Thursday, November 10, 2016

Grace at Home No. 227


Hello, friends, and welcome to this week's Grace at Home party.

This week has been a tough one, hasn't it? Americans have been through the most polarizing election season in our country's recent history. I never discuss politics online, but I have friends and loved ones on both sides of this election. This I know more clearly now than ever before: I am called to use my words to impart grace to everyone. I am drawn again to the inspiration for my blog's name:

"Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you" (Ephesians 4:29-32).

Each of us has a sphere of influence, and for most of us that begins in our homes. So this party celebrates the ways we make our homes places of grace.

Here are a few links from last week's party that caught my eye. Thanksgiving is very much on my mind right now--it's just two weeks from today!

Marty from A Stroll Thru Life provided lots of great inspiration for creating a beautiful table for Thanksgiving celebrations.


Lori at Dining Delight showed us how she decorates her sideboard for Thanksgiving. I particularly like this, because I keep my table clear to hold food on Thanksgiving.


Theresa at Shoestring Elegance shared a recipe for making butternut squash soup. Doesn't this look delicious?


And Dr. Michelle Bengtson provided a helpful reminder of the best place to focus in changing seasons and trials.


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
  • 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.  Here's what I ask of you.  Please include the permalink to your post, not your blog's home page.  Please let people know that you've linked up.  No more than three posts per person, please.  Note that if you link a post here, you are giving me permission to share your post, including a photo.  And visit at least one of the other party participants--that's what really makes it a party!





10 comments:

Pat Cantwell said...

Richella,
Amazing featured guests, dear friend!
Thank you for hosting Grace At Home! each week!
Fondly,
Pat

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Thanks so much for the feature, that is always exciting. Thanks also for hosting such a fun party.

Debbie Jackson said...

Thank you for hosting!

Jennifer Fancher said...

Thanks for hosting, Richella! I always love linking up! Have an awesome Thursday, my friend!

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

Thank you so much for featuring my Thanksgiving D├ęcor on the Sideboard at this terrific party. Thanks for hosting amidst your angst of election happenings - as a Canadian looking on, I feel for you and appreciate that you choose to "impart grace" at this time.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Thank you for the inspiration.
Blessings,
FABBY

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

THanks so much for the party!!
HUgs,
Debbie

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Hi Richella! Lovely features this week. Thank you so very much for hosting Grace at Home. Jane

Lynn Bean said...

Thank you so much for hosting!

Theresa Begin said...

Richella,
You are right, this has been a difficult week. Thank you for sharing your prayers. Thank you so much for featuring my soup, as well.
Blessings always,
Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance

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