Sunday, February 28, 2021

Searching For Justice

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Searching For Justice

Over the past few weeks we have been studying some aspect of "justice".  Last week we went back to the basics and studied "Biblical Laws of Justice" (click HERE to view that post).  Today we are going to focus on chapter 59 in Isaiah.

We will begin by defining JUSTICE:
Justice - the maintenance or administration of what is just, fair or moral. 

In this chapter there is a search for justice but none can be found.  See list below which details the sad results of the justice search. 


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Notice the word "integrity" used in verse 4 (see list above) - a couple months ago we studied the difference between "Integrity vs Duplicity" (click HERE to view that post).

Last month I used a passage from this chapter (Isaiah 59) in a post titled: "TRUTH is FREEDOM" (click HERE to view that post) (verses 14 & 15 below)

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Examples of how justice is lost are detailed throughout this chapter (see chart above).


You will notice that in verse 8 (see first picture in this post)  there is no peace when justice is lost.  

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Do not worry because God has promised that those who repent of their sins will be filled with His Holy Spirit!  His Spirit will not depart from us and God's Words will always be on our lips.  

In the end God ALWAYS wins, which means that eventually "justice" will be achieved.  


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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop #409

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #409!

Before we get to the blog hop today - checkout this post:
Palacinke - a.k.a. Blueberry Blintz
http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/2013/02/smoothie-saturday-7-raspberry-pineapple.html, by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com

Start planning next year's Victory Garden!  There are many wonderful seeds available at Mary's Heirloom Seeds (click picture below):


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We're your hosts & co-hosts 

Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
Angie @ God's Growing Garden
Checkout my amazing "Featured" Pinterest Board

(click HERE to view & follow)
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:
There were so many amazing posts that I couldn't pick only 3! - One extra fantastic post this week!

1. "Chocolate Pistachio Cake" by masterPIECES of My Life
2. "Crochet Turban" by Howling at the Moon
3. "Fleece Ear Warmerby Hello Sewing


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!





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Monday, February 22, 2021

You're the STAR - Week#4 HOME (February 2021)

I can't believe that it is the last Monday in February already!  It certainly has been a cold month, but look on the bright side - Spring is coming. 
Thank you again for joining us!
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Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog:
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WELCOME to the February 2021 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
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WELCOME to HOME feature week of the February 2021 "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
Liberty @ B4 and Afters
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 January 2021 "You're the Star" blog hop)


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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, February 21, 2021

Biblical Laws of Justice

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Biblical Laws of Justice

When things seem so complicated it is sometimes a good idea to go back to basics.  If you have been following the ongoing court cases regarding this past Autumn election, then you will understand why I thought we should focus on what God says about "justice."

We will begin by defining JUSTICE:
Justice - the maintenance or administration of what is just, fair or moral. 



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"False reports" sounds a lot like "fake news".  A falsity can just be an outright lie or it also happen by omission.  Many of our modern day "fact-checkers" twist the truth and by not including certain details are in fact lying themselves.  Just tell the whole truth and nothing but.  

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Last year we learned about "malice" - click HERE to view that post.  

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It is very difficult to take a stand in a crowd and this applies both in the literal sense and in the moral sense.  Justice will not occur if you are just "going with the flow."  (click HERE to read about 4 ways to STAND).  

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These verses are very interesting - it is equally important not to give special treatment to someone because they are poor and at the same time making sure not to ignore them and deny justice.  

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Justice must be neutral and fair, equal treatment even to an enemy. (this reminds me of the Parable of the Good Samaritan - click HERE to read)  

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This verse sounds exactly like "innocent until proven guilty."  

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The wording in the above verse is so amazing - how true that a bribe blinds and twists.  When someone in authority is bribed, then the truth is twisted and justice is blinded. 





It's actually really simple - just live righteously and tell the truth in every aspect of your life.

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Saturday, February 20, 2021

Chocolate Spice Lava Cakes

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Chocolate Spice Lava Cakes

I have been saving some of these Gingerbread Lindt (Lindor chocolate company) truffles that I received at Christmas time to try in a lava cake (see pictures below).  Gingerbread is not just for the month of December - I think February is also a perfect month for a chocolate spice combo.



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Printable Recipe
3 eggs
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoons sugar
4 Gingerbread Lindt Truffles (wrapping removed)
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 tablespoon orange rind
1/2 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
(4 ramekins - sprayed or buttered & dusted with flour)
powdered sugar for dusting (optional - I did not use)

Begin by melting the butter and then once melted, remove from heat - set aside to cool to lukewarm.  In a large bowl - mix together the milk, eggs, orange juice, orange rind & sugar (you may use a whisk but do NOT whip until frothy).  The butter mixture should be cooled by now - add that into the egg/sugar mixture & stir until combined (see first picture on the left below).  Mix the flour, cocoa powder, ginger and cinnamon together in a different bowl (picture below on the right).  Stir the dry and wet ingredients together with a wooden spoon until fully blended (third picture below).  

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Spray/butter 4 ramekins.  Pour the batter into each ramekin (equal amounts of the dough into each Ramekin)   Now place 1 truffle in the middle of each batter filled ramekin.  Press the truffle down until the batter covers the top of the truffle (in the picture below, the truffle has not yet been covered with the batter).
(IMPORTANT NOTE:  The success of this dessert depends on the size of the ramekin - if you are using a wider more shallow ramekin then the truffle will not be covered with cake batter & therefore will not work) (see picture below) 


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Bake in a preheated 450 degree oven for 9 to 14 minutes (NOTE:  Every oven is different - if you are making this for the first time I would bake 1 Ramekin first & then test to make sure the "lava" is flowing inside.  The perfect time for my oven is 10.5 minutes).  Remove the Ramekins from the oven & place on a cooling rack for 10 to 15 minutes.  While they are cooling - take a knife and gently run around the edges.

After about 10 to 15 minutes - remove each Lava Cake and place on a plate. 

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Serve immediately & Enjoy!
(NOTE - If you allow the cake to cool completely - it will still be delicious but the inner part will harden back to the creamy truffle middle instead of the flowing lava decadence)

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Take Up The THANKFULNESS Challenge!
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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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop #408

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #408!

Before we get to the blog hop today - checkout this post:
Creamy Tomato Soup Made From Home-Canned Tomato Sauce
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo 2015-02-01_zpsdgputbpx.jpg

Start planning next year's Victory Garden!  There are many wonderful seeds available at Mary's Heirloom Seeds (click picture below):


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Checkout the many great giveaways going on right now!
Click the button below to enter each Giveaway!!:
God’s Growing Garden Giveaways
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Good Morning and Welcome to another No Rules Party!


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We're your hosts & co-hosts 

Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
Angie @ God's Growing Garden
Checkout my amazing "Featured" Pinterest Board

(click HERE to view & follow)
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:
There were so many amazing posts that I couldn't pick only 3! - One extra fantastic post this week!

1. "Finding Focus in the Chaos" by Little Frugal Homestead
2. "Simple 3 Ingredient Beet Salad" by Scratch Made Food
3. "Button & Bead Collage Coastersby Artsy Karma


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!





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Grow your own!
Many wonderful garden products from

 "Mary's Heirloom Seeds"!!
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