Thursday, January 14

Grace at Home No. 409

What a week it's been, huh?

I'm guessing that many of us have watched more TV news during the past 10 months than ever before in our lives—and then in the past week, we've watched even more. Some of us have probably sworn off all news as a way to escape the difficulties going on in the U.S. capital. But however we've dealt with it, it's been a week when making our homes places of grace has been vital.

Here are some highlights last week's Grace at Home party I think you might enjoy.

If your house is looking at little bare after putting away your Christmas decorations, you might enjoy these winter decorating ideas from Carol at Blue Sky at Home.

One tip for bringing beauty into your home during the grey days of winter is to buy fresh flowers. But even grocery store flowers are pricy, right? MaryJo from MasterPieces of My Life shares some great ways to stretch those flowers and make them last!

A lot of us are trying to get our homes organized at the start of this new year, aren't we? If you're not quite sure where to start, you'll appreciate this post from Coco at The Crowned Goat.

If it's cold in your neck of the woods (and I think that covers most of us in January!), you'll be glad to get this hearty soup recipe from Marty at A Stroll Thru Life.

And if the weather prompts you to make hot soup for your family, you might also want to think about the feathered friends around your home. Jennifer of Satsuma Designs shows how to make a pine cone bird feeder that's sure to bring some song to your yard.

We all need to be caring for our souls during these difficult times. Tai from A Spirit Kissed Soul has created downloadable Daily Bible Meditation Care Cards that can be a big help!

If you're struggling to know how to pray during these crazy times, I've created a daily prayer guide that I'd love to give you.

A resource for praying during uncertain times

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

Now for today's party.  Here at the Grace at Home party, you can link up any post you've written that demonstrates how you're filling your own home with truth, goodness, and beauty. 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!

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  1. Thank you so much for featuring my blog today, Richella! Such an honor! I pray that it encourages everyone who links up with you today. And thank you for hosting as well! Blessings to you! 🙏🏾🤗

  2. I love the great links that you're featuring today. And yes, I've watched too much TV the past few months between all the discord, the pandemic, the politics, etc. I'm ready for a good comedy. :)

  3. Yes, we have watched more than our share of news, but it reaches a point where we just have to turn it off. It's so important to remember that God is still in control even when things look out of control to us! Thanks for hosting and for that reminder.

  4. Really appreciate your daily prayers.

  5. Richella,
    Thanks so much for hosting this lovely party! It is greatly appreciated!!
    Please stay safe, healthy and most of all, happy!!\

  6. Hi Richella! Thanks for the reminder to make our homes a haven of grace and peace. Our first step is turning off the news and focusing on what our loved ones are saying.

    Your party is lovely here today!

  7. Thanks so much for featuring my soup. That makes my day.

  8. So nice to have all these pretty ideas to distract us from the chaos in the world! Thanks for hosting and enjoy the rest of your week!

  9. Happy new year, Richella! Thank you so much for sharing my pinecone bird feeders. Nice to have a way to care for our feathered friends! Best, Jen

  10. Thank you so much for the feature, Richella. I really appreciate the shout out.

  11. Thanks for letting us share here on your blog, my friend! Praying we rest in His goodness for us, and that all will bring glory to Him!

  12. Thank you so much for the party Richella and I truly appreciate the feature. It's truly an honor. I stopped watching the news months ago. I'm praying for a bright future ahead. Have a great week. XO- MaryJo

  13. Richella, thank you for hosting this party and for the daily prayer guide! I am always open to bettering my ways. I hope your weekend is a good one.

  14. Thank you so much for the sweet feature, Richella, I really appreciate it! It's amazing how quickly our hope for a fresh start to the new year disappated with all the events that have been going on lately. The only thing getting us through it is grace...every day grace...and one foot in front of the other style grace :) Sending you hugs and thank yous for the feature, CoCo

  15. Hello!!! I just listened to your new podcast! I love Renovare and am excited to add this to my listening list. I would love to learn more about your Church of Christ background.


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