Thursday, August 13

Grace at Home No. 391

Hello, friends! Greetings this hot day in the middle of August!

As I've watched events during this pandemic, my heart has been touched by the situations of so many people—those with compromised immune systems, the elderly, those without health insurance, those who live in crowded cities, those in precarious financial positions. . . the list goes on. But right now I'm particularly mindful of those with school-age children. What a difficult position parents are in right now! May God help us all to be patient and kind to one another as each person figures out the best way forward.

Meanwhile, I've been encouraged to see how many of you are working to make your homes welcoming and full of grace. So I'm grateful to host the Grace at Home party to celebrate those achievements. Here are some highlights from last week's party.

If you need some tips for keeping your kids organized for going back to school or staying at home for school, Chas from Chas' Crazy Creations has you covered.

School lunches can be hard to manage whether your kids go to school or stay home, but Satsuma Designs offers some help, including a printable lunch planner.

Whatever your decision for sending kids to school, you may want to celebrate back-to-school (or NOT back-to-school) time. Jennifer Lambert from A Sacred Balance shares lots of ideas.

Have you felt like the walls of your home are closing in on you? Check out this post from Jolena at While I Linger about adding to your living space—I think you'll be inspired!

Looking for some new wall art? Jayne from Chalking Up Success shares some inspiration for botanical prints I think you'll enjoy.

Love to have flowers in the house? I sure do! Pam from Everyday Living is a flower master, and she's sharing some advice I'm going to remember for next year: plant zinnias!

Need some nourishment for your soul? Check out this post from Pam at A New Lens.

Thank you to everyone who joined last week's party! 

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. Thanks so much for hosting each week, Richella. A special thank you for featuring my “zinnia time.” My heart is heavy for all that is happening and I especially pray for all of the children who are back in the classroom or home with virtual school.

  2. Thank you so much for the feature Richella, made my day :) Thanks for another great party and I hope you're having a wonderful week

  3. Yes, these next few weeks will be extra stressful. My boys will start a hybrid version of school in September but I have a feeling we will have to go full virtual once someone tests positive...ugh. Now more than ever, decorating has become a great escape from reality! Thanks for hosting and enjoy the rest of your week!

  4. I don't have children, but I can only image how torn parents must feel regarding sending their kids to school or not. It's such a bad situation. I'm sharing my newest post, link #24 Thrifty Party Decor. Enjoy the rest of your week!

  5. Richella,
    thank you for the great party!
    I enjoy it every week.
    many greetings

  6. Richella,
    Thanks so much for hosting each week!!
    Stay cool, safe, healthy and happy!!

  7. Hope you are still enjoying your summer. I am holding on to every sunny day!

  8. Thank you for the party, Richella... never thought we would see so many 'homeschoolers' in the US, right?

  9. It's so hard to believe school is starting back up! I just can't get over how this year is flying by now. I hope we can all find special ways to celebrate even though the first day of school will be nothing like we had imagined. Hugs and thinking of you as you make the transition, CoCo

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  12. Richella, your right. These are exceptionally difficult and extraordinary times. Being a parent, I too, am uncertain about the school scenario. Should I or should I not, let my son start school online or in person. In the end, we can only leave the situation in the Almighty's hands.


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