Thursday, December 20, 2012

Grace at Home No. 39--Welcome!

Welcome, friends!  I'm so glad you're here for this week's Grace at Home party.  Every Thursday, week after week, I host this little party to celebrate the ways we make our homes places of grace.

At this point I usually feature some of my favorite posts from last week's party.  But last Thursday, none of us had any idea how tragedy would pierce our hearts the very next day.  Last Friday's shootings in Newtown, Connecticut cut us to the very quick.  Our hearts are broken at the deaths of the precious children and school staff members.

As I reflected on the horrors of last Friday's events, I realized afresh how much we need God's grace, and what a privilege it is to try to make our homes a reflection of that grace.  My prayer is that this little party can encourage us to persevere in that effort.

Now more than ever, we thank God for his grace.

What are you doing to make your home a place of grace?  Share it with us!


  1. I hope it's O.K. that I'm linking up one of my posts that was a guest post on a friend's blog. Just sharing the love!

    Merry Christmas, Richella!

  2. Thanks for hosting and Merry Christmas, Richella!

  3. When I apologized at spending time on fluffing my home, a wiser woman once told me that my home was a sanctuary I create for my husband. Sometimes we forget just how valuable a beautiful and peaceful home is to our family. And now family seems ever so fragile. We need our sanctuaries as we seek to hold the torch high in the world.
    Merry Christmas Richella!

  4. Thanks so much for hosting, Richella. I didn't get to do much visiting from last week's party, but I'm off from school now and am looking forward to browsing the links.

  5. Merry Christmas RIchella. And you are so right, in light of the tragedy last week it is more important than ever to celebrate the people in our lives.
    Thanks for hosting.

  6. It was indeed very sad and I thank God even more the blessings He gives us. Praying for the victims too....Christine

  7. Oh yes, it's casted a shadow on everyone of us this holidays..but we must celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and feel embraced in HIS arms. Thank you for hosting and have a very blessed Christmas, along with your family, dear Richella.

  8. Thank you for hosting this, Richella. I always look forward to it, even when I don't have something to share. (But this week I do!)

  9. The party looks like it's going to be so much fun, Richella! Thank you for hosting!

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