Sunday, November 17, 2019

Psalm 119 - AYIN (Hebrew Alphabet)

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AYIN - Psalm 119: 121-128

The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119.  If you turn to Psalm 119 in your Bible, you will notice that there is a strange word every 8 verses.  These "strange" words are the letters of the Hebrew alphabet.  David wrote this chapter in an acrostic pattern and every letter of the alphabet is followed by 8 verses.  It is a chapter full of praise and worship.  I thought it would be fun to study Psalm 119 by summarizing each alphabetic section in an acrostic format.

I did not know anything about the Hebrew language, so I did a little research.  The Hebrew language is written from the right to the left - opposite of the English language.  There are 22 letters to the Hebrew alphabet.  Today we continue studying with the sixteenth letter
AYIN.
I am also NOT a poet, so I had to research what an acrostic pattern meant.
An Acrostic Poem - is a poem where certain letters in each line spell out a word or phrase.
Example below.
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AYIN - I Am Your servant Lord, gIve me discerNment

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We are going to begin our Bible Study today by defining two words:
discernment and servanthood

Discernment - the ability to judge well, the quality of being able to grasp and comprehend what is obscure.  Insight, perception, wisdom.

Servanthood (Biblical definition) - Serving and worshiping God, as well as serving others in love.  Not serving out of requirement but rather serving voluntarily because God loved us first and His love lives in us through the Holy Spirit.

The word "servant" is referenced three times in these featured verses (122, 124 & 125)
Ensure your servant's well-being (verse 122)
Deal with your servant according to your love (verse 124)
I am your servant (verse 125)


There is also a section where the author seems to be frustrated and even pleas with God:
do not leave me to my oppressors (verse 121)

Let not the arrogant oppress me (verse 122)

Your law is being broken (verse 126)


Oppression - prolonged, cruel or unjust treatment or control.  Mental pressure or distress.

When our enemies treat us horribly, try responding with God's Love and see what happens! - God will melt their cruelty.




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Friday, November 15, 2019

Beautiful Bittersweet & Thanksgiving Fun

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Beautiful Bittersweet & Thanksgiving Fun

I used to decorate with bittersweet for Thanksgiving but then I found out how poisonous it is to cats and dogs.  Instead of bringing these berries indoor I will just have to enjoy them through photography.  I used to find bittersweet growing wild in the woods but this beauty grows at the back of my property.
Below these pictures you will find some previous Thanksgiving posts.

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Below are some Thanksgiving recipes and decoration ideas.  Plus some important travel advice from Del Griffith and Neal Page
(click on each title to view entire post)

Muffin & Bread RECIPES for Thanksgiving
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HARVEST - Thankful for Potatoes
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DIY Polymer Clay Napkin Rings
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Wild Rice & Sausage Stuffed Squash
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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
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Worship - THANKFUL
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Cranberry Walnut Smoothie
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Bless Blessed & Blessing
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HARVEST - Thankful for Carrots & Parsnips
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And finally some important Thanksgiving Travel Advice from Neal Page & Del Griffith:
(click on each number to view)
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1.  Neal Page - Never make hailing a cab into a competition (click HERE to view)
2.  Del Griffith - Always make yourself as comfortable as possible on a plane, even if that includes taking off your shoes & socks (click HERE to view)
3.  Del Griffith - Always play good music when travelling on the highway (click HERE to view)
4.  Neal Page - Never go the wrong way down a highway (click HERE to view)
5.  Neal Page - Never put your credit cards in the glove compartment (click HERE to view)
6.  Del Griffith - Always "tell it like it is" to the Traffic Police (click HERE to view)


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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop #342

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #342!

Today's Seed Feature:
Fordhook Acorn Squash
$2.95 (25 heirloom seeds)

Grow in your own garden - view this post:
Sweet Potato Lemon Poppy Seed Bread


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Good Morning and Welcome to another No Rules Party!


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We're your hosts & co-hosts 

Mary @ Back to the Basics and Mary's Kitchen
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. "Come to the Turkey Table" by Whispers of the Heart
2. "Raspberry Custard Pie" by Marilyn's Treats
3. "Grinch Fruit Appetizers" by Comfort Spring

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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Gift Winning Moves Games GIVEAWAY

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Part of The Holiday Gift Guide

but first - read this great post:
Orange Mocha Meringue Tarts
Orange Mocha Meringue Tarts, by Angie Ouellette-Towergodsgrowinggarden.com
click HERE to view the entire post

(the following post was written by Laura from Michigan Saving and More )
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