A Welcome Grace

A Welcome Grace

Exploring the Facets of Modern Motherhood with an Open Heart


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Can we go back to precedented times again, please?

Can we go back to precedented times again, please?

There are two phrases I am hearing over and over again lately that drive me batty.  As in, if I have to hear them again (and I most certainly will), I will lose my ever-lovin’ mind.  Want to know what they are?  The first one […]

Spring Book Line-Up: Reading for Comfort

Spring Book Line-Up: Reading for Comfort

We may be awfully deep into summer for a spring book list now, but what better time to talk books than summer?  I mean, we may not be leaving on as many or as varied vacations as we would in other years or under other […]

The First Drive

The First Drive

I don’t care who you are.  You could be Mario Andretti, Henry Ford, and Marty McFly with his DeLorean all rolled into one.  But the first time your kiddo sits in the driver’s seat of an actual automobile to drive you somewhere?  You die a […]

Senioritis and the Long Goodbye

Senioritis and the Long Goodbye

In approximately 8 short weeks, Good Lord willin’ and the COVID don’t rise, my husband and I will be dropping our son off for his first semester of college.  And if the past few weeks are anything to go by, we are all going to […]

Books to Broaden Your Horizons

Books to Broaden Your Horizons

There are few things in this life that satisfy me as much as getting lost in a good book.  Like many people, I turn to books to escape, to go on adventures, and to walk in someone else’s shoes for a while.  Unfortunately, I noticed […]

Where there is hatred, let me sow love.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love.

One of my goals here at A Welcome Grace is to provide a place where people feel validated and less alone. Yesterday, I had a long, heart-to-heart talk with a friend where we discussed many of the things I write about in this post. And […]

Summer Vacation 2020 – Staring into the Void

Summer Vacation 2020 – Staring into the Void

Tomorrow is the last day of school for three of my kids.  Which in today’s craziness, therefore, means that summer vacation starts as soon as they attend their last conference call and press submit on their final assignments.  How anticlimactic. Just like there was no […]

The One About Nothing in Particular

The One About Nothing in Particular

What can I say, loves?  The honeymoon is over and the novelty has worn off.  Any semblance of initiative I had about keeping life fresh and interesting got worn out when we flipped the calendar to May.  So please, for the love of all that […]

Singing Solo

Singing Solo

I’ve been involved in music ministry in one way or another since the 6th grade.  Roughly translated, that equals out to about 30 years of singing for Jesus.  As a soloist and music minister, I’ve been a chorister and a cantor in choirs of all […]

Back to (a new) Normal?

Back to (a new) Normal?

“But don’t you want to get back to normal?  I know I do.” That was the reply someone left on my Facebook post the other day.  And I will admit to you, it has stuck in my craw ever since.  More than 36 hours later, […]