Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop 514

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #514!

Before we get to the blog hop today - checkout this post:


Checkout wonderful 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 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. "Make Your Own Springtime Garden Sphere" by Decorative Inspirations
2. "A Project That Snowballed" by Debbie-Dabble Blog
3. "How To Remove Rust Metalby Birdz of a Feather

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, February 27, 2023

You're the STAR - Week#4 HOME (February 2023)

Do you have all of your garden seeds yet?  We're ready for garden 2023.
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 https://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo PICT0055_zpsr9s3qwlc.jpg

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WELCOME to the February 2023 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!

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WELCOME to HOME feature week of the February 2023 "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your HOME week Hosts
YoureTheStarHome(6)
 
This week is HOME feature week
Swing by the Home Hosts' Blogs:
Bev from Eclectic Red Barn
Niki from Life as a LEO Wife

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 January 2023 "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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Sunday, February 26, 2023

JUDE #1 - Greeting to the Called

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JUDE#1 - Greeting to the Called

The book of Jude is a very small book in the Bible but it is packed with many wonderful lessons to be learned.  We will be studying the entire book of Jude in seven different parts.

Let's first study:  who was Jude? 

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Jude was NOT "Judas Iscariot" who betrayed Jesus Christ.  This Jude who wrote the book was the half brother of Jesus Christ - both James and Jude were children of Mary and Joseph.  Just imagine what it must have been like growing up with Jesus Christ as your older brother!!

Also, this Jude was not one of the twelve Apostles (see Matthew 10: 2-4).  However, Bible scholars believe that Jude did not become a follower of his brother until after Jesus' resurrection.  Jude then became a strong teacher and leader in the early church, travelling to spread the message of salvation.

Notice that the word "bondservant" is used in verse 1 (see picture above).
The Dictionary defines "bondservant" as a person who is bound to serve without wages.  In this case, "bondservant" was not a dreaded position to be in because  Jude was NOT a slave  - he wanted to serve Jesus Christ in this manner without pay.  I look at it in modern terms - I believe it was like a "Surety Bond."  Did you know that every elected public official today MUST have a surety bond?  That means if these public officials do not live up their oath of office then they will be financially accountable for their failed actions.  And we're talking substantial amounts (see this website for more information about our current elected officials' bonds: "Bonds For The Win").


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  In verse 2 there are three important words:
Called
Sanctified
Preserved

Let's first focus on the word "called".  When someone calls you on the phone or calls out your name in a crowded room, you have to either answer the phone or turn your head to see who is calling out for you.  That means we are accepting the phone call or acknowledging the shout out.  It's the same spiritually speaking - we have to accept God's call.

Sanctified is a word that needs a clearer definition.
Sanctify
- to free from sin
or
- to set apart to a sacred purpose
I believe that in verse 2 (see above) both definitions of "sanctify" are applicable.  God has freed us from sin through Jesus Christ, and, since we are the "called", He has set us apart for a sacred purpose.

Then, the word "preserved" means to keep safe from injury, harm or destruction;  to keep alive or free from decay.  Since Jesus Christ died for our sins and rose again means that He has freed us from decay!

The final sentence (see verse 2 above) is truly a wonderful greeting: "mercy, peace and love be multiplied to you."

Remember, "mercy" is the punishment that we deserve to receive but are spared because of what Jesus did for us.

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo SundayFruitP3_zpscaffyzng.jpg

Click HERE to view "True Love Is...."
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Instead of "multiplied", other versions of the Bible use the word "abundance" - both words wonderfully describe God's provisions for our lives.  (click HERE to view "Invitation to Live an Abundant Life")

I am honored to be part of "the called", I hope that you are also!








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Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Baby Corn - Popcorn Surprise (& Stovetop Popping)

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Baby Corn - Popcorn Surprise
(& Popping Corn in a Large Pot with Coconut Oil)

Last summer we tried growing baby corn.  My desire was to pickle/can these baby corn to use in stir-fries in the winter.  Well, I made a grave harvest mistake.  I have grown sweet corn in the past and I knew that you can not harvest it until the tassels turn brown and dry up.  I wasn't thinking that the brown tassel means that the kernels are fully formed and ripe, whereas the pickled baby corn never has fully developed kernels.

Anyway, we decided to keep the corn to use for seed next year.  Then, during the winter we read that the "Baby Corn" variety can also be used as popcorn!  We immediately began removing the dry kernels from the cob (see pictures below).  

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And then we tried popping a small batch.

I do NOT microwave anything - I don't have a microwave in my house (I believe that it is not healthy and changes the structure and nutrition of anything "warmed" using a microwave oven).

I use a large pot with a lid.
Melt 2 tablespoons of solid coconut oil in the large pot on medium heat (with the lid on) (see picture below). 

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Once the oil is melted, quickly remove the lid and add 1/3 cup of the baby corn kernels and recover the pot.  Gently move the pot left to right a few times to cover all kernels with the hot oil and then return to medium heat on the stove (see picture below).

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If you have a glass lid then you can watch as the corn pops! (Exciting - seriously lol)
(see the progress in the next 5 pictures below):

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Make sure to listen to the popping.  When you start to hear the rate of popping slow down then get ready to remove the pot from the stove because it can burn very quickly.  It is better to have a few unpopped kernels, rather than an entirely burned batch of popcorn.

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Cover with your desired amount of melted butter and salt.
(If my dad is reading this post then please excuse the missed corn silk.  My dad is a perfectionist when it comes to corn husking and removing ALL of the corn silk).

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Serve & ENJOY!






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Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop #513

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #513!

Before we get to the blog hop today - checkout this post:


Checkout wonderful 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 Bags/Purses 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:

2. "3 Valentine's Trees" by Debbie-Dabble Blog
3. "St. Patrick's Day Inspiration Ideasby masterPIECES 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, February 20, 2023

You're the STAR - Week#3 FAMILY (February 2023)

"Pray without ceasing" (1 Thessalonians 5:17) is becoming an absolute necessity!
Thank you again for joining us!
There are many ways to follow me:
blog  |  TruthSocial  |  facebook  |  pinterest  |  twitter  |  zazzle  |  RUMBLE

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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 SundayPsalm119TAW_zpsdgm2crkx.jpg
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo YoureTheStarHopLarge_zpsjbrldhcx.jpg

Welcome to week#3 of the February 2023 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!

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WELCOME to FAMILY feature week of the
February 2023 "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 2023 "You're the STAR" blog hop)

wife praying good morning prayer for husband


THINK TWICE BEFORE HAVING YOUR DNA TESTED #DNA #DNATesting #DNAAnalysis #DNAPossession #ThinkTwice #DNAResults #DontDoIt



young boys in homeschooling co-op

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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