Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop #309

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #309!
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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. "Garden Hose Spring Wreath" by Clover House
2. "How To Paint a Faux Chocolate Bunny" by Fresh Vintage By Lisa S
3. "Mini Cadbury Creme Egg Cupcakes" by Living On Cloud Nine



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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, March 25, 2019

You're the STAR - Week#5 EXTRA (March 2019)

You are all so talented!  I so enjoy visiting your amazing posts - please continue sharing!
Thank you again for joining us!
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WELCOME to the March 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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Parsnip RECIPES
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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)

Waffled Hash Browns by Reviews, Chews & How-Tos


Peach Double Hibiscus by Comfort Spring
#flowers #bouquet #tropical #hibiscus #doublehibiscus #peach #periwinkle
Life Changes In An Instant by Debbie-Dabble Blog

Bunnies Abound by Stone Cottage Adventures

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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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Responding To An Apology

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Responding To An Apology


Over the past couple months we have been studying how to hold each other accountable for our actions (click HERE to read "Accountability and Admonishment"), we have also been learning the difference between encouraging others and rebuking when they have sinned (click HERE to read "Encouragement vs Admonishment").  A couple weeks ago we talked about Knowing When To Walk Away (click HERE to read) and last week: When You Are The Confronted (click HERE to read).  


Today we will focus on how to respond to an apology.

Nobody ever talks about how to accept an apology.  After all, forgiveness goes both ways: asking for forgiveness and actually forgiving.
The most important thing that we MUST do is FORGIVE (see verses above & below):

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The following are three common mistakes that many of us make when somebody apologizes:


1.  Limiters
This is the kind of person that puts a limit on an offense, even if it's just a mistake and not an intentional sin.  The "three strikes and your out" mentality.  If we are to truly forgive as the Lord has forgiven us then that means there is no limit.  When someone apologizes say: "I forgive you" or "No problem" and then when that exact offense happens again say:  "I forgive you" or "No problem" - say this again and again and again........
"Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, 'Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?'  Jesus answered, 'I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.' " 
Matthew 18:21 & 22

2.  Grudgers
This type of response to an apology says that they forgive the offense at first but then they remember the wrongdoing and use it in the future.  They use your past offense as ammunition in future situations.  Of course, we are not going to be able to totally forget the past and what has been done to us but NOT using this wrongdoing against the offender in the future is basically the same thing as forgetting the sin.  God has forgotten our sins and we must do the same when we are wronged.
"For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more."  Hebrews 8:12

3.  Mockers
This is the type of person that makes fun of you at first.  They might say things like: "are you really that clumsy?" or "What a big baby" or "Just think before doing" (well, as an example, if it's a mistake there is no thinking first - it's not intentional, it's just a mistake and we all make them).  This type of forgiveness is not sincere - it's not from the heart.  God never belittles. 
"......forgive your brother from your heart." 
Matthew 18:35

When responding to an apology: always be sincere, don't keep track of the offenses and never hold the wrongdoing against the offender in the future.


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Friday, March 22, 2019

Features From The Toledo Museum of Art - MODERN #1


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Features From My Visit to: The Toledo Museum of Art - MODERN#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 pieces from the TMA each month.

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“A Rainbow Like You”
(Blown glass, acrylic, lighting, table, 2015)
By Katherine Gray (Canadian born)

It's officially Spring and when I saw this glass display (see pictures above) - I was reminded of the glorious floral colors of this season.

Below is a description/explanation taken from descriptive card beside the display:
"A Rainbow Like You" is both glass and light installation.  In this rainbow-hued work, Katherine Gray uses traditional blown vessels and theatrical lighting to express ideas about the transmission of light through another mode of glassmaking- stained glass.  Often found in houses of worship, light filtered through stained glass is usually transmitted from hight above the congregants seated below.  Gray seeks to reverse this action and it's implications, projecting light from below to create a rainbow as a colorful wall mural, evoking glass's ability to refract light into the color spectrum.

Gray is also commenting on the crowded display of glassware found in thrift stores today, 
which gave greater visibility to the transparent and sometimes overlooked material that is as common to our everyday lives.  Each of the glasses that are placed chromatically on the clear glass table was blown by Gray and collectively represent various styles from the history of global glassmaking.

God gave us the rainbow after Noah and the flood:

"I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth"
Genesis 9:13

ENJOY!

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"
"White Terrier"
"Winter Landscape With a Bird Trap"

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Cross-country Skiing with a Great Pyrenees
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