Monday, February 28, 2022

You're the STAR - Week#4 HOME (February 2022)

The days are getting longer - soon we will be planting peas.
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 2022 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
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WELCOME to HOME feature week of the February 2022 "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 from Eclectic Red Barn
Cindy from 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 January 2022 "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, February 27, 2022

Bible Version Discrepancies #2 - PSALM 72 (Messiah's Reign)

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Bible Version Discrepancies #2 - PSALM 72 (Messiah's Reign)

For most of my life I have been afraid of the "King James Version" of the Bible.  I always thought that it would be like reading Shakespeare - well, it's not.  Most of the time on my Sunday blog posts I referenced the N.I.V. (New International Version) but recently, when I need clarification, I refer to the K.J.V. (King James Version) and the N.K.J.V. (New King James Version).  In making this small switch I discovered that there are many serious discrepancies between NIV & The King James versions.  I also found out that the Bible "scholars" who compiled NIV were members of secret societies.  Whether or not there was anything nefarious behind the NIV translation does not affect the goal that I have for this series.  We are going to use our God-given common sense to compare these versions and come to our own conclusions.

It is important to note that the King James Version was first published in 1611 and it wasn't until 1978 that the New International Version was first published.

Even if we find serious discrepancies by comparing these two versions, I want you to know that I believe God has still been able to get His message across to us - He is not fazed by "misinterpretation".  His Truth fills our heart and that is why we are able to objectively study and compare these versions without losing God's meaning.  

In this series we are going to really dive deep into God's Word.
We continue our comparison study with "Psalm 72".

Just like the first post in this series - one of the first shocking differences I noticed was the grammar in N.I.V. - it is very disrespectful.  Many words describing or referring to God or Jesus are NOT capitalized in the N.I.V. (those letters are underlined in the pictures below - NIV being on the left).  Modern grammar rules have become relaxed in everyday life but that does not mean that this should apply to the Holy Bible!!

I was met with shock at the very top of this passage.  In the N.K.J. version there is a title that does not appear in N.I.V.:
Glory and Universality of the Messiah’s Reign
Without this title, we have no idea that everything referenced in this passage is about Jesus (even though in the Old Testament they did not yet know that Jesus would be the Messiah).
Let's define those two words:

Glory - worshipful praise, honor, exaltation

Universalityincluding or covering all or a whole collectively or distributively without limit or exception; present or occurring everywhere.
  

Color code meaning in the pictures below:
Highlighted in yellow means that those words/sentences do not appear in one of the versions (including when references to God or Jesus appear in lower case rather than upper case)
Highlighted in orange means that the meaning of the word comparison was very different
Highlighted in green means that the meaning of the word comparison was similar or the same.


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The difference between "may" & "shall" (or "will")
May - used to indicate possibility or probability
Shall (will) - used to express what is inevitable
Let's use these definitions in place of the first discrepancy:
"May he judge your people" (N.I.V.) - that's like saying "there's a possibility of him judging your people."  Whereas, in N.K.J.V.  - "it is inevitable that He will judge Your people."  That is a huge discrepancy in such a small word - the meaning difference is gigantic.
Then there is the difference between "prosperity abound" and "abundance of peace".  We have economic-wealth vs harmony in personal relations.  The first seems very worldly and the second very heavenly.  I would much rather live in harmony with all of my family and friends than be filthy rich (and possibly alone).

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There are two "versus" in the above "verses".
"bow down" vs "fall down before Him"
&
"rescue" vs "redeem"

The first comparison is drastically different in meaning.  Bowing down is intentional and usually slow and controlled.  Whereas, "falling down" to me indicates that being in the presence of The Messiah was so awesome and magnificent that they couldn't help but just fall down in worship.

While the next two words are both similar and appropriate, I feel that "redeem" is much more fitting:
Rescue - to free from danger or evil.
Redeem - to free from the consequences of sin


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Here again we have two "versus" in the above "verses".
"thrive" vs "flourish"
&
"praise" vs "bless"
Both comparisons are equal in meaning:

Thrive - to grow vigorously
Flourish - to grow luxuriantly

Praise - to glorify
Bless - to glorify, praise


I pray that you will continue to reflect on these differences this week and never stop digging deep into God's Word.


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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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Thursday, February 24, 2022

22 Treasures - BREAD

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22 Treasures - BREAD

Both last Sunday and this past Tuesday were palindromic dates: 2/20/2022 & 2/22/22 (palindromic meaning it is the same from left to right or from right to left - 2202022 & 22222).  The number 2 is an interesting number.  There is no other number that I can think of that has the same result when it is added to itself and multiplied by itself [I am not a mathematician so I could be wrong.  And, I am not including zero because zero is nothing (literally nothing 0 + 0 = 0 and 0 x 0 = 0)]:
2 + 2 = 4
2 x 2 = 4
Four is the same answer whether 2 is added or multiplied by itself.

With that being said, since 22 (2 and 2) are so unique, I thought I'd start a new series during the year 2022 called:
22 Treasures
In this series I will pick a topic (like - BREAD) and I will feature 22 treasured blog posts from this blog about that topic.  And, that topic will be split into 4 different categories.

Today we are featuring BREAD in these 4 categories:
Loaf
Muffins
Scones/Biscuits
Rolls/Buns

(Please click on each title below to view the entire post - ENJOY!)


LOAF
SundayJesusIsBREADby Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo DSCF8570_zpsyiq9njqp.jpg
Concord Grape Bread by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo 011_zpsfe324a69.jpgApplesauce Zucchini Bread by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo 004_zps97979f73.jpg
photo 012_zps05016fe6.jpgCardamom Braid by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo 021_zps6cf5e4a6.jpg



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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 22, 2022

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop #461

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #461!

Before we get to the blog hop today - checkout this post:
Rose of Sharon
Rose of Sharon by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo 004_zpsdff6c2ee.jpg
Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower


February is full of flowers - checkout wonderful flower & herb seeds at Mary's Heirloom Seeds 
click HERE to shop for the best seeds
Or click picture below:


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Also, checkout one of my Throw Pillows available at Zazzle:

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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:

2. "How To Make Beeswax Candles" by Artful Homemaking
3. "Happiest Flowersby Paper Seedlings
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, February 21, 2022

You're the STAR - Week#3 FAMILY (February 2022)

The snow is melting like crazy - it feels like Spring
Thank you again for joining us!
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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 https://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo SundayEncourage_zpsfw96yq53.jpg

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo YoureTheStarHopLarge_zpsjbrldhcx.jpg

Welcome to week#3 of the February 2022 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
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WELCOME to FAMILY feature week of the
February 2022 "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your FAMILY week Cohosts 

YoureTheStarFamily(1)
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 January 2022 "You're the STAR" blog hop)

Embrace Family Discipleship




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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