Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop #300

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #300!
Checkout the many great giveaways going on right now!
Click the button below to enter each Giveaway!!:
God’s Growing Garden Giveaways
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. "Green Bottle Collection" by Master PIECES of My Life
3. "Farmhouse Valentine Banner" by Penny's Vintage Home

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!


Grow your own!
Many wonderful garden products from

 "Mary's Heirloom Seeds"!!
click to view

Let Your Child Be Your Valentine GIVEAWAY

Let Your Child Be Your Valentine GIVEAWAY!
Enter for your chances to win!
Part of The Valentine's Day Gift Guide

but first - read this great post:
True Love Is - VERSE by VERSE 1 Corinthians 13:1
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click HERE to view the entire post

(the following post was written by Laura from Michigan Saving and More )

Let Your Child Be Your Valentine

Welcome to the Let Your Child Be Your Valentine Giveaway!

2 Winners

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

Host is Michigan Saving and More

My co-hosts for this giveaway are Deliciously Savvy, SaraLee’s Deals Steals & Giveaways
Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.
This giveaway's Sponsor is:

Teach My

Teach My Preschooler The Solar System Set

The Solar System Set

$14.99 rv
See the review HERE.

Yoga Mat Set – Hop & Learn

$19.99 rv
See the review HERE.



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 United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 2/14/19. 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.

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!


Click the button below to enter the Great Giveaways going on now!!:
God’s Growing Garden Giveaways

Monday, January 21, 2019

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

We had quite a snowstorm over the weekend.  If you were in the pathway of this storm then I hope that you are all safe!  Enjoy winter!
Thank you again for joining us!
There are many ways to follow me:
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WELCOME to the January 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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Snow Shoveling Basics - Don't Shovel Angry!

WELCOME to HOME feature week of the January "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
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 December "You're the Star" blog hop)

6 Ways To Make a Small Room Appear Larger by The Dedicated House
6 Surefire Ways Make Small Room Appear Larger
  12 Days of Christmas Ideas by Crocheted Farmhouse

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! )

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Click the button below to enter the Great Giveaways going on now!!:
God’s Growing Garden Giveaways

Sunday, January 20, 2019

When Ministry Becomes a Burden

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When Ministry Becomes a Burden

We are continuing a series on BURDEN.  Last week we learned about:
The Burden of Sin
Today we will be studying about how ministry can become a burden.  But first, to refresh our memories, below is the definition of burden.
Burden - The bearing of a load, typically a heavy one.  Something oppressive or worrisome.

As I see it, there are three major ways that being in ministry can become a burden:
1. Financial
2.  Exhaustion
3.  Change

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There are so many different reasons why ministry might become a financial burden.  It could be the obvious, that not every member of your church is tithing.  Maybe, it could be that the church funds are being mismanaged.  Or, possibly the "new addition" or "needed digital upgrade" is not God's Will.  Also, the situation might be that the leader is not living practically in his/her own personal life and putting a financial strain on the church body.  All of these problems need prayer, honest reflection and then action.

In the verse below we see how Paul was very cautious about never being a financial burden to his parishioners.  Please also read: 2 Thessalonians 3:7-9 

"Now I am ready to visit you for the third time, and I will not be a burden to you, because what I want is not your possessions but you.  After all, children should not have to save up for their parents, but parents for their children."  
2 Corinthians 12:14

As you can see by the Bible verses below, tithing not only benefits the church as a whole, but it will also benefit the giver.

"Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops;  then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine."  

Proverbs 3:9-10


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We all have a role to play in our church family (see verses below).  When just one person ignores their calling or purposely does the opposite of what they know God is asking them to do burdens a different member of the church.  Other members of the church will have to pick up the slack and maybe do two jobs themselves because you did not answer God's calling for your life.  Eventually, these members who are doing extra work will become exhausted and disillusioned.
Also, read 1 Corinthians 12:12-26

"Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.  And in the church God has appointed first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, also those having gifts of healing, those able to help others, those with gifts of administration, and those speaking in different kinds of tongues.  Are all apostles?  Are all prophets?  Are all teachers?  Do all work miracles?  Do all have gifts of healing?  Do all speak in tongues?  Do all interpret?"  

1 Corinthians 12:27-30

You will see by the verse below that Paul was not only concerned about being a financial burden to Christ's church but he also tried never to be lazy.  If he had been lazy he therefore would have caused others to be overworked.
A WORD OF CAUTION - There are those who are unable to accept help, even when help is readily offered.  This type of situation will also cause exhaustion and eventually that person not accepting the help that God is sending them will become discouraged.

"Surely you remember, brothers, our toil and hardship;  we worked night and day in order not to be a burden to anyone while we preached the gospel of God to you."  
1 Thessalonians 2:9

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Finally, when ministry becomes a burden it might be that God is moving you in a different direction.  Spend careful time in prayer and in studying the Bible to determine what God wants you to do.  

click HERE to read "The Importance of Prayer - GUIDANCE"

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If you are feeling that ministry has become a burden, then please take time to honestly assess the situation and spend quality time and effort in prayer. 

Prayer Warriors United

"Prayer Warriors United" is a google+ Community where Christians come together in prayer. 

Click HERE to view or join this community

If you need prayer please fill out this

Friday, January 18, 2019

19 Sweet RECIPES For Valentine's Day 2019

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19 Sweet RECIPES for Valentine's Day 2019

In today's post, I featured 19 of my favorite sweet recipe creations that I previously shared on this blog.  Any of these recipes are perfect for Valentine's Day.  However, since Valentine's Day is supposed to be about love - I don't want us to forget what true Love is all about (click on link below to read):

Click HERE to find out what TRUE LOVE IS........
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© (2019)
Click on each title below to see the entire post which includes a link to a printable version of each recipe - ENJOY!

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Grow your own!
Many wonderful garden products from

 "Mary's Heirloom Seeds"!!
click to view

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