The Daily Grace
The Daily Grace
Day 26: What’s Saving My Life Right Now

Day 26: What’s Saving My Life Right Now

YOU KNOW I LOVE me some winter, so I don’t actually need to be “saved” from the winter blues. Still I’ve enjoyed the theme as it has been passed blogger to blogger across the internet. And so I thought I’d take a minute to consider All The Things bringing me joy right...

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Day 25: Flat White

Day 25: Flat White

THE FORECAST WAS for "wintry mix." A slim chance of snow before 6am, but definitely rain, freezing rain, then rising temps and more rain. That's not what happened. To my delight, when we woke up it was snowing and it was still snowing when, near the end of my workday,...

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Day 24: Wintering

Day 24: Wintering

I FIND SOMETHING so lovely in the use of "winter" as a verb. To me, "wintering" conjures a quiet, cozy, and fully necessary season in which we rest, rejuvenate, recharge. It also stands in stark contrast to the noun "winter," which feels harsh and barren and endless....

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Day 23: My Top Ten+ Books of the Year

Day 23: My Top Ten+ Books of the Year

I HAVE TO SAY 2022 was a pretty good reading year for me, with ten+ books sitting solidly at the top of a very sturdy stack. These reads I relished and heartily recommend, particularly for tastes that align with mine: accessible literary fiction (I read with a pencil...

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Day 22: What Worked for Me in 2022

Day 22: What Worked for Me in 2022

(Thanks to my friend, the amazing photographer Julie Williams Dixon, for this photo of me taken at our Wise Women— aka high school friends—gathering in April. "Nurturing friendships" deserves a place at the top of this list every year.) HOW GRATIFYING it can be to...

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Day 21: 3 Questions for the End of the Year

Day 21: 3 Questions for the End of the Year

IN 1999 I BEGAN a practice of spending the month of January working through Laura Tremaine’s 10 Questions for the End of the Year. At the time I bought a new Leuchtturm1917 Journal just for that purpose, and just as I'd hope, it gives me joy and insight...

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Day 20: New! Improved! Chex Party Mix

Day 20: New! Improved! Chex Party Mix

I'VE WRITTEN OF THIS before, still this holiday season there were so many requests for my Chex Party Mix (per the methodology of my mother, Posey Rigg, but with my own touches), I thought it might be helpful to post my updated recipe here. I will tell you it is...

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Hi. I’m Cathy.

This is a blog about writing, creative living, and grace in the everyday. It’s my hope this little spot on the internet will be for you a place of quiet and reflection, a source for inspiration, and a reminder there’s beauty all around—we simply need to keep our hearts open to see it. Thank you for being here with me.

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