Thursday, October 22

A very special Grace at Home No. 400

I can hardly believe I just typed "No. 400" in the title of this post! I've been hosting the Grace at Home party for years now, and I continue to be blown away by all the things you do to make your homes places of grace. Bless you all!

Today is a special day for two reasons. Not only is it the 400th edition of Grace at Home, it's also the first anniversary of the publication of my book, Mythical Me: Finding Freedom from Constant Comparison

Can I make a confession? Writing and publishing a book feels like a very lonely and confusing journey sometimes. I tend to feel that people must be sick of my talking about the book, but then experts tell me that I don't talk about it enough! In case you haven't seen it, here's what it looks like:

Mythical Me tells the story of how I compared myself so relentlessly to other people that I created a "Mythical Composite Woman" who was what I believed I was supposed to be. In fact, I believed lots of things that turned out to e myths. Learning the truth about myself, about God, and about other people helped me break out of the comparison trap. 

You can click here to read the first chapter of Mythical Me--it would mean so much to me if you took a look! And if you have read it, I'd love to know what you thought about it. This Grace at Home community means so much to me.

And now, here are some highlights from last week's party I thought you might enjoy.

I love seeing the way people have decorated their homes for the seasons, don't you? I really enjoyed this fall home tour from Jayne at Chalking Up Success.

And this one from Coco at The Crowned Goat:

Want to make a big impact in your home with one simple accessory? Marty from A Stroll Thru Life demonstrates the use of her favorite fall accessory; you'll be amazed at the difference one little change can make!

Do you have a large piece of art you need to frame? Niky from The House on Silverado shows how to make a DIY floating frame. She breaks it down step-by-step into a very doable project!

For a different but very timely DIY project, Helen at Hello Sewing offers a tutorial for making a hand sanitizer holder. This is brilliant--I'm always digging in my purse for my hand sanitizer these days!

Need a simple treat for Fall? Check out these darling donut hole acorns from Cook Clean then Repeat!

Looking for inspiration to follow Christ more nearly? Check out this post from Michele Morin at Living Our Days.

Last but not least, I want to be sure you know about the amazing Tethered summit going on right now. Tethered is a free online event where you can join psychologists, therapists, theologians, authors, ministers, researchers, thought leaders, survivors, patient advocates, care givers, and practitioners to explore areas of grief, Christian spirituality, and what it means to be tethered to hope that remains. Together we will examine the universal nature of grief, how it impacts our lives in body, soul, spirit, relationships, and community, and the invitation to be formed by Christ in the midst of difficulty. Click here to register and watch at your own pace; registration is free.
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!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


  1. Thank you so much for featuring my DIY Floating Frame post! But, even more importantly CONGRATS on the book publication. That is a big deal! I can only imagine the blood, sweat and tears that must have gone into its creation. :-) Wishing you success,
    -Niky @ The House on Silverado

  2. Thanks for the party. I am having a Tea đŸ” Party on Frida. I hope you can come.

  3. Thank you so much for the feature, you made my day. Also, Congratulations on the 400th Grace At Home.

  4. Congrats on the 400th edition of this terrific link party and on the 1st anniversary of your book publication Richella! Thank you so much for hosting each week, it means a lot to "small" bloggers like me to have a place to share our posts and to see all the inspo out there. I've clicked on the link to your book and read a few lines. It intrigues me and I want to read on...

    1. Oh, Lori, thank you! And thank you so much for clicking on that link--I can't tell you how much I appreciate it!

  5. I just read your first chapter! I really loved it and I can relate on so many levels. I decided reading the rest will be my gift to myself of "me time" when things quiet down. I am looking forward to it. Congrats on the 400th Grace at Home party and the publication anniversary. I believe you wrote an important book for so many. Thanks so much! Have a wonderful day.

    1. Oh, Denise, you've made my day!! Thank you and bless you!

  6. Wow - it really is a special day for you! Congratulations!

  7. Congratulations on these wonderful accomplishments!! Thanks too for sharing your journey in your book - such a gift to all! Best, Jen

  8. Blessed by you, Richella -- and celebrating the big 400 with you today!

  9. Happy Thursday, some great features here. Thanks for hosting :)

    1. Thank so much. I thought the features were good ones!

  10. Such a huge accomplishment on your party and book too, Richella, congratulations! I'm super excited for you. Thanks so much for featuring my Fall home tour too. I really appreciate it. I hope your week is a special one, CoCo

  11. Congrats on your 400th party and the one year anniversary of your book.

  12. What an exciting milestone for both your blog and your published work. So much to be proud of! Thank you for hosting and I hope you enjoy your weekend!

  13. Thank you for hosting. 400 is such an accoplishment!

  14. Congratulations, Richella, on #400! You are amazing!

  15. Wow, a book! That is such an amazing accomplishment. I have heard it likened to giving birth...maybe not as painful? Ha! I love the sentiment behind this book, I can't wait to check it out!


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