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."

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

WHILE I'M WAITING ON YOU LORD...I AM THANKFUL...


He'll be 28 years old next month. It hasn't always been easy! Uterine starved and low birth weight had the baby (who had lost weight in utero) looking more like a little shriveled monkey at birth than anything. He was born by c-section after a day of labor for his mom.
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The first year was filled with not sleeping through the night...allergies...a trip to the emergency room after crawling over to the open stove door and putting his hands palms down...then there was the high fever with his eyes rolling backwards which sent him into the hospital...pneumonia and an oxygen tent followed... During times like these, most young parents wonder what the future will hold...




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That is a snippet of our first year with our first born, Jordan. Each year thereafter had enough drama and difficult circumstances to write a book and yet God gave our family GRACE FOR EACH NEW DAY AND BRIGHT HOPE FOR OUR TOMORROWS. He proved over and over again that God Is Good All The Time And All The Time God Is Good! GIGATTAATTGIG!
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Steve and I are so grateful for God's faithfulness in Jordan's life. Today, I would like to share with you a few pictures with comments so that you will know the WHY of this post.
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As a little guy, Jordan did not like being held facing whoever was holding him. Here he is at four months old with Steve and me. At a very early age he was into seeing the world and taking it all in.

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Here he is a few months later...very into checking out what is going on around him...and thoroughly enjoying it!


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A few months after that he entertained the family in song with Grandpa Klein joining in. He was into music at an early age.


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Grandma Klein and Jordan got a lot of reading time in. He was into books, newspapers, and words at an early age.


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In the next picture, Jordan stands near the stove helping Daddy do dishes. The stove is where he had been severely burned months earlier. At an early age, Jordan was into helping.


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Here is our last picture taken in front of the apartment building where we had lived for 7 years. We moved to a house with a yard and a dog because, as you can see here, Jordan was into getting down and exploring his world. He would soon be doing it with his sister.

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A sister came...then, a brother...and then, another sister... Here Jordan is into celebrating being the oldest of four as our family poses with Aunt Pam and Uncle Dalen.
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Jordan continued to be into reading as he got one book club order after another.
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Here Jordan is into enjoying life as big brother. He and Caleb play "cowboy waiters" for their sisters' tea party.


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Jordan was and is very into having a humble heart. At the age of 9, he listed the things that he needed to work on. Notice his list of three things is written under a map he drew of the "Holy Lands".


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Jordan was very into enjoying his siblings.


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In 1994, as I prepared to have surgery, Jordan was very into learning how to manage the kitchen while I was out of commission. Jordan was very into being responsible.

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The years flew by and Jordan went to York College where both Steve and I taught. He thrived in the christian environment and loved being in the York College chorus. Jordan was very into christian friends and christian music.
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On my birthday, in December 2001, Jordan came home from campus to be with the family. He ran into the house yelling, "Mom! Mom! Get a camera! Come quick! God has given you an awesome birthday present!" We took this picture! Jordan was and is into articulating how God blesses and blesses...


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Jordan found a wonderful soul mate named Jacqueline while at York College. He was into her meeting his extended Sikes' family...

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Jordan was into Jacqueline meeting his extended Klein family including his Granny Carron.


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Jordan was and is into Jacqueline...

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Jordan remained into his studies and graduated from York College. He celebrates here with Dad and Mom, friends Grant and Fletcher, and Papa and Mama Sikes...


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Jordan waited on his bride to finish college and then he got into medical school and they moved into their first of several Chicago apartments...


After the first year of medical school Jordan got into his white coat at the "White Coat Ceremony"...




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Last week Jordan took his boards. Yesterday, Jordan received his letter of acceptance for a three year residency in Kansas City, MO...
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Jordan and Jacqueline are into love, faith, hope, perseverance, endurance...because they know that in it all and through it all God Is Good All The Time And All The Time God Is Good! GIGATTAATTGIG! Thank you, Jesus. We are so grateful!
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For the rest of the story go to http://jordandjacqueline.blogspot.com/
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For other GRATITUESDAY posts, check out: http://heavenlyhomemakers.com/blog/category/gratituesday
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Mom! I have truly been blessed by God with two amazing parents! Love ya.

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

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