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."

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Early this morning, I briefly shared with you my desire to honor 5 from our SWEET SISTERHOOD. My internet service was not cooperating. So, I am sitting at a different computer now at our church building. We had our Tuesday morning class on THE PATRIARCHS this morning. I hope to share with you tomorrow some of that lively and riveting one and one half hour discussion. Afterwards, a group of us headed for the Pizza Hut lunch buffet. We called ahead to make sure they could get us at one really long table. What a SISTERHOOD!

Today, I am focusing my thanksgiving on 5 christian sisters - 4 from our Pitman church fellowship and one of two daughter-in-loves:

1. 2 birthday girls:

  • Jacqueline, wife of our oldest son, Jordan is celebrating her birthday today. Jacqueline loves the LORD and is so excited about becoming a mom in April. Jacqueline and her sisters were raised in a wonderful christian home in Phillipsburg, KS where their grandfather had come to start a church years before. Jacqueline is the answer to many prayers to our GOD for "just the right helpmate" for Jordan. Jacqueline is an elementary school teacher...lover of children...a big heart for the downtrodden...a gentle spirit who is amazing at encouraging people with little notes and cards. Her husband is even the beneficiary of those notes that often pop up around their apartment. Jacqueline is pictured here in Colorado this past weekend showing that she is "getting stronger" after a rocky beginning to her pregnancy.

  • Dottie, secretary at the Pitman church of Christ for over 20 years, is one of the reasons Steve and I were so attracted to the Pitman church in the first place. What a heart! Dottie keeps our congregation connected via her DAILY email updates that include everything from congratulations to sickness to travels to activities of our students to a myriad of needs that volunteers can step up to the plate for. Dottie is always ready to serve where she is needed...this morning she filled in as the facilitator of our ladies class. Her love language is GIFTS and boy does she get excited when she gets a gift. Sure hope you get alot of birthday gifts today and tomorrow! In fact, she heads up our secret sisters and encourages us to be bearers of good gifts! Dottie is a wife, mother, grandmother, and has a huge heart for those with special needs. Here is a picture of Dottie celebrating her birthday with one of her new gifts, a queen's crown and wand. That's all it took for 2 preachers to get down on their knees and honor her...


2. My last Sharing the Love blogger awards on this last GratiTuesday of September go to 3 very special Pitman sisters / Transformed Moms:


  • Kristy Bates - Kristy, hubby, and 3 boys drive A LONG WAY from their home close to Atlantic City. Three little ones in diapers finds Kristy very busy with life. She is a wise woman with great perspective and a deep love for learning more about how to be GOD's woman. Thank you Kristy for who you have chosen to be and become. Kristy has an extended family at the Pitman church of her dad, mom, grandad, and grandma. She is an important part of our sisterhood. You will enjoy her blog at:


  • Brenda Trent Collins - is a "Kansas girl" who I knew when Steve and I were teaching at York College. I taught classes for future Special Educators and that was Brenda's major. The LORD moved pregnant Brenda and hubby to our area last fall. What a blessing for us all! Brenda gives practical advise from her diverse experience. She has asked us all to pray for her military family: husband and two brothers. Brenda is pictured here with her little one, Lexi. Another connection is that Brenda's two best friends are Jacqueline's (my daughter in love) two sisters. Small world! Enjoy Brenda's blog at:

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  • Andrea Olley - might be described by many of us at Pitman as a "ROCK". Steady, insightful, and wise beyond her years, Andrea, loves her sea farin' husband and four boys. They also live over closer to the Atlantic Ocean and trek quite a few miles to be with their Pitman church family. She grew up in a military family and went to Oklahoma Christian. She loves to write and has been a big help for me in getting this blog up and running. Andrea is pictured below with her husband of twenty years (today!). You can enjoy Andrea's "musings" and pictures of her boys on her blog at:



  • Here's that SWEET FELLOWSHIP video again... what a great song:



The Leonards said...

Oh, thanks for sharing! This is so encouraging. It helps remind me to look at people in my life and honor the fellowship we have!! I love you!

Andrea said...

Thanks Patti, your words are generous. I appreciate what you are accomplishing with your blog.

Brenda Collins said...

thank you! practicality i get from my mom. that is a trait she passed along. this blog is so important to me and in my fellowship with the other moms. new moms and moms who have been doing this a while. thank you for encouraging and ministering to us this way!

Patti said...

I love it that because of JESUS I can call each one of you sister!