Thursday, March 10

Grace at Home No. 459

Hello and welcome! I'm so glad to have you here for the Grace at Home party, where we celebrate all the ways we make our homes places of grace and beauty.

With all that's going on in the world, it does my heart good to remember the words usually called "The Serenity Prayer": 

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change
The courage to change the things I can
And the wisdom to know the difference. Amen.


There's so much we can't control, but we can control how we act in our own homes, and it does my heart good to try to make my home a place of grace and beauty.

Here are some features from last week's party I think you'll enjoy.

Need some home decor inspiration? Then you'll want to take a tour of Renae's house at French Country Farmhouse.

If you just want to make a small decor change in your home, why not start with some new throw pillows? Ann at The Apple Street Cottage shares a full tutorial for an easy sewing project. I'm going to follow her instructions!

St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner. If you'd like to add a bit of St. Patrick's fun to your home decor, check out this post from MaryJo at MasterPIECES of my Life.

Want to make a simple treat to serve on St. Patrick's Day? Try one of these!

Looking for some fun activities for kids on St. Patrick's Day? Try one of these.

Need a healthful new main dish recipe? I do! So I was glad to get this recipe for Balsamic Glazed Salmon from Carol at Comfort Spring.

Last but not least, you'll be challenged and comforted by answering the question, "How Well Do We Know Him?" posed by Barbara at Stray Thoughts.

Thank you to everyone who joined last week! Now for this week'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 space 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 or sphere of influence 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! 

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  1. Thanks so much for featuring my post about knowing God.

    I love all the St. Patrick's ideas!

    And I appreciate your prayer at the beginning. There are so many things that concern us but are beyond our control--but we can give them to Him.

  2. Thank you for featuring my basalmic glazed salmon. It's a great way to start the day. God bless!

  3. Thanks for reminding us about the serenity prayer in these times.

  4. Richella,
    Thanks again for hosting this lovely party every week! I know how much time goes into doing so and I want you to know that it is greatly appreciated!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  5. It is truly heartbreaking and worrisome to see all that is going on. I don't know how people get through it all without God!

  6. Thanks for hosting, Richella. Lots of fun features!! So much to pray glad I know He's in control. Have a great week!

  7. Thank you so much for the party Richella and all the inspiration. It's nice to know we have somewhere to come to be safe & share what we love. I truly appreciate the St. Patrick's day decor feature. Stay safe. XO- MaryJo

  8. Thank you so much for featuring my Lucky Bingo Printable! I hope you have a lovely week!

  9. We used to have SO much fun with St. Patrick 's Day! A purely fun and lighthearted holiday!

  10. Thank you so much for featuring my pillow covers, Richella. Have fun making them!

  11. Thanks so much for the party Richella. It's always so wonderful to connect with everyone but this week it is so much more. It's a much needed respite from the horror of the past few weeks. Thank you for that! Have a wonderful weekend ahead.

  12. Thanks for hosting the party Richella!😊

  13. Sadly, you omitted the most important word of the prayer... it opens with "God,". Here is a little history... The prayer has appeared in many versions. Reinhold Niebuhr's versions of the prayer were always printed as a single prose sentence; printings that set out the prayer as three lines of verse modify the author's original version. The most well-known form is a late version, as it includes a reference to grace not found before 1951:[1]

    God, give me grace to accept with serenity
    the things that cannot be changed,
    Courage to change the things
    which should be changed,
    and the Wisdom to distinguish
    the one from the other.

    Living one day at a time,
    Enjoying one moment at a time,
    Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,
    Taking, as Jesus did,
    This sinful world as it is,
    Not as I would have it,
    Trusting that You will make all things right,
    If I surrender to Your will,
    So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
    And supremely happy with You forever in the next.
    it seems that versions of the prayer have existed for decades if not centuries.

  14. Richella, wishing you the best of the week to come with Pie Day and St. Patrick's Day! Thank you again for the weekly prayer prompts.


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