I'm Debra Kerr Hofland, and I'm a Christian. I started Titus Two Friends because I saw a need for Christian mentoring relationships between older and younger women.
Wanted to share my experience with my daughters and with you: things about marriage, kitchen ideas, helpful hints, timely tips, recipes, gardening, child-rearing and advice. Lots of advice.
I certainly don't know everything there is to know about being a wife and mother, and I've made a ton of mistakes along the way, too. Thankfully Jesus paid that debt in full--and every day I "try" to live my life in thanksgiving for what He's done for me!
be direct and honest, call it like I see it,
point you to THE BLESSINGS in your life that God showers upon you & your family,
and show or give examples how to apply GOD'S WORD to your life in real ways.
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A little about me:
FAITH: I grew up knowing Jesus as my Lord and Savior (see my separate page with My Beliefs). My folks get the credit for bringing me to Jesus; we attended church and Sunday School or Bible class every week throughout my years at home. I can't imagine life without Jesus!
FAMILY: My parents raised me and my five younger brothers on a dairy farm in northern Wisconsin. Ma and I worked side-by-side to preserve vegetables from our garden and fruits from the orchard; we kept the house clean and made meals for our busy, growing family. Pa was a hard-worker and tough disciplinarian but would give you the shirt off his back. I never wanted to disappoint either one of them!
HUB: I've been married for 38 years now. My husband wasn't a believer when we started dating, but I knew he was a "keeper" after our first date when I asked him, "Do you want to go with me to church tomorrow?" and he said "yes." A few months later, I said "yes" too. Nine months from our first date we were married. He is the rock I lean on.
HOME: We've moved around a lot between Wisconsin (my stomping grounds), Montana (his stomping grounds), Washington, and now West Virginia. I guess we need to move to Wyoming at some point, so we can say we've lived in all the "W" states! (Or maybe not.) It's been a wonderful journey.
CHILDREN: After being married five years and no babies, we prayerfully decided to build our family via adoption. I was 27 when we adopted our first two foster sons (they were ages 11 and 10). Two years later we added a brother (9) and a sister (6). THEN we had three babies of our own! Now we have five grandchildren, too!
My life revolves around my Lord, my husband, my family and my desire to live my life in praise to God.
Some Personal stuff: