Hey Friends, Welcome to my new website!! Wait, you made a new website Paula? Yes!

Okay, so here’s the story:

Simply Coffee & Jesus was born in 2019 when I first started writing; It was my very first website. I chose the name because, as you know, I Love Coffee A LOT! Anyhow, It was when I used to wake up at O’dark thirty before the chickens that I’d have several cups of coffee and my Jesus time, I’d read my Bible, do some study and listen to K-Love Radio and bop to Jesus songs all the while praising and worshiping Him.

Then in 2021, A Blessed Mess was born just out of my everyday mess. It’s where I wrote about Jesus and a little bit of everything else, like my chronic illness journey and writings, my not-so-adventures in crafting, and where I share my Momentum Influence Network Book and movie/musical reviews.

Several months ago, when I wrote on each site, I began to feel that all too familiar touch, tug, and nudge that I have learned to recognize as God redirecting me. But Redirecting me to…what? When I began thinking about combining both websites and making a new one, that touch was there. So I did. I retired Simply Coffee & Jesus And A Blessed Mess. But what was I going to name the new one? What does writing for Jesus and his kingdom and my everyday mess look like and mean to me? And.

Gracefilled Moments was born.

What’s a Gracefilled Moment?

A grace-filled moment is a moment of unexpected beauty, joy, or connection that reminds us of God’s presence in our lives. It can be a slight moment, like a bird singing in a tree, or a larger moment, like a life-changing encounter with someone.

Grace-filled moments can happen anywhere and at any time. They’re often unexpected, but they can also be sought out. Grace-filled moments remind us that God is always with us, even during our everyday lives. They can bring us joy, peace, and hope. So be on the lookout for them, and don’t be afraid to savor them when you find them.

What can a Gracefilled Moment look like?

—You’re walking through the park, and you see a beautiful flower. You stop to smell it, and you feel a sense of peace.
—You’re having a tough day, but then you hear a song that makes you smile. The song reminds you of all the good things in your life.
—You’re feeling lost and alone, but then you have a conversation with someone who understands you. You feel a sense of connection and belonging.
— You’re praying for something, and then you see a sign that seems to be an answer to your prayer.

I’ve got some more thoughts on grace-filled moments:

— They can be fleeting or lasting. Some grace-filled moments may only last a few seconds, while others may stay with us for a lifetime.
— They don’t always make sense. Sometimes grace-filled moments happen during difficult circumstances. But even in these moments, we can find hope and meaning.
—They’re not always about us. Sometimes grace-filled moments are about the people around us. They can remind us of our interconnectedness and our shared humanity.

In Essence

I’m finding that these Grace-Filled moments do happen unexpectedly and when I’m intentionally present in the moment attentive, mindfull, and delebrate as I traverse the wilderness of my everyday mess. Grace-filled moments are a gift. They’re a reminder of God’s love and presence in our lives. So be grateful for them and savor them whenever you find them. Gracefilled Moments was born out of My retired Sites Simply Coffee & Jesus ~And~ A Blessed Mess.

Please hang in here with me as I get put together; when I imported the material from the old sites to the new one, some of the post photos didn’t propagate, so I’ll add them in manually. Also, I have yet to decide on a theme, so I’ll be playing around with that too. And; I’ll be changing the look of my socials too.

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46 Comments

  1. Loving your new website#pocolo

    1. Thank you so much Karen 🤗

  2. You are a brave woman to make all these technical changes! Thanks for the history and wishing you all the best!

    1. Thanks bunches Michele, I treasure you and learn much from you.

  3. Paula, I LOVE your new site and your meaning behind it. Congratulations on your BIG BRAVE endeavor of getting this all together, definitely not for the faint of heart!!

    1. Thank you so much Donna. Everything is set up now, I just need to go through and reset the post images as some of them didn’t import over. I’ll do that a little at a time. I treasure you dear friend.

  4. Paula – kudos to you! Your new site is lovely….I love the meaning and explanation behind the name! I look forward to visiting often – and watching as your new site grows, flourishes and becomes its own grace filled place! Blessings to you and your new “adventure”!

