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, April 28, 2009

EVERLASTING GOD... YOU NEVER LET GO... WE'RE GRATEFUL...

It's wonderful when you really like the people that you work with! I see Jesus in Dan and Katherine Cooper. Dan and Katherine have been at the Pitman church of Christ for almost a quarter of a century! They are immersed in ministry. More than once I have heard Dan referred to as "The Eveready Bunny" of ministry. He just never seems to wear out! This man of God works circles around most. More than once I've heard Katherine referred to as "the pulse of Pitman". She is an extremely gifted communicator of God's word. When I think of my EVERLASTING GOD, I see that "everlasting" characteristic of Him in these two persevering, enduring, dynamic, transparent, loving individuals who are known by many for their "friendship evangelism." Many people at the Pitman church will tell you that we are a church that is "known for our love." Two great modelers of that love are pictured here.
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Recently, on Good Friday, Bobby Ross, Jr., editor of the Christian Chronicle newspaper, wrote a blog post about "10 remarkable couples". Dan and Katherine were one of those ten. Here's what he wrote:
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"Dan and Katherine Cooper.
Dan is minister of the
Pitman Church of Christ in Sewell, N.J., which will be featured in the Chronicle’s Churches That Work series next month (May). When a snowstorm interrupted my peaceful visit to their area to report the CTW story, Dan and Katherine invited me into their home rather than risk me getting snowed in at my hotel. Just an incredible couple with loving Christian hearts and an exceptional ministry."
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Thank you, Bobby for recognizing people who shine! Dan and Katherine Cooper have reflected Christ through tough situations including cancer and even recently Katherine's knee replacement surgery. Go to visit in the hospital and the talk quickly turns to the church and "the LORD'S work". They continually testify to how God has never let go of them.
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These parents of four adult children have hosted families in their home for months at a time as they give God the glory! You aren't around them very long until you know that they are "poster children" for a phrase I've heard a lot since moving here, "We at Pitman love people - warts and all!"
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I am so grateful that God planted Steve and me in South Jersey to work alongside Dan and Katherine. They know how to do ministry Jesus style!
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1 comment:

Bobby Ross said...

Patti,

Just saw this! Dan and Katherine are truly remarkable!

-- Bobby

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

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