Sunday, March 31, 2024

Forgiveness for ALL - Joy in the God of My Salvation


Forgiveness for ALL - Joy in the God of My Salvation

I found the above picture online, it is New York City in 1956.  Wow!!!  Three crosses lit up on the city skyline for ALL to see!!!  Far cry from what we have going on today in 2024 - instead of being focused on Jesus and on our salvation that only God could provide through His Son's sacrifice on the cross and resurrection from the dead.  Instead, today the world's focus is on "gender", which, on the holiest day of the year is insulting and blasphemous.

I have to admit - I was feeling down about this deceived downturn of our society and when I opened my Bible my eyes landed on this Scripture passage below:


No matter what difficult and desperate situation we might find ourselves in, rejoicing in the Lord is always the answer!

It sometimes helps to go back to basics and look at the definition.  What does "salvation" actually mean?

Salvation - preservation or deliverance from destruction or evil.
- deliverance from the power or penalty of sin.

We have been spared from eternal damnation through Jesus Christ!  In John 3:16 we know that it is God the Father who sent Jesus to save us ALL!!

That means that we all should "joy in the God of our salvation" every second of every day!

Below are previous posts detailing everything that we should be utterly joyous about today.  
Starting with three of my posts from the "Tree series" since the Habakkuk passage above talks about "Fig, Fruit & Olive" trees 
(BELOW - click on each title to view the entire post):

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop #570

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #570!

Before we get to the blog hop today - 
all month I will be featuring a special post about seeds:

Saving Bean Seeds by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo 006_zps84849005.jpg

Checkout wonderful seeds at Mary's Heirloom Seeds 
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Good Morning and Welcome to another No Rules Party!


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)
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 Freshen Up Your Home for Springby Amy's Creative Pursuits
2. "Chocolate Covered Bunny Figurines" by Studio 27- By Jennifer Adams
3. "Budget-Friendly Spring Bird Decor" by Steph Creates

If you've been featured we'd love for you to grab a button.


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!


Grow your own!
Many wonderful garden products from

 "Mary's Heirloom Seeds"!!
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Monday, March 25, 2024

You're the STAR - Week#4 HOME (March 2024)

Wishing everyone a blessed Easter (or Resurrection Day) this coming Sunday.
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 March 2024 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!


WELCOME to HOME feature week of the March 2024 "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your HOME week Hosts
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)

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(All features were chosen from the February 2024 "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! )


Sunday, March 24, 2024

Trees #13 - WHY PALMS?



Usually I only post once a month in the "Tree" series (on the second Sunday of every month) but since today is Palm Sunday, I thought it would be perfect to do a post talking about Palm Trees.

This is Trees#13 asking the question "Why Palms?"

When doing my research I learned quite a bit about Palm trees.  Since I have never lived in a warm climate where I would be able to grow palm trees, I found that I was rather ignorant on the many varieties of these trees.  I knew that coconuts grew on certain types of palm trees but I had no idea that other varieties grow dates and then Acai berries grow on a different palm variety.  Truly amazing!!

All three of these crops have many health benefits
(Note - I am not a doctor - I am simply sharing information I found in my research - see my disclaimer below):
Coconut - kills bacteria, eases inflammation, reduces pain, helps with menstrual issues, aids in weight loss, helps with kidney disease (and many more benefits)
Dates - promotes brain health, high in fiber, many antioxidants, blood sugar control (it's a natural sweetener), and much more. 
Acai - regulates blood pressure and improves cardiac health, is good for the skin, boosts cognition, and many more benefits.

Getting back to our question - Why Palms on Palm Sunday?


Historically speaking, palm trees/branches symbolize:
- peace
- eternal life
- victory

All three of those symbols make perfect sense - Jesus is the reason that we have:
- inner peace over inner strife
- eternal life through Jesus' sacrifice
- victory over sin because God loved us all so much that He sent Jesus to save us from our sins!

See the Scripture passage below - the entire crowd used palm branches to welcome & honor Jesus.

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Then, in Revelation (see Bible verses below), we see a similar reverence where a "multitude" (too many to count) honored Jesus with palm branches:


Thank you Jesus for giving us peace, victory and eternal life through your sacrifice!!!  Hosanna!!  Hallelujah!!!

Previous Tree posts:

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Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Baker's Dozen #3 - SPRING


Baker's Dozen #3 - SPRING

This is the third post in my 2024 series celebrating the 13th year of "God's Growing Garden".  The term "baker's dozen" comes from medieval England where there were strict laws about the price of bread/wheat.  If a baker was caught cheating on the size of bread they would be fined or even punished physically.  To make sure that punishment never happened bakers started adding an extra baked good in with each customer's order. 

Once or twice a month I will post in this series.  I will choose a topic and then share 13 previously published posts on that chosen topic.

Today's topic is:


click on each title to view the entire post:

Spring Cleaning the Garden
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Springtime Chicken Pot Pie by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo 012_zps21338ea0.jpg

Larger Than Feet Parsnips by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo 011_zpsa04307c6.jpg

Other "Baker's Dozen" posts:
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