Friday, March 30, 2018

All For YOU & ME! - Good Friday

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All For YOU & ME! - Good Friday


Let's NEVER forget what Jesus Christ has done for ALL of us!  Please join me in reverent worship through song - Praising and thanking our Lord and Savior!



Turn with me to number 141 in your hymnals and let's sing:



When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
written by Isaac Watts (1674-1748)   composed by Lowell Mason (1792-1872)

1. When I survey the wondrous cross On which the Prince of glory died, My richest gain I count but loss, And pour contempt on all my pride.




2.   Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast, Save in the death of Christ, my Lord;  All the vain things that charm me most, I sacrifice them to His blood.




3.   See, from His head, His hands, His feet, Sorrow and love flow mingled down;  Did e'er such love and sorrow meet, Or thorns compose so rich a crown?




4.   Were the whole realm of nature mine, That were a present far too small:  Love so amazing, so divine, Demands my soul, my life, my all.





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



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Turn with me to number 137 in your hymnals and let's sing:



Beneath the Cross of Jesus
written by Elizabeth C. Clephane (1830-1869) & composed by Frederick C. Maker (1844-1927)

1. Beneath the cross of Jesus I fain would take my stand, The shadow of a mighty rock Within a weary land;  A home within the wilderness, A rest upon the way.  From the burning of the noon-tide heat, And the burden of the day.




2.   Upon that cross of Jesus Mine eye at times can see The very dying form of One Who suffered there for me;  And from my stricken heart with tears Two wonders I confess:  The wonders of redeeming love And my unworthiness.




3.   I take, O cross, they shadow For my abiding place;  I ask no other sunshine than The sunshine of His face;  Content to let the world go by, To know no gain nor loss, My sinful self my only shame, My glory all the cross.





A special thanks to "Kris Vonderahe" for sharing this with us!

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Turn with me to number 143 in your hymnals and let's sing:

Lead Me to Calvary

by Jennie Evelyn Hussey, (1874-1958) composed by William J. Kirkpatrick,(1838-1921)



1. King of my life, I crown Thee now, Thine shall the glory be;  Lest I forget Thy thorn-crowned brow, Lead me to Calvary.


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2.   Show me the tomb where Thou wast laid, Tenderly mourned and wept;  Angels in robes of light arrayed Guarded Thee whilst Thou slept.

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3.  Let me like Mary, through the gloom, Come with a gift to Thee;  Show to me now the empty tomb, Lead me to Calvary..

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4.  May I be willing, Lord, to bear Daily my cross for Thee;  Even Thy cup of grief to share, Thou hast borne all for me.
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 Lest I forget Gethsemane;  Lest I forget Thine agony; 
Lest I forget Thy love for me, Lead me to Calvary.

A special thanks to "Harding University Concert Choir- Topic" for sharing this with us!

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Turn with me to number 165 in your hymnals and let's sing:
Crown Him With Many Crowns
by Matthew Bridges (1800-1894) and Godfrey Thring (1822-1903)
composed by George J. Elvey (1816-1893)
1. Crown Him with many crowns, The Lamb upon His throne;  Hark! how the heavenly anthem drowns All music but its own.  Awake, my soul, and sing Of Him who died for thee, And hail Him as thy matchless King Through all eternity.
 
2.   Crown Him the Lord of life, Who triumphed o'er the grave, And rose victorious in the strife For those He came to save;  His glories now we sing Who died, and rose on high, Who died- eternal life to bring, And lives, that death may die.
 
3.  Crown Him the Lord of peace, Whose power a scepter sways From pole to pole, that wars may cease, And all be prayer and praise:  His reign shall know no end, And round His pierced feet Fair flowers of paradise extend Their fragrance ever sweet.

4.  Crown Him the Lord of love; Behold His hands and side, Those wounds, yet visible above, In beauty glorified:  All hail, Redeemer, hail!  For Thou hast died for me:  Thy praise and glory shall not fail Throughout eternity.

