Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop #427

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #427!

Before we get to the blog hop today - checkout this post:
Rosehip Applesauce
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for https://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo 2013-07-30_zpsnfveh5dz.jpg

It's gardening season!  
There are many wonderful seeds available at Mary's Heirloom Seeds (click picture below):


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Good Morning and Welcome to another No Rules Party!


TWTbasic


TWTpictures
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:

1. "Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix" by Artful Homemaking
3. "Tips For Fighting Inflationby Little Frugal Homestead

If you've been featured we'd love for you to grab a button.

TWTfeatured



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"!!
click to view


Monday, June 28, 2021

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

My garden is so very happy with all the rain that we had a few days ago.  I hope that you are enjoying this growing season!
Thank you again for joining us!
There are many ways to follow me:
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Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog:
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo DSCF8769_zps8kqzez4s.jpg

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WELCOME to the June 2021 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
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WELCOME to HOME feature week of the June 2021 "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your HOME week Hosts

YoureTheStarHome(2) 
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)


by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo ShopHoppingFeatured_zpsf9fab123.jpg

(All features were chosen from the May 2021 "You're the Star" blog hop)


Sunshine Yellow & Midnight Black Table For Two by Dining Delight

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, June 27, 2021

Jesus Is #7 - THE TRUE VINE

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Part#7 Jesus Is - THE TRUE VINE
Today we are continuing in the "Jesus Is" series.
In the book of John, there are 7 ways in which Jesus described himself:
Today we are focusing on Jesus "The TRUE VINE"

Previously in this series we have learned that Jesus is The Bread of Life giving us sustenance for growth, and about Jesus the Light of the world, which will give us a vision for planning the future.  We have also learned that Jesus is the Door/Gate, which is God's guidance showing us the pathway ahead (urging us toward a certain decision);  as well as the Good Shepherd, protecting us as we follow Him.  Then we learned that Jesus is the Resurrection, giving us a guarantee of eternal life.  And last week we learned that Jesus the Way, Truth & Life which gives us clarification and a firm foundation in our faith.

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo SundayVine2_zps65a4cbf7.jpg

These verses focus on the utter dependence that we must have on Jesus.  In order to "bear much fruit" - (not just a mediocre amount of fruit but "much fruit" - a large amount) we must be completely and totally reliant on Him.  If you are trimming a grape vine or fruit tree and throw the "bad" branches that you cut off onto a pile;  you will notice that these branches will do nothing.

It's the same with us - without Jesus we can do NOTHING.  Another interesting choice of words "Nothing" - I looked up the meaning:

NOTHING - no thing, not anything.  No part, no portion.  One of no consequence, no significance.  Something that has no existence, no quantitative value, zero.

Again that is absolute - no beginning and therefore no ending - NOTHING. 

Another way of looking at this is the opposite of "nothing"  - With Jesus all things are possible and when we trust God we can do anything and everything that He wants us to do.

Vine by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo SundayVine1_zps867677c9.jpg

When we are talking about the "bad branches" or the "fruitless branches" - those are the areas of our life that need to be changed.  When we cut out that sin from our life, then we are building character and learning to endure hardships.  It doesn't feel good when that branch is being cut off but then afterwards our whole vine (life) becomes healthy and strong.

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo SundayVine3_zps53326d0f.jpg

In the township where I live, there are a few months in the fall and spring when we are allowed to burn our yard waste.  Many of the branches that I trim off during late spring sit in a pile at the back of my urban farm until burning season.  I have noticed that many of these branches that I have thrown away struggle to live and hang on to their leaves for many weeks - but they never make it.  These cast out branches always end up withering away.  
These withered & cast away branches symbolize two things:
1.  We can try living without our Lord and Savior and struggle along but without Jesus we will eventually wither away.
2.  That "bad branch" (or sin), when cast away and when not given any water (or attention) will become weaker and easier to ignore or avoid doing.

When we "remain" in God we are given certain privileges and can "ask whatever we wish."  Be careful - we are Christians and must ask according to the Father's will.  A branch on a grape vine will draw from the sap of the vine and grow abundant grapes - that branch and those grapes glorify the vine.   We must glorify Him. 


Jesus is The True Vine, which produces in us endurance and character.  We become stronger in Christ and we have peace in God during difficult times.



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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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Friday, June 25, 2021

Chipmunk Window Feeder

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photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower

Chipmunk Window Feeder

We bought a window hummingbird feeder and we were so excited to be able to watch them come to the window.  Well, I think that the hummingbirds were probably afraid to fly under the porch overhang and the feeder never once was used.  That's why my husband created a feeding obstacle course for our neighborhood chipmunks.  You will see by the following pictures that my cat enjoys the show as much as we do.  (I know - my garden produce will suffer because we have made this a chipmunk friendly yard).

NOTE about our window.  Please excuse the disgusting grime of our windows - they are original from the 1960's - the house has settled and unfortunately we are no longer able to take the windows apart to clean between window panes (we need new windows).

ENJOY the following pictures!


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Here are some of my previous encounters with critters over the past decade:
(click on each title to view the entire post)

Thursday Favorite Things


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Grow your own!
Many wonderful garden products from

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



Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop #426

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #426!

Before we get to the blog hop today - checkout this post:
Crock-Pot Bacon Baked Beans
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo DSCF7993_zps9cogmzbd.jpg

It's gardening season!  
There are many wonderful seeds available at Mary's Heirloom Seeds (click picture below):


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Good Morning and Welcome to another No Rules Party!


TWTbasic


TWTpictures
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:

1. "How To Freeze Blueberries" by Little Frugal Homestead
2. "6 Benefits of Scheduling a Mold Inspection" by The Dedicated House
3. "Patriotic Fife & Drum Displayby TeeDiddlyDee

If you've been featured we'd love for you to grab a button.

TWTfeatured



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"!!
click to view


Monday, June 21, 2021

You're the STAR - Week#3 FAMILY (June 2021)

I hope that you all had a wonderful Father's Day weekend!
Thank you again for joining us!
There are many ways to follow me:
blog  |  facebook  |  pinterest  |  twitter  |  bloglovin  |  instagram

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Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share this post from my blog:
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo DSCF8883_zps3xk8l4gp.jpg

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo YoureTheStarHopLarge_zpsjbrldhcx.jpg
Welcome to week#3 of the June 2021 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
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WELCOME to FAMILY feature week of the

June 2021 "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your FAMILY week Cohosts 

YoureTheStarFamily
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)

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo ShopHoppingFeatured_zpsf9fab123.jpg

(These features were chosen from the May 2021 "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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