Sunday, October 31, 2021

Biblical Anatomy #8 - FOREHEAD

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Biblical Anatomy #8 - FOREHEAD
Today we continue studying in the series called "Biblical Anatomy."

Anatomy - is the study of parts and structures of organisms.

What is "Biblical Anatomy" you might ask?  It is the study of the structure of the Christian Body.  

Today we focus on the FOREHEAD:

Forehead - The part of the face between the eyebrows, the normal hairline and the temples.

The muscles of the forehead help to form facial expressions.  There are 4 basic motions that these forehead muscles can preform: 1.  The occipitofrontalis muscles raise the eyebrows and create a surprise expression.  2.  These same muscles move each eyebrow individually (one brow at a time) making a quizzical expression.  3.  The corrugator supecilii muscles pull eyebrows inward and  4.  push the eyebrows down creating a frown.

When studying the "Biblical forehead" we learn that it is very important.  The forehead protects the brain or the mind which symbolizes our wisdom, memory, knowledge, discernment, emotions.  In the verse below we see that we are to "bind the commandments on our forehead."  To me this has a twofold meaning.  First, the obvious one is that we are to memorize God's Word but to bind it to our forehead implies that it will withstand the test of time.  Second, the fact that it is bound to our forehead means that others will be able to see it (live God's law so that others will see).

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The "forehead" is only mentioned at the beginning of the Bible when talking about memorizing God's Word and then at the end when "revealing" what will happen in the "end times".  In the verse below we learn that "the mark of the beast" will be on their right hands or their foreheads.  I believe that the "forehead" in Revelation is referring to the mind - the deception and brainwashing that will happen (or possibly is happening) in the end times.

"It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads."
Revelation 13:16

So many people are afraid to even read the book of Revelation but if we are children of God then we have NOTHING to fear.  We will NOT be harmed by the beast if we belong to God!  See the verse below - those who have the "seal of God on their foreheads" can NOT be harmed!!

If you are a Christian then your mind has been sealed (protected) by God!


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Finally, since today is a very evil day on the calendar (October 31st), I thought we'd finish this post talking about trusting God even (or especially) when we are faced with an evil giant.  Let's look back at the Old Testament and specifically "David & Goliath" 
(In 1 Samuel).
Isn't it interesting that David, (by totally trusting God and following His plan) was able to take down the terrifying giant with just a tiny (tiny compared to a giant) stone!  And where did this stone hit Goliath??? - The forehead! (see verse below).
 

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Memorize and live God's Word by "binding it to our foreheads".  
Take comfort in knowing that as a child of God your mind has been sealed (protected).


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Friday, October 29, 2021

A Decade of Blogging - APPLES

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A Decade of Blogging - APPLES
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, which will focus on that specific topic.
In this twenty-ninth post of this series I will feature 10 delicious APPLE recipes. 

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

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop #444

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #444!

Before we get to the blog hop today - checkout this post:
My Favorite Pumpkin Varieties
Pumpkins by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo 2014-10-29_zpsd51bfe38.jpg

Cool weather crop 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

(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. "Sunflower Tent Topper Card" by Paper Seedlings
2. "Candy Corn Sugar Cookies" by Cindy's On-Line Recipe Box
3. "DIY Hanging Flower Decorationby Steph Creates

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

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Monday, October 25, 2021

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

I can't believe that it is the last week of October already!  I hope that you are enjoying this beautiful season!
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 October 2021 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
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WELCOME to HOME feature week of the October 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
Cindy @ Mom, the Lunch Lady
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 September 2021 "You're the Star" blog hop)


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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, October 24, 2021

Biblical Anatomy #7 - NOSE

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Biblical Anatomy #7 - NOSE
Today we continue studying in the series called "Biblical Anatomy."

Anatomy - is the study of parts and structures of organisms.

What is "Biblical Anatomy" you might ask?  It is the study of the structure of the Christian Body.  

Today we focus on the NOSE:

Nose - The part of the human face or the forward part of the head of other vertebrates that contains the nostrils and organs of smell and forms the beginning of the respiratory tract.

The Biblical "nose" can be broken down into two important points:
1.  Most importantly, the nose is the organ where God breathed life into our soul (read Genesis 2:7 seen below): 
2.  The nose is one of the 5 organs that comprise the senses (vision, taste, touch, hearing and smell)


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We are living souls only because God breathed the BREATH OF LIFE in each and every single one of us.
  
It is also through our nose/nostrils that we continue to breath everyday of our earthly life.  The EPA says that the average person takes between 17,280 and 23,040 breaths a day.  That's more than 6 million breaths a year!!




Moving on to the sense of smell.  In the Scripture passage below, Christ being glorified through us is described in the most beautiful way:
"The fragrance of His knowledge diffuses through us".
This makes me think of an essential oil diffuser:  the aroma can not be ignored but it is so pleasant and remains for a very long time.  We are like the diffuser - Jesus Christ is being disbursed through our life.  Jesus is the healing essential oil (The fragrance of Christ) and we are simply the vessel.

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Jesus Christ is the aroma of life leading to life.


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Friday, October 22, 2021

Major Mushroom Year (Some Edible with Recipe)

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Major Mushroom Year

This year we began growing our own edible mushrooms.  Just like any fruit or vegetable, homegrown is always better than store bough.  I think we chose the optimal year to begin cultivating mushrooms because I have also noticed more wild mushrooms than any other year.

Before I continue, I want to make it clear that I am NOT giving instruction or advice on how to find mushrooms and I am NOT giving any medical advice or any advice whatsoever.

All photos were taken by me (Angie Ouellette-Tower) and the mushrooms were all grown in my garden/yard.
© (2021)

EDIBLE MUSHROOMS

Morel Mushroom


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Blue Oyster Mushroom

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Italian Oyster Mushroom

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Wine Cap Mushroom

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RECIPES

UNKNOWN OR POISONOUS MUSHROOMS

Unknown Mushroom

(or maybe Crimson Waxcap??)

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Giant Puffball Mushroom

(some say they are edible but I have NEVER eaten them)

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Unknown Mushroom


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Unknown Mushroom

(growing on our firewood pile)

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Turkey Tail Mushroom

(possibly medicinal - some say it might be cancer preventing - again, I am NOT giving any advice or making any claims)

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