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."

Sunday, May 31, 2009

I AM A FRIEND OF GOD

SUNDAY IN THE SON
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PART 1:

Our Patriarchs Bible class on Tuesday mornings this year has been rich! We'll finish up this Tuesday. I love that Abraham was called "a friend of God..." and there were those who followed in his footsteps of faith: Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Rahab, David...and then in the New Testament we read Jesus' words in John 15:12-15:
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"This is My commandment,
that you love one another,
just as I have loved you.
"Greater love has no one than this,
that one lay down his life for his friends.
"You are My friends, if you do what I command you.
"No longer do I call you slaves,
for the slave does not know what his master is doing;
but I have called you friends,
for all things that I have heard
from My Father I have made known to you."


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This is also our last day of Merciful May. As we look back over various posts, it is easy to see that most discussions about God's mercy include God's grace. So, as we look this month at being "friends" of God, let's continue to remember the words in Hebrews 4:16:


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"Let us therefore draw near with confidence
to the throne of grace,
that we may receive mercy
and may find grace to help in time of need."
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I love this video of our theme song this week. It makes me feel like I'm on a road trip with a friend. I have a feeling that is what the designer intended...I am on the journey of life with my merciful and graceful Friend who just happens to also be my Creator, Father, Physician, Counselor, Teacher, and much more... Be sure and pause the playlist before starting the video...









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PART 2:


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One of the wonderful things about having a spiritual Father is that we are made in His image and have His spiritual DNA! This merciful and graceful friend is our Daddy. He calls us to be like Him... even in mercy and grace! As the family of Christ, we have a new opportunity to minister with mercy and grace to a family from Minnesota who are in Philadelphia for cancer treatment.


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Please meet Scott and Bonita McEndree and their four young children. Scott and Bonita are part of the family of God who live in Minneapolis, MN. Scott has cancer and needs to have specialized treatment in Philadelphia for 6 weeks. We have several connections other than the fact that Scott and Bonita are our brother and sister in Christ:
  1. Steve preached at their congregation, one Sunday, in the summer of 2007

  2. Steve's brother, Stacy,who is a chaplain connected with Mayo Clinic, is a friend of Scott and Bonita's and he called to let us know that Scott will be having cancer treatments near us

  3. Bonita was a student at York College when Steve and I taught there. Steve had Bonita and some of her siblings in classes and I had her brother Brian in class.

  4. We have many friends and acquaintances in common.


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Yesterday, Steve visited the family. Today they plan on worshipping with us - the Pitman church of Christ. Please join me in ministering to this family via prayer. You may visit Scott's Caring Bridge web page here: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/scottmcendree



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