Sunday, August 20, 2017

Good & Bad Versions of "Tolerance" - Part 2


by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo SundayAllOne_zpshfjnsuav.jpg


Good & Bad Versions of "Tolerance" - Part 2

This is part 2 in a series on the good and bad versions of "tolerance".
"Tolerance" has become a new social term that is overtaking common sense.

Let's begin by defining the word:
Tolerance - lack of opposition for beliefs or practices differing from one's own
capacity for enduring.

Today we are focusing on the first definition "lack of opposition for beliefs or practices differing from ones own" and this is what can turn into the bad version of tolerance.  When this "lack of opposition for others beliefs or practices" makes us have to change our own beliefs - that is the bad version of tolerance.  Being forced to change our own beliefs to "tolerate" other beliefs is unacceptable! 

I am going to begin today by focusing on Galatians 3:28 (see picture above) and by highlighting what should be obvious.  Our race, social status and gender have no bearing on our standing in the Christian family. 
 We are all equal in Christ.
That means that where you were born and your skin color have nothing to do with God's acceptance of you.  That means that both a queen and a penniless homeless person are equal in God's eyes because Jesus died for all.  That means that God values men and women equally.  In other words we must love others as God loves us.
However, loving others does NOT mean that we love sin.  Repentance is still necessary.
"Repent, then, and turn to God, so that he will forgive your sins."  Acts 3:19
"If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him."  Luke 17:3
 Becoming a Christian by accepting God's free gift of forgiveness through Jesus Christ the Son of God who gave his life for all of us so that we might have eternal life does not mean that our struggle with sin here on earth will stop.  On the contrary, we continue to struggle with temptations and when we do sin, we must correct that wrong and repent.  (Read: Christians are NOT excluded from obedience).
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo SundayTolerance4_zpsm4onox2i.jpg
We also must not accept sin in our families and churches.  We are supposed to hold each other accountable and rebuke others when necessary.  The modern "tolerance" movement has found it's way into our homes and church families.  Of course we are supposed to love everyone including our enemies but we should never accept sin as normal.  The verses above are clear - we should not even associate with someone who claims to be a Christian but continues to sin without striving to repent.  That is hypocrisy.
"Do not be yoked together with unbelievers - for what do righteousness and wickedness have in common?  Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?" 
2 Corinthians 6:14  

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo SundayTolerance3_zps8t5obosc.jpg
Remember, that even if you have done everything mentioned in the above verses in your past (sexual immorality, adultery, idolatry, theft, greed, drunkenness, slandering, swindling), all of those sins were washed away when you became a Christian.  Through God's strength you will be able to continue to keep those sins in the past.





If modern"tolerance" makes you have to change your own beliefs then STOP!  Where's the "tolerance" for your beliefs??!!!  Simply walk away and live a Christ-centered life. 


Photobucket


Linked to:
_____________________________________
Prayer Warriors United

"Prayer Warriors United" is a google+ Community where Christians come together in prayer. 

Click HERE to view or join this community



If you need prayer please fill out this






Friday, August 18, 2017

Daily Garden Produce - With RECIPES

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo DSCF8895_zpsrn4rypjj.jpg
Daily Garden Produce


We have had an amazing garden season!  Almost daily, for about one month, we have been harvesting amounts equal to the picture above.  God is awesome!  We are so blessed!


Below I have listed some recipes and tips for the four main veggies shown in the picture above: beans, zucchini, greens and tomatoes.
Beans
(click on each title below to view the entire post:)

Snapping Beans
Freezing Green Beans
Saving Bean Seeds
Cajun Sautéed Beans
Below are some bean varieties that I have grown over the years (click on each title to view the entire post):
Italian Roma Beans
Lima-like Beans from Green Beans
Dragon Lingerie Beans

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo DSCF8896_zpsppgbw199.jpg
Zucchini
(click on each title below to view the entire post:)
Mocha Almond Zucchini Brownies
Orange Marmalade Zucchini Gingerbread
Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Applesauce Zucchini Bread with Lemon "Glazting"
Using Frozen Shredded Zucchini in Smoothies
Zucchini Lasagna


by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo DSCF8897_zpsq93l56gm.jpg
Greens
(click on each title below to view the entire post:)




by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo DSCF8898_zps9irrmcgo.jpg
Tomatoes
(click on each title below to view the entire post:)
Grape Tomato Pasta Salad with Spicy Sour Cream
Tomato Desperados - SNACK
SALSA by Linda
Breakfast B.K.T (Bacon, Kale, Tomato) Sandwich
Mom's Simple Savory Salad
Not-So-Green Green Fried Tomatoes
Tomato Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Gluten-Free Tabbouleh Salad with Millet
Making & Canning Tomato Sauce




Copyright, Permissions &Disclaimer
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo Day_zpsb50f87c9.jpg
Linked to:
Pretty Pintastic Party
____________________________________________________________________

Recently on "Essential Oil Saturdays"
We learned how essential oils are extracted from flowers/leaves/roots.
Click HERE to read.
Essential Oil Saturdays
Click HERE to view more about Essential Oils

Outdoor Get Togethers GIVEAWAY

Outdoor Get Togethers GIVEAWAY!
Enter for your chances to win!

