Saturday, July 31, 2021

A Decade of Blogging - CANNING

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A Decade of Blogging - CANNING
Time sure does fly!!  "God's Growing Garden" is 10 years old and I am going to be celebrating this milestone all year long.  There will be different topics each month and I will go through the past decade showcasing a post from each year focusing on that specific topic.
In this twenty-first post of this series I will feature 10 CANNING recipes &/or tips. 

Click on each title below to see the entire post - ENJOY!

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop #431

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #431!

Before we get to the blog hop today - checkout this post:
Mango Berry Smoothie
Mango Smoothie by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo 2014-05-22_zps6350975d.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!


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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

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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. "How To Make Homemade Natural Sunscreen" by Artful Homemaking
2. "Make Your Own Cinnamon Soap" by Kiku Corner
3. "7 Fun Summer Dishesby Comfort Spring

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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Monday, July 26, 2021

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

We have been harvesting blackberries almost everyday - it's a good berry year!
Thank you again for joining us!
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Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog:
Rainbow Sunflower Mural by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo DSCN2495_zps520db227.jpg

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WELCOME to the July 2021 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
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WELCOME to HOME feature week of the July 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 June 2021 "You're the Star" blog hop)


Gorgeous French Style Dresser Transformation by Wise Little Owl Furniture
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, July 25, 2021

Rumors & Gossip

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Rumors & Gossip
The topic that we will be studying today is a touchy one, but since there are so many divisions in the world today, I felt led by God to focus on "Rumors & Gossip."

Let's begin by defining both words:

Rumor - a currently circulating story or report of uncertain or doubtful truth

Gossip - a person who habitually reveals personal or sensational facts about others
             - casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details that are not confirmed as being true.


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Before I continue, I need to make it very clear that I know that prejudice still happens in our world, but I believe that such atrocities are fueled and even caused by rumors and gossips.

Let me explain by telling you a true story from my childhood.  I grew up in a small town in Canada that had once been inhabited by a majority of French speaking people.  When I was a teenager it was probably only about 30% French speaking.  I say that to explain that there were literally only a couple of black teenagers in my high school.  In fact, I was sixteen years old when I made my first black friend.  To be totally honest with you, when I met her I did NOT see color.  I saw a beautiful, kind and brilliant teen girl.  It is society that fuels this "color" division not the common man or woman.

In the verse below, I believe that "rumors of wars" could be referring to exactly what I am talking about in this post.  Society telling us that we can't like certain sections of society if people are born a different color.  Or, we can't befriend someone who is Jewish if we were raised in a Catholic family.  These "rumors" cause divisions that have and do lead to violent unrest/wars. 

Examples of "rumors" causing division in our world today and in recent history:
- skin color (Black vs White vs Native American vs Asian)
- religion (Catholics vs Protestants vs Jewish vs Muslims)
- gender                                                                              
- political party                                                                    
- allopathic medicine vs natural medicine                          

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It is then "gossip" that continues spreading these "rumors".
Of course, social media is the worst venue in doing so much harm.  Social media really is gossip on steroids.  

As an example - We have sections of society boasting about medicine that they have taken, all while shunning anyone else who has the opposite opinion.  In just a few months our medical information went from being totally protected by HIPAA to now being plastered all over the world via social media.  We can not know other people's bodies and how they react to medicine, yet many are insisting that everyone take that same medication without acknowledging that we are all different and unique with different conditions and reactions.

Look at the verse below - it actually says to avoid gossipers.

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I think my favorite verse about gossip is the one above (Proverbs 26:20).  It's so vivid - the heat of a fight will die down without gossip being spread.  Just think of how quickly a wildfire can spread through the forest.  That's how quickly false rumors can create violence and destruction.


Ignore gossip and correct rumors with God's truth.



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Saturday, July 24, 2021

A Fruit Grower's Patience - BLACKBERRIES

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A Fruit Grower's Patience - BLACKBERRIES
Almost ten years ago my husband gave me blackberry plants as a gift.  Blackberries are one of my favorite types of fruit and when I planted these berry bushes I thought they would be loaded with berries in a couple years.  Well, almost 10 years later and they are now full of wonderful blackberries.
Patience is the key to many areas of life, including growing fruit.

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This is the post that I wrote when I planted these blackberry plants:
(click HERE to view that entire post)

My Blackberry Christmas Gift - 2 Blackberry plants

This is what the blackberry patch looks like now:
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Here are a few blackberry recipes: 
(Click on each title below to see the entire post - ENJOY!)
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