Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop #475

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #475!

Before we get to the blog hop today - checkout this post:
Maintaining Spring Flowers
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo BlogStuff_zpskcyrh2pf.jpg

Checkout wonderful Spring seeds (& much more) 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 Bags/Purses 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:

1. "Noteworthy Sunflower" by Paper Seedlings
2. "5 Ways To Celebrate The Red, White & Blue" by master"PIECES" of my Life
3. "At The Feeders & In The Treesby Life in Kentucky
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"!!
click to view


Monday, May 30, 2022

You're the STAR - Week#5 EXTRA (May 2022)

Happy Memorial Day to our American STARS!
And a special thank you to those who have given the ultimate price while protecting our freedom.

Thank you again for joining us!
There are many ways to follow me:
blog  |  facebook  |  pinterest  |  twitter  |  zazzle  |  instagram

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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 BlogStuff_zps1lrxrjrp.jpg

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WELCOME to the May 2022 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!

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WELCOME to EXTRA feature week of the May 2022 "You're the STAR" blog hop!
(Sometimes we will have 5 Mondays in a month - these 5th special Mondays are called "EXTRA feature" days)

Meet all of your STAR Hosts 

This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!

There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories (except for this special EXTRA day - we will be featuring 4 extra).  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#1 GARDEN - gardening, homesteading, recycling &/or preserving (this can include any type of green living,  while remaining family friendly),
WEEK#2 CREATIVE - arts & crafts, music, writing &/or dramatic arts (this can include sewing, dance, art history, handmade jewelry, computer art, fashion etc - anything creative while remaining family friendly)
WEEK#3 FAMILY - parenting, fitness, finances & inspirational (this can include anything about children like: education ideas for children, also self help, beauty etc -  anything family friendly)
WEEK#4 HOME - recipes, home décor, 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 April 2022 "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, May 29, 2022

Biblical Anatomy #13 - TEETH

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Biblical Anatomy #13 - TEETH
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 (The Christian family/church).  

Today we focus on TEETH (In one of the previous Biblical Anatomy posts we learned that the teeth, along with tongue & lips are part of the mouth):

Teeth- "hard bodies attached in a row to each jaw.  Their
           purpose: mastication of food, as weapons of attack or
           defense".

During my research, I found out that there are 5 popular sayings or phrases in the Bible about "teeth".
 
5 "Teeth" Sayings From The Bible:

- Eye for eye, tooth for tooth
- Skin of my teeth
- Teeth on edge
- Chew the cud
- Gnashing of teeth


Notice the difference in the two Scripture passages below - the Old Testament (listed first) and the New Testament (listed second): 

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In the second New Testament passage above, we see that it's all about forgiveness, instead of getting even "eye for eye, tooth for tooth".

Here are the Bible verses about the 4 remaining "teeth" sayings: 


And I have escaped by the skin of my teeth."  
Job 19:20

"And the children’s teeth are set on edge."  
Jeremiah 31:29

Among the animals, whatever divides the hoof, having cloven hooves and chewing the cud—that you may eat"  
Proverbs 10:13
They gnashed at me with their teeth."  
Proverbs 35:16


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What is the main function of our teeth?  To eat.
I started to think about the Garden of Eden and the fall of mankind - it was eating; taking a bite of that apple that began the sin/death cycle. (see Bible passage above).
I realize it wasn't the actual "eating" that caused our demise but the decision to disobey God.  However, I like the symbolism of eating because Jesus is "the Bread of Life."  When we become a Christian and decide to accept the free gift of forgiveness and eternal life we are symbolically eating the Bread of Life.
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We will NEVER go hungry if we go to Jesus Christ!


Previous "Biblical Anatomy" Posts:



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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, May 26, 2022

Learning From History #5 - VICTORY GARDEN

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Learning From History #5 - VICTORY GARDENING

Over the past few years I have been very concerned that the world is repeating history.  I know that many parts of the history that we are teaching our younger generation has been watered down and even outright twisted into a falsehood. This "history tweaking" is happening just because the truth might "offend" someone.  I know for a fact that this history twisting has happened because many of my family members lived through and remember World War II.

In this series we are going to study the difficult parts of history that might have recently, intentionally or unintentionally been overlooked.   

