Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Time To Link Up! Tuesdays with a Twist #226

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #226!
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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

(click HERE to view & follow)
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. "I'd Love To Have a Gazebo" by Gentle Joy Homemaker
2. "Loving the Cuteness" by Olla Podrida
3.  "God's Word Doesn't Get Old"  by A Narrow-Minded Woman




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, August 21, 2017

You're the STAR - Week#4 HOME (August 2017)

You are all so talented!  Please continue to share with us your wonderful posts!
Thank you again for joining us!
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WELCOME to the August "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog:
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Magnificently Moist Mocha Almond Zucchini Brownies 

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WELCOME to HOME feature week of the August "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your HOME week Hosts
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This week is HOME feature week
Swing by the Home Hosts' Blogs:
Bev @ Eclectic Red Barn
Heidi @ Heidi's Wanderings
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#4 HOME - recipes, home décor, antique/DIY &/or travel (this can include anything about your home - even history posts - all while remaining family friendly)

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(All features were chosen from the July "You're the Star" blog hop)

Guest Bedroom Reveal by Rickety Pickets
Twin beds in guest bedroom



The Art of Collecting by A Day of Small Things....



Thrifty Decorated New House by Thrifty To Nifty




Our First Camping Trip by Mille Fiori Favoriti


If you've been featured then please grab a STAR button below:

You're a STAR

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We are in need of more Cohosts (click HERE to view a list of our current hosts/cohosts).  For HOME feature week we  need 2 more Cohosts.
If you are interested in joining us as a Cohost then please click HERE & fill out the form.


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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, August 20, 2017

Good & Bad Versions of "Tolerance" - Part 2


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Good & Bad Versions of "Tolerance" - Part 2

This is part 2 in a series on the good and bad versions of "tolerance" (click HERE to read part#1).
"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).
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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  

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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. 


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Friday, August 18, 2017

Daily Garden Produce - With RECIPES

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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

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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


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Greens
(click on each title below to view the entire post:)




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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





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Outdoor Get Togethers GIVEAWAY

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Part of the Back to School Gift Guide
but first - read this great post:
Root Crop Campfire Dinner RECIPE
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(the following post was written by Laura from Michigan Saving and More )
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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!
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Michigan Saving and More

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Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains

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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!

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Thirty-One Gifts Lunch Thermal GIVEAWAY

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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
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(the following post was written by Laura from Michigan Saving and More )
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Thirty-One Gifts Lunch Thermal Giveaway

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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

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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!

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