    1. Thank you so much for your encouraging words and support sweet friend.

  5. A lovely new site Paula. 😊
    Blessings, Jennifer

    1. Thank You so very much for your encouragement and support my friend. {{Hugs}}

  6. I’m excited to see how your new leading will flesh itself out and reading more about your grace filled moments!

    1. Donna, I’m so happy to have you journey with me as I share Gracefilled Moments. {{Hugs}}

  7. Paula, I am rejoicing with you in your journey from Simply Coffee & Jesus to A Blessed Mess to your new, Grace-Filled Moments. You are being intentional in walking with Jesus, and that is the most BEAUTIFUL aspect of all!

    1. Thank you so much for rejoicing with me Lisa. You know how it is when you feel Jesus tugging at your heart, you move.

  8. This looks great, Paula! I love the name “Grace-filled moments” and the idea of noticing and keeping track of those moments.

    1. Thank you bunches Lesley. {{Hugs}}

  9. I will be following! It’s hard to start again, I did that earlier in the year! God changes us and redirects us, and it’s best to follow! Awesome title also! I’ll be praying for you!

    1. Thank you Stacy and thank you so much for your encouraging words. I appreciate you dear friend.

  10. I love the name and the concept. Looking forward to sharing your grace-filled moments! I agree with Michele about being brave to take on all the technological challenges. I need to choose a new theme because mine is older and not functioning well with WP upgrades, and that has me nervous!

    1. Thank you so much Barbara. I got all of the technical stuff done now. For the most part I have settled on a theme but and playing around with a few others. You know, for just in case. You should be okay moving to a new theme, the various customizations so far I’ve found pretty easy to work with. I did come across a few that were pretty but were hard to customize so I deleted those.

  11. Wishing you lots of luck and joy with this new site ♥ Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedLinkParty 122. Pinned.

    1. Thank you bunches for your kind words and support dee. xo

  12. Paula, your website looks great! I love the fonts and I’m sure it’s going to be a very busy one. Hugs 🙂

    1. Thank you bunches for your encouraging words and for visiting. xo

  13. I’m excited about your new website, Paula! It’s beautiful already and I know you’ll continue filling it with many grace-filled moments in the months ahead.

    1. Thank you so very much for your sweet words and support my dear friend. That means so much to me. {{Hugs}} xo

  14. Paula, you have done a beautiful job of creating a new website! It’s lovely! I know this space will continue to be full of your encouraging words. May the Lord bless and use this site greatly and for His glory!

    1. Thank you so much for your encouraging words and continued support my dear friend. It means so much to me. {{Hugs}} xo

  15. Way to go Paula! Congrats on the new site!

    1. Thank you so much Amber. {{Hugs}}

  16. Hi Paula, I discovered your new website while I was visiting Grammysgrid.com linkup party. I am a firm believer in miracles. I am a cancer survivor and during my journey, I experienced many. Some were bigger than others but a miracle is a miracle. A day does not go by that I don’t thank the Good Lord for the life he has given me!

    Take care and have a wonderful day!
    Debra

    1. Thank you so much for your encouraging words Debra. Be sure to stop back on the 1st of each month. I host Sweet Tea 7 Friends monthly link up. I’d love to have you join up. {{Hugs}} xo

  17. Congrats on your new website, and thanks for alerting us at the #SSPS

  18. You have a neat and clean look on this new website. Wishing you all the very best for the future of your new blog and Thank you for sharing your links with us at #271 SSPS Linky. See you again next week.

    1. Thank you so much Esme’. See you soon. {{hugs}} xo

  19. Thank you for sharing your new blog with us!

    1. You’re so welcome Joanne. xo

  20. Congratulations with the new blog, looks lovely and Grace filled moments is perfect. Thanks for linking with #pocolo

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words dear friend.

  21. Look forward to seeing your Grace filled moments! Thanks for sharing this at the Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop!

    Laurie

    1. Thank you lurie and You’re welcome. xo

  22. I love your new website and it’s focus! I’m a true believer in grace filled moments! I believe that God leaves us little gifts along life’s path and that they are there waiting for us, especially in the midst of uncertainty, fear or grief. Your blog is a gift! Thank you!

    1. You are so very welcome sweet friend ♥️

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