Winter Art Course for Kids, Teens & Moms Too!

Winter Wonderland Mixed Media Workshop for Kids, Teens & Adults

It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year! We are entering the season in which we celebrate Christmas, the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, as well as the stark beauty of winter, and various other holidays. Temperatures will be plummeting, and those of us who are unwilling to brave the frigid outdoors will cozy up […]

You Are a Masterpiece – FREE Chalkboard Art Print

FREE Chalkboard Art Print - You Are a Masterpiece | Masterpiece Society | Flourish | alishagratehouse.com

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” – Ephesians 2:10 (NLT) You are a masterpiece created by the ultimate Artist. You are beautiful. You have value. You are a fine work of art, greater and worth more than any […]

In (& Outside of) Our Home This Week

PicMonkey Collage

It has truly been a crazy week (okay a crazy two weeks) around here. My husband has been ministering in pastors’ conferences in Asia for almost two weeks, and for some reason when he’s gone that long, my schedule totally gets thrown out of whack. Here is a picture of him ministering in one of them.  I so wish […]

A Collection of Autumn Quotes

collection of autumn quotes

We began my new Art of Fall: Mixed Media Workshop for Kids today and I am so thrilled with the response I’ve received! But as I was planning a lesson recently, it dawned on me that perhaps, you, my blog reader would like to have some of the quotes I’ve compiled for various art journaling and […]

Learning Chinese with Online Foreign Language Courses

learning chinese with online foreign language courses

Disclosure: I received free course enrollment for my son in exchange for my honest opinion. I was compensated for my time in writing this review. For more info, please see my Disclosure Policy. My family has always had a love for Asia. My husband has traveled extensively throughout the continent ministering in Bible schools, churches, and pastors’ conferences. […]

Every Leaf Speaks Bliss to Me: A Collection of Autumn Poetry

Every Leaf Speaks Bliss to Me

In honor of the first day of Fall, I have compiled a small collection of autumn poetry for your literary pleasure! Please click on the title or picture of the poet to read each poem.   To Autumn by William Blake   Fall, Leaves, Fall by  Emily Brontë   The Autumn by Elizabeth Barrett Browning […]

What to Do When You’re Frustrated

what to do when you're frustrated

Are you feeling frustrated over a situation that you’ve prayed about, but haven’t yet received the answer to? If so, I want to encourage you to resist that frustration. You see, frustration is not faith. It is actually unbelief because deep down, a part of you is asking, “Why isn’t this working?” It allows doubt to begin to […]

Fall Art Course for Kids

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It’s almost that time of year again… Pretty soon, the leaves will be turning beautiful shades of orange, yellow and burgundy, the wind will blow in with a crispness that will require hoodies or fluffy sweaters, and families will make expeditions to pumpkin patches or apple orchards to partake of the year’s bountiful harvest. Fall […]

In Our Home This Week: Mountain Getaway & Exciting News

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This week actually began last Friday with a long weekend and a much-needed getaway up to my mom’s cabin in the North Georgia mountains. Her cabin is less than an hour away from our home and close to some of our favorite family traditions…like antiquing at one of the BEST mountain antique malls! (Yes, my boys actually […]

Getting Back Into the Groove…Sort of

Liam taking Chinese test online

We’ve been trying to get back in the groove of homeschooling, but it’s been a bit difficult this week since I’m not ready. Where did my summer go? I feel like I’m being dragged back to school kicking and screaming — wait, I’m the teacher, so I’d better get my act together. My younger son, Liam, has […]