• Rolling in the Deep

    I am a big fan of Adele’s music.  She’s got a hip vibe that I really like and sings with a lot of sass.  My dad has most – if not all – of her CDs, which is saying a lot where he’s concerned.  My kids even enjoy it – it’s like you KNOW she means what she sings.  At least that’s how she comes across, especially when she sings “Rolling in the Deep”.  Lady can WAIL! The past couple of weeks – school ending, work schedules changing, temperatures rising rapidly – oh my goodness, things have been rough.  Choppy.  Uncomfortable.  Exhausting.  Combine that with not sleeping well, unsettled kids,…

  • Oxygen Mask

    My last post shared the fact that I was having some difficulties here at the blog.  I had to step away from it for awhile because I could NOT. FIGURE. IT. OUT.  It was so frustrating.  I finally had my blog looking the way I wanted and then little things wouldn’t work.  Some of that is MY lack of knowledge, but some was just a mix of other issues. Well, I had to change up the look of the blog again – but finally got the link situation figured out.  It wasn’t major, but I had to change themes.  It’s kinda like having to change to a new coffeemaker.  Which…

  • It’s All in the Details – The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

    So this post is going to be short & sweet.  The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is on sale TODAY.  Keep reading below to see some of my favorite categories – and exactly what is included in this bundle and click any of the graphics to visit the site and order your bundle.  Earlybird e-reader package expires at 11:59 pm tomorrow night! This creativity bundle just makes my heart go pitter-patter.  The beautifully done printable journals, coloring books, and photography advice are the kinds of things that help me unwind and relax.  I can print off the coloring pages for myself and my girls – who love to use my glitter gel…

  • When Will He Be Enough?

    I find it interesting to go back and read through old journals and notebooks I have kept in previous phases of my life.  I don’t keep many around because sometimes there are things I don’t want anyone else to stumble upon – my journals tend to be the dumping grounds for whatever “junk” is lying around in my heart and writing is cathartic for me – but some I have kept because they have documented specific points in time that are meaningful and show growth, even when it was painful. When God gave me the word “Enough” for 2017 I was not surprised.  When I was praying over a word…

  • Grace. Salt. Light.

    Well, our pastor’s sermon Sunday morning stomped all over my toes.  And it was about Grace. You would think that a blog with the word “Grace” in the title should have a handle on that whole Grace thing, right? Well, think again.  Cuz the truth is – I am constantly looking for Grace in my life.  It isn’t that God doesn’t abundantly pour it out on me.  It’s how I take it in.  And then share it with people. Or don’t. Cuz as much as I KNOW about Grace – and as much as I have experienced GRACE – I am not saturated with it to the point that when…

  • When the Battle Rages Fierce

    There are enough passages in Scripture to make it very clear that life is hard.  And being a believer does NOT exclude you from those hard things.  Christianity does NOT promise ease or exemption from every hard thing in life.  Instead, we are constantly reminded that although it is hard, we have a GOOD, GOOD FATHER.  When the battle rages fierce – and it absolutely will – not only is He good, but He is protective.  He provides His own suit of armor, fashioned to fit each one of us uniquely and individually. Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole…

  • Daily Bible Journaling. Sort of.

    Just to be clear, I have included amazon links in this post.  That means if you click them and decide to buy the recommended item – I will receive a small referral commission.  Feel free to browse at your convenience – and know that I appreciate any purchases you choose to make via Grace & Glory! So I referenced a new hobby in my last post – and then life got crazy and I didn’t get to do it for a few days.  I was actually participating in it on a daily basis and really enjoying it.  For me, Daily Bible Journaling has been taking less than 10 minutes of my time…

  • Catch UP and Another New Hobby for Mom

    Catch up is kinda of a life theme for me.  Not because I like falling behind or taking on too much and getting overwhelmed.  Not because I want to put things off or ignore meaningful things in my life.  Not even because of a “new hobby for mom” that has just brightened up my life every day!  My catch up does have something to do with being intentional – something I have yet to master in my life.  It also helps to write down your password to your blog so you can log in and blog at any moment without having to reset it.  Twice.  In the past 2 weeks……

  • Bible Art Journaling Pics -*NOT*

    So, I’m not able to post any pics today of my personal Bible journaling.  My phone is how I take my pics and for some reason I cannot get it to charge.  It’s staying well below 50% and that means taking pictures is a real drag. It’s almost time for our phone contract to renew and almost every time that comes around, my phone starts doing WEIRD things.  *cough* Can’t possibly be me, right??? Anyway – I have posted a pic before so I will share that again.  It is one of the first ones I doodled into my Bible using colored pencils.  Again – I prefer to see the…