New Things Coming Really Soon

New things coming around the farm!We are working feverishly behind the scenes here at Amazing Graze Farm.  You will want to make sure you are one of our Farm Friends.  You can join in by clicking the button in the red bar at the top of this page.  I can tell you this, by joining our Farm Friends community, you will get recipes not shared on the blog, insider tips and information as well as special discounts and even some freebies that will not be announced here on the blog.  We are hoping that by the beginning of May, we will be ready to start rolling out the changes we are making.  We hope to see you there!!

The Sunday Social Blog Hop #10

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Welcome!

What Is The Sunday Social Blog Hop?

A virtual “Sunday Social”, where we all gather together and share good food recipes and be an encouragement to one another with articles of spiritual and inspirational nature. Come join us, submit YOUR articles, browse around and visit a site or two and learn some new recipes and be encouraged!

This Blog Hop is being hosted by:

Simply Natural Network

Kat @ Simply Living Simply

Marci @ Amazing Graze Farm

Lee @ Well Fed Family

Sara @ The Granola Mommy

Tessa @ Homestead Lady

Pam @ Thankful Expressions

Priscilla @ salam mama

Angela @ Grassfed Mama

What Can I Post?

All of your wonderful tried-and-true family favorite food recipes AND Inspirational/Spiritual/Religious encouragement type posts!

*Make sure and include either a text link or the blog hop button below (copy/save) in your linked post.

We would be pleased as punch if you wanted to put this button in your sidebar:

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How Can I Be A Featured Blogger?

By linking up! Our featured blogger is chosen each week at random by our Co-hosts…and we hope to have YOU as our next featured blogger!

If you are selected as “Featured”, make sure and grab your button (just copy/paste):

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**Please note: By linking to this Blog Hop you are giving us permission to link back to your post if you are featured. We will also include 1 photo from your post in the interest of sending visitors your way. So you don’t miss a single Blog Hop, we will also add you to our e-mail reminder list. For a little extra exposure/marketing BONUS, we will also “PIN” your submissions on our PINTEREST Board-HOP on over and check that out….HERE! Just a quick reminder: All posts are welcome, however let’s keep them uplifting, encouraging, respectful and kind…otherwise they may be removed**

There are no featured bloggers this week.  Sorry.


Do You Feel Like You Need An Instruction Manual?

Due to some problems, they are running the sale again this weekend.  DON’T MISS OUT!!!!

Many times I would love to have an instruction manual on how to do it healthy.  I get lots of questions from young women and moms trying to figure out how to raise their families in a healthy way.  The Nourished Living Summit is just that…. a great big “HOW TO” in almost any area of child rearing in a healthy way that you can think of.  The amount of information shared and still be shared is incredible.

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Starting today, you will be able to get LIFETIME access to this information.  Plus there are all sorts of free bonuses you will receive.  There is also an option to purchase just one or two talks if that is what you feel you need.  Head on over and check out all the bonuses and what is available.

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Beauty, Redefined

What defines your beauty?

I lead a discipleship group for younger girls called Bright Lights. It’s a small group, but a good one. I’ve enjoyed watching the girls mature and respond to the lessons. During our last lesson, I suddenly looked each one of them in the eye and asked them if they thought they were beautiful. They were taken aback at first, unsure as to how they should respond, but I encouraged them to give me an honest answer.

Did they honestly think they were beautiful?

I was blessed to hear five affirmative answers. Yes, they all thought they were beautiful. I asked them this question because I was trying to make the point that often, in our day and age, girls are under so much pressure to meet the standards of worldly beauty that they feel that they don’t ‘measure up’…their body isn’t thin enough, their hair doesn’t lay right – whatever. My plan was to then point out that what truly makes them beautiful is the joy of The Lord shining in their face, sparkling in their eyes, and radiating in their smiles.

But then, I too was surprised. Because after I asked them the question, they turned around. And they asked me the same question.

Did I think I was beautiful?

I gave a hesitant yes. And I’ve been thinking about why I hesitated ever since.

It is so easy to get sucked into the current definition of beauty. So easy. We’ve lost sight of what it even means anymore…

Today, most people separate the idea of beauty with the sharp dividing line between the inside and the outside. I find this a dangerous idea, because the idea of external beauty is based solely on the visual senses, while the internal often sounds like a made up idea to make not-so-pretty girls feel good too.

I’m not fond of either one of those definitions as they stand. So, instead of living with two butchered ideas of beauty, I decided to create a definition of my own. ;)

Beauty is “exemplified by a person or object, or representation of these, that embodies life, or stimulates us to feel alive”

Simply put, if you are alive and/or make another feel alive by stirring life in their own heart – then you are beautiful. This new definition reunites inner & external beauty into one concept, but it also adds way more emphasis on a heart attitude than hairstyle.

