This is a blog for women (not just moms) who:

(1) Desire to be transformed by JESUS' LOVE, HOLINESS, AND GRACE;

(2) Believe that GOD'S WORD is the true Spirit food for HIS HOLY SPIRIT who lives within us;

(3) Submit to GOD and walk this journey of life with HIM transforming us more and more into HIS likeness.

It's a blog about the POWER OF TRANSFORMED LIVES. Let's begin with yours and mine and pass it on... 1 + 1 + 1...

Since GOD's HOLY SPIRIT lives inside a christian, let's choose to be nurtured and transformed by feasting daily on HOLY SPIRIT food - GOD's WORD - The Holy Bible..

My regular posts stopped in 2013, with a major move and the chronic illness and eventual death of our oldest daughter. Yes, we grieve daily, but I plan to begin posting once or more a week beginning the end of 2017. December 2017 to June 2018 will focus on JESUS' "Sermon on the Mount".

Earlier posts follow daily formats, as follows:

...Sunday in the SON

......Meditation Monday


............Women in the WORD Wednesday

...............Transforming Thursday

..................Family Fellowship Friday

.....................Ketchup and Mustard Saturday.

There's a whole lot here! Take your time to browse.

Please come back and visit often. Welcome!

Because of JESUS, we can be family,



Romans 12:1-2 "Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect."

Monday, July 7, 2008

I am not in control!

As I prepare to leave for the Sikes family reunion, I remind myself again that I am NOT in control. The best laid plans usually have a few glitches. Plans are like those seeds we talked about sowing yesterday. We commit our plans to the LORD and then wait to see what will happen. I've spent hours, weeks, months on our reunion preparation and blog. Over the course of the last 6 months we have changed plans hundreds of time. God has changed our plans, too. Linda passed away of pancreatic cancer in June and Leslie's mom died on the 4th of July. Steve and Jessica's plans to attend were messed up because of health issues...others have similar problems. Yet, through all the ups and downs, we're expecting 106 of us before weeks end...blessings inspite of painful circumstances...not my timing....God's timing....God is in control.

You and I have dreamed big dreams over the years....especially when it comes to dreaming for our children....but, we are not in control. Many of you have prayed with me for my children's health and wellness. This week as two of my children called me to tell me their stories I was reminded once again that I am NOT in control.

Caleb has some health issues that require him to be on medications. We have petitioned the Lord repeatedly about this but are very aware that the meds are needed. This past week with some glitches between his doctor and a clinic Caleb could not get his meds. In the past, when that has happened, Caleb has ended up in the hospital or with a huge relapse. It's been a rough week for Caleb and his bride...but they have survived and are better for it. Mama Patti didn't have any control over that situation...but God did. Thank You, Jesus. Thank you Jesus also that today is the first year wedding anniversary for Caleb and Krista...7-7-07 to 7-7-08.

Jessica has had a really rough week with her 24/7 migraines. She's called the weather in Indiana this week as the PERFECT STORM for migraines. She's spent alot of time sleeping and has missed some work. Sometimes when she comes in her house she'll leave the keys in the lock or just forget to close her door because she's in so much pain. Monday night, after getting the mail from the mailbox, she did not relock the front door and forgot to turn on the alarm. About 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning Jessica heard people talking in her living room. She opened her bedroom door to find two drunk men there. Her words were firm and strong, "This is my house! You need to leave now!" They did! Mama Patti didn't have any control over that situation...but God did. Thank You Jesus.

Proverbs 16: 3,4,9
Commit to the LORD whatever you do,
and your plans will succeed.
The LORD works out everything for his own ends —

In his heart a man plans his course,
but the LORD determines his steps.

Have you committed your children to the LORD?
Do you trust the LORD to determine their steps?

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