Thursday, July 2

Grace at Home No. 385

It's July! Never have I been so excited to say that. Rarely do I want time to go quickly, but this year I am glad to see us enter the second half of the year. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen this picture I posted. This is the unedited photo:

I took that picture from my deck on the evening of June 30. Isn't it good to be reminded of God's promises?

One of my favorite things about warm weather is sitting on one of our porches. Not everyone has a porch, but MaryJo from Masterpieces of My Life shows you how she created a front yard sitting area. Love it!

And if you're hungry for more outdoor space inspiration, check out this post from Kristin at White Arrows Home. You'll be drooling!

Do you love a good DIY project like I do? Then you'll like this table created from a metal cabinet by Serena from Thrift Diving.

I think this time of pandemic has taught a lot of us that we need to be prepared for emergencies, don't you? Check out this post from Jessi Fearon about establishing an emergency fund.

Need a bit of decor for a July 4 celebration? Check out this easy project from Pamela at DIY Vibes. You'll be surprised at how easy this is to put together.

I like to read the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution this time of year. Our Founding Fathers got many things wrong, but they got some important things right, and I am grateful to live in this country. May God help us to make the promises of these documents true for every American.

Looking for something easy to prepare for a July 4 celebration? Look at this beautiful charcuterie board created by Lindsay from Lindsay's Sweet World. She includes a list of red, white, and blue foods!

Need some encouragement to remember what is good and true these days? The enemy of our souls is a liar, plain and simple–yet sometimes those lies are so easy to believe! Check out this post from Dr. Michelle Bengtson for scriptures to combat those lies.

Now for today's party.  Here at the Grace at Home party, 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, and during these difficult times, it can really make someone's day!

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  1. Amazing rainbow picture! Everything is so green below, too!
    And it's a great idea to read our founding documents this time of year. I want to remember to do that this week!
    Thanks for inspiration on so many fronts.

  2. What a beautiful photo! We definitely need those reminders these days. I can't wait to check out your features and sample a couple of other posts. Happy 4th of July!

  3. That view is stunning in itself--add the rainbow, wow, wow, wow!! Thanks for featuring my flag framed art! Hope you have a great 4th of July weekend!

  4. That rainbow is amazing! Such a beautiful photo. Thanks for hosting and have safe and happy 4th!

  5. What a gorgeous reminder of God's faithfulness to us, and one that I needed this morning! Thanks so much for the feature, Richella. I'm prayerful that others won't succumb to the lies that I did. #HopePrevails!

  6. Great photo, love rainbows, a sign of hope. Thanks for hosting! Happy 4th!


  7. What a gorgeous reminder of God's faithfulness to us, and one that I needed this morning! Thanks so much for the feature, Richella. I'm prayerful that others won't succumb to the lies that I did. #HopePrevails!

  8. Richella, the rainbow shot is amazing! Thanks so much for hosting and Happy Independence Day!

  9. That's an amazing picture! Started following you on insta now! Thank you so much for featuring my front yard sitting area. We are pretty jazzed about it. Wishing you a fabulous 4th of July holiday. You inspired me to read the Declaration. I think we all need a little bit of the right now.

    XO- MaryJo

  10. Thank you, Richella, for hosting this week! I think we all needed to see that rainbow! Lovely picture! Today, I linked up # 102, Betsy’s Sweet Land of Liberty and # 103, DIY Easy Fabric Yo-Yos. I hope you have a safe and happy 4th of July!
    Tee @ Teediddlydee

  11. Richella,
    Thanks so much for hosting each week!! Stay safe, healthy, happy!!

  12. Beautiful rainbow for the end of this first six months of limbo - the promise of better times to come! Love the charcuterie tray, and most definitely, this pandemic has been a real eye opener for many, many people who are not prepared for rainy days. Happy 4th weekend, Richella.

  13. Thank you so much for the feature! And thanks, as always, for hosting the link-up!

  14. Have a wonderful, safe and happy July 4th. dear friend.
    Thank you for hosting for us.

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  16. I absolutely love the picture of the rainbow and how it truly does remind us of God's promises! Thank you for sharing and thank you for hosting, Richella! God bless you! :-)


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