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, May 11, 2009

HE'S STILL WORKING ON ME...HE WORKED ON MARY, TOO...

MEDITATION MONDAY
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Yesterday, many of us were blessed to be honored in different ways for our roles as mothers. Our lesson, during second service, from Dan Cooper included looking at Jesus' mother Mary and the "difficulties that she faced" and the "resources that she had". Although Mary was chosen by God, she was not perfect and God was still working on her!
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We've certainly discussed on this blog the difficult circumstances that God allows us to face. I was honored to have Cristi Schwamb sitting next to me during worship service. Her husband, Tim, had driven up from Virginia to stay with Lauren in Children's Hospital and made it possible for Cristi to join us for Sunday morning services. If you have just recently joined us on this blog, Cristi and Tim's three year old daughter is in the fifth month of waiting for a heart transplant at the Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia - CHOP. You can click on the picture on the right sidebar to find out more.
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So, as I sat between Steve and Cristi, Dan led the church in prayer for Lauren and her family. Then, Dan talked about:

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1. Difficulties that Mary faced

  • A tarnished reputation because she was a "virgin" who was pregnant
  • Difficulty of poverty - we know Mary and Joseph offered two doves (considered the sacrifice of the poorest of the poor).
  • Difficulty of people's rejection - satan takes things that God designed for good and makes them look bad; he specifically attacks us through our children and his tactics with Mary were no different
  • Difficulty in being a single mom for part of the time after Jesus was 12

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2. Resources that Mary had

  • Strong committment to doing God's will
  • Raised an obedient child
  • She had a supportive husband
  • She had a close friend who encouraged her

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Join me today, in re-examining one of yesterday's videoes and the points it stresses. Meditate on it in connection with the points that Dan shared with us about Mary.

VIDEO - Read the nine points of this video before viewing:
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TEACH ME...

  • ...that I only need God's approval!
  • ...to be a servant so I can love others!
  • ...how to learn from God's wisdom!
  • ...how to share my struggles with others!
  • ...that the last will become first!
  • ...by modeling forgiveness so I can learn to forgive!
  • ...that my things belong to God!
  • ...that God wonderfully made me!
  • ...by pointing me toward Christ when no one else will!

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http://www.tangle.com/view_video.php?viewkey=d3c3ac47dd3256271036&utm_source=newsletter0508&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weeklytopvideos

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