Dear friends, thank you. Thank you so much for taking the time to respond to my question last week about whether Grace at Home is something you think I should continue.
I've been hosting this link party a long time, and I was starting to wonder if I should just let it go--so I asked you, those who visit here. I was a little surprised that every single person who commented told me that they appreciate this party and would be sad to see it go.
Now, I have a confession to make. These days, it's easy for me to get discouraged with blogging. There are so many blogs now, many of them much bigger and a great deal fancier than mine. I WANT to share here in my online home. I love the friends I've made here, and I truly appreciate every person who visits here. But as blogging has turned into a business attracting thousands of entrepreneurs, I've wondered if I still have a place here.
My confession is a lack of faith. I began this blog many years ago with the distinct goal of "imparting grace" to my readers. That was a calling from God, and it hasn't changed. God certainly hasn't changed. Only my faith had wavered. I confess this to you, my friends, and I ask for your prayers. And I urge you, in whatever good work you're called to do: keep the faith. Let's "fix our eyes upon Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith" (Hebrews 12:2). We can encourage one another on the journey!
So now welcome to this week's Grace at Home party, where we celebrate all the ways we make our homes places of grace!
Here are a few posts from last week that caught my eye.
Jessica from LouLou Girls used pallets to build planters for her front porch. They turned out so pretty, and she gives step-by-step instructions for building your own.
Patti from Old Things New figured out a way to pollen-proof her screened porch. I need to do this--I haven't been able to use my screened porch in weeks!
Susan at Quite Simply blessed and challenged me with her thoughts on the ministry of our homes. Love this post!
Those are just a few of my favorites. A big thank you to everyone who joined last week's party! I'm so grateful for each person who links up each week. If you've been featured, feel free to grab the "I was featured" button. 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