GraceLaced – Encouragement and Beauty

This season  of my life has been quietly challenging. Under my roof is a five month old, a senior in high school, and everything inbetween. Our sweet 1st grader has been diagnosed with dyslexia and RAD (reactive attachment disorder). I’ve found myself looking down and whispering prayers, begging for help to be the mom that my family needs right now.

I’m learning to let go of my to-do list, what I think is important, and my own goals. I’m noticing that my home is the most peaceful when I simply look into the eyes of my children, put away my distractions, and smile at their accomplishments, no matter how big or small. That might mean missing an event or letting the dishes stay in the sink while I tend to young hearts that need grace.

I’m craving encouragement on this journey, as I learn more about the best way to love my little one. I’m praying that He will be glorified and that our sweet Riley will be healed.

Ruth’s book has been a blessing of beautiful art and words that the Lord has used to lift my spirits.

These words and this image breathed life into my challenges as I navigate learning a new way to parent and discipline. I know He wraps His loving arms around me as I walk straight into unknown, uncomfortable territory.

In Ruth Chou Simons’ book, GraceLaced, you will be pointed to God’s truths that remind you the Bible applies to where you are right now no matter what season you’re in! You can get your copy by going to

GraceLaced is about more than pretty florals and fanciful brushwork—it’s about flourishing. With carefully crafted intention, this beautiful volume of 32 seasonal devotions from artist and author Ruth Chou Simons encourages readers in any circumstance to become deeply rooted in God’s faithful promises. GraceLaced extends a soul-stirring invitation to draw close to God while…

  • resting in who He is
  • rehearsing the truth He says about you
  • responding in faith to those truths
  • remembering His provision to sustain you, time and time again

More than 800 individual pieces of art came together in the crafting of this book, including dozens of new, hand-painted Scripture vignettes that Ruth is known for.

Who we are and who God is never changes, even though everything else rarely stays the same. Let this book point you to truth as you journey through the changing seasons of your heart.

Ruth Chou Simons is an artist, writer, entrepreneur, and speaker who shares her journey of how God’s grace intersects daily life through word and brush at – the popular blog, online shoppe, and Instagram community that welcomes thousands daily.

Ruth is an unlikely mom to six young boys and wife to Troy, with whom she leads GraceLaced’s small but mighty team. When not painting, writing, and casting vision for, Ruth is usually busy eating chips and salsa, sorting laundry, cooking for large crowds, not finishing her sentences, and discovering off-beaten paths in the wild with her guys. She is a devotee of pho, a recovering perfectionist, a converted four-wheeling enthusiast, and a believer in waiting upon her Redeemer through every season.

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