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."

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

TAKEN BY LOVE... AGAPE LOVE...

WOMEN IN THE WORD WEDNESDAY

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Today's the day! Can you recite from memory our scripture memory for this month? Try it! If you get stuck, look above for a hint.

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Monday, June 28, 2010

TAKEN BY LOVE...I LOVE YOU LORD...

Mark 12:30-31
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Love the Lord your God
with all your heart
and with all your soul .
and with all your mind
and with all your strength.'
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The second is this:
'Love your neighbor as yourself.'
There is no commandment greater than these." .
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Deuteronomy 6:4-9.
4 "Hear, O Israel:
The LORD our God, the LORD is one.
5 Love the LORD your God
with all your heart
and with all your soul
and with all your strength. .
6 These commandments that I give you today
are to be upon your hearts.
7 Impress them on your children.
Talk about them when you sit at home
and when you walk along the road,
when you lie down
and when you get up. .
8 Tie them as symbols on your hands
and bind them on your foreheads.
9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses
and on your gates."
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Sunday, June 27, 2010

TAKEN BY LOVE


TAKEN BY LOVE
Lyrics as sung by Kutless
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The world will fade away
As I lift my hands.
A King that’s worthy of praise
Is the Great I Am.
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The joy You’ve given rings out
As I lift my voice
I’m captivated by Your ways
so I will worship You
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You’ve taken me by love
You’ve taken me by grace
You’ve taken me away
I can’t resist because
You’ve taken my heart
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All creation will bow to the risen King
All of heaven will shout
And the earth will sing
The joy You’ve given rings out
As I lift my voice.
I’m captivated by Your ways
so I will worship You
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You’ve taken me by love
You’ve taken me by grace
You’ve taken me away
I can’t resist because
You’ve taken my heart
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You’ve taken me by love
You’ve taken me by grace
You’ve taken me away
I can’t resist because
You’ve taken my heart
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You've taken my heart...
my heart...
my heart...
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You’ve taken me by love
You’ve taken me by grace
You’ve taken me away
I can’t resist because
You’ve taken my heart
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You’ve taken me by love
You’ve taken me by grace
You’ve taken me away
I can’t resist because
You’ve taken my heart
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You've taken my heart...
You've taken my heart...
You've taken my heart...
taken my heart...
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Friday, June 25, 2010

SOFTLY AND TENDERLY... LOVE NEVER FAILS IN THE FAMILY...

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If you know both my husband and me and someone asked you which one of us was the most "soft and tender", I can guarantee you that 100% would say "Steve". Over the years, the Spirit of God has tempered me and made me a much gentler "lion". I married a "lamb" and I must confess that there are times that this "lion" has almost eaten her "lamb". God's tempering has made a difference. Yet, I still have my moments! Those moments come more readily when I am under great stress. Lately, that has been the case. Yet, through much prayer and focus on "love never fails" this lioness has not driven her den totally batty. :0)
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Things have been really busy here on the homefront. School, more school, moving an entire church building of contents, planning for Bible school curriculum, and.... Well, anyway, I'm scurrying to head out of state, as planned. The plan is for me to leave on Monday to be with family, including the two grandbabies for two weeks. I will drive from NJ to Springfield, MO and then to KC, MO and then to Nebraska. Steve will remain here with Jessica. Over the next few weeks, I will post - but not everyday. Did I say that I was so excited to see the grandbabies?
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I love my physical family! I especially love them because they are followers of God... and, God is love! They are part of my big extended christian family... and I love the way they serve in love.
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Today, Brenda and her two children helped me all day, sort, pack, and move Bible school supplies from the church building to my house to the church offices. They knew how much I had to do before leaving town. Little "B" said, "I just love summer vacation because it gives me more opportunities to serve!" What a statement for a little girl going into the 4th grade! Thank you guys!
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Thank you, Jesus for faithful love! Thank you, Jesus for my family!
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Thursday, June 24, 2010

SOFTLY AND TENDERLY...LOVE NEVER FAILS...


