Friday, June 5, 2020

Fun Fridays #40 - GARDEN BOY

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Fun Fridays #40 - GARDEN BOY
Happiness and laughter are so good for our health!
"A happy heart makes the face cheerful" Proverbs 15:13
(click HERE to read the health benefits of laughter)

This is a series called:  "Fun Fridays".  On the first Friday of every month I will share with you an old photo or something from the recent past that made me happy;  in hopes that it will at least make you smile 😊

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My father is an amazing gardener and the reason that I garden.  He showed his "green thumb" talents at a very early age.  In the picture above I think he's picking peaches (at least that's what it looks like to me - could be plums) from the tree behind him.  Also, look at the beautiful flowers below the fruit tree.  Actually, I just realized that his garden attire has not changed at all - haha.
ENJOY!

Click to view other Fun Fridays:
#28 Sour Cherries & Bunny Rabbits
#29 - Farm Cat Fun
#30 - Summertime Sisterly Stretching
#31 - Coffee & Cake on the Beach
#32 - September Sumac at Point Pelee
#33 - Non-Scary Happy Halloween
#34 - Fall Farm Dog
#35 - And Santa Said....
#36 - One Piece Snow Suit
#37 - Macrame Kitty-Cat Hanger
#38 - Crocheted Pillow Baby Props
#39 - BRAIDED BEAUTY

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop #371

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #371!

Before we get to the blog hop today - checkout this post:
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Fruit of the Spirit - KINDNESS

Grow a COVID19 Victory Garden!  There are many wonderful seeds available at Mary's Heirloom Seeds (click picture below):


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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

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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. "Tomato Peach Mango Salad/Salsa" by Cindy's On-Line Recipe Box
2. "A Summer Hello For Your Home" by Dragonfly Treasure
3. "DIY Recessed Lighting" by Kippi At Home
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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Monday, June 1, 2020

You're the STAR - Week#1 GARDEN (June 2020)

Praying for America.
God bless you!  
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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Summer is Ice Cream Season RECIPES

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WELCOME to the June 2020 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
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WELCOME to GARDEN feature week of the June 2020 "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your GARDEN week Hosts 
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#1 GARDEN - gardening, homesteading, recycling, outdoor activities &/or preserving (this can include any type of green living,  repurposed ideas, outdoor concerns, posts relating to farm animals etc all while remaining family friendly)



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(All features were chosen from the May 2020 "You're the Star" blog hop)
How To Build a Simple Raised Garden Bed by Petals Pies & Otherwise


How To Prepare Tomatoes For Canning by It's My Sustainable Life
It's My Favorite Time Of Year: Buying Heirloom Seeds! 3 beautiful tomatoes
First Gardenia Flowers by Comfort Spring


Pileated Woodpecker by Margy Meanders

The woodpecker was drilling for his dinner, not making a nest hole.


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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 31, 2020

Recipe for the Christian Life - GOODNESS

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Recipe for the Christian Life - GOODNESS

Today is the second post in the series on growing in our Christian Walk.  Developing a Christian life is kind of like baking a recipe - good ingredients creates a perfect treat.  Adding good characteristics to our faith produces good Christians.

If you recall, last week we started with an empty mixing bowl - our FAITH.
Today we are going to add GOODNESS to our faith (the mixing bowl).


I looked up the meaning of goodness in the dictionary:
goodness - the quality of being morally good or virtuous (it is action).

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Goodness is like butter in the recipe for the Christian life.  Not only is butter spread on everything from bread to potatoes but butter is also part of the dough/ingredients.  It is like our actions, they can be spread around to help others and our actions can become part of another person's life.

The verse shown above is called "The Golden Rule" - "do unto others."  We only want good done to us, so therefore actions must be good towards everyone else.

I thought it would be smart to get back to basics.  Even though we now have the New Testament (Jesus died and rose again for our sins and we have been forgiven) , that does not mean that the Old Testament is no longer valid.  The 10 Commandments still fit into New Testament GOODNESS.  Let's review those commandments:


1.  I am the Lord your God:  you shall have no other 
     gods before me
2.  You shall not make idols
3.  You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in
     vain
4.  Remember the Sabbath (Lord's) day and keep it holy
5.  Honor your father and your mother
6.  You shall not murder/kill
7.  You shall not commit adultery
8.  You shall not steal
9.  You shall not bear false witness against your
     neighbor
10. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife nor goods

(Exodus chapter 20)

Jesus simplified the commandments with two basic commandments (see picture below).  These two simple commandments actually include all 10 listed above.  If we "love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, soul, strength" then that means we will NOT worship any other gods, have no idols, will NOT use His name in vain and will keep the Sabbath. - That's the first 4 commandments!
The remaining 6 commandments are summed up in "love your neighbor as yourself."  You will NOT dishonor your parents, kill, cheat on your spouse, steal, lie or be obsessed with other's belongings if you truly love others as you love yourself.


Over the next few weeks we will adding to the GOODNESS in our faith from 2 Peter 1:3-11.

Other related post:
Fruit of the Spirit #6 - GOODNESS

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

TWENTY Top 20 - HERBS

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TWENTY Top 20 - HERBS

This is the eighth post in my blog series called "TWENTY Top 20".  We are celebrating 2020 (and celebrating a new decade) with this series.  In this series there will be a total of twenty different categories featuring the top 20 previously published posts on that topic.  Once or twice a month I will feature a new category.  
One of the first things that I harvest from my spring garden in May are HERBS and that is what we are focusing on today.
ENJOY!

(The following are listed by herb - Basil, Chicory, Chives, Cilantro, Dill, Lavender, Mint, Parsley, Purslane, Stevia, Thyme)
click on each title to view the entire post:

Homemade PESTO from Home Grown BASIL
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Drying BASIL

Lemon BASIL Scones
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Herbal Coffee Substitute - CHICORY

CHIVES'n Ham Deviled Eggs
Chives'n Ham Deviled Eggs
CHIVES - Growing & Harvesting


The Two in One Herb & Spice - CILANTRO and Coriander
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Salsa by Linda with CILANTRO

Deviled Bacon & Eggs with CILANTROby Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo 009_zpsmpbtevll_1.jpg
Cucumber, DILL & Tender Zucchini Salad
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Mom's Savory Salad with DILL

Sandwich Sliced DILL Pickles
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Woven Lavender Closet Bundles

Home Grown Mint Tea
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Cookies'n Mint Ice Cream
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PARSLEY Salad - Tabbouleh


Drying Stevia for a Natural Tea Sweetener
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Drying  Herbs - THYME

Lemon Pepper THYME Crock Pot Roasted Chicken
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Other TWENTY Top 20 posts:
WINTER
CHOCOLATE
LOVE
GREEN
SPRING
FORGIVENESS
FLOWERS


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