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."

Friday, March 27, 2009


Today I would like to share three things that, if you are not doing, will enhance the peacemaking in your family.
1. LOOK ME IN THE EYE! This amazing tree certainly gave me a shock, once I realized that there were eyes staring out at me. Actually, I want this tree to be a reminder to you of something that is VERY IMPORTANT in your family dynamic.

Take time to look each other in the eyes. Teach these practices /courtesies to your children:

  • When you are having a discussion, give eye contact.
  • When you need someone's attention, make sure you have made eye contact before you start talking.
  • When you are disciplining your child, make sure there is eye contact..."Look at me, please!"
  • When two siblings are arguing, sit them down, knee to knee and eye to eye and give them alternate "one minute times to talk"... lovingly insist that the knees and eyes continue to meet.


Do you know what happens? There are more people who feel listened to, affirmed, and loved. Often, being proactive in making eye contact will be the best way to "keep the peace." The "eyes" have it...BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS!!!


2. HOW MUCH DO YOU LOVE ME? When your children are little, be sure and play this "one minute manager" game often:

  • Mommy says, "Let's play the HOW MUCH game!"
  • Child says, "How much do you love me? As far as the north (up) is from the south (down)?" stretching arms up and down.
  • Mommy answers, "No! I love you more than from the east (right) to the west (left)!" stretching arms way out from right to left and then ending up in a bear hug with the child.

Purpose: Teachable moments can follow this activity after you and your child embrace. You can then talk and/or hold him/her.

  • Start early teaching the child about the great love of Jesus...that He stretched His arms out "as far as the east is from the west" and died for us.
  • Talking about Directional concepts are some of the most difficult for children to learn. You will forever be thankful that your child understands north, south, east, west, AND WHO created it all!


3. HELD! When we're at our weakest, we need a peacemaker who gives more than a handshake...we need to be held... Before watching this video, please go to the playlist and scroll down to the last song, HELD, by Natalie Grant. Listen to her tell why she wrote this song...then watch the video.


No peace? No Jesus! Know peace? Know Jesus!





HELD by Natalie Grant
Two months is too little ... They let him go
They had no sudden healing ... To think that providence
Would take a child from his mother...While she prays, is appalling
Who told us we'd be rescued ... What has changed and
Why should we be saved from nightmares
We're asking why this happens to us
Who have died to live, it's unfair
This is what it means to be held
How it feels, when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive
This is what it is to be loved and to know
That the promise was when everything fell -We'd be held
This hand is bitterness ... We want to taste it and
Let the hatred numb our sorrows
The wise hand opens slowly
To lilies of the valley and tomorrow
This is what it means to be held
How it feels, when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive
This is what it is to be loved and to know
That the promise was when everything fell
We'd be held
If hope is born of suffering ... If this is only the beginning
Can we not wait, for one hour ... Watching for our savior
This is what it means to be held
How it feels, when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive
This is what it is to be loved and to know
That the promise was when everything fell
We'd be held
[Repeat Chorus]
This is what it means to be held

1 comment:

Laura Duksta said...

Thanks for your beautiful blog! My book was an answer to a prayer and I believe it is an expression of God's love for all of his children and between a mother and her children. If people enjoy playing the "How much do you love me game" they might enjoy my book, "I Love You More". It encourages the conversation of love...and when our children know they are loved...Anything is Possible!
Have a Bright and Blessed Lifetime!
Laura Duksta
author, NY Times Bestseller, I Love You More