Friday Night Meatballs: The Simplicity and Beauty of Sharing a Meal with Friends

The Simplicity and Beauty of Sharing a Meal With Friends {Friday Night Meatballs} - Intentional By Grace

Psst! Don't miss the giveaway at the bottom of this post for one of my favorite ways to make Friday Night Meatballs easier! It's Friday morning and I'm gathering ingredients to make spaghetti sauce. I chop onions, mince garlic, and add them to the large pot simmering on my stove. I saute and chop some more. The celery and parsley go in and the aroma fills the entire house. Soon the crock pot Continue Reading

How to Make Bible Story Stones

We love our bible story stones! Here's a simple tutorial to make your own.

We love our Bible Story Stones. They are such a great way to talk about the stories in the Bible, build vocabulary, and promote imaginative play. I use Bible Story Stones with both my toddler and preschooler! Bible Story Stones are simple to make. You just need some stones, a few craft supplies, and a little time. How to Make Bible Story Stones Supplies: Stones Acrylic Continue Reading

A Recipient of Extravagant Grace

extravagant grace

By contributing writer, Ami By now I’m sure your Christmas preparations are well underway. Twinkling lights, trees, wrapping paper, cookies, hot chocolate, wreaths, ribbons, shopping, carols, traditions… It’s a delightful hustle and bustle. I love it. I absolutely do. But sometimes I start to forget the main thing. Maybe you do too? Well, come sit for a minute, grab a cup of coffee, and slow Continue Reading

“Mom, Make that again!” Cozy, Healthy Comfort Foods They’ll Love

Cozy, Healthy Comfort Foods They'll Love - Intentional By Grace

Don't you just love hearing, "Mom, Make that again!" I know I do. Now that winter is fully upon us, it's time to start making cozy, comfort foods. Growing up I loved my Mama's meatballs and gravy with creamy mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese. Mmmmm mmmmm. So good. But not so good when I later found out the ingredients she used. Love you, Mama! ;) Since making the switch to a more Continue Reading

Weekend Links

Great Things Quote

When Dad doesn't Discipline the Kids @ The Gospel Coalition by Jen Wilkin 5 Tips for Enjoying the Holidays as a Highly Sensitive Parent @ Steady Mom Choosing Connection Over Competition @ Chatting at the Sky Do for One What You Wish You Could do for All @ Money Saving Mom How we help curb the "I want that's" during the Holidays @ The Art of Simple Let each of you look not only to your own Continue Reading

Treasures of Grace: Deals and Freebies to Help You Live for Him

Are you looking for deals and freebies to help you in your Christian walk? Check out Treasures for Grace! A new feature of to find free and cheap resources to help you live for Him!

Each Saturday, I share deals and freebies from around the web that will help you be intentional in your Christian walk. If you have a deal or freebie you would like included, you just need to submit a deal. It’s so easy! Are You Subscribed to My Deals and Freebies Newsletter? Enter Your Email Address Signing up for the Treasures of Grace email updates will ensure you get Continue Reading

Missions Are Not Just Overseas

Missions Are Not Just Overseas |

By contributing writer, Jane I've always had a heart for missions. I used to dream of moving to India or Asia and spreading the Gospel of Jesus to souls in need of Him. But long story short, life took over, and traveling overseas has yet to happen. Maybe it will someday, but in my current season of life, I feel a million miles away (literally and figuratively) from international Continue Reading

DEAL ALERT! Scotch Thermal Laminator

Amazon laminator

Amazon has their Scotch Thermal Laminator 2 Roller System (TL901) on MAJOR sale right now. It's usually $80.49 and it's on sale for $16.99! That's 79% off! This is the laminator we use and love in our home! Get it while supplies last. I know it will sell quickly! Want more deals and freebies? Each Saturday, I share deals and freebies from around the web that will help you be intentional Continue Reading

Christmas Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Christmas Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers - Intentional By Grace

This time of year always finds my family enjoying Christmas themed activities during home preschool and intentional toddler time! I use Pinterest a lot for gathering ideas, but when it comes time to implement, I like to have all my ideas that I want to try in one place. This post rounds up all the simple Christmas crafts, Christmas themed sensory play ideas, Christmas treats, and more for Continue Reading

On Sin and Joy and the Power of the Gospel

joy of the lord

"And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength." ~Nehemiah 8:10b The joy of the Lord. The joy of the Lord. When I am weak, the answer is joy. When I am grieved over my sin, the answer is joy. Joy of and in the Lord. On that shower floor, nearly twenty years ago I confessed my sin before God and asked Him to save me. By my confession and by the grace of God in the person and Continue Reading