Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop #286

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #286!
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Good Morning and Welcome to another No Rules Party!


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We're your hosts & co-hosts 

Mary @ Back to the Basics and Mary's Kitchen
Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
Angie @ God's Growing Garden
Checkout my amazing "Featured" Pinterest Board

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Features!
Each co-host will be sharing her own picks for Features. This gives everyone a better chance of being featured. Be sure to check all of our blogs to see if you were featured! 
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My Features this Week are:


1. "Best Ideas for Using Green Tomatoes" by Stone Family Farmstead
2. "Clementine Pumpkins" by From Play Dates To Parties
3. "Simple Fall Porch" by The Dedicated House



If you've been featured we'd love for you to grab a button.

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The party starts every Tuesday at 7am EST and will continue until Saturday at 11:59pm.  Feel free to stop back any time and "like" your favorites.  Please visit other blogs if you have a moment. 

Share older posts as well as new ones.  No limit on links!

*Pictures should be your own* 

By linking up you give us permission to use these photos

 (with proper link backs) in our features.   And now for the party!





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Monday, October 15, 2018

You're the STAR - Week#3 FAMILY (October 2018)

I hope that you are able to enjoy the beautiful Autumn colors in your area!
Thank you again for joining us!
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Welcome to week#3 of the October "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share this post from my blog:
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WELCOME to FAMILY feature week of the
October "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your FAMILY week Host & Cohost 
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This week is FAMILY feature week
Swing by the Family hosting team's blogs:
Miranda @ The Myrabev Life
Elizabeth @ Family Farm School
Michelle @ Moms Are Frugal
This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!
There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month. 
The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:
WEEK#3 FAMILY - parenting, fitness, health, finances & inspirational (this can include anything about children like: education ideas for children, also self help, beauty etc -  anything family friendly)

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(These features were chosen from the September "You're the STAR" blog hop)
If you've been featured then please grab a STAR button below:

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All Hosts/CoHosts will post this blog hop on every Monday of each week.
Please link up your family friendly blog posts below!
It wouldn't be a linky party with YOU!
(IMPORTANT NOTE: by linking up you understand that you might be featured next month and if so, we will use some of your photos from your post - rest assured - we will always link back to your lovely blog.  We might also share your fantastic posts on social media.  Also, you may link up as many family-friendly posts as you like & YES - other blog hops &/or giveaways are welcome {giveaways and blog hops will NOT be featured though}  Thank You & ENJOY! )



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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Becoming a Christian Soldier - SHIELD OF FAITH

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Becoming a Christian Soldier - SHIELD OF FAITH
 Today we continue learning about "Becoming A Christian Soldier" and learning how to "put on the full armor of God" (Ephesians 6:11) - Now, I have to be very clear - I am NOT talking about becoming a physical soldier and I am NOT saying that you should go out and physically fight (although I appreciate and respect anybody who has served or is serving in our army, navy or air force).  What I'm talking about in this series is on a spiritual level.  If you look at Ephesians, chapter 6 verse 12: "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood..." that is the exact point - we are not talking about a physical fight and we are not talking about physical training.  Becoming a Christian soldier is all about our relationship with God;  about our spiritual training and about our spiritual self.

A few weeks ago we learned about who our enemy is and then most recently we learned about the FEET FITTED WITH THE GOSPEL OF PEACE.
Click HERE to read INTRODUCTION to this series.
Click HERE to read "STRENGTH FROM GOD"
Click HERE to read "4 Ways To STAND"
Click HERE to read "BELT OF TRUTH"
Click HERE to read "BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS"
Click HERE to read "FEET FITTED WITH THE GOSPEL OF PEACE"

Our God is all powerful, all knowing, He is our Protector and Provider - He would never throw us into a battle without fully equipping us first.  Today we continue learning about the "full armor of God" and specifically "the shield of faith

It is interesting to me that there is an order to the verses in Ephesians chapter 6 - first we must prepare, train and draw from God's power "after you have done everything" - verse 13 ) and then we must STAND.  It's not all about the preparation, eventually we must "do" or "act" - we must implement what we learned in our training.


What was the shield in a Roman Soldier's attire during Jesus' day?  
The shield was an oval shaped protecting gear that was light enough to be held in one hand but large enough to stop arrows from penetrating the soldier.  It wasn't just held in place - the soldier moved the shield up and down or left and right.  When the soldier saw which direction the enemy's arrows were coming from, he had to move that shield to intercept the weapon zooming at him.

I find the use of "flaming arrows" in the highlighted verse above very interesting.  Roman Soldiers truly did use flaming arrows but in today's scripture we are talking about "flaming arrows of the evil one".  Remember, the evil one is Satan; the devil a.k.a. the Christian's enemy.  "The flame" infers eternal damnation but to me it also symbolizes sin.  Whenever I do something wrong;  whenever I have sinned, I feel this burning rush of guilt flow over me - it's hot & fiery almost like an embarrassment flush (only worse).  This happens when the evil one's flaming arrow has penetrated my spiritual body and it happened because I did NOT have my "shield of faith" in hand.  These "flaming arrows" can come in the form of temptation and deception and can be subtle.  This flaming arrow could fly by you from behind and just catch your clothes on fire - you won't notice until you are fully engulfed in flames.