TRANSFORMING THURSDAY

(Even though it might seem like Meditation Monday!)
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I've been thinking a lot about what God means when He says that "Love Never Fails!" It's a transformational statement. In fact, it is the concept that all of christianity is based on. Please join me in meditating on it more deeply via these powerful videos. Think about how God loves you! Ponder how you love your husband... your children... others... Before you begin, ask God to take some idea from one of these videos and let it begin to transform how you love. Be sure to pause the playlist above!
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

SOFTLY AND TENDERLY... LOVE...


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It is imperative to softly and tenderly love... Love... LOve... LOVe... LOVE...
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  • Softly and tenderly... be patient...
  • Softly and tenderly...be kind...
  • Softly and tenderly... be happy for what others have (do not envy them)
  • Softly and tenderly... encourage and brag on others (do not boast)
  • Softly and tenderly... be humble (do not be proud)
  • Softly and tenderly... mind your manners (do not be rude)
  • Softly and tenderly... deny yourself (do not be self-seeking)
  • Softly and tenderly... use your words (don't be easily angered)
  • Softly and tenderly... forgive (don't keep a record of wrongs)
  • Softly and tenderly... rejoice with the truth (not evil)
  • Softly and tenderly... protect...
  • Softly and tenderly... trust...
  • Softly and tenderly... hope...
  • Softly and tenderly... persevere...
  • Softly and tenderly... LOVE one another all the way HOME!

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JUNE'S SCRIPTURE MEMORY:

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1 Corinthians 13:4-8; 13 4

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Love is patient, love is kind.

It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. .

5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered,

it keeps no record of wrongs. .

6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. .

7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. .

8 Love never fails... .

13 And now these three remain:

faith, hope and love.

But the greatest of these is love. .

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

SOFTLY AND TENDERLY...LOVING CHILDREN'S CHILDREN...

Thankful! So thankful! I shared on Sunday that Steve's favorite song is Softly and Tenderly! I am married to a gentle and humble man who never stops learning of new ways to please and serve His heavenly Father. His office holds a ton of books that have been moved to a new place in the last week. During the move, someone commented that "next time maybe we should hire an illiterate preacher!"
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Crystal loves her daddy dearly! She came home from college for the weekend. She sat on her daddy's lap, asked for wise counsel, bantered with him, and they went on a date together. Happy Father's Day! And, she did what she does every year on Father's day... she had a picture taken of herself to show her daddy how much she loves him! I am so thankful for Crystal and the relationship she has with her daddy!
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I'm so thankful for our other daughter, Jess, who lives with us and gets to hang out with her daddy when she's not in pain. Although Jess was having a full blown migraine on Sunday, last night she and her daddy got to hang out and watch a movie together.
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Although our two sons did not get to be with us for Father's Day, they got to spend the weekend together with their wives, Krista and Jacqueline, and little ones. What a precious thought for us to know that they were "hanging out together" with my sister Pam and her husband, Dalen.
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Here is new daddy Caleb holding Perry just a little while after Perry was born on 6-3-10.
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Here is Chloe with daddy Jordan, checking out the animals at the zoo. She got to hang out with her new cousin, Perry and called both Uncle Caleb and Uncle Dalen, "Bubba".
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I'm praying that God blesses my plans to see both grandbabies and their parents in about a week! GIGATTAATTGIG...
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Proverbs 17:6
Children's children are a crown to the aged,
and parents are the pride of their children.

Monday, June 21, 2010

SOFTLY AND TENDERLY... I DARE YOU...

MEDITATION MONDAY
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Yesterday was Sunday. It was also Father's Day. Dan got up to speak yesterday morning. He said that it's interesting that on Mother's Day we heap our mothers with praise and then on Father's Day we "beat up" on our dads. He said that he had a feeling that this would be interpretted the same. He said that he would only have one slide to show: I DARE YOU! He began his lesson dressed like Dan...