See the difference? If we attempt to separate beauty into internal and external parts, we often limit what the word could describe. External beauty alone is not true beauty – simply physical attractiveness. But a person who is beautiful on the inside will naturally be beautiful on the outside as well – whether or not they have perfect facial structure. The external is merely an overflow of the internal – for good or bad.

Isaiah 52:7 has an interesting example of something very beautiful that may catch us by surprise.

“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!”

Somebody’s feet are declared beautiful. Feet. Why? Because they are spreading The Gospel – publishing salvation – declaring Life. Real Life.

I’ll tell you the same thing I told my Bright Light’s girls. A happy smile, bright eyes and a joyful, enthusiastic attitude are all signs of someone truly beautiful – it is an overflow of the heart, of something so wonderful inside of them that it spills over and rushes out.That something is called Life.

So let’s ask ourselves again.

Are you beautiful?

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The Sunday Social Blog Hop #9

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Welcome!

What Is The Sunday Social Blog Hop?

A virtual “Sunday Social”, where we all gather together and share good food recipes and be an encouragement to one another with articles of spiritual and inspirational nature. Come join us, submit YOUR articles, browse around and visit a site or two and learn some new recipes and be encouraged!

This Blog Hop is being hosted by:

Simply Natural Network

Kat @ Simply Living Simply

Marci @ Amazing Graze Farm

Lee @ Well Fed Family

Sara @ The Granola Mommy

Tessa @ Homestead Lady

Pam @ Thankful Expressions

Priscilla @ salam mama

Angela @ Grassfed Mama

What Can I Post?

All of your wonderful tried-and-true family favorite food recipes AND Inspirational/Spiritual/Religious encouragement type posts!

*Make sure and include either a text link or the blog hop button below (copy/save) in your linked post.

We would be pleased as punch if you wanted to put this button in your sidebar:

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How Can I Be A Featured Blogger?

By linking up! Our featured blogger is chosen each week at random by our Co-hosts…and we hope to have YOU as our next featured blogger!

If you are selected as “Featured”, make sure and grab your button (just copy/paste):

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**Please note: By linking to this Blog Hop you are giving us permission to link back to your post if you are featured. We will also include 1 photo from your post in the interest of sending visitors your way. So you don’t miss a single Blog Hop, we will also add you to our e-mail reminder list. For a little extra exposure/marketing BONUS, we will also “PIN” your submissions on our PINTEREST Board-HOP on over and check that out….HERE! Just a quick reminder: All posts are welcome, however let’s keep them uplifting, encouraging, respectful and kind…otherwise they may be removed**

Congratulations to our Featured Bloggers:

Inspirational/Spiritual:

The Farmhouse Blog

The Farmhouse Blog

The Farmhouse Blog

The Titanic Was Sold Out

Recipes:

Sweet and Spicy Monkey

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Sweet and Spicy Monkey

Guacamole

Let the blogging begin…

 


This Is For The Birds – Giveaway

Win these items to attract birds to your yard!

If you have followed my blog or my Facebook page at all, you know that I love birds.  I am fascinated by all the beautiful birds that God has created for us to enjoy.  We have an eagle nearby which I have been able to catch a picture of a couple of times.  I also have a wee little wren that moves into a birdhouse on my porch.  I love bluebirds, cardinals, chickadees and all the other ones in between.  We have barn swallows and cliff swallows that nest in our barn.  They follow you when you mow, swooping and diving to catch all those bugs.  I just love birds.  :)  So, when I was approached about being a part of this giveaway, I was very excited!!

We have a winner for the “Spring Bonanza Giveaway: Goodies for Birds, Chickens, and Gardeners!”

Tina McElhattan

Congratulations Tina!!!!

Giveaway Items

  • Cedar Suet Plug Bird Feeder (courtesy of Your Gardening Friend)
  • Wildlife Sciences Sunflower Blend Suet Plugs (2 packages)
  • Pennington Ultra Nut & Fruit Blend Bird Food (2.5 lbs.)
  • Pennington Ultra Nut & Fruit Blend Bird Food, No Hulls (2.5 lbs.)
  • Galvanized Poultry Feeder with Glass Quart Jar
  • Happy Hen Treats Mealworm Frenzy (3.5 oz.)

The Art of Gardening: Building Your Soil eBook (courtesy of Learning and Yearning)

Here are the bloggers who are taking part:

Participating Bloggers

Amazing Graze Farm
Learning and Yearning
Peaceful Acres Farm
Schneider Peeps
Timber Creek Farm
Your Gardening Friend

As a little added bonus, if you would like to know how to make a Suet Plug Bird Feeder, check out this link!!

Giveaway starts Monday, March 31, 2014, at 3:00am Eastern Time and ends Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 11:59pm Eastern Time. Giveaway is open to all USA residents.

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