Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Worship Wednesdays #15 - AIN'T NO GRAVE

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Worship Wednesdays #15 - AIN'T NO GRAVE
This is the fifteenth 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: 
AT THE CROSS

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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Today's featured song is all about the Bible verses below:

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click HERE to read: "True LOVE is..."
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click HERE to read: "Who Takes Care of the Caregiver? - Dealing with FEAR"


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click HERE to read: "Celestial Celebration - IT ONLY TAKES ONE"


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click HERE to read: "When You Are the Confronted"

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click HERE to read: "7 Areas of Life - Untrustworthy & Uncontrollable"


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

Related posts (click on each title to view the entire post):
Forgiveness - Questions & Answers
 UnbornLivesMatter
Good Things Happen While We Wait For The Lord
Prayer & Persistence


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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.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop #321

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #321!

Seed Feature:
Indian Strawberry
$2.95 or $3.95 (50 seed pack OR 100 seed pack)

Grow in your own garden and make this delicious RECIPE:
Strawberry, Mulberry & Lime Scones RECIPE
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Checkout the many great giveaways going on right now!
Click the button below to enter each Giveaway!!:
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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. "10 Things I've Learned Living In the Country" by  Oak Hill Homestead
2. "Repurposing & Refashioning Pre-Loved Jeans" by  Threading My Way
3. "Eiffel Tower" by  Of Mice & RaMEN


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, June 17, 2019

You're the STAR - Week#3 FAMILY (June 2019)

I hope that everyone enjoyed their Father's Day weekend!
Thank you again for joining us!
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Welcome to week#3 of the June 2019 "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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Beware of False Prophets
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WELCOME to FAMILY feature week of the
June "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
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 May "You're the STAR" blog hop)

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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, June 16, 2019

Joseph - Jesus' Earthly Stepfather

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Joseph - Jesus' Earthly Stepfather

Today is Father's Day, when we celebrate our earthly father.  Today, instead of focusing on our Dad's or our Heavenly Father or comparing our earthly father to God in heaven, I want to study how Jesus treated His earthly stepfather (Joseph).  We will also be looking at what kind of stepfather Joseph was to Jesus.

Joseph

We know how vitally important Joseph's faith and actions were in Jesus' birth. 
(click HERE to read: "Joseph's Faithful Actions")

We also have to remember that everyone else around Joseph (his family and friends)(besides Mary of course), believed that Joseph really was Jesus' father.  
We see that in the following 3 verses:

"All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his lips. “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?” they asked.,"
Luke 4:22

"Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."
John 1:45

"Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry. He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph"
Luke 3:23

Joseph raised Jesus and worried about Him just like any "real" earthly father would.  In the passage below, Jesus had somehow stayed behind when the family was on a journey and it wasn't until a day later that Mary and Joseph noticed Jesus was missing. (I know, you're thinking "what kind of parent misplaces their 12 year old child for 24 hours!" - well, they were travelling in a group and thought Jesus was there in that group).  When Joseph and Mary realized this they panicked - Mary says to Jesus when they found him preaching in the Temple:
"Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you."
So you see - Joseph loved Jesus just like any "normal" earthly father would have loved a child.
There isn't much more written about Joseph in the Bible and historians believe that he died young (historically speaking) because Joseph was not in attendance at Jesus' crucifixion.

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Jesus

Initially, (my opinion) Jesus was shocked at his earthly parent's ignorance or simplicity.  It should have been obvious why Jesus was in the Temple.  
Jesus responded to Mary and Joseph's anxiety by saying:
"Why were you searching for me?" he asked.  "Didn't you know I had to be in my Father's house?"
The passage in Luke 2 states that Mary and Joseph did not understand what Jesus was saying to them.  Even though Jesus had not done anything wrong and even though it might have been good for Jesus to continue speaking in the Temple - He left with his parents.  See above in the featured Scripture it shows us Jesus' actions:
"Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them."

Even though Jesus technically knew more than his parents - he left with them and obeyed them.  Jesus, even at the age of 12 was showing us what kind of a child we should all be by obeying our parents all the time.

Happy Father's Day! & enjoy this beautiful song below about our Heavenly Father:


A special thanks to "christomlinmusic" for sharing this with us!




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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.

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Classic American Potato Salad

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Classic American Potato Salad

I have two recipes/versions of potato salad - this American Potato Salad I use during Spring and Summer;  and during Autumn and Winter I make my mom's Hot German Potato Salad.
The recipe that I'm sharing with you today is my mother-in-law's recipe (I have her permission to share this with you).
If you are interested in growing your own potatoes then click here:
Potato Planting Lesson

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Printable Recipe

10 medium potatoes
7 eggs (hard boiled, cooled, peeled & sliced horizontally and vertically using an egg slicer) (click HERE to learn how to boil the perfect egg)
(IMPORTANT - reserve 2 boiled eggs for the top of the salad)
1/2 an onion (peeled and chopped)
2 celery stalks (chopped)
1 cup dill relish
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
salt to taste
paprika for sprinkling on top
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
(optional) dash or up to 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

Begin by cooking (boiling) the potatoes.  I boil the potatoes whole, then I allow them to cool to warm and then the peeling is so easy (see picture below).  After peeling - chop the potatoes into larger chunks.  Continue peeling and chopping all of the cooked potatoes.  Place the chopped potatoes in a large bowl.


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Chop the onions and celery (see picture below) and place in the bowl where the potatoes have been placed.

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Chop 5 eggs using an egg slicer - by chopping I mean to slice once horizontally and once vertically (they will then be chopped).
IMPORTANT - remember to reserve 2 eggs for the top and also make sure to only slice these 2 eggs vertically (see picture below)

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Stir the 5 chopped eggs into the potato/onion/celery mixture (see picture below).

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In a separate small bowl mix the mayonnaise, mustard, celery seed and optional black pepper.  Stir until combined and then stir into the potato mixture (see picture below).

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Neatly place the sliced eggs on top of the salad (see picture below).

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Sprinkle paprika on top (see picture below).

Serve immediately (or chill first) & ENJOY!

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