Monday, January 17, 2022

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

I have been having issues with my blog or domain or something all weekend, so I'm not even sure if you will be able to see this post.  If you are able to view this then welcome!
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:
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Welcome to week#3 of the January 2022 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
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WELCOME to FAMILY feature week of the
January 2022 "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your FAMILY week Cohosts 

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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)

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(These features were chosen from the December 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, January 16, 2022

Chapter 1 Verse 16 - Today's Date in the Bible

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Chapter 1 Verse 16 - Today's Date in the Bible

Have you ever struggled for direction from God?  Maybe during prayer you just cried out to God and said: "Lord, please show me direction - when I open my Bible please allow my eyes to land on the verse that will show me your answer." I have done this many times and most of the time I received an answer, or at least guidance to His next step for my life.

In this series, we will be doing something similar in randomness to the "open-the-Bible-anywhere" that I spoke about above.  Recently I started thinking that there are areas of God's Word that I will probably never write about.  I might be missing so many parts of Scripture that might be able to touch someone's heart.  That's when I came up with this fun way to read parts of the Bible that we might never study. 

This is how it will work - we will have the month represent the Chapter in the Bible and the day will represent the verse. Today is the 16th of January, so we will focus on verse 16 of the first Chapter of each book in the Bible.  Obviously this post would be extremely long if I included all of the 16th verses of every Chapter 1, so I am highlighting ten verses (sometimes I included a couple verses around the 16th for context).  This series will continue on the third Sunday of every month. 
ENJOY! 


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" And I charged your judges at that time, “Hear the disputes between your people and judge fairly, whether the case is between two Israelites or between an Israelite and a foreigner residing among you."
Deuteronomy 1:16
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(This post is similar in topic to Deuteronomy 1:16 -

"My son, do not walk in the way with them,
Keep your foot from their path;
For their feet run to evil,
And they make haste to shed blood."
Proverbs 1:15-16

"Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean;  Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes.  Cease to do evil,"
Isaiah 1:16


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"To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled.  They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.
Titus 1:15-16

"Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”
And as He walked by the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.  Then Jesus said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men.”  They immediately left their nets and followed Him."
Mark 1:14-18


"Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren.  Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.  Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures."
James 1:16-18

"I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers."
Ephesians 1:16

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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Garden Planning - 5 Veggie Seed Basics

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Garden Planning - 5 Veggie Seed Basics
(& a few RECIPES)

January is garden planning month and it just so happens that Mary's Heirloom Seeds is having a great sale! (see Ad below)
I am going to feature the 5 basic and most important (in my opinion) vegetables to grow in your home garden.  I will feature one of my recipes for each of these veggies, as well as a link to some amazing seeds!
Those 5 basic veggies are:
Cucumbers
Zucchini
Tomatoes
Greens
Beans

Please click on each title below to view the seeds page or the entire recipe post - ENJOY!

CUCUMBER
There are pickling cukes, burpless, Mexican sours and more!
click HERE to view available cucumber seeds

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ZUCCHINI

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There are Caserta, grey, round, black and more!
click HERE to view available zucchini seeds
Applesauce Zucchini Bread by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo 004_zps97979f73.jpg

TOMATOES
There are pickling cherry, paste, Brandywine, orange and more!
click HERE to view available tomato seeds


GREENS
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There are salads, spinach, kale, collards and more!
click HERE to view available Greens seeds

Arugula by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo 009_zpsc4cebdfe.jpg

BEANS
There are pole, bush, French, yellow wax and more!
click HERE to view available bean seeds

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Checkout the January discount code at Mary's Heirloom Seeds 
click HERE to shop for the best seeds
(use discount code TAKE5 to get $5 off an order of $25 or more)

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop #455

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #455!

Before we get to the blog hop today - checkout this post:
Deviled Bacon & Eggs with Cilantro
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo 009_zpsmpbtevll_1.jpg

Checkout the January discount code at Mary's Heirloom Seeds 
click HERE to shop for the best seeds
(use discount code TAKE5 to get $5 off an order of $25 or more)

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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. "Starting Bulbs Indoors" by My Big Fat Menopausal Life
2. "The Holy Spirit Within Us" by "A Spirit-Kissed Soul"
3. "Repurposed Pocket Note Holderby The Apple Street Cottage
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, January 10, 2022

You're the STAR - Week#2 CREATIVE (January 2022)

January is garden planning month in our house.  What have you been up to?
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:

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Welcome to the second week of the January 2022 blog hop called "You're the Star"!
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Please join me in welcoming our newest Cohost:


Stacy from "Seeking Simple"
(click HERE to view her wonderful blog)
She will be one of our HOME cohosts.
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WELCOME to CREATIVE feature week of the January 2022 "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your CREATIVE week Hosts 

YoureTheStarCreative
This week is CREATIVE feature week
Swing by the Creative hosting Team's blogs:
Colleen @ Butterfly in the Attic
Mel @ Decor Craft Design
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#2 CREATIVE - arts & crafts, music, writing &/or dramatic arts (this can include sewing, yarn work, dance, art history, handmade jewelry, painting, computer art, fashion etc - anything creative while remaining family friendly)

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(These features were chosen from the December 2021 "You're the Star" blog hop)

Happy New Year Board by Building Our Hive

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, January 9, 2022

Biblical Anatomy #9 - HAIR

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Biblical Anatomy #9 - HAIR
Today we continue on from last year 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 HAIR:

Hair - a slender threadlike outgrowth of the epidermis of an animal.

Hair is used for analysis by forensics at a crime scene and it is also used in natural medicine to identify nutritional deficiencies.  In my research, I found many articles that said that hair analysis is as accurate as blood or urine testing.

"Biblical Hair" is also a form of identification - instead of identifying nutrients, our "Biblical hair" identifies characteristics.  Gray hair in particular is something that we should be proud of (it is valuable - like a crown) (see Bible verses below).  It is a symbol of wisdom and righteousness.

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Can you imagine counting each hair on your head?  (no offense intended towards those who are experiencing hair loss).  Well, God knows and He has numbered everyone of them!  This extreme detail shows how valuable we are to God - see the verse below: 
"you are of more value than many sparrows."

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It's also important to note how John described (in the book of Revelation) the vision of the Son of man (Jesus): 

"His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire;."
Revelation 1:14


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Finally, do you remember when Jesus' feet were wiped off by a woman who used her hair as a towel?  (see verse above).
Firstly, we need to explain what the significance was, historically speaking.  Daily life during Jesus' day is a little similar to living on a farm or in the country.  Of course it's obvious that there was no pavement to walk on in Jesus' day (rocks would have been the closest thing to pavement).  Which means that travel was by foot on dirt, mud and through fields of thorns and tangled vines (similar to what farmers might have to walk or drive through).  They didn't have work boots so can you imagine how filthy their feet must have been?  That's why it was hospitable for the host to wash the feet of visitors.  And in the verse above, the gesture of using her hair as a towel was the utmost honor and sign of reverence towards Jesus.    


Our "crown of splendor" really means a life lived in righteousness.


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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Friday, January 7, 2022

Fear NOT Fridays #1 - Psalm 23:4

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Fear NOT Fridays #1 - Psalm 23:4

I once heard a preacher say that "do not be afraid" occurs 365 times in the Bible.  That's enough for every day of the year, which means that we should never live in fear.  I have not yet confirmed that amount of "fear nots" but that sermon inspired this new series: 
Fear NOT Fridays.

Once or twice a month I will feature a Bible verse or passage from God's Word proving that we should NOT be afraid.  

I do want to clarify one thing before continuing - "fear God" is NOT the same as being afraid.  When it says "fear God" in the Bible that means showing reverence, respect and absolute awe of our Heavenly Father.  Whereas, fear means - a very unpleasant or disturbing feeling caused by the presence or imminence of danger.

We learn in Ephesians 6:12 (see below) that we, as Christians, are fighting a spiritual battle everyday.  What if the entire world is currently in an information war? - a war of the mind?  We are constantly being bombarded with things that we should fear, like the current illness/virus or the impending winter storm with dangerous ice.  FEAR, Fear, fear on social media, television, computers, smartphones - fear is being broadcast everywhere and all the time.  Again, near the end of he verse below we see that our struggle is against the evil forces in the heavenly realms.  Well, our fear is what those evil forces feed on - we are making them fat by being afraid.  That is why, this series will help us rid our lives of fear and thereby starve the evil of this world.

 
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Featured verse:  Psalm 23:4


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These are the key words/phrases that pop out at me:
Fear no evil
God is with us
Comfort
Since God is with us, then we have no reason to fear anything!
When that fear starts to flood over us, let's remind ourselves that God is ALWAYS with us and then allow His comfort to dry up that "fear flood".

Related 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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