I want my home to be a home where GRACE lives. Here's what Angela Thomas Guffey says about grace in her book Tender Mercy for a Mother's Soul: How to Know Where Grace Lives. Thank you to Joy for calling my attention to this.
* All the neighborhood kids want to hang out at the house where grace lives.
* There is always enough for one more where grace lives....one more for dinner....one more to sleep over....one more hug....one more kiss.
* You can see people dancing where grace lives.
* You can hear things like, "Please forgive me, I was wrong....You are my treasure..."
* The eyes of the children where grace lives shine with joy andanticipation. They have not been wounded by impossible expectations. They have not been distanced by rejection. They have been embraced and accepted and loved.
* The moms at the house where grace lives are just regular, everyday moms, but God lives inside them. By His power, they are becoming holy and righteous and good. They stumble but recover quickly. They make mistakes but say, "I'm sorry." They get blown by the winds of heartache and adversity, but their hearts remain tender toward God.