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

Sometimes this Happens – Part 1

One day, my Hubby showed me this picture... - - - It shows Autumn Joy (6 years old) and Alexis, aka Lexy (3 years old), sleeping with their arms wrapped around each other. I was certain the picture was staged.  So I asked Hubby, “Is this for real, or did they pose?”  “It’s for real,” he shot back. - I was touched to my core and ... [ Read More ]

Memories of Childhood and Home

Here are some beautiful words of encouragement for your heart today... - - -There Is Nothing Higher And Stronger - More Wholesome And Useful For - Life In Later Years Than Some Good Memory, - Especially A Memory Connected With - Childhood, With Home. - - by Fyodor Dostoevsky Excerpt from Life's Little Book of Wisdom for ... [ Read More ]

There’s No Place Like Home

- Lord, through all generations, you have been our home! Psalm 90:1 - Recently, I came across a music video that reminded me of how our homes should represent everything that’s good and warm, and loving and lasting in our lives.  (It doesn’t always feel like that when we’re in the heat of the battle disciplining our teens; but even if this is ... [ Read More ]

Sunday’s are Wonderful!

Our church service starts at 3pm on Sundays. - -(My kids: tough on the outside, soft on the inside.) - - This is because we don’t own our own building, so we meet inside of a beautiful Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn Heights, after the Presbyterians have finished their service. -- ... [ Read More ]

Church and Chicken Cutlets

Life is never quite the way you imagine it to be.  At least it’s never quite the way I imagine it. - Case in point… When I think of dinner, I think of all my family sitting around the dinner table; and of course, it’s no later than a descent and respectable hour - like7pm.  I NEVER visualize myself beginning to cook dinner at 10pm, ... [ Read More ]

Noisy and Crowded

It’s super late on Sunday night (about 12am) and I just finished watching a show that really hit home with me. - The name of the show is Good Luck Charlie.  It’s a sitcom that plays on the Disney channel. - ... [ Read More ]

Friday Night at Starbucks

Hey! It's Friday night and I couldn't be happier! That's because it's 10pm and I'm hanging out with Jonathan, my oldest son, and his friend, Carrell.  (Or at least it was Friday night when I wrote this post.) - - After I fed and bathed my little girls, I decided it was the perfect night to go and blog at Starbucks.  The house was ... [ Read More ]

Blogging is Hard Work!

Wow!  I haven’t blogged since September 3rd. When I conceptualized this site, I thought I would be cranking out blog posts just about every day, excluding Saturday and Sunday.  Well, I guess I didn’t account for those little, unavoidable interruptions otherwise known as MY LIFE: my husband, my kids, my home, my job, my church and maybe even “me ... [ 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 ]

Surprise S-U-R-P-R-I-S-E!

Hi Everyone!   Here's a video clip from my Fabulous Forty "70's" birthday party... - Fab at 40! from Tiffiney Holmes on Vimeo. . Yes, those scoundrels and hooligans got me good! - As promised, I intend to spill the beans about those dastardly do-gooders who were present at my Awesome and Never-to-be Forgotten, ... [ Read More ]

Forty “IS” Fabulous!

Hi Everyone! Sorry I didn't blog on Monday, but after that surprise Fabulous Forty "70's" party my hubby threw me for my birthday this past Saturday, I was officially in a comma.  It was all I could do to even make it to church on Sunday.  I had aches and pains all over my body from actually trying to do things like the snake (which was ... [ Read More ]

Happy Birthday, Tiffiney!

Hi Everyone.  I'm 40 today! --------- Thanks for dropping in to wish me a Happy Birthday on my BIG-40. I’ve got lots to celebrate, because not only am I forty today, it’s also the launch of my brand new website: Welcome Home Ministry.  (Yeah!) Forty is a big mile stone, so I had to do it big.  And seeing this site launched is truly a ... [ Read More ]