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He quickly moved on to some "dress" that he got while in Israel. He talked about the Israelites led by Moses and then by Joshua. They did not know where God was leading them. He talked about our church family's move to temporary facilities. We have not known where God was leading us, but He has provided. He talked about fathers leading their families and made similar connections as he read from Joshua 24.
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Dan said that there are many reasons why people believe that young people leave the LORD. He personally believes it is the home... specifically fathers. He believes that satan's attack is focused on the family. If satan can tear the family apart, he has done great destruction. He wants to tear our families apart by seperating dad and mom from each other:
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  • spiritually
  • physically (sexually)
  • relationally
  • emotionally

..."until there is a divorce!"

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Satan wants to tear our families apart by getting the children to:

  • Lie
  • Disrespect
  • Disobey

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He reminded us all that we don't get "do overs"... God does allow us second chances which Dan calls "do betters".

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Dan's dare was for fathers. He dared them to begin now and DO BETTER. Dare to serve God the way it talks about in Joshua. I have put his dares in a 1,2,3,4,5 format and an A,B,C,D,E format for easy remembering. Wouln't it be wonderful for daddies to take the dare and to "softly and tenderly come home"?

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Dare to...

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  1. A - ssemble. (Meet weekly with God's family to worship Him, read/study His word, talk to Him together, and serve / fellowship each other).
  2. B-ible. (Read God's Word daily. Meditate on it. Do not be just hearers but doers of the Word - God's will for you).
  3. C-hildren. (Love your children enough to spend a quantity of time with them that is quality time; do things that they are interested in, too... not just what you are interested in. Your children are a gift from God).
  4. D-eny yourself - (Jesus said, "take up your cross daily and follow me..." His kind of love = Love God + love others as yourself)
  5. E-phesians 5:25-vf and I Corinthians 13:4-13 (25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy... In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself." Remember that "you promised in your wedding vows"... to remain pure... to love her... be patient, be kind, keep no record of wrongs... read 1 Corinthians 13 and use that as how you love... Love NEVER fails! Your wife is a gift from God.)

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Having trouble clinging to other things you are tempted to serve? Other gods?

  • Pleasure?
  • Recreation?
  • Lust?
  • Money?
  • Fitness?
  • Freedom (free to be you)?
  • Work?
  • Control?

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You must give those up to take the A,B,C,D,E dare!

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Just in case you are unfamiliar with the scene in Joshua 24:14-22, here it is:

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14 "Now fear the LORD and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your forefathers worshiped beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD. 15 But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."

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16 Then the people answered, "Far be it from us to forsake the LORD to serve other gods! 17 It was the LORD our God himself who brought us and our fathers up out of Egypt, from that land of slavery, and performed those great signs before our eyes. He protected us on our entire journey and among all the nations through which we traveled. 18 And the LORD drove out before us all the nations, including the Amorites, who lived in the land. We too will serve the LORD, because he is our God."

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19 Joshua said to the people, "You are not able to serve the LORD. He is a holy God; he is a jealous God. He will not forgive your rebellion and your sins. 20 If you forsake the LORD and serve foreign gods, he will turn and bring disaster on you and make an end of you, after he has been good to you."

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21 But the people said to Joshua, "No! We will serve the LORD."

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22 Then Joshua said, "You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen to serve the LORD."

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To every transformed mom who is reading this, I dare you to share this post with your hubby or a father who you know. Dare him to softly and tenderly come home!!!

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

SOFTLY AND TENDERLY




SUNDAY IN THE SON

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Today is Father's Day! I am married to an absolutely wonderful Godly father! I have two sons who are now wonderful Godly fathers! We come from a heritage of Godly fathers. Today, we honor our Father God! Happy Father's Day to all of you!

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This song is my husband, Steve's favorite song. He is a patient, kind, gentle, and tender man who shows our Father's love through His everyday. No wonder someone told me yesterday that their son called him THE MAN!

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Thank you, Steve, for yearning for home and HOME! Thank you for modeling faithful love!

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Softly and Tenderly
(Lyrics as sung by Acappella)

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Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling
Calling for you and for me
See on the portals He's waiting and watching
Watching for you