Thursday, November 5

Grace at Home No. 402

Hello, friends! What a week it's been! I pray that you are safe and well as we here in the U.S. await final election results.

You know, I never talk about politics online. Some people have questioned me about that, suggesting that everyone has a responsibility to use their platforms to discuss important matters. My approach is different. I have carefully formulated opinions, and I welcome in-person conversations. For me, though, these discussions must take place face-to-face, as I find there can be too much lost in translation if I can't talk in person with someone. 

I will say this, though: I think the final election results will show a nation fairly evenly divided, which I believe means that we must all take seriously the task of loving one another well. 

Meanwhile, I am grateful to see that so many of you have been busy making your own homes places of grace and beauty, and I am delighted to celebrate that fact here at the Grace at Home party. Here are some features from last week's party. 

If you're planning to host Thanksgiving dinner in your home, you'll want to see this gorgeous centerpiece created by Carol from Blue Sky at Home.

If you're looking for some ideas for setting a fun table every day, you should check out this idea from Chas at Chas' Crazy Creations—she created chalkboard placemats from thrift store finds!

If you have a pumpkin that is ready to be thrown away, you'll be glad to get the recipe for maple roasted pumpkin seeds from Michele at Cook Clean Repeat.

Looking ahead to Christmas? Penny from Penny's Vintage Home shared the "deconstructed" Christmas planner she created for herself. I love this!

And check out these good ideas for making Christmas fun instead of crazy from Marty at A Stroll Thru Life.

If you're like me, you'd love to visit New England in the autumn sometime—I've never been, and I've always wanted to go. So I was glad to enjoy the trip vicariously through Paula at Sweet Pea. Just look at this beauty!

If you're going through a rough time right now, you'll be glad to get this encouragement from Karen at Growing Together in Grace and Knowledge.

If you'd like some help in talking with God during these turbulent days, I'm so glad to offer you a free resource. It's called Daily Prayers for Uncertain Times, and you can download it here.  

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. Hi Richella, lovely features this week! Thanks for hosting, I hope you are having a lovely week!

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  2. Richella,
    Thanks so much for hosting each week!! I agree with your stance in keeping your personal views of Politics off your blog.... I do the same....BUT I am an independent and think BOTH parties are to blame for the state of this COuntry and we NEED to do better!!
    Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  3. Such a thrill, thanks so much for the feature.

  4. Thank you so much for the feature and another wonderful party. I hope you're having a lovely week

  5. Thank you so much for hosting! This week I am excited to share some book recommendations as well as some gift ideas, thanksgiving tablescape with cranberry recipes and how to set up a workspace for kids! Hope you are staying safe, happy and healthy!

  6. Richella, thank you for inviting us to stop in. Paula's trip looked amazing, didn't it? While my favorite radio station is playing Christmas songs already, I'm planning Thanksgiving, but our weather is like a second summer! I'll take all the joy I can get right now!

  7. Thank you so much for featuring my Vermont trip this week.

  8. We certainly live in stressful times. Although, I have thought about voicing my opinion about politics on occasion, I decided it's best for me to just stick with posting pretty escape this crazy world! Thanks for hosting!

  9. Thank you so much for featuring my Christmas planner....hugs...

  10. I appreciate your policy on political talk. Sweeping statements made in public or from a platform are so easily misconstrued.

  11. Thank you so much for featuring my post! I appreciate it very much. :-)

    Thanks for being our faithful host here at Imparting Grace. I always enjoy my visits here. :-)

  12. Hello sweet lady.
    Yes, I've notice when people have different political views. Nothing is ever resolved, since we, people of our age bracket are very sure of what we believe in.
    I love blogging cause it sure keeps me away from the political situation the USA, and what it's going thru, sadly. I just pray for the USA and may God bless her.
    I'm sharing my Thanksgiving table for six, as is what we will be at this COVID-19 era.
    Thank you for hosting for us.

  13. If there ever was a time to love each other well, Richella, you are right - it's now. Sending you hugs and thank yous for hosting each week. I can't wait to dive into all these fabulous posts, CoCo

  14. baby boomers are going to get abused and treated like garbage in the retirement homes. Literally everyone hates baby boomers now. Maybe you boomers shouldn't have been so selfish and arrogant and greedy. Enjoy those retirement homes, and good luck, boomers!

  15. Love the chalkboard placemat idea!

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