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Adulthood, Relationships

Rhythms of Relationship: Becoming A True Friend

Jasmine HolmesSep 20, 2019

A few months ago, I wrote an article for Legacy about friendship. In it, I tried to be as honest as possible about the struggle of being a transplant in Mississippi’s foreign culture, and my own hang-ups with making new friends. I hit send.  Weeks passed. A couple of months. Then the article went live.  And I had more than one friend reach out to me and ask me if we were okay.  “I thought we were friends!”  Undercover Trust Issues  I’m not a journaler, and I try not to use my articles as thinly veiled diary entries. However, there…

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How Biblical Is Your Womanhood: Two Easy Tests

Jasmine HolmesSep 13, 2019

Perhaps the measure of our godly womanhood isn’t the ease in our season or the hardship, but, rather, the holiness it’s bringing about in our lives.

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Culture, Featured

Back in the Habit of Blogging

Jasmine HolmesSep 9, 2019

I am out of the habit of blogging.  This will not come as a shock to anyone who has been keeping an eye on this space. My little corner of the internet has been pin-drop quiet for quite some time.  I took a break in the months leading up to my book deadline  — but that deadline has come and gone.  I took a break in the weeks after my son was born  — he’s eight months old now. I took a break as we closed on and moved into our very first home  — we’ve had an entire summer…

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House Keeping, Marriage, Motherhood

Are You Tired of The Hot Mess Mom?

Jasmine HolmesJun 24, 2019

“So, have you noticed that it’s a lot easier to take care of your home now? You know, since you’re not working anymore and can focus fully on your responsibilities?” I smiled and thought, That’s not loaded at all. I said, “It’s been great to be on summer vacation, but I’ve actually felt like I’ve been able to balance a lot better in general.” This blog has been quiet recently, but my life has been the opposite. I have three-year-old and a six-month-old. We just bought our first home, planting ourselves firmly in this Mississippi soil. My seventh year teaching…

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Marriage, Womanhood

Career or Home: Where Should a Wife Find Her Satisfaction

Jasmine HolmesNov 7, 2018

What should satisfy wives is the same thing that should satisfy husbands.

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Have A Heart On Social Media

Jasmine HolmesMay 9, 2018

Be like Jesus, even on social media. All of his dimensions and interactions can teach us something. Like the fact that there is a time and place for a tender heart and a time and place for flipping tables.

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Be The Change You Want To See On The Internet

Jasmine HolmesApr 30, 2018

I’m not making these proclamations as a voice from on high. My social media forays bring out just as much pettiness in me as I see in others. If we’re talking logs and specks, I’m walking around with a California redwood lodged in my eye. Here are three things I would love to see less of (and more of) on social media.

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Top Twenty-Eight Black History Reads

Jasmine HolmesApr 16, 2018

Black history is American history, which means it’s not just relegated to one month every year. So I challenge you to pick up a few of these throughout the rest of 2018!

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Culture, Ethnicity, Justice

A Letter to My Son on My 28th Birthday

Jasmine HolmesApr 7, 2018

It’s your mama’s birthday today. You give her strength. You give her hope. You are the best gift she could ever ask for. She hopes you’re a gift of grace to this fragmented world.

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The Trouble With Books About Biblical Womanhood

Jasmine HolmesMar 30, 2018

This column is me trying to encourage you to see womanhood, not as a tiny, segmented box that we all have to fit into, but a gift from God that’s intricately woven into his story in creation.

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Making Home In Mississippi

Jasmine HolmesMar 24, 2018

This move involved me submitting to my husband’s leadership. But it involved sacrifices for all of us. As we continue to forge our family’s identity  — as both of us continue to make this the Holmes home  — I’m grateful for every lesson that comes my way.

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Womanhood Without A Checklist

Jasmine HolmesMar 17, 2018

It’s not my job to give you a checklist. That scares some people. They read my blog and think what the heck will these women do if they don’t have the caricature to live by?! The answer: the Word.

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