Thursday, March 28, 2013

Grace at Home No. 52

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
And from Nicki at Happiness Diaries: an encouraging post about being cranky--and getting another chance

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
  • decorating
  • recipes
  • hospitality
  • homemaking tips
  • parenting
  • marriage
  • faith
  • self-care
  • 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!


Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Thanks for hosting and Happy Easter!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...


Thanks so very much for featuring my Dining Room Pink Easter Tree!!I was so surprised!! And flattered too!

I must add that your name is so pretty!!

Thanks so much for hosting and I wish you and yours a joyous Easter!!

I will be giving you a shout out for the feature in my next post....Thanks again!!


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Carol said...

Thank you so much for hosting, Richella! I'm so glad you see this party as so much more than a "pocket book" enrichment. For me, it's an enrichment of the heart, soul, mind and spiritualness -- I truly enjoy it!

Wishing you a glorious Easter!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Thanks again for hosting this fun party! I know you put a lot of time into it and it's really appreciated. :) Have a wonderful Easter!

Cottage Sweet Cottage said...

I LOVE your linky party and LOVE your blog! It is definitely one of my faves! I do, also, consider you my friend! Yay!

Amanda said...

So glad you've kept it going, I love linking here. Your blog is "peaceful" and a favorite place to visit.

Patti@OldThingsNew said...

I absolutely love your party and your blog Richella. I love the fact that you not only show us how to impart grace into our homes through decor but you also impart grace into our hearts. I have started posting a Favorite Blog of the Week recently and this week you are "it". I've added your button to my sidebar. Many blessings to you dear lady, Patti

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

Congratulations on your party's anniversary! I'm so glad that you went against the nay-sayers. This is a very special community, Richella.
Wishing you a joyous Easter.

Becky said...

Happy Easter, Richella! Thank you for hosting Grace at Home for us each week. I always enjoy linking up here!

Diann said...

I hope you and your family have a very happy Easter! Thank you for hosting!


Pretty features Richella. Thank you for hosting your great party. Happy and blessed Easter to all of you.

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NanaDiana said...

Richella- I think when something calls your name you do it- even if it is just for you. I am glad that you have kept your party going for a year!!! xo Diana

NickiS ツ said...

Hi Richella! I enjoy reading your blog and appreciate your link to my post "Queen of Cranky Pants" this week. Blessings to you dear sister in Christ. Happy Easter to you! :)

living from glory to glory said...

Just wanted to wish you a Happy Easter! I love this blog and it is a blessing to many gals. We do want quality and we need grace.
Thanks, you're on my Blog List.
Blessings, Roxy

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello Richella. Happy Thursday to you. Thank you for featuring my Orange Pound Cake Recipe. I am truly thankful. Great features this week too. Thank you for hosting each week.

Life Between Potato and Rice said...

Thanks for hosting, have a wonderful Easter !

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Oh, Richella, thank you so much for featuring my Easter table!! My girls have been home from college this week; and I have been out of the loop. I decided to do some "catch up" reading before bed; and I came across your post! Thanks so much; and Happy Easter to you and your family!

melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle said...

Wow! A whole year of parties! I am so glad that you host it for us! Life to the full, Melissa

Ferrell Boys Mom said...

I love this linky party! Thanks so much for hosting it and for highlighting my post on the resurrection garden! I enjoy this posts so much that link to this party. Happy Easter!

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