A special thanks to "Fountainview Academy " for sharing this with us!
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Turn with me to number 139 in your hymnals and let's sing:

At The Cross
by Isaac Watts (1674-1748) composed by R. E. Hudson
1. Alas, and did my Saviour blee? And did my Sov'reign die?  Would He devote that sacred head For such a one as I?
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2.   Was it for crimes that I have done, He groaned upon the tree?  Amazing pity!  grace unknown!  And love beyond degree!
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3.  Well might the sun in darkness hide, And shut his glories in.  When Christ, the mighty Maker died For man, the creature's sin.
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4.  But drops of grief can ne'er repay The debt of love I owe:  Here, Lord, I give myself away, 'Tis all that I can do!
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At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light, And the burden of my heart rolled away, (rolled away) It was there by faith I received my sight, And now I am happy all the day!


A special thanks to mchen730 for posting this on YouTube

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Weekly Thankfulness & Growth Report #110

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#110 - 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!

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This week I have been thankful for good medical results!  I have also been thankful for my husband, parents, sister and my little cat.  I am most thankful that Jesus Christ made the ultimate sacrifice for YOU, for ME and for EVERYONE!

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"Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.  For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are- yet was without sin.  Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need."  Hebrews 4:14-16
Let us not forget why Jesus Christ gave His life for ALL of us!:
Read: Jesus - The Miracle of GRACE & MERCY

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It has been raining almost non stop all week - that's good for the Spring soil!

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- Here are my Follower stats:
GFC (Google Friends Connect) - 2,246
Bloglovin - 4,451
Twitter - 6,919
Pinterest - 6,332
Google+ - 2,280
Facebook - 4,486

Instagram - 1,017
Linky Followers - 108
Networked Blog - 1,242

Activate - 574
That's a grand total of 29,655 followers in some form or another (which stayed the same from last week).

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It wouldn't be Easter without "hot cross buns" - I shared this recipe five years ago:
"Shirley" Goodness Hot Cross Buns RECIPE








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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Features From The Toledo Museum of Art - GLASS #1


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Features From My Visit to: The Toledo Museum of Art - GLASS #1


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 items from the TMA each week.


Since this week is Holy Week I decided to start by featuring two stained glass windows from the 13th and 14th centuries.

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The stained glass feature below has so much more detail in person that is not captured through my photograph.  When you are standing in front of this illumination there is an etching that gives each piece of glass dimension - fitting perfectly into the crucifixion being displayed.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop #257

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #257!
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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. "Define: Fellowship" by A Narrow-Minded Woman
2. "Maple Sugaring" by The (mis) Adventures of a Homesteadin' Mama
3. "Homemade Graham Crackers" by From Play Dates To Parties




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* 

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Monday, March 26, 2018

You're the STAR - Week#5 EXTRA (March 2018)

This week is Holy Week - Let's be sure to remember what Jesus Christ did for ALL OF US!
Thank you again for joining us!
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WELCOME to the March "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog:
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Old Hymns - The Old Rugged Cross 
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WELCOME to EXTRA feature week of the March "You're the STAR" blog hop!
(Sometimes we will have 5 Mondays in a month - these 5th special Mondays are called "EXTRA feature" days)
Meet all of your STAR Hosts 
There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories (except for this special EXTRA day - we will be featuring 2 extra).  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#1 GARDEN - gardening, homesteading, recycling &/or preserving (this can include any type of green living,  while remaining family friendly),
WEEK#2 CREATIVE - arts & crafts, music, writing &/or dramatic arts (this can include sewing, dance, art history, handmade jewelry, computer art, fashion etc - anything creative while remaining family friendly)
WEEK#3 FAMILY - parenting, fitness, finances & inspirational (this can include anything about children like: education ideas for children, also self help, beauty etc -  anything family friendly)
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 February "You're the Star" blog hop)

DIY Play Food Chocolate Cookies with Filling by Keeping It Real
DIY Play Food - felt chocolate cookies with filling - tutorial and pattern
Define: Blasphemy by A Narrow-Minded Woman
Define: Blasphemy

Gardening Guide: Planning For 2018 by Comfort Spring










5 Tips To Organizing Your Home by
Foxy's Domestic Side




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(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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