About Me

Kelly Grace

Every day I try to see and understand what God is up to in my life.
This is where I write about what He shares with me, when I show up and pay attention to Him.

Jesus told His followers that He had come to give them life, an abundant life.

A Really Full Life.
A life that had meaning and significance now and forever.

That’s the kind of life I longed for.
I found it when I began a relationship with Jesus.

I’m married to a pastor and our last name is Grace.
Grace is God’s unearned, undeserved, and unending favor.

His grace allows us to discover His love and really feel it, really get it.
When that happens amazing things begin to occur in our lives.
Grace throws open the door to faith, salvation, joy and peace.

And little by little God shows us that our lives are part of something divine and eternal.

You have about 3,000,000 choices for information on the web.
I promise that what you find here will get filtered first through God’s word.
Feel free to say hello or share a thought in the comment section or by email.

46 Comments on “About Me

  1. This is wonderful! Thank you for dropping by my blog and leading me back here. You look so happy in your photo. Glad you got interested to follow my blog. Oh, and I also try to eat apples everyday! 🙂

  2. thank you for following my blog! happy that you like it 🙂 what an interesting blog you have 🙂 for sure will be back here 🙂

  3. Found your blog from another blog via ANOTHER blog and think I will enjoy it!! Thanks for giving me a Godly joy on this Sunday morning in South Georgia. 🙂 And like I say, “don’t worry…I’m not really a hater”. You might especially enjoy reading my Wednesday posts when I relate my experiences caring for patients, which was a huge blessing for me. I’ll never forget the young patient who requested a pastor come to see her, as she had some “questions”, as she put it, knowing her life could very well end soon. After that conversation, her face glowed and she was filled with joy. Died within the month. I told the pastor later that if I had helped just ONE patient have a faith/salvation experience, it would all be worth it. I loved my patients!! 🙂

    • No one who works as a nurse could be a ‘hater’ 😀 And I’m thankful there are people who can give spiritual comfort as well as good medical care. It seems like a great profession for Christians. Thanks for stopping by and I’m glad you were blessed. South Georgia, huh. Do you get great peaches in the Summer? I’ll be sure to check out Wednesday’s posts.

  4. 🙂 actually worked in occupational therapy. I will have to make sure I post my memory of this particular patient this coming Wednesday.
    Yes on the peaches…my sister usually makes the trip to a little town about an hour away to bring back a bushel or so of peaches…we have canned them and also put them up for freezing with a little sugar and ascorbic acid. Peach ice cream, peach cobbler, fresh peaches for breakfast…yum!!
    And check out my first three posts on patients if you’d like…so blessed to have done this work for five years!! Then a very early retirement!! It’s just so hard to pick a “favorite” patient, but the man I wrote about in “I Just Wanted Somebody To Listen” would have to be right at the top. 🙂
    Thanks for your interest!!

    • Hi Beth,
      I love your blog and the Profile theme! I studied behavioral psychology as an undergrad. Here’s my favorite quote: “Behavioral psychology is the science of pulling habits out of rats.” Also a huge Copyblogger fan, but still write posts and apparently comments that are too long.
      Have a great weekend.

  5. Kelly:
    What spunk! I just love this blog it makes a person smile while visiting. You are amazing and I see the joy of the Lord reflects of each post. Wonderful, wonderful! Thank you for the follow and I look forward to stitching a thread with you. Blessings~Zoey & Tapestry Treasures Team

    • Thanks Zoey. Writing this blog has grown from hobby to passion. It’s a sounding board for what the Lord is speaking to me and a scrapbook of our ministry in Ghana, West Africa. I really appreciate your reading and comment.

  6. Your blog is so encouraging to me, and I appreciate how you are diligent to point back to Christ! That’s why I’m nominating you for the Most Influential Blogger award. Whether or not you choose to accept, this is just my way of saying thank you for sharing the Good News through your blog. (You can find out more about accepting the award here: http://wp.me/p3CFNO-dl) Blessings! Paige

    • I’m sorry I missed this comment Paige!
      What a nice compliment 😉 I decided awhile ago not to participate in Awards. Knowing that you’re blessed is really the very best encouragement I could hope for. I’m honored that you’d think of me. Thank you for your kind words and the nomination.

  7. I love what you wrote here – I can sense the joy that overflows from your walk with Jesus. What a wonderful thing to have a surname that reminds you of the reason for your hope :).

  8. I had already nominated you on my post: Sunny and Versatile for the blogging awards without first checking your blog! I’m sorry I didn’t first read that you are an award-free blog. The blessing is that others will hopefully begin reading your wonderful posts!

    • Thanks so much for stopping by my blog…I am honored that you would peek in! 🙂

      God bless you richly! From another Grace:
      Charissa Grace

  9. Whoops! I think I posted under another post…lol, what a ditz!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog…I am honored that you would peek in! 🙂

    God bless you richly! From another Grace:
    Charissa Grace

    • Haha. I quit counting my Ditz moves because I was having to use calculus to do the math! I love that your first name is like the Greek word for grace, charis. Grace Grace. Double grace. How awesome is that 😉 Nice to meet you.

      • Kelly, I am soo thrilled that you picked up on that. Certainly my name describes an incredible journey the likes of which would take decades to tell, the wondrous love and grace of our God of Mercy and Grace… Oh wait… That’s what my blog is about! Lololol

        And I did actually lol at your calculus level ditziness comment! I am still giggling over it… Such good medicine. 🙂

        Charissa

  10. Your posts have so encouraging to me Kelly. They have ministered to me tremendously. God bless you in all that you do.

