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."

Monday, March 30, 2009

YOU ARE GOD ALONE...YOU ARE GOOD ALL THE TIME



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Kimball Matkins...
  • a friend to so many who read this blog
  • an ultra encourager
  • an elder, deacon, unofficial youth minister, Bible school teacher
  • on the board of a christian academy
  • York College director of financial aid
  • always wanting to stretch, grow, improve

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Kimball lost his battle a few days ago with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Thank you, God, for putting him in our lives!


Kimball (1955-2009) loved people to know that he believed that no matter what the circumstances, GIGATTAATTGIG! Kimball lost his first wife, Debbie, seven months after finding out that she had cancer in 1999. Left with two young adult children, Kimball eventually remarried Melinda and became a father to her three young boys. Then, in 2006 Kimball was diagnosed with ALS. Despite his weakened state, he was a constant source of encouragement to family, church, friends, co-workers, and to those who heard him speak in church and college assemblies. Kimball will long be remembered for his joyful spirit, his love of hugs, his willingness to serve others, and his passion for God. Last year, speaking at a chapel assembly at York College where, he said, “It’s not about you”. He reminded the students about God’s purpose for their lives even when it looks like He’s not there. And as he said on a daily basis, “God is good… all the time.”
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I find it extremely inspirational that this friend of mine and Steve's, who we have known since 1975, lived by the words: God Is Good All The Time And All The Time God Is Good. Kimball headed HOME within 24 hours after I started the new blog: http://GIGATTAATTGIG.blogspot.com
His life will remain a testimony to just that!

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Hebrews 12:1-3
"Do you see what this means —
all these pioneers who blazed the way,
all these veterans cheering us on?
It means we'd better get on with it.
Strip down, start running — and never quit!
No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins.
Keep your eyes on Jesus,
who both began and finished this race we're in.
Study how He did it.
Because He never lost sight of where He was headed —
that exhilarating finish in and with God —
He could put up with anything along the way:
  • cross,
  • shame,
  • whatever.

And now He's there, in the place of honor,

right alongside God.

When you find yourselves flagging in your faith,

go over that story again, item by item,

that long litany of hostility He plowed through.

That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!"

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(from THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language © 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. All rights reserved.)

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You may see more about Kimball at http://www.york.edu/ (Finishing the Race!_

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1 comment:

It Feels Like Chaos said...

His life is an inspiration! What wonderful wisdom to pass on -- God is good all the time and It's not about me! I am eternally grateful for both those things!

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

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