what exactly is the “Hood” anyway? For years I’ve been trying to answer this question, yet the answer has eluded me.  I need to know!  I have my suspicions, but I need facts; the cold, hard facts! Jonathan, my teen son, often comments that we live in the Hood.  Note: when Jonathan, our resident ... [ Read More ]

Summers Down South, A Retrospective

Spending my summers down south as a child... - I went barefoot and felt the earth under my feet and the dirt between my toes, I swung from a tree swing in my Grandma's front yard, and I experienced the free-ness of walking through unmarked dirt paths with cousins and friends. ... [ Read More ]

Susanna’s Cloak of Invisibility?

One afternoon, I couldn't find a quiet place to pray... so I attempted to be like Susanna Wesley, mother of the great John and Charles Wesley. - Susanna was a spiritual heavy weight who had 19 kids.  It’s been reported that from time to time when seeking out a quiet place to pray in her home, and none could be found, she would throw a ... [ Read More ]