Sunday, July 21, 2024

Trees #16(b) - NOAH: The Flood

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TREES #16(b) - NOAH:  The Flood

Instead of waiting for next month, I decided to complete the 3 parts about Noah (in the Tree series) in July.  Today we are continuing in our Bible study on trees and are focusing on the the actual flood.  Below are the three parts about Noah:
16(b) - THE FLOOD
16(c) - POST FLOOD

In today's continuation of the trees series, we are studying THE FLOOD.

This is Part#16(b) - NOAH:  The Flood


Try to imagine forty days and forty nights of nonstop, massive rainfall.  Just recently we had a severe storm and there was a torrential rainfall for only about 10 minutes nonstop.  Just in those few minutes, the bottom of our driveway was flooded and all of the pathways in our garden looked like there was a stream running through.  I can't even imagine how quickly everything would flood if we had that type of rainfall for forty days and forty nights.

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Then, to make the flooding even more intense, the "fountains of the great deep" were overflowing and adding to the massive flooding (see verses below).  That means that the waters were rising from below, as well as being poured from above.
The rainfall would have been even more intense than what I experienced recently because it wasn't just torrential rainfall - the "windows of heaven were opened".  I can't even fathom how heavy that rainfall must have been (see verses below).

Plus, the fact that the boat was made of wood and that withstood such a constant water attack makes "trees" so much more astonishingly awesome!  God's creation is truly amazing.


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Now, I cannot continue on without mentioning the obvious.  What I am about to say is NOT hate speech - it is simply fact and word for word quoting from God.  Notice that all animals loaded the Ark were "two by two" AND "male and female" (see verses below).  It does NOT say that nonbinary or transgender animals were loaded onto the ark.  No.  There are only two genders - male and female.  If you have an issue with that then you'll have to take it up with the Lord of hosts - the Creator of everything.

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Also, notice that "the Lord shut him in."  They must have experienced "cabin fever" of sorts but that was for Noah's (and all on board) safety - only God knew when it was safe for the doors to be opened.  


"Now the flood was on the earth forty days. The waters increased and lifted up the ark, and it rose high above the earth.  The waters prevailed and greatly increased on the earth, and the ark moved about on the surface of the waters.  And the waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth, and all the high hills under the whole heaven were covered.  The waters prevailed fifteen cubits upward, and the mountains were covered.  And all flesh died that moved on the earth: birds and cattle and beasts and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, and every man.  All in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, all that was on the dry land, died.  So He destroyed all living things which were on the face of the ground: both man and cattle, creeping thing and bird of the air. They were destroyed from the earth. Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark remained alive.  And the waters prevailed on the earth one hundred and fifty days."
Genesis 7:17-24



The rainfall "only" lasted 40 days and nights but the flooding continued for 150 days!!!!  That's five months.




There will be times in life when we will feel trapped, just like Noah must have felt when he was locked inside the ark.  However, there is a reason that God has put us in that situation and it is for our protection and benefit that we stay secured.  Trust God ALWAYS.



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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop #586

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #586!

Before we get to the blog hop today - 
during the months of July & August I will be featuring a post focusing on garden produce:

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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. "My Garden Shedby Studio 27 By Jennifer Adams
3. "Red, White & Blue Stripes for July 4" by Within A World of My Own
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, July 15, 2024

You're the STAR - Week#3 FAMILY (July 2024)

The next 3 days are going to be steamy hot, but there will be a 70 degree relief by the end of the week.
Thank you again for joining us!
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Welcome to week#3 of the July 2024 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!

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WELCOME to FAMILY feature week of the
July 2024 "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 June 2024 "You're the STAR" blog hop)







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, July 14, 2024

Trees #16 - NOAH: Building the Ark

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TREES #16(a) - NOAH:  Building the Ark

We are continuing in our Bible study on trees and today we are focusing on the most significant item built with trees (wood) - the Ark.   This is really a study on Noah and will be split into three parts:
16(a) - NOAH:  Building the Ark
16(b) - THE FLOOD
16(c) - POST FLOOD

In today's continuation of the trees series, we are studying THE BUILDING OF THE ARK.

This is Part#16(a) - NOAH:  Building the Ark


Since this entire series is on trees, we need to talk about the kind of wood that was used to build the ark.  In the Scripture passage below you will see that "gopherwood" was used.  In "The Blue Letter Bible" the word "gopherwood" is the same as cypress.  In part#7 of this series we studied "cypress" (click HERE to read "TREES#7 - Cypress, Pine, Cedar")  


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It's truly amazing to think about the massive feat it was to have built this fully functioning boat.
I have not had the pleasure of visiting "The Ark Museum" but hope to have the privilege someday.  (click HERE to view their website).
Just as impressive as building the ark was making sure that there was enough food not only for the family but for all of the animals!!

Noah was a man of God and I believe was Divinely guided through every step of the ark building and stocking process.


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Remember, just before the flood, the inhabitants of the earth were not all 100% man/woman - many were giants.  Giants (or Nephilim) were half fallen angel and half human - we read that below:

"Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.  And the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”  There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown."
Genesis 6:1-4



 Noah walked with God and was actually the only righteous man on the earth at that time:


"This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God.  And Noah begot three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.  So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth."
Genesis 6:9-12


The cypress tree was vital to the success and safety of Noah, his family and all of his animal passengers.



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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, July 9, 2024

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop #585

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #585!

Before we get to the blog hop today - 
during the months of July & August I will be featuring a post focusing on garden produce:

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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:

1. "Taco Quicheby Cindy's On-Line Recipe Box
2. "Apple, Beet & Carrot Salad" by Scratch Made Food
3. "DIY Paper Plate Watermelon Flower Hanger " by Steph Creates Things
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, July 8, 2024

You're the STAR - Week#2 CREATIVE (July 2024)

God's garden abundance is really starting to flow!  Happy summer harvesting.
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:
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WELCOME to the second week of the July 2024 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!

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WELCOME to CREATIVE feature week of the July 2024 "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your CREATIVE week Hosts 


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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 June 2024 "You're the Star" blog hop)

Bless This Nest Homemade Card by Amy's Creative Pursuits

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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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