Thursday, November 19

Grace at Home No. 404

Hello, friends! I pray you are safe and well. Can you believe we're just one week from Thanksgiving?

I've noticed that for months 2020 seemed to drag interminably. Now, though, the weeks are flying by! Does it seem that way to you? My brain knows that each week contains 168 hours, but I'm not sure my heart gets the message.

I am certain, though, that I am grateful for God's grace in my life, and I am glad you are here for the Grace at Home party, where we celebrate all the ways we make our homes places of grace. Here are a few highlights from last week's party.

Thanksgiving is going to be very different for most of us this year, but I think perhaps that's even more reason than usual for setting a lovely Thanksgiving table. Looking for inspiration? Here are some great ideas!

Julie from My Wee Abode shows us how she sets her table and offers this wonderful printable (completely free!). 

Paula from Sweet Pea shows us how she decorates with vintage items such as these gorgeous postcards:

If you do have the privilege of hosting a little larger group, you'll want to check out the wonderful ideas from Pam at Everyday Living.

If you're struggling with the fact that this Thanksgiving will not be what you wished for (I certainly am—instead of our usual table of 10 people, there will just be four of us!), you'll want to read these words of wisdom from Michele Morin at Living Our Days.

And this year, more than ever, it's important for us to take care of ourselves during the holiday season. Dr. Michelle Bengtson offers 13 suggestions for doing just that!

If you're hoping to get a head start on Christmas decorating, why not start with an Advent wreath? Jayne at Chalking Up Success gives step-by-step instructions for making your own evergreen wreath.

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. Can't begin to tell you how encouraging it is to be featured here. Thanks for all the ways you bless me.

    1. Michele, I am so grateful to you for linking up! Featuring you is a pleasure--you write feature-worthy content all the time!

  2. Thank you for hosting Richella and for featuring my Thanksgiving Table Ideas & Inspiration. Wishing you a most blessed Thanksgiving!

  3. Richella,
    Thanks so much for hosting each week! I appreciate the time it takes out of your busy schedule...Stay safe, healthy and happy!

  4. I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving in spite of the fact that your family won't all be together. Thanks for hosting!

  5. Thank you so much for featuring my Thanksgiving table this week. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving even though it will be different from what you are used to.

  6. Thank you very much for hosting this lovely party, every week.

  7. Thank you so much for the beautiful party. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. And yes it will be different this year, but I am grateful and blessed for the few that will grace our table. Stay safe.

    XO- MaryJo

  8. What a beautiful collection of features! Thanks for hosting!

  9. So many beautiful ways to celebate Thanksgiving, Richella, hope yours is a special one. Thanks so much for hosting, CoCo

  10. Thank you so much for the feature, Richella... I thought I had some extra new subscribers today! ;-) Have a blessed Thanksgiving! He is good, all the time!

  11. Hello Richella, Thank you for the features this week. I enjoyed reading Michelle's wise post on 'having one foot in celebration and one foot in lament' and I look forward to downloading your own prayer guide.

  12. Richella, thank you so much for not only hosting this weekly party on your blog, but especially for the Advent companion!

  13. What a great printable this year. I think just about everyone could use both grace and more thanksgiving this year.

    Thank you for the great opportunity to share and connect.

  14. Thanks for all the work keeping the party going!! Have a great weekend!

  15. Thank you so much, Richella, for hosting this week! It is very much appreciated! I hope you have a wonderful week!


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