Hi and welcome to my new blog…

Hi and welcome to my new blog – Grace at MJ’s place.

Inspired by Sally Clarkson’s book Own Your Life, this blog is designed to inspire and encourage you and me to live a life that is unburdened: a life of freedom, grace and beauty. “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery” Galatians 5:16

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I am Michaela, a joyful and busy wife and mother of 7 children, aged from 18 years to 1 year – 5 of whom live at home and all of whom I home educate. I totally get how overwhelming this task can be at times and that just getting though the day can sometimes seem too much. It can be easy to lose perspective and forget that we are still ‘that girl’* and end up living under a burden of mommy-guilt.

Here you will find colour and beauty and fun and inspiration and encouragement for your soul and spirit, from one work in progress to another, so that not only can we have peace with God, but “let us enjoy the peace we have with God” (Romans 5:1, Moffat translation).

I plan to write what I would love to read. That may be tips or ideas that I have found helpful, a funny story, a poem to inspire, creative projects I am working on, my new found love of Bible Journaling, a reflection on scripture, musical inspiration, a day in a the life of…, a yummy recipe, beautiful photographs, book reviews… I also plan to have guest posts from inspiring people on a variety of topics. My hope is to provide a smorgasbord of delights for your body, soul and spirit – with the intention that even if you are moved to tears, you will leave with a smile.

Be encouraged 🙂

*The concept of ‘that girl’ comes from Heidi St John’s book – The Busy Homeschool Mom’s guide to Romance

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