Meet Grace

Hi! I’m so happy you clicked here. I wish I could see your face, know your eye color, and give you a big hug right now.

My name is Grace Patricia. Reading and writing have been two of my favorite things since I was a kid; there’s a special place in my heart for correct spelling and proper grammar. I remember the best part of the beginning of the year in elementary school: cracking open a fresh, new composition notebook, ready to fill those wide-ruled lines with everything my Ticonderoga pencil could scratch down. A few years have passed, I traded in my elementary writer’s notebook for a laptop, and here we are! This blog is a collection of my thoughts and ideas, but it’s not for me.

It’s for you, from God. He is the King of my heart and helps me through everything, and I want to share that help with you because is there anything better than knowing you aren’t alone? That we’re all a little broken and messy? That life is hard but it is precious? I’m constantly in need of hope and encouragement, and there is nothing that connects me to the heart of my Father more than when He places words into my path that I needed to read right then and there. I believe that words have the power to move hearts and minds in the right direction. Words can be a light in this life, and I hope mine shine a little bit on your path.

Things I believe:

  1. John 3:16.
  2. Dogs are the sweetest gift that we do not deserve, and Labradors are my favorite.
  3. Baking warm cookies is good for the soul.
  4. This life is not to be taken for granted because tomorrow is never guaranteed.
  5. We are to love God and love others; it is as simple as that.

Things I love:

  1. Matthew 7:13.
  2. Warm morning light landing on crumpled white sheets
  3. 70% dark chocolate (actually, all chocolate)
  4. Coffee in the morning with foamy whole milk
  5. Uncontrollable laughter

Every day, I am learning. I don’t have it all figured out, but I know Who does. I’m young, but I’ve learned that is no reason to stay quiet. Because honestly, nobody has it all figured out, even grown-ups. We’re all just here to do our best with these days we’ve been given, and I know life would be better if we all decided to help each other out. To share any and all glimmers of hope that catch our eye in this dark world. To throw encouragement around like confetti, because life’s too short to do anything else.

I hope you leave here with some of that confetti in your hair and hope in your soul.