Would you just look at the title of this post? Grace at Home No. 52?! That's right. I've been counting. We've been meeting here for this little weekly party for a full year. How amazing that the first anniversary of this party would occur during Holy Week!
You know, I received some advice not long after I'd started this party. I was told that the blogging community really didn't need another weekly party, but if this topic was really important to me, I should go ahead with it--not to be "successful," but because it was important to me.
To be honest, that was good advice. This weekly party certainly has not made my blog "successful." It doesn't generate all the things that bloggers might want from a weekly party. It hasn't brought me increased page views or increased revenues.
But you know what it has done? It has introduced me to some new friends. It has introduced some of you to one another. It has encouraged some bloggers to keep going. It has provided a place for some really good work to be showcased, even if only on a small scale.
And it's helped me to stop and remember that grace is worth celebrating. Grace is God's work in our lives. We are the blessed recipients of God's amazing gifts, and we are privileged to reflect that in our own lives.
So here we are, right in the middle of our contemplations of God's greatest gift. A fitting time to stop and celebrate grace, don't you think?
Here are a few of my favorites from last week's party:
From Embellishments by SLR, wonderful ideas for a spring breakfast table
From The Ferrell Boys and Me, lots of ideas for Easter activities with children
From Rosemary Thyme, a recipe for a scrumptious-looking Orange Sour Cream Pound Cake:
From Debbie-Dabble, lots of sweet Easter decor
From Carmen at Chairs from the Curb, a thought-provoking post about being in the presence of God
Those are just a few of my favorites! I'm so grateful for each person who links up each week. If you've been featured this week (or in a previous week), feel free to grab the "I was featured" button from my sidebar. I'd be so proud if you displayed it!
Now for this week's party! Grace at Home is a place for you to share anything related to making your home a place of grace. I invite you to link posts about
- DIY projects
- homemaking tips
- soul care
Whatever you do to make your home a place of grace, I'd like to hear about it. Please link to your specific post, not your blog's home page, and please take a moment to include a link back to this party in your post. And please visit a couple of the other party participants--link parties are great ways to find new friends!