    Rolain

  11. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on Welcome Home Blueberry Pie! I appreciate ever comment I get! It gives me strength to know that there’s actually someone out there that likes what I do. I hope you get a chance to make this yummy pie, it sure didn’t last long at my house! God bless and have a great day!

    • Thanks so much! I’m in Ghana West Africa for several months and very rarely have Internet. I hope this comment actually posts ;). Hopefully I can address this when I return in October, but I’m blessed that you have enjoyed A Really Full Life. With 5 kids it sounds like you have one too! I loved the Birthday party post, good job Mom 😉

  12. Hi Kelly,
    I have just nominated you and added your link on my last post for the “One Lovely Blog Award”, and now just realize with some previous comments on this page, that your blog is an award free blog.
    The award is yours to keep regardless. Thank you for your faithfulness to Jesus, I read your posts on my reader and really enjoy and am blessed by them.
    Here is the link to my nomination anyways. Hopefully more people will be blessed. :)http://theoldfellowgoesrunning.com/2014/09/13/a-one-lovely-blog-award/
    Thank you so much, and God bless,
    Carl

    • Hi Carl,
      Thanks for the nomination! It’s a genuine encouragement and an honor. Can I tell you the truth, Carl? I decided not to participate in awards because I wasn’t sure I could keep up with the requirements. There, I said it 😉 I was afraid I’d drop the ball and disappoint!!! Instead I try to read other blogs and comment as a way to support and encourage my fellow bloggers.
      I’m really very blessed to hear that you enjoy my posts and think I have ‘One Lovely Blog’. The WP Reader is awesome, it gives me all my favorite WP blogs in one place and doesn’t fill up my Inbox.
      Could you do a few miles for me on your next run? For 6 weeks I’ve been in a car or standing at a podium teaching 😉 Exercise is getting promoted to the top of my TO DO List when I get home.

      • Kelly, I was just “leafing” through your blog, and I missed this reply, and am really sorry..
        Now that I have done this “Lovely Blog Award”, I TOTALLY understand where you are coming from. It took a ENORMOUS AMOUNT of time, particularly when I am not that computer savvy, and I type with 1 finger. 🙂
        It is really neat that you have been in Ghana, Africa. With the upcoming marathon, the charity that I am running for, is for water and education improvements in the village of Dekpor, Ghana.
        I always thought it would be neat to travel and speak, but I am sure it would have it’s downsides, being cooped up in a car for long periods. I will do a few miles for you! 🙂
        Thanks for your kind reply, it means a lot, and God bless you and your ministry.

  13. Kelly Grace (what a pretty name!), Hi – yes, our Katie is quite a gal! 🙂 I and the three other hostesses of our Writer Wednesday Blog Hop would love it if you submitted a 500 word story (or more – grin). All are invited and all entries are appreciated. That’s what I like about our blog hop: we’re not professional writers but we do love to tell a story! And once you submit a story, it doesn’t mean that you have to every week, just whenever you have time. 🙂 I LOVE YOUR BLOG! Its title is very accurate and your writing is warm and friendly! God bless you, Debb

  14. My niece is Gracie Kelly! So neat! I can tell your blog is a place I will feel very welcome. Blessings!

  15. Hi Kelly,

    I stumbled upon your blog today and I have been very encouraged and not to mention refreshed by many of your posts. Thank you for sharing your supply of Christ with us!
    Blessings to you and yours. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Rose

    • Hi Rose,
      Thanks so much for the kind words. You really encouraged me with your comment because offering encouragement is one of my goals in writing. I dropped by your blog and followed so that I can soak up all your wisdom about living a simple life and hiking 😉

  16. Kelly I just dropped by to say hello and let you know that God and I were thinking about you and your family tonight. May God make his face to shine upon you and you experience his glorious love daily.

    Much Love Tom

    • I love and follow real blogs about real people 😉 Your post on ‘Happiness’ for example.
      I hear people grouse about the snarkiness of Internet types on Twitter and know-it-all bloggers, but there are many kind and generous people spreading light and laughter, good recipes and life hacks—I wonder why no one ever mentions them.
      Maybe you should share Mary’s Cabbage Roll recipe with them and cheer them up 😉

  17. Hi, Kelly. I just popped over here from Tom’s blog, read your post about envy, and thought I’d look around a bit more! Yesterday (Friday) I put up a post about envy, too! Must be an epidemic. I struggle also. I know this is bad blogging manners, but here’s a link if you’d like to take a look: http://wp.me/p32tHJ-2qF. It’s called Suffering from Obsessive Envy.
    Cheers!
    Elouise

    • Thanks for the link Elouise. I visited your blog and I’m sorry you had a less than delightful childhood. Praise God we can shed the weight of the past and experience new life, peace, and joy in Jesus. I’m glad you discovered writing and blogging. It’s a powerful tool for clarity and cleansing.
      God bless you.

      • Thanks, Kelly–for your response and for the follow. Yes, we can. I’m grateful to be where I am today.

  18. Thank you Kelly for the visit, comments, and following! I am still trying to make the rounds with the wonderful people who are beginning to read our blog and Facebook pages. Please stop in anytime!

    ~Steve

  19. I am so excited to learn that you’ve been doing ministry in Africa. God has given the nations to you. I’m from Kenya, and i love how the Lord is using you in this generation. Love your blog too <3. Bless you.

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