Thursday, January 10

Grace at Home No. 325

Welcome, friends! Hope 2019 is treating you well so far!

In January, almost everything I read encourages me toward an attitude of "out with the old, in with the new." Does anyone else feel that way?

Yet there are some "old" things I don't want to dispense with. One of those is hosting the Grace at Home party. It's definitely "old": I started the Grace at Home party way back in 2012.

In explaining the purpose of my blog back then, I wrote: "There's one thing that ties it all together for me: grace. That's the thing I prize most. My blog's purpose is to do what the title says--to impart grace. I want my home to be full of grace, too. I want it to be a place where my family, my friends, and my guests feel special and loved and welcome. I'm betting you feel the same way about your home."

So the aim of this party has always been to celebrate the ways we make our homes places of grace. 

Now there are hundreds of link parties. Perhaps there's no longer any need for one that focuses on grace. But I still need the weekly time-out of thinking about this goal: I want my home to be a place of grace. 

I hope you feel the same way! If you do, I invite you to join me here every Thursday 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. I love looking through your entries, and I'll choose several to feature the following week. 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. So thankful for this place of grace!
    Blessings to you as you begin a busy (and exciting!) year.

  2. Thank you for having this lovely party for us in the new year sweet Richella Hope your new year is off to a great start !
    Have a nice weekend ahead.

  3. Richella, I always want my home to be a place of grace. Thank you for hosting and blessing during 2019

  4. Richella,
    My home has always been my haven and that is why I love the theme of your party!!!
    Thanks so much for hosting and for continuing the party as many bloggers are quitting this year it seems and many are no longer hosting their parties!! I do appreciate you hosting!

  5. Thank you again for hosting. I hope you had a GREAT New Year and are having a WONDERFUL week.

  6. Have a blessed year ahead Richella.
    Much love

  7. Yes, I definitely feel that way at the beginning of the year! Thanks for hosting and enjoy the rest of your week!

  8. Happy New Year, Richella... I sure hope link parties aren't out of date! We'll see! Thansk for hosting each week!

  9. Now more than ever we need a place to reflect on the idea of grace, and how it works in our lives. Your blog is such a special place because of this link party, so glad you're still committed to it. I'm glad to be joining it again, I've been gone for a long time.

  10. I'm very happy to see your welcoming post to continue your link party, Richella. Yours is unique from most, with its real sense of passing along tidbits of grace to us each week. Thank you!

  11. It's so nice to be linking up again with you in the new year. I hope you had a wonderful holiday season!


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