Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Features From The Toledo Museum of Art - A WHITE TERRIER

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Features From My Visit to: The Toledo Museum of Art - A WHITE TERRIER

TMA (Toledo Museum of Art) is one of my favorite places in Toledo, Ohio.  I first visited this beautiful museum when I was in high school in Canada.  I grew up in the Windsor area and I was privileged to go to a high school with an advanced art program.  We actually visited the TMA twice throughout my high school career.  I had no idea when I was a teenager that I would actually marry an American and then settle in the Toledo area!  I now visit my favorite museum once a year.

I will be featuring a few pieces from the TMA each month.

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“A White Terrier by a Mossy Bank with Flowers”

By William James Webb (English, 1827-1878)

It almost looks like this artist painted the Terrier at the exact moment when the dog became bored with "sitting like a good dog" and saw something of interest in the distance.  I'm sure that the dog scurried away a second later.

The "English White Terrier" was a dog breed established in 1860 but became extinct by 1895 (when clipping of the ears became outlawed and people's interest disappeared).

William James Webb is a little know painter that had a talent for capturing detail and utter clarity.


Other TMA Posts:
Church Stained Glass
"Hazy Day on the Marshes"
"A Dutch Road"
"Rainy Day, Boston"
Tiffany Chandelier
"The Open Air Breakfast"
"The Scottish Highlands"
"The Country Gallants"
"Morning Glory Chandelier"
"Interior of Courtyard, Strandgade30"
"Early Puritans of New England Going To Church"

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop #304

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #304!
Checkout the many great giveaways going on right now!
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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)
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. "Finding Faith in the Storm" by An Ordinary Mom
2. "Basic Equipment for Beginning Beekeepers" by Oak Hill Homestead
3. "February Garden Goals & Tasks" by Sarah's Indiana Tea Garden

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, February 18, 2019

You're the STAR - Week#4 HOME (February 2019)

You are all so talented and I continue to be amazed at all of your wonderful blog posts!
Thank you again for joining us!
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WELCOME to the February 2019 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog:
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Grandma Vi's Refrigerator Cookies

WELCOME to HOME feature week of the February "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
Kippi @ Kippi at Home
Liberty @ B4 and Afters
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 d├ęcor, 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 January "You're the Star" blog hop)

Winter Kitchen by Penny's Vintage Home

  Crocheted Roses by Domestic Deadline
Easy Crocheted Roses
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! )

Click the button below to enter the Great Giveaways going on now!!:
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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Encouragement vs Admonishment

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Encouragement vs Admonishment

Last week we learned about holding each other accountable and confronting our brothers and sisters in Christ when a sinful action is noticed (click HERE to read "Accountability and Admonishment").  Today we are going to learn the difference between encouragement and admonishment.

We will begin by defining these two words:

Encouragement - to inspire with courage, spirit or hope.  To attempt to persuade, spur on.  Hearten, cheer, embolden, boost, give confidence.

Admonish - to warn or reprimand someone firmly.  To give friendly or earnest advice.  Rebuke, chide, reprove, reproach.

It's really quite simple:
Encouraging has to do with positive characteristics and supporting or building up our family/friends/neighbors in doing good.  Whereas, admonishing has to do with the negative or sinful actions - confronting and gently restoring that person to righteousness or removing the bad.

Encouragement and admonishment are equally important.  See the verse below - we are to encourage and rebuke "with all authority."  Also, encouragement with admonishment is the perfect combination.  As an example - maybe you notice that your friend is constantly losing his/her patience and temper with his/her spouse but also notice how patient and kind that friend is to a neighbor.  You could point out the wrong while complimenting the action towards the neighbor. 

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We should constantly be encouraging one another.  In Hebrews Chapter 3 (see the first Scripture feature on this post above), we see that we should encourage each other DAILY.  As long as the day is called Today - that means always!  And in these same Bible verses we see the reason - when there is encouragement in righteousness, then bitterness and deceit will not happen.  When we are holding each other accountable for our actions and encouraging one another in good, then we will not fall back into old and bad habits (sins).

The final featured Scripture below is just wonderfully simple:
& Be Patient

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By encouraging others daily, you will see that you yourself will be lifted up.

Finally, I want to leave you with an "encouragement equation":

Encouragement + Admonishment = Accentuating the positive + Eliminating the negative

A special thanks to "singalong" for sharing this with us on YouTube


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Thursday, February 14, 2019

One Dozen Rose Features for Valentine's Day

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One Dozen Rose Features for Valentine's Day
Today is Valentine's Day - a day dedicated to LOVE.  There are so many different forms of love: a parent's love for their child, children's love for their parents or grandparents, friendly love, spousal love etc.  However, the most important love is the love that God has for us! 
Click HERE to find out what TRUE LOVE IS........
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Many years ago when I began this blog, I shared with you some of the beautiful roses that my father grows around my parents' home.  I compiled some of those rose posts and threw in a few miscellaneous rose china/recipe features also.  My Valentine's Day gift to you is one dozen rose featured posts from the past! - ENJOY!
All photos were taken by me (Angie Ouellette-Tower) and the roses were all grown in my father's garden.

© (2019)
Click on each title below to see the entire post and more pictures in detail - ENJOY!

Monique The Rose
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Monet's Watercolor Rose
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Rosehip Applesauce RECIPE
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Eiffel Tower Rose
Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower

The Sunset Rose
Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower

Peach Feather Rose
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Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower

Reddy Rosie
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Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower

My Oma's Yellow Rose Cup & Saucer
Frank's Flowers by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo 2014-02-03_zps4b9442e1.jpg
The Mauve Miracle Rose

Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower

Black Cherry Rose

Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower

The Rolly Rose

Rose Egg Platter with Sprouted Eggs
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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Worship Wednesdays #12 - FOREVER LOVE

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Worship Wednesdays #12 - Forever LOVE
This is the twelfth post in a series called "Worship Wednesdays".  In this series I will focus on one word, thought or lesson and I will feature a modern Christian song that relates to the focus of the day.
Click HERE to read the post from a couple weeks ago: 

Let's begin by defining WORSHIP - the feeling or expression of adoration for a deity.  Adoration, love, devotion, adulation, glorify, exalt, praise.

There are many ways to worship God but in this series it will be through music.

“Seven times a day I praise you.” 

Psalm 119:164
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God has LIMITLESS LOVE - enough love for all of us everywhere: past, present and future!
There is also no time limit to God's love for us - it is FOREVER LOVE.  His Love is eternal, everlasting, endless! 

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click HERE to read: "True Love Is..."

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click HERE to read: "FORGIVENESS - Basic Questions & Answers"

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click HERE to read: "Limitless LOVE"

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click HERE to read: "Fruit of the Spirit LOVE"

A special thanks to "newchristianrockband" for sharing this with us on YouTube

Related posts (click on each title to view the entire post):
Forgiveness - Questions & Answers
 Celestial Celebration
Christ-like Imitation
Be Gentle & Kind To ALL


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