Part of the Back to School Gift Guide
but first - read this great post:
Root Crop Campfire Dinner RECIPE
Hobo Dinner by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo 023_zps81daf179.jpg



click HERE to view the entire post

(the following post was written by Laura from Michigan Saving and More )
____________________________________


Outdoor Get Togethers Giveaway! 3 Prizes ~ 1 Winner! @SMGurusNetwork

Welcome to the Outdoor Get Togethers Giveaway!

There is 1 winner for this giveaway. 1 Lucky Winner will receive all 3 prizes pictured above!
This is part of our Back To School Gift Guide, so please check it out!
This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!
Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide.

Michigan Saving and More

Deliciously Savvy

Tales From A Southern Mom

Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains

Here We Go Again ready

My Silly Little Gang

Everyday Gizmos Sweeps & Views

Bargnhtress

Easter Babe’s Theory

Peyton’s Momma

Java John Z’s

Teach My Yoga Mat Set – Hop & Learn Giveaway

~~~~~~~~~~~~

Now let’s get to the sponsors!

Sabatier 8-Inch Chef Knife

Read My Review Here

MR. BAR-B-Q 3 PC Kickstand Handle Tool Set

Hershey’s S’mores Caddy

1 Lucky Winner Receives All 3 Prizes!

~~~~~~~~~~~~

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 9/10/17. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Melissa Cushing at mcushing7 (at)hotmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

Enter below and Good Luck!


by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo Day_zpsb50f87c9.jpg
_____________________________________________________________
Click the button below to enter the Great Giveaways going on now!!:
God’s Growing Garden Giveaways


Thirty-One Gifts Lunch Thermal GIVEAWAY

Thirty-One Gifts Lunch Thermal GIVEAWAY!
Enter for your chances to win!

Part of the Back to School Gift Guide
but first - read this great post:
Caramel (in the middle) Apple Muffins RECIPE
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo DSCF8291_zpsbszehhbm.jpg



click HERE to view the entire post

(the following post was written by Laura from Michigan Saving and More )
____________________________________


Thirty-One Gifts Lunch Thermal Giveaway

@ThirtyOne @SMGurusNetwork

Welcome to the Thirty-One Gifts Going My Way Backpack Giveaway!

This is part of our Back To School Gift Guide, so please check it out!
This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!
Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide.

Michigan Saving and More

Deliciously Savvy

Tales From A Southern Mom

Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains

Here We Go Again ready

My Silly Little Gang

Everyday Gizmos Sweeps & Views

Bargnhtress

Easter Babe’s Theory

Peyton’s Momma

Java John Z's

~~~~~~~~~~~~

Now let’s get to the sponsor!

Thirty-One Gifts

 

Lunch Break Thermal

Winner chooses pattern and monogram
$25.00 RV
See the review HERE.

~~~~~~~~

GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 9/10/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

Enter below and Good Luck!


by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo Day_zpsb50f87c9.jpg
_____________________________________________________________
Click the button below to enter the Great Giveaways going on now!!:
God’s Growing Garden Giveaways


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Weekly Thankfulness & Growth Report #78

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo WeeklyTitle_zps5l1xvjx6.jpg

#78 - Weekly Thankfulness & Growth Report

If you were following this blog in 2015 then you will be familiar with my "365 Days of Being Thankful" challenge.  I have missed reporting on my thankfulness since I finished my challenge 2 years ago, so I decided to at least give a weekly Thankfulness Report & include a Growth Report also.  Growth in our Christian walk, growth in the garden & growth on this blog.  Finally, I am also including a "Posts From the Past" feature - ENJOY!

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo WeeklyT_zpstrtwftz3.jpg
This week I have been thankful for God's guidance in a difficult situation because it could have been a lot worse.  I am thankful for my super caring sister.  I am most thankful for God's protection.

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo WeeklyCW_zps0mxvvxni.jpg

 photo SundayVine4_zps88e579fe.jpg
Autumn is just around the corner and many fruits are ripe for harvest during this wonderful season.  That reminded me of this post from a few years ago focusing on the Spiritual fruit that we produce with our lives.

Read: Producing Joyful Fruit

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo WeekG_zpsvjqyntdx.jpg
I have been busy canning pickles, tomato sauce and beans.  It has been a record breaking zucchini year so I have also been trying to freeze this versatile veggie.

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo WeekGB_zpsfzke6lhk.jpg


- Here are my Follower stats:
GFC (Google Friends Connect) - 2,269
Bloglovin - 4,368
Twitter - 6,787
Pinterest - 6,029
Google+ - 2,278
Facebook - 4,454

Instagram - 107
Linky Followers - 108
Networked Blog - 1,242

Activate - 574
That's a grand total of 28,216 followers in some form or another (which is up 70 from last week).

