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Getting to Know Home with Grace and Joy

I am Susan, and I started Home with Grace and Joy to share my love for Faith, Family, and Food! My grandmother Grace and my mom Joy made sharing these things (faith, family, and food) a priority. I can only hope to have the same kind of “Grace and Joy” influence on my family as they have had on me!

My Family

I live in a small town in Texas, and I am married to my best friend and pastor, Jay.  We have a precious family of two children, Shea and Jacob.  Shea is married to Kris, and they have given us two beautiful grandchildren, Chloe and Cadlyn. 

Kris, Chloe, Caddie, Shea, and Molly the English Mastiff

Our son, Jacob gave us a beautiful daughter-in-law, Kristy and another precious granddaughter, Evelyn. 

Kristy, Evie, and me

We lost Jacob in 2019 to a fight with Leukemia.  Although we miss him more than words can express, we know where he is, and we will see him again one day.  

Our kids and grandkids

Learning to Live with Loss

Read more about our grief journey here at “Is it Possible to Grieve with Grace and Joy?” We have not gotten it all figured out by any means, but I hope that if you are dealing with grief, I can help you in some way. For more encouragement through your time of grief, see Susan Duke’s Facebook page, Grieving Forward. It is a blessing!

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Our Family – December 2018

The Rest of the Family

As you can tell, we are dog people! Oh my goodness, what joy these little creatures bring! All of these are now gone, except Ally, but they are still remembered and part of the family! Ally continues to make us laugh and bring us joy daily!

My Life and Passions

Jay and Susan
Just the Two of Us

As I mentioned, I am a pastor’s wife, and I am also a high school counselor.  I love working with people of all ages and helping them through life.  Being home and sharing “Home Ideas” along with scripture is one of my favorite things.  I hope this site will be a blessing to you as I enjoy sharing devotionals, recipes, household tips, and more!

Read more about Home with Grace and Joy in the post, “Get to Know Home with Grace and Joy”

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