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."

Saturday, February 7, 2009

IN ME: WHAT DO YOU SEE?

KETCHUP AND MUSTARD SATURDAY

Catch Up and Must Do

When someone looks at me they see several things: a tall lady who could stand to loose weight...a woman who needs reading glasses (over her contacts) to see and is constantly moving them from the tip of her nose up to the bridge of her nose and then up on her head...they see a smile...and hopefully, a twinkle in my eyes...and usually a pen or pencil stuck kind of on top and behind an ear...Is that all there is about me? No way!

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Most of us make judgments on what we see and do not train ourselves to see the unseen. This week as I thought about our theme IN ME, I wanted to focus alot more on the UNSEEN. I pondered small things that are much more powerful than the eye can see. Yet, to the naked eye who would think that the thing that I am looking at can do much. At some point this week, I rested my ponderings, meditations on a tug boat. What? Of all the things I could think of, why a tug boat?
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Today, our Pitman "secret sisters" had our revealing party. I waited later in the day to have my "ketchup and mustard". Our sister Andrea lives about an hour away "down by the shore". (Many of you link occasionally to Andrea's blog as she describes her life as "Mate to the Captain and Mom of 4 boys!") About 35 of us carpooled her way today and got a better understanding of how much travel she puts in a week coming to church on Sundays and Wednesdays. Our time together was wonderful and I hope to tell you more about it later with pics. For now, I want to tell you about Andrea's husband. This is a "Catch Up and Must Do" story that is long overdue. I am so thankful for Chuck and Andrea.

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Chuck is a wonderful husband and father. He is a deacon at the Pitman church. He is the captain of a tug boat. It's a tough life. He is on the job 2 weeks and at home 1 week. When he's on the job, his little tug boat does remarkable feats for such a little guy. When they have a job they have to do, they say that they're "in the game." Now, Chuck and Andrea are my Facebook friends. Some of Chuck's "status" reports over the last few weeks have told a little of his story. On January 15, the day the US Airways jet had to land in the Hudson River, Chuck was not too far away. Here is a list of some of his status posts on Facebook:


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January 15, 2009

  • Charles is bummed out. Weeks Marine was beat out of the Hudson river airplane job by another local heavylift company. And yes my tug was close only about 4 mile away.
  • Charles going to bed. More tomorrow about the plane maybe even some pics.
  • Charles also wants to Thank all of you who sent b-day wishes.

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January 16, 2009

  • Charles is still standing on the sidelines waiting to get in the game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!
  • Charles is wanting to be at battery park. Weeks Marinr heavy lift division is preparing to pick up the plane...........
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January 21, 2009

  • Charles is glad today is wednesday. 1 week down 1 week to go. still trying to figure out how to get some of these plane pics on here to share. more later.

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January 22, 2009

  • Charles is in port elizabeth along side a container ship with the big crane. We are picking up another transformer that weighs 640k lbs.
  • Charles is preparing for tomorrow... We will be taking the crane up the Hudson river near the Intrepid to pick up the engine from the plane.. So be watching.
    MY COMMENT: I am so impressed at your skill! Keep us informed when you can.
  • Charles is happy We are in the game finally*****************. 7:06 a.m.
    MY COMMENT: Has the tug fulfilled it’s job? Is it’s job accomplished? I’m watching TV! 4:14 p.m.
  • Charles is finally done for the day. The engine is back with it's plane and both need lots of work. 10:49pm

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January 25, 2009
Charles is wishing that I could be at worship with my family.
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Enjoy a few of the pics that came by way of Chuck and stay with us as we continue the discussion next week on THE POWER OF CHRIST IN ME. When you look at a little tugboat, what do you see? I see sooooo much power! When I look at you, what do I see? I see the power of Christ in you!!

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Our view pushing crane...



Pushing barge...


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WEEKS 533 ready to pick up a 330,000 pound service crane on a sub dry dock.


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We are being carefully watched and guarded.









One day, I hope Andrea uses her gift of writing to write a series of children's books similar to the "Little Engine that Could" but using her real life husband and his tug boat.

1 comment:

Andrea O. said...

Patti, Thanks for honoring my husband. He's a God fearing man, who puts only God, before the boys and I. I respect him so much for his desire to grow spiritually. It's a struggle for him to step out of his box, but I'm proud that he pushes himself in order to be the spirit lead earthly father to our sons. He comes off as a rough sailor, but if you take the time to know him, you learn that he's tender. God has blessed me beyond what I ever expected.

2010 Pitman WOMEN REACHING OUT IN FAITH RETREAT - Cape May, NJ

TRANSFORMED MOM, LISA, REQUESTED PRAYERS FOR HER HUBBY: FULLY RESTORED! FULLY HEALED!