Welcome to Gifts by Grace. I'm Barbara Parentini, an author, speaker, and creator of Soaring Hearts Cards. I'm delighted you've taken a few moments out of your day to visit with me. I invite you to pause a while on my sailboat, breathe in the salty air, and let your cares drift out to sea.
At Gifts by Grace, you'll find updates about my books and works in progress, Soaring Hearts Cards, and Living Letters® Seminars and Teas. Relax a moment to enjoy my blog interviews with featured authors, their journeys an inspiration for writers and readers alike.
The vision for Gifts by Grace grew out of my life-changing accident, October 24, 2003, in Sarasota, Florida. God's grace saved and protected me, and transformed my brokenness into blessings. From that day, I felt called to share the message of God's love and grace with others. The vision continues to exceed what I could have dreamed or imagined.
Whether you wish to post a prayer request, reflect on devotions or poems, or browse my beautiful Soaring Hearts Cards, I hope you'll find Gifts by Grace a special place to visit.
May you experience God's immeasurable love for you, and your heart encouraged on your journey.
I'd love to hear from you in the days ahead!
A Time to Dream (2/23/2014)
TIME TO CREATE!
REFLECTIONS for the NEW YEAR
FOLLOW THE STAR
Wondrous Journey of Advent (12/3/2013)
AUTHOR INTERVIEW with MELANIE DICKERSON
Award-Winning Guest Author of YA Fiction (11/21/2013)