It is GOD who BLESSES and TRANSFORMS...

This is a blog for women 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..

Once in a while I take a hiatus from writing, but I have begun again on Easter Sunday 2013. Usually, there will be multiple blog postings each week. You are invited to use it as part of your daily quiet time. Topics may run for several months at a time. The current topic is posted over on the right side bar. Each week, I will try to connect to a song or two that goes with our current topic.

Each day of the week follows a special format: Sunday in the Son; Meditation Monday; GratiTuesday; Women in the Word Wednesday; Transforming Thursday; Family Fellowship Friday; and, 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,

Patti



TRANSFORMED MOMS:MOMS TRANSFORMED

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."

Friday, February 13, 2009

GOD IS IN CONTROL: MODEL IT! INTENTIONALLY TEACH IT!


GOD IS IN CONTROL, He is omnipresent and knows all things. Over the last few decades, the information age has inundated us with more and more... yes... information. It's not even an iota of what God knows. For me, it has made me even more aware of the enormity of our God and what He does know!
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Now having email, web pages, blogs, and Facebook, I find staying connected so much easier. Steve and I have also reconnected with those who our lives have touched for brief moments in time and we didn't know that we'd ever see each other again. It's an especially beautiful way to connect in christian fellowship.
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On Tuesdays, a group of us go out to lunch after our "Patriarchs" Bible Study. It's all about connection! We enjoy each other! This week we talked about God being in control: of the situation our nation is in, our communities, our families... We talked about how God's timing and ours are not always the same. We must learn to rest in Him. Mandy shared with us that she has become more intentional in teaching Maggie that God is in control:
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"God is the biggest! God is the nicest! God is the strongest! God is the best! God is bigger than who I'm scared of at night! God is bigger than the White House! God is bigger than __________, _______, ______, ________...!!!"
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Mandy continued, "We want her to learn to thank God for meeting her needs...all the rest is icing!"
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Over the years, I have begged God to meet my children's needs, yet He has allowed some pretty tough stuff to come their way physically, intellectually, relationally, emotionally, and even spiritually. I can tell you how hard that is as a mom who just physically speaking has children with extreme health challenges. I have continually had to concede: "God, You are in control! Father knows best!"
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Recently, I reconnected on Facebook with Ron and Nan Deal. We so love and respect the whole extended Deal family! Steve and I were with Ron in 2007 but have not seen Nan for a long time. Let's just say we have connections "way back". This week has been a really rough week for Ron and Nan. Just a few minutes ago, Nan updated on FB:
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"Nan is letting you all know our report was not good this am. X ray showed more on rt side. We were told late yesterday it is mrsa staff bi- lateral pnemonia.... "
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Join me in praying for their son Connor today as we also continue to pray for Maria and Lauren. Below are recent pictures of Connor and his family. Over on the right side, you see Connor this week as he labors for every breath.






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How great a fellowship is among the family of believers who raise their voices as one! Many of you know that over the years and the tough stuff that our family has gone through, we continually have wanted to focus on the fact that inspite of it all "God is good all the time and all the time God is good." Steve says it in every sermon. We often sign off with: GIGATTAATTGIG!
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Over my computer hangs this calligraphy that is my practical thinking reframe of the above:

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