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."

Thursday, April 9, 2009

CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST...NO MATTER WHAT THE CIRCUMSTANCES...


TRANSFORMING THURSDAY

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I find that God provides me with some of the most amazing examples for this blog at just the right time! Last week a friend sent Steve and me the following. Steve used it in his sermon on Sunday and I will share it here today. We have changed the names of this sweet couple just in case they would prefer their names not to be known. Notice especially the words that I have highlighted in bold. Be BLESSED!

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The girl in the picture is Natalie, she is 21. Next to her, her fiancé, Ned, 23. The picture was taken shortly before their wedding ceremony, held on January 11, 2005 in the US . Natalie had terminal cancer and spent hours a day receiving medication. In the picture, Ned is waiting for her on one of the many sessions of chemo to end.

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In spite of all the pain, organ failures, and morphine shots, Natalie chose to go along with her wedding and took care of every detail. The dress had to be adjusted a few times due to her constant weight loss.
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An unusual accessory at the party was the oxygen tube that Natalie used throughout the ceremony and reception. The other couple in the picture are Ned's parents who are excited to see their son marrying his high school sweetheart.
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Natalie, in her wheelchair with the oxygen tube, listening to a song from her husband and friends
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At the reception, Natalie had to take a few rests, The pain did not allow her to be standing for long periods


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Natalie died five days after her wedding day. Watching a woman so ill and weak getting married and with a smile on her face makes us think.....

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  • Joy is reachable... it's a fruit that the Spirit of God grows in those who belong to Him!
  • Life is short, so forgive quickly!
  • Love truly and deeply!
  • Life is hard, but God is good all the time!
  • Life is not always the party we expected it to be but as long as we are here, we should...
  • ...REJOICE AND BE GLAD!!!

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Matthew 5:11-12

"Blessed are you when people insult you,

persecute you and

falsely say all kinds of evil against you

because of me.

Rejoice and be glad,

because great is your reward in heaven..."


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