Sunday, May 26, 2019

Who Takes Care of the Caregiver? - Dealing with FEAR

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Who Takes Care of the Caregiver? - Dealing with FEAR

Stage 4 Lymphoma, heart attack, tumor, terminal cancer, chemotherapy, radiation, open heart surgery, brain surgery, pacemaker are all diagnoses or procedures that cause fear and total panic for both the patient and the caregiver.  However, the caregiver has to be stronger and must show a positive and encouraging attitude for the patient's sake (even when the caregiver is terrified inside).
How does the caregiver cope with fear?
There are two different types of "fear".  Many passages in the Bible state that we all must "fear the Lord" - fearing God is totally different than being afraid.  Let's study the different definitions:

FEAR - an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.

FEAR of the LORD - it is a fear conjoined with love and hope - it is NOT dread but rather reverence.

You will notice that "fearing God" is actually a deep respectful love of God and the first definition of fear has no part whatsoever in true love. 

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If there is no fear in our love of God then we must learn how to love our Lord God Almighty.  

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The way to love God has 4 components:
(all 4 components must be put into practice in order for us to truly love God)
1.  Love God with all your heart - with all your emotions.
2.  Love God with all your soul - spiritually speaking, including all your motives and morals/beliefs.
3.  Love God with all your strength - with all your actions.
4.  Love God with all your mind - with all your thoughts.

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Since we know that "God loved us first" (1 John 4:19) and "God loves us so much that he gave us eternal life" (John 3:16) means that we should fear nothing.
Now, this does NOT mean that we will have an easy life free from any difficulties - quite the contrary.  In the Bible verses above it sounds very grim: "though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea" but we have nothing to worry about.  It will be possible to persevere these sufferings because God is our refuge and strength!

Love God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength and you will notice that fear will cease to control you.  You will still experience hardships but draw on God's strength and you will be able to endure.

Previous CAREGIVER posts:
Dealing with EXHAUSTION

Other helpful posts:
Comforting Green Pastures & Quiet Waters
Encouragement vs Admonishment
15 Tips - When a Loved One is in the Hospital
Taking Care of Your Family

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Springtime Summary - Fun Photos

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Springtime Summary

We have had a very cool start to the growing season but I have enjoyed the lovely crisp weather!
I noticed that I had a hodgepodge of fun photos from this Spring that I was not able to share in other blog posts, so I though it would be enjoyable to share them as a compilation (there is an explanation below the pictures.

If you would like to view some Springtime RECIPES then click on the links below:
Springtime Sweet Treats
Garden Delights - May features with RECIPES!

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Notice the beautiful red new growth on this pine tree contrasting with the mature green pine bough.


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Morel mushrooms from our yard.  I am not an expert and did not feel comfortable eating them because I read that there are poisonous "False Morels".

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He's laughing at my cat! (look inside the window and you can just make out my cat mesmerized by the squirrel).

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Toad in the compost.  I'm so glad that I didn't mistakenly step on him.

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Homemade Lemon Cream Puffs (I haven't yet shared this recipe with you.......maybe in the future).


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I've been trying to capture this Baltimore Oriole on film and (as you can see by the quality of the photos) I was shaking with excitement when taking these pictures.

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Can you guess what this is?  It's a before and after shot of the inside of my coffee thermos carafe.  I soaked it in vinegar and baking soda - a miracle cleaner combination!

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Lily of the Valley.

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Paperwhites.

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Lilacs.

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Sweet Treat Bundle GIVEAWAY

Sweet Treat Bundle GIVEAWAY!
Enter for your chances to win!
Part of The Mother's Day/Father's Day/Graduation Gift Guide

but first - read this great post:
Homemade Seedless Raspberry Ice Cream
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Sugar Bowl Bakery Sweet Treat Bundle Giveaway ~ 3 Winners! (Ends 6/23) @SugarBowlBakery @SMGurusNetwork

Welcome to the Sugar Bowl Bakery Sweet Treat Bundle Giveaway!

3 Winners!

This giveaway is part of our Mother's Day/Father's Day/Graduation Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Deliciously Savvy

Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.
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3 Lucky Winners Will Win All 3 Varieties Of Sugar Bowl Bakery Treats ~ Madeleines, Brownie Bites & Duet Bites!!!
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This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to the Continental United States residents only (Sorry not valid in Alaska or Hawaii), Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 6/23/19. The winners 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 giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. 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 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! Don't forget to stop by for your daily bonus entries.

Enter below and Good Luck!
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"Power Your Life" Bundle GIVEAWAY

"Power Your Life" Bundle GIVEAWAY!
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Part of The Mother's Day/Father's Day/Graduation Gift Guide

but first - read this great post:
Arugula, Strawberry  Salad with 
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Quirky Power Pivot "Power Your Life" Bundle Giveaway @SMGurusNetwork @Viatek

Welcome to the Quirky Power Pivot "Power Your Life" Bundle Giveaway!

1 Winner ~ $170 TRV

This giveaway is part of our Mother's Day/Father's Day/Graduation Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Deliciously Savvy

Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.
This giveaway's Sponsor is:
1 Lucky Winner Will Win All 3 Quirky Industrial Power Pivot Products Pictured Below TRV $170!
See the review HERE.

THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to the Continental United States residents only (Sorry not valid in Alaska or Hawaii), Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 6/23/19. 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 giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. 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 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! Don't forget to stop by for your daily bonus entries.

Enter below and Good Luck!
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Help Dad Keep Track of Time With Casio GIVEAWAY

Help Dad Keep Track of Time With Casio GIVEAWAY!
Enter for your chances to win!
Part of The Mother's Day/Father's Day/Graduation Gift Guide

but first - read this great post:
How To Start Your Own Goji Berry Plant From a Cutting
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Help Dad Keep Track of Time With Casio Giveaway

Welcome to the Help Dad Keep Track of Time With Casio Giveaway!

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$170 RV
This giveaway is part of our Mother's Day/Father's Day/Graduation Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

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This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 6/13/19. The winner 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 giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. 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.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop #317

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #317!

Seed Feature:
Giant Noble Spinach
$2.95 (approx 200 heirloom seeds)

Grow in your own garden and make this delicious RECIPE:
Grapes'n Grain Chicken Salad on a Bed of Greens RECIPE



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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. "Home Remedies for Dermatitis" by  Wellness Rockstar
2. "Strawberry Salsa - Easy Recipe" by  The New Homesteaders Almanac



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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