This is the first positive history post in this series.  The previous 4 parts we studied parts of history that we do NOT want repeated.  Today, we are focusing on something that we should put into practice with or without war - I am talking about the Victory Garden.

 "Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it."
Genesis 2:15

Last time we learned about the "WWII Symbolism" (click HERE to view that post).  Please click on the above link because I added very important information to that post just this week.

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The Victory Garden (a.k.a. War Garden) was encouraged during both World Wars.  These were vegetable, fruit & herb gardens grown in residential areas, rural properties and even in public city parks.  Victory gardening occurred in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia.  This helped with food supply and helped supplement rationing cards/stamps. 

The Woman's Land Army (a.k.a. Land Girls) was mainly a British program (although, below you will see an advertisement about American Land Army).  This British organisation was originally created during WWI but was brought back during WWII.  It operated to place women in farming jobs that would originally have been performed by men who were serving in the military.

Below you will see many ads from WWII - it was propaganda but a good positive version of propaganda. 

 I added my "5 ways to save" to the first picture below:

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SAVE Money

Think about  how many tomatoes you can get from one tomato plant (depending on the variety  of course – cherry tomatoes will yield a lot more per plant than a beef steak) in one season.   Then think about 1 packet of tomato seeds 20 to 30 seeds in each packet!  That is an exponential amount of tomatoes & savings!  After your first year of gardening (due to the cost of the tools needed) it will be pure profit & essentially free food from your yard!  Planting from seed will save you even more money than if you bought plants.  

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SAVE Health

Growing your own food is great for your health on so many levels.  First, growing GMO free plants is better for your health (in my opinion).  Manipulating seed genetics in my opinion will also change the nutritional content of the vegetable/fruit.  Keeping it the way God created it is the only way that I want to grow.
Also, working in the garden is good exercise and being outside getting vitamin D from the sun and breathing in fresh air is good for your physical health.  Thirdly and most importantly – being out in nature makes me feel closer to God and working in the garden for me is a healing time both spiritually & mentally.

LearningFromHistory5FSAVE History
    By planting Heirloom Seeds we are preserving seed history (click HERE to read a post about Heirloom vs Hybrid vs GMO seeds).  Not only are we preserving our seed history but if you grow & preserve your own food then we are continuing that self-sufficiency knowledge used by the pioneers.  It used to be that the art of canning and growing was passed down from parent to child but that is now few and far between – we must preserve this knowledge & our history.


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    SAVE on Waste

    If you grow and preserve your own homegrown produce then you are saving on waste.  Glass mason jars can be used over and over for years and years.  Gone will be the paper, metal & cardboard packaging from your store bought preserved food.  Also, gone will be the Styrofoam, plastic wrap and plastic bags used when buying fresh produce.  And, you could even start your own compost pile and stop using your sink garbage disposal.




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    SAVE Energy

    Not only will you save on gas that you would use to drive to a grocery store but gas will also be saved because your food will no longer have to be transported from the farmer to your grocery store.



    Real Life WWII Stories
    (click on each title to view):


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    Linked to:

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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, May 24, 2022

      Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop #474

      Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #474!

      Before we get to the blog hop today - checkout this post:
      Flowers by Color - PINK
      by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo 2012_04_18_zpsdwtfvr06.jpg

      Checkout wonderful Spring seeds (& much more) at Mary's Heirloom Seeds 
      click HERE to shop for the best seeds
      Or click picture below:


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      Also, checkout my Wild Mushroom Coasters available at Zazzle:
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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. "The Open Road Beckons" by Purring Cottage
      2. "Gram & Aunt Irene's Kolache" by Cindy's On-Line Recipe Box
      3. "Faux Candle Taper Tipby master"PIECES" of my Life
      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, May 23, 2022

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

      Happy Victoria Day to our Canadian STARS!
      Thank you again for joining us!
      There are many ways to follow me:
      blog  |  facebook  |  pinterest  |  twitter  |  zazzle  |  instagram

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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 FruitStrawberry_zpscrfg00pf.jpg

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

      WELCOME to the May 2022 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
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      WELCOME to HOME feature week of the May 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 décor, 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 April 2022 "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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