The only way to extinguish these deadly arrows is to "take up the shield of faith."  This is action on our part.  We must cling to the shield and move it in the direction necessary to smother the arrow.
  
I looked up the meaning of faith in the dictionary: 
faith - belief in something that cannot be seen, trust in & loyalty to God, confidence in a person, thing, deity or doctrine.  Conviction, assurance, devotion. 

This "Shield" is our Christian faith - which comes from accepting the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ who died for our sins.  It is this faith, conviction, belief, devotion that is the only weapon that will continually protect us against the evil schemes of the devil.  Our Christian assurance is the only thing that will stop Satan's temptation & deception.


Be sure to have the Shield of Faith in hand at all times!  Making sure to move it in the direction that will extinguish all arrows!


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Friday, October 12, 2018

Find The Crawlers & Critters - HIDDEN PICTURE SEARCH GAME

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HIDDEN PICTURE SEARCH - Find the Crawlers & Critters GAME

Do you remember as a child playing those hidden picture games?  Well, I so enjoyed those games as a child and I thought it would be fun to do something similar with my 2018 garden photos.

Here's how it works:  there are 23 photos listed below and in these photos are insects or critters (some more visible than others).  Also, there are 2 insects that are totally unfamiliar to me - so if you are able to identify them please leave a comment below (Thank you).

All photos were taken by me (Angie Ouellette-Tower) and the sunflowers were all grown in my garden.

© (2018)

TOTALS - In all photos combined:
12 bees
1 beetle
1 spider
1 slug
2 butterflies
1 bird
1 worm
1 lightning bug/ firefly
1 moth
2 flies
2 mystery bugs
1 ladybug

(click HERE for the ANSWER KEY)

PICTURE #1
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photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
PICTURE #2
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photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
PICTURE #3
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photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
PICTURE #4
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photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower

PICTURE #5
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photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
PICTURE #6
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photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower

PICTURE #7
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photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
PICTURE #8
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photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
PICTURE #9
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photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower

PICTURE #10

C - by Angie Ouellette-Tower for https://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo DSCF9497_zps4rnqcu9a.jpg
photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
PICTURE #11
C - by Angie Ouellette-Tower for https://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo DSCF9455_zpsas8vffcu.jpg
photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
PICTURE #12
C - by Angie Ouellette-Tower for https://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo DSCF9625_zps0o7oamqo.jpg
photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
PICTURE #13
B - by Angie Ouellette-Tower for https://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo DSCF9349_zpsjbicohqu.jpg
photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
PICTURE #14
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photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
PICTURE #15
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photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
PICTURE #16
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photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
PICTURE #17
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photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
PICTURE #18
C - by Angie Ouellette-Tower for https://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo DSCF9450_zps1uljusyf.jpg
photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
PICTURE #19
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photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
PICTURE #20
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photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
PICTURE #21
C - by Angie Ouellette-Tower for https://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo DSCF9242_zpsseh1rogd.jpg
photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
PICTURE #22
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photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
PICTURE #23
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photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower


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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Pecan Crumble Peach Pie RECIPE

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Pecan Crumble Peach Pie RECIPE

On one of my visits to our local apple orchard I noticed that they had a basket of late season peach seconds.  I quickly snatched it up (along with a bushel of McIntosh seconds).  I had envisioned a peach pie that somehow included pecans - this is the recipe that I created.

Begin by making the crust (click HERE to learn how to make your own crust).  Roll out and place in a pie dish - set aside until later.

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PRINTABLE RECIPE

Peach Filling
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt
4 cups peaches (washed, peeled, pitted and sliced)
1 tablespoon butter for dotting

Prepare the peaches as listed above and set aside with a little lemon juice drizzled on top (so they don't turn brown).  In a large bowl mix the sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and salt - stir until combined.  Now add the prepared peaches and stir until fully coated and mixed (do not mash).

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Pecan Crumble
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup to 1/2 cup chopped pecans

In a medium size bowl stir together the flour, sugar and cinnamon.  Cut the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles pea size chunks.  Now, with a wooden spoon, stir in the pecans.

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Pour the peaches into the pie crust and sprinkle the crumble on top of the peaches (see picture above).

Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until desired golden brown color is achieved (see picture below).

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Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes on a cooling rack.

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Slice and serve plain or with whipping cream.  To make it even more divine top a slice of peach pie with homemade peach ice cream!! 
(click HERE for Peach Ice Cream RECIPE).
ENJOY!

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