Articles by Jasmine Holmes


A Conversation With Cataphant

Jasmine HolmesFeb 11, 2018

A few weeks ago, one of my dearest friends sent me a care package. She’d included a few of my favorite things: two vampy lipsticks, a bar of oatmeal soap, and a gorgeous pair of floral earrings. The earrings were unlike anything I’d ever bought before. They were beautifully hand-painted and surprisingly lightweight for being…

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“Just Preach The Gospel” & Snow Days

Jasmine HolmesJan 23, 2018

When it comes to race, too often “just preach the gospel,” means “just shut up.” Just tell people that Christ died to save sinners and the race stuff will take care of itself.

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So You’ve Read A New Book

Jasmine HolmesJan 18, 2018

Before I become that obnoxious millennial who reads one book and thinks she’s an expert, I’ve drafted a list of do’s and don’t’s for myself.

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Culture, Ethnicity

Growing Up Black In the Purity Movement

Jasmine HolmesJan 10, 2018

This is my story, shared in the hope that it would help us to investigate and reexamine the birth of some of our priorities.

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January Reading List

Jasmine HolmesJan 7, 2018

This year, I’m taking my reading list month-by-month.

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Beginning At The Beginning

Jasmine HolmesJan 4, 2018

We’re so used to battling out the minutiae of woman’s identity. But we can’t understand that apart from mankind’s broader calling from creation.

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What About Titus 2?

Jasmine HolmesDec 10, 2017

We want to have a home that is by the Book. We are also children of the twenty-first century who are trying to learn to separate our twenty-first-century cultural baggage from what’s actual God-breathed wisdom.

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Motherhood, Pregnancy

When Motherhood Leads To Mourning

Jasmine HolmesNov 30, 2017

I write as the mother of three babies, two I of whom I will never get to hold. I write reaching my hands out to my sisters who have experienced a similar pain. You are not alone.

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Can My Son Be Friends With White People?

Jasmine HolmesNov 13, 2017

We know we are one in Christ. But the knowledge of those truths does not eradicate the hardship of living them out here on earth.

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Is Stay-At-Home Motherhood A Luxury?

Jasmine HolmesNov 12, 2017

Is being a stay-at-home mom a luxury? Depends on who you ask.

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Ninth Graders, Know-It-Alls, And Social Justice

Jasmine HolmesNov 4, 2017

I am burrowing further into the ease of refereeing lively ninth-grade conversations, and further away from the high-schoolish antics of the adults dialogue.

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Confessions Of A New Mississippian

Jasmine HolmesOct 22, 2017

The other day, I turned over my expired Texas license and officially admitted to the DMV that I am a permanent resident of Mississippi. I’ve been thinking a lot about what that means. Whenever someone asks me what it’s like living in Mississippi, I always say, “The Help.” To clarify, Kathryn Stockett is a genius,…

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