Monday, December 16, 2019

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

We are already getting near the end of Advent Season and soon it will be Christmas day!
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Welcome to week#3 of the December 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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Who Takes Care of the Caregiver? - Dealing with FEAR
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WELCOME to FAMILY feature week of the
December "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your FAMILY week Cohost 
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This week is FAMILY feature week
Swing by the Family hosting team's blogs:
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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 November 2019 "You're the STAR" blog hop)

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Please link up your family friendly blog posts below!
It wouldn't be a linky party with YOU!
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DAY#16 - Christmas Blog Post Advent Calendar

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Day#16 - Christmas Blog Post Advent Calendar

Have you ever had a chocolate filled advent calendar where everyday you open a window that reveals a delicious chocolate?  Well, this is similar to that - everyday during Advent I will share with you previously published Christmas posts from this blog.  For the remainder of the days on the calendar there will be twelve posts each day for the "12 days of Christmas".   

The title photo for each day will be a picture from a Christmas card that I received either as a child or from the recent past.

In case you missed it - FEATURED yesterday:
Cranberry Walnut Biscotti RECIPE
100 Years of Christmas Music - 1990's
Onion Olive & Almond Cheeseball RECIPE
15 Tips When a Loved One is in the Hospital

click on the following title to view the entire post:

Pinwheel Christmas Cookies - RECIPE
Pinwheel Cookies by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo DSCF0686_zps238dd678.jpg
100 Years of Christmas Music - 2000's
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for https://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo Music00_zpsor0y46bo.jpg
Mango & Almond Milk Sherbert RECIPE
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo DSCF9172_zpsplmk6jaz.jpg
Pumpkin Cocoa Bread with Dried Cranberries & Chocolate Glaze RECIPE
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Taking Care of Your Family
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo SundayFamily_zpsguokhguh.jpg
Daily Meal Planning for the Holidays - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert and Snack RECIPES - Day#3
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Cherished Christmas Ornaments Through the Decades - 2000's COOKIES
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Peppermint Patty Chocolate Chip Cookie RECIPE
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Living a Childless Life - Dealing with Regret
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Homemade Grape Juice

Features From The Toledo Museum of Art
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Chocolate Filled Advent Calendar - BOWLING PINS
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"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."
2 Timothy 4:7

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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Third of Advent - EVERLASTING FATHER

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Third of Advent - EVERLASTING FATHER

Last year, during Advent season, we focused on preparing our heart, mind and soul to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
(click the titles to view each post below):
ADORE, BEHOLD, PEACE, PROCLAIM
GLORIFY
JOY, JOYFUL, JOYOUS, REJOICE
HALLELUJAH
This year we will be studying who Jesus is (as described in Isaiah 9:6).  Today we will be learning about God The Everlasting Father.

I know that we all know the meaning of "everlasting" but I will still share the definition:
Everlasting - lasting or enduring through all time, eternal.

Let's learn more about our Everlasting Father:

Before the mountains were born
    or you brought forth the whole world,
    from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
Psalm 90:2

Do you not know?
    Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
    and his understanding no one can fathom.
Isaiah 40:28

Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
    and your dominion endures through all generations.
Psalm 145:13

But from everlasting to everlasting
    the Lord’s love is with those who fear him,
    and his righteousness with their children’s children—
Psalm 103:17

The eternal God is your refuge,
    and underneath are the everlasting arms.
Deuteronomy 33:27

Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has everlasting life.
John 6:47

And also, let's focus on verses using the word "Father":

I will be a Father to you,
    and you will be my sons and daughters,
says the Lord Almighty.
2 Corinthians 6:18

    As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.
John 15:9

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
John 14:6

and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
    to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2:11

In his defense Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.”

John 5:17

See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.
Matthew 18:10

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5:16


Praise you Lord for being our 
EVERLASTING FATHER!


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Enjoy precious time with your family during Advent.
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Family Worship Time during Advent

DAY#15 - Christmas Blog Post Advent Calendar

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Picture scanned from a Christmas card - original artwork by Phillip Swanepoel
Day#15 - Christmas Blog Post Advent Calendar

Have you ever had a chocolate filled advent calendar where everyday you open a window that reveals a delicious chocolate?  Well, this is similar to that - everyday during Advent I will share with you previously published Christmas posts from this blog.  For the remainder of the days on the calendar there will be twelve posts each day for the "12 days of Christmas". 

The title photo for each day will be a picture from a Christmas card that I received either as a child or from the recent past.  

click on the following title to view the entire post:

The Swift Actions of the Shepherd
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo SundayAdventShepherd_zpsjv1xlmao.jpg
JOY, JOYFUL, JOYOUS, REJOICE
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Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming

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All roses in this picture were grown by my dad & all photos were taken by me:  Angie Ouellette-Tower
Angels We Have Heard on High
Advent & Christmas, for godsgrowinggarden.comby Angie Ouellette-Tower

Wealthy Wise Men Traveling Far
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Away in a Manger
Third of Advent
Three candles have been lit on the Advent Wreath

Christmas Hymns & Mary
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As With Gladness Men of Old
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Shepherds & Hymns
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O Come, All Ye Faithful
Advent & Christmas, for godsgrowinggarden.comby Angie Ouellette-Tower
Joseph
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Chocolate Filled Advent Calendar - STAR
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The Magi Visit the Messiah: "After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was.  When they saw the star they were overjoyed."
Matthew 2:9 & 10

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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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Saturday, December 14, 2019

DAY#14 - Christmas Blog Post Advent Calendar

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Picture scanned from a Christmas card - original artwork by Thomas Kahlau
Day#14 - Christmas Blog Post Advent Calendar

Have you ever had a chocolate filled advent calendar where everyday you open a window that reveals a delicious chocolate?  Well, this is similar to that - everyday during Advent I will share with you previously published Christmas posts from this blog.  For the remainder of the days on the calendar there will be twelve posts each day for the "12 days of Christmas". 

The title photo for each day will be a picture from a Christmas card that I received either as a child or from the recent past.

In case you missed it - FEATURED yesterday:
Four-in-one Christmas Tree Lighting
Tomato Cage Topiary Tree
Cranberry Apple Pie RECIPE
WORSHIP - Singing About Heaven

click on the following title to view the entire post:

100 Years of Christmas Music - 1990's
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for https://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo Music90_zpszyvwidmm.jpg
Olive, Onion & Almond Cheeseball RECIPE
Cheeseball by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo 008_zps0a785bd4.jpg
Cranberry Walnut Biscotti RECIPE
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for https://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo DSCF9805_zps5naqmgjd.jpg
Reversible Christmas Garland Made from Old Canning Lids
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Fruit of the Spirit - JOY
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Daily Meal Planning for the Holidays - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert and Snack RECIPES - Day#6
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Chicken Burger by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo 015_zps9d5dda66.jpg

Cherished Christmas Ornaments Through the Decades - 1970's JET TOY
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo IMG_0788_zpstssp7lef.jpg
Responding to an Apology
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15 Tips/Reminders:  When a Loved One is in the Hospital
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Home Grown Mint Tea
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The Basics - Toasting Almonds for Baking


Chocolate Filled Advent Calendar - LANTERN
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"Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path."
Psalm 119:105

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