Monday, September 21, 2020

You're the STAR - Week#3 FAMILY (September 2020)

We had the most beautiful weather this weekend - highs in the low 60's.  I hope that you enjoyed your weekend also!
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Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share this post from my blog:
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Welcome to week#3 of the September 2020 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
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WELCOME to FAMILY feature week of the
September 2020 "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:
Michelle @ Moms Are Frugal
Kris @ Kris and Larry . com
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 August 2020 "You're the STAR" blog hop)


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, September 20, 2020

Wisdom From Heaven #2 - UNSPIRITUAL EARTHLY WISDOM



Wisdom From Heaven #2 - UNSPIRITUAL EARTHLY WISDOM

This is the second post in the series called "Wisdom from Heaven".  In this series we will be studying James chapter 3, which details how to put wisdom into practice in our everyday lives.

Today we are focusing on the opposite of Heavenly Wisdom.  Sometimes it is easier to understand a concept when learning about the opposite.

Unspiritual earthly wisdom is summed up in this small portion of James 3:16 - 
"envy and selfish ambition."

Let's begin by defining all three words: envy, selfish and ambition:

envy - a feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else's possessions, qualities or looks.

selfish - lacking consideration of others;  concerned chiefly with one's own personal profit or pleasure.

ambition - a strong desire to do or achieve something, typically requiring determination and hard work.

Obviously, ambition is a good characteristic and something to work towards.  However, ambition is not always positive.  Look at the featured Bible verses above - problematic ambition happens when it is selfish.
If "Selfish-Ambition" was one word, then this is how it would be defined:

Selfish-Ambition - a strong desire to do or achieve something which lacks consideration of others;  typically requiring determination and hard work towards one's own personal profit or pleasure.

Reread James 3:16 - you will notice that when these two characeristics (selfishness and ambition) are combined, the result is catastrophic.  Verse 16 is very specific - selfish ambition and envy will result in disorder and every evil practice.

Finally, you might be wondering how ambition could be a good characteristic.  Ambition is something to strive for only when it is Godly-ambition.
 


If your daily life (through actions), wins the respect of outsiders, then that is a good example of being "Godly-ambitious" (see Scripture passage above).

Avoid unspiritual earthly wisdom by leading a quiet life and acting in a manner that wins the respect of strangers (thereby glorifying God).

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Friday, September 18, 2020

Part #1 - Ring of Fire Sunflower Variety

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Part #1 - Ring of Fire Sunflower

This is the tenth year showcasing sunflower varieties grown in my garden.  I have had some difficult sunflower seasons in the past and this year also had some problems.  This is the third post in the Sunflower Series of 2020 and today I am featuring a sunflower that has a perfectly fitting name - RING OF FIRE.  Each petal is like a flame in a campfire - just stunningly beautiful.
  
I have so many wonderful pictures of this sunflower variety, so I have split them up into two posts (This is part#1).

ENJOY the following pictures!

All photos were taken by me (Angie Ouellette-Tower) and the sunflowers were all grown in my garden.
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Sunflowers from 2018:
Orange Mahogany Sunflower - Part 2

Sunflowers from 2017:
Sunflowers from 2016:



Sunflowers from 2015:

Sunflowers from 2014:
Sunflowers from 2013:

Sunflowers from 2012:

Sunflowers from 2011:
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Thursday, September 17, 2020

ENKMAN Light Your Way Home GIVEAWAY

ENKMAN Light Your Way Home GIVEAWAY!
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Part of The Fall Gift Guide

but first - read this great post:
Floral Ribbon Remnant Wreath
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(the following post was written by Laura from Michigan Saving and More )

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Welcome to the Enkman Light Your Way Home Solar Lights Giveaway!

10 Winners

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

Host is Deliciously Savvy

Michigan Saving and More

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Enkman sells a variety of LED Solar Lights that are perfect for Lighting Your Way Home!

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10 Lucky Winners will win a set of Enkman 208 LED Outdoor Solar Lights (TRV $270)!

See review HERE.

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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 continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/31/20. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail 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 contest are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Melissa Cushing at mcushing7 (at)hotmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Sponsors interested in joining our gift guides can see the information HERE.


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Friendly's Ice Cream Flavored Coffee Peppermint Stick GIVEAWAY

Friendly's Ice Cream Flavored Coffee Peppermint Stick GIVEAWAY!
Enter for your chances to win!
Part of The Fall Gift Guide

but first - read this great post:
Minty Cocoa Scones RECIPE 
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click HERE to view the entire post

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

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Friendly’s Ice Cream Flavored Coffee Peppermint Stick Giveaway

Welcome to the Friendly’s Ice Cream Flavored Coffee Peppermint Stick Giveaway!

1 Winner Friendly’s Ice Cream Flavored Coffee Peppermint Stick Giveaway 40 ct box

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

Host is Michigan Saving and More

 

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1 Winner receives a Friendly’s Ice Cream Flavored Coffee Peppermint Stick Giveaway 40 ct box

Friendly’s Ice Cream Flavored Coffee Peppermint Stick Giveaway 40 ct box

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See review HERE.

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THE GIVEAWAY

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 continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 9/30/20. 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 contest 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.

Sponsors interested in joining our gift guides can see the information HERE.

 

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