Thursday, September 11, 2014

Grace at Home No. 121


Welcome, friends!

I'm so glad you're here for our weekly Grace at Home party.  We are dependent on God's grace for everything in our lives, and I love that once a week we celebrate the ways we make our homes a reflection of that grace.

This week I don't have any features to share; instead, I have a prayer request.

This is my 21-year-old son, Preston.


Preston is seriously ill and is in the hospital.  Would you all please pray for him?  Long-time readers will know that Preston has a complicated health history, and this latest chapter has been extremely difficult for him.  I'd truly appreciate your prayers for his healing.

And now for this week's Grace at Home 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.  And visit at least one of the other party participants--that's what really makes it a party!



39 comments:

  1. Richella....I saw your post on Facebook last night and started to pray for Preston. Trusting with you for God's hand of healing and restoration. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 [hugs]

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  2. Thanks for hosting the party, Richella. I'm so sorry that Preston is ill. Praying for healing, wisdom for the doctors treating him, and peace for you and the rest of your family.
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  3. I saw your post on Instagram earlier and have been preying for you and your son. Sending love your families way!

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  4. Richella, when I saw your request for Preston on facebook, I stopped and prayed for him. I am not aware of his health history but know that we serve an amazing God who can heal under any circumstances. I pray that your precious son will soon be feeling better and able to return home. May the Lord also grant you and your family a peace that passes ALL understanding. Bless you, sweet friend.

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  5. Richella,
    Sending prayers your way for your son and your family.....

    Thanks for taking the time to host the party during this stressful time for you...

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  6. I am so sorry to hear of Preston's illness. I will definitely be keeping him and all of your family in my prayers.

    Thank you for hosting.

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  7. I've been praying for Preston since I saw your request on IG yesterday. Also sending up prayers for his doctors and of course you and the rest of your family. Praying for Preston to be healed quickly.

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  8. You and your family will be in my prayers. Prayers for Preston's healing and comfort for your family.

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  9. I will be praying for you sweet Preston

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  10. Praying for Preston and for you and the rest of the family.

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  11. Oh I'm so sorry! Will keep you all in my prayers. Keep us posted!

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  12. Hi Richella, I am so sorry to read that your son is in the hospital. I will say a prayer for him for sure. Thanks so much for sharing and asking for prayers. Hang in there Mommy!!!! xoxoxo Christine from Little Brags

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  13. I'm praying for your son Richelle! May God comfort him and your family during this difficult time! I pray that he heals quickly and is back home soon.
    Blessings,
    LuAnn ;)

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  14. This is my first time linking to your party. I am so sorry to hear about your son. Sending prayers and blessings that he will heal and recover quickly!

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  15. Please keep us posted. I'll be keeping Preston and your entire family in my prayers.

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  16. Just saw your post, Richella! I just prayed for Preston; and will continue to do so. Praying for complete healing and a speedy recovery. God bless you!

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  17. Richella I am so sorry about Preston. Prayers coming his way. My thoughts are with you as well.

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  18. Richella, praying for your son and your family. Stay strong.

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  19. So sorry to hear about Preston...praying for all of you.

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  20. I hope he recovers soon Richella! Thoughts and prayers.

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  21. Dear Richella, my prayers are with you, your family, especially Preston, and all the medical team surrounding him.

    Thank you for opening your blog to all of us in spite of where you head and heart must otherwise be.
    Rita

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  22. Praying for your sweet baby. May God heal him and make him strong.

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  23. Hello beautiful! Your son is in our prayers. Lou Lou Girls

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  24. So sorry to hear your son is sick. Sending prayers for him.
    Take care, Shelley

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  25. Many, many prayers for your sweet son Preston. Jane

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  26. Dear Lord, we ask for your healing touch for Preston. Give him comfort and provide him with excellent doctors and caring nurses.

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  27. So sorry to hear that your son is in the hospital. I will certainly join you in praying for healing and strength.

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  28. Prayers for Preston and your family - for peace, comfort and healing. This is a scripture that comforted me a few years ago when going through some health issues: "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze." Isaiah 43:2

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  29. Bless your dear heart! I am so sorry to hear of Preston's illness. I was thinking of Jesus and how He never found a case too difficult, and it didn't matter to Him how long someone had been ill or to what severity their illness had escalated. Jesus Christ is still the same today. He suffered that horrible scourging on His way to Calvary for the specific purpose of the healing of our bodies. Those stripes were for Preston! I am believing GOD to heal Preston, to pull him through this, to give him a wonderful testimony to share with the world, and to give you the peace and confirmation that Preston is going to be okay. God has a plan in this, and even though it is beyond difficult to get through, He is walking with you. He will never leave your side....Jesus did not walk out of that fiery furnace until the three Hebrew children walked out. He stayed in there with them for the duration, and He will do the same for you, my friend. My heart goes out to you so much, and I am praying for you. Much love, Cheryl

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  30. I am so sorry to hear that Preston is ill. I will be praying for him and your family. Sending you love, hugs, and prayers. xo, Liz

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  31. Praying for Preston.
    And sending you love.

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  32. Richella, I read you blog and never post, but when I saw that your son is seriously ill, I am compelled to join with others to pray for him. May the Lord hear our prayers and raise him up to good health.

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  33. I saw from your Facebook post that Preston is resting at home now and I am thanking God with you for that. My prayers continue for him and for your family as well.

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  34. Richella, praying for complete healing for your son! Hugs!

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  35. Dear Richella,
    So very sorry that your Preston is ill. Sending lots of hugs and prayers to all of you! Blessings, Valerie

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  36. I'm praying for healing over your son! I'm so sorry he is sick!

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  37. I just saw this post. You can be sure that I will pray for your son.
    Keep strong
    Hugs Jeannette

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