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 21, 2009

GO LIGHT YOUR WORLD...THEY DID!

Today, I honor a family who believe in lighting their world. Greg, one of our elders at the Pitman church of Christ, and his wife Linda are true servant leaders in every sense of the words. Here is a picture of Greg, Linda, and their three children / spouses, and two of their three grandchildren.



Specifically today, I would like to share my gratitude for their son Andrew and his bride, Lindsey, who represent the hearts of many young adults who want to make a difference. I have only lived here for less than two years and Andrew has been away at college and then gotten married. Yet, the stories are many of a young man with the compassionate heart of Jesus. Join me now in gratitude for how Andrew and Lindsey are allowing God to work through them. Praise Him! The story below was taken from a link to David Lipscomb University:


When Lindsey Glenn Krinks (’07) took a walk in the Arcade in downtown Nashville one day during her senior year at Lipscomb University, she certainly wasn’t expecting to stumble upon a life-changing experience.
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When she noticed the startling facts and flyers posted in the windows of the Nashville Homeless Power Project, she was drawn to find out more, and before she knew it, she was booking a speaker from the homeless advocacy group to speak at Lipscomb.
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That led to Lindsey and a friend of hers, Andrew Krinks (’08), organizing a march to the downtown courthouse and a rally to promote awareness of homelessness issues and the need for a change in government policies.
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Andrew says that year when Lindsey and he got involved with homeless advocacy, it felt like something bigger than both of them was pushing them to where they needed to be. The opportunities fell right in their laps, and even in the face of resistance, they moved forward because it just felt right.
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“(Homelessness) was something that was on both of our radar screens in a limited way, but when (Lindsey) saw that sign (in the window of the Homeless Power Project), it seemed like an answer to prayer,” Andrew said. “It felt like something God was making happen through us and we were called to be obedient to that.”

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“The more I started working with (the homeless)… I realized that not many people were genuinely reaching out to the community and offering anything more than hand-outs,” said Lindsey. “I started doing more and more, and it didn’t make sense to do anything else.”
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Their willingness to step up and say, “Here I am, send me,” completely changed their own lives and is working to change the lives of countless homeless Nashvillians:
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Andrew and Lindsey are now newlyweds:
  • Lindsey, a former kinesiology major destined for physical therapy, is now working as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer at Nashville’s Park Center Homeless Outreach Program, where she works with homeless mentally ill individuals to find housing, learn new job skills and apply for disability benefits
  • Andrew serves as editor of The Contributor, Nashville’s street paper that offers diverse perspectives on homelessness
  • Thousands of homeless Nashvillians have been helped in some way by the programs the Krinks have worked with or coordinated, such as the Project Homeless Connect, the annual Homeless Count, and the recent Holy Week on the Streets of Nashville, where the couple took a group to downtown Nashville to spend 24 hours living as Nashville’s homeless do every day.
Last Tuesday, Andrew and Lindsey were honored in Nashville, TN for their work which is much more than the list above. May you be inspired by the rest of their story to GO LIGHT YOUR WORLD after you click here to read more:

2 comments:

Casey said...

WOW, what an inspiration these two young people are! If only there were more out there like them! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful article! I wish them the best of luck and praise!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Patti! Are hearts are so full of God's blessing!!!!!! Love you sister, Linda

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

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