Thursday, July 26

Grace at Home No. 306

Hi friends! Welcome! I'm grateful you're here.

Can you believe that today is the final Thursday in July? That's amazing, isn't it? I for one can scarcely take that in. You may remember that I'm writing a book for InterVarsity Press (you read all about it here, if you like), and by this time next week, Lord willing, I will have turned in my manuscript!!! (I'm not a person who uses lots of exclamation points, but the prospect of getting this manuscript turned in calls for them!)

Y'all, I would really, really appreciate your prayers as I enter these final days of writing. I won't lie: this is some of the hardest work I've ever done, but the finish line is in sight.

Meanwhile, YOU have been up to some good things lately! I'm delighted to pause and celebrate with you all the ways we make our homes places of grace. Here are some great examples from last week's party.

I know a lot of you appreciate all the little touches that add up to farmhouse decor. Some of those touches can be awfully expensive, though. Lisa from Fresh Vintage shows how you can create a "vintage" stoneware crock for next to nothing.

Debra from Shoppe No. 5 provided a step-by-step tutorial for creating this cool coat rack from a piece of fence board. Isn't this cool?

I'm always looking for quick and easy dinner ideas, especially these days. So I was glad to see this lemon garlic shrimp linguine from Jas at All That's Jas. Doesn't it look delicious?

Michele Morin really got me to thinking with this post about deliberate acts of hospitality. You'll want to read this!

And here's a great one for me this week: Donna Reidland shares 10 secrets to finishing well. Excellent!

A big thank you to everyone who joined the last party!  I'm so grateful for each person who links up. If you've been featured, feel free to grab the "I was featured" button.  I'd be delighted if you'd like to  display 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!


  1. Praying for you Richella and thanks for taking time to host the party with your deadline only a few days away! Blessings~

  2. Wonderful features... praying for you right now! Thanks for taking time out to offer the party!

  3. I'll pray for you immediatelly Richella, wish I could have yesterday with my friends too.
    Thank you for hosting the party for us.

  4. So glad you let me know about the feature, Richella! It's always a great gift to show up here!

  5. Thank you for including my little coat rack in the features. I truly appreciate it. Especially with the deadline coming up.

  6. Prayers for you, but you've got this, Richella! I'm confident that you'll finish in time and finish great! :) Also, so so grateful for the feature of my shrimp pasta! Have a blessed rest of your week.

  7. Thank you for hosting . I brought one of our desserts at home. The sweetnes of evap milk and the cheese makes it so interesting. Have a great weekend.

  8. Richella, thanks for featuring my post from last week. Praying for you as you finish your manuscript!

  9. Praying for you as you sprint to the finish line! It's gonna be great - you can do it :)

  10. Richella, my pray is always with you.

  11. Thanks so much for your prayers, everyone!


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