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo WeeklyPFP_zpsqkg3jhiu.jpg
(click on the title to view the entire post)
I shared this fun idea with you about 4 years ago.  Why spend tons of money on back-to-school clothes - reinvent cheap second hand store clothes by tie dying them!:
Tie Dye Back-To-School Clothes
Tie Dye by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo 2014-08-06_zps8f1993bd.jpg




 by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo WeekHOP_zpsnq0aipep.jpg
This week is FAMILY feature week - click HERE to LINK UP & you might just be featured next month!


Copyright, Permissions & Disclaimer
Photobucket

Linked to:
________________________________________________

Take Up The THANKFULNESS Challenge!
I challenge you to thank God for something everyday for one year!  Either write it down in a diary OR share with us on a blog.  If you have a blog & would like to share your THANKFULNESS posts with us, then please fill out this form: 365 Days of Being THANKFUL form - click HERE and you will be added to the THANKFULNESS page.

THANKFULNESS Challenge


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Cookies'n Mint Ice Cream RECIPE



by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo DSCF8832_zpsbhvjvd5k.jpg


Cookies'n Mint Ice Cream RECIPE


If you've followed this blog then you know that I love flavor combinations.  This combination of cookies and mint is deliciously cooling and perfect for a hot summer day.


For the cookie ingredient I was able to find an "Oreo" type cookie without the filling.  If you can't find that type of a cookie then using plain Oreos would work - it's just that the filling will add to the sugar content.



by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo DSCF8824_zpsg3fbs221.jpg by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo DSCF8825_zpstope3ga9.jpg


1/3 cup mint chocolate chips (usually made with white chocolate)
1 cup whole milk
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup sugar
dash of sea salt
1 cup cookies (chopped or crumbled)



Chop the cookies and set aside.  In a medium saucepan - melt the mint chips in 1 cup of the cream.  Place on low heat and melt the mint chips while stirring all the time.  Remove from heat & allow to cool to room temperature (see pictures above).  In a large mixing bowl add the remaining cream (1 cup), the milk, sugar and sea salt - whisk until the sugar is completely dissolved.  Now whisk in the melted chip/cream mixture until combined.  Chill in the fridge for one hour. 

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo DSCF8826_zpsrxghwxhu.jpg
Remove from the fridge & add the chilled mixture to your ice cream maker (see picture above) (follow the manufacturer's instructions).  Add the cookie crumbs during the last 5 minutes of processing (or follow your ice cream manufacturer's instructions).


by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo DSCF8828_zpsxtk0oqvg.jpg


Serve, ENJOY & freeze the remaining ice cream for later!


by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo DSCF8830_zps8xqioegy.jpg
Other Ice Cream RECIPES on this blog (click on each title to view entire post with recipe):
Seedless Raspberry Ice Cream
"Coffee Crisp" Ice Cream
Chocolate Orange Ice Cream
Blueberry Ice Cream with Blueberry Syrup

Copyright, Permissions &Disclaimer
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo Day_zpsb50f87c9.jpg


Linked to:
Pretty Pintastic Party
____________________________________________________________________

Recently on "Essential Oil Saturdays"
We learned how essential oils are extracted from flowers/leaves/roots.
Click HERE to read.
Essential Oil Saturdays
Click HERE to view more about Essential Oils

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin Crafts GIVEAWAY

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin Crafts GIVEAWAY!
Enter for your chances to win!

Part of the Back to School Gift Guide
but first - read this great post:
The Importance of Prayer - COMFORT
Comfort for godsgrowinggarden.com photo SundayComfort_zps32c8ab27.jpg



click HERE to view the entire post

(the following post was written by Laura from Michigan Saving and More )
____________________________________


Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin Crafts Giveaway

@stampinup @SMGurusNetwork

Welcome to the Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin Crafts Giveaway!

This is part of our Back To School Gift Guide, so please check it out!
There are 3 winners one for each month May kit, June kit, July kit.
This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!
Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide.

Michigan Saving and More

Deliciously Savvy

Tales From A Southern Mom

Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains

Here We Go Again ready

My Silly Little Gang

Everyday Gizmos Sweeps & Views

Bargnhtress

Easter Babe’s Theory

Peyton’s Momma

Java John Z's

~~~~~~~~~~~~

Now let’s get to the sponsor!

Stampin’ Up


Paper Pumpkin

May Paper Pumpkin

May Paper Pumpkin

See review HERE.
Melon

June Paper Pumpkin

See review HERE.
Pumpkin July

July Paper Pumpkin

See review HERE.

~~~~~~~~

GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 9/10/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

Enter below and Good Luck!


by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo Day_zpsb50f87c9.jpg
_____________________________________________________________
Click the button below to enter the Great Giveaways going on now!!:
God’s Growing Garden Giveaways


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...