Today I gave grace.


The opportunity came bounding down the stairs, disguised as an emotional seven-year old sobbing tears of injustice at some wrong doing.


It sat disguised as a stubborn nine-year old who offered a half-hearted apology and a wooden hug to her little sister.


The opportunity unfolded as I moved in beside my In Charge Daughter and explained that her bold and bright spirit is a gift, and how she can use it to protect and inspire her younger siblings instead of wound and discourage them.


My girl giggled when we talked about personalities and The Color Code. Argued when I brought up her faults. Snuggled beneath her bright pink comforter and hugged her sock monkey and pretended it all really didn’t matter.

But I knew it did.




Follow me over to Raising Homemakers for a dose of GRACE and encouragement today!




the Natural Cottage Mama

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3 thoughts on “Today I Gave Grace

  1. Recently I was really, really low on money and debts were eating me from all sides! That was UNTIL I decided to make money.. on the internet! I went to surveymoneymaker dot net, and started filling in surveys for cash, and surely I’ve been far more able to pay my bills!! I’m so glad, I did this!! – sybs

    Posted on November 21, 2013 at 11:24 pm
  2. Kristy, I landed here at Little Natural Cottage by way of Raising Homemakers a few days ago. These words are like honey for my soul! Specifically, this post, “My Little Mirror,” “Momma Do You Think Children Are Annoying,” and “Homeschooling At Our House” spoke to where I am/have been and were such an encouragement! I needed a good reminder on the power of my words (love Eph. 4.29!) and that I want my children to KNOW that they are a joy and a blessing; not just tolerated, but loved, enjoyed, and fed emotionally and spiritually. All things that are possible only when I am pressing in to the Lord and relying on HIS grace and mercy. Thanks!

    Posted on October 1, 2013 at 1:03 pm
    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Jeni! I’m so blessed to hear that you were encouraged in your journey, my friend!

      Warmly, Kristy

      Posted on October 6, 2013 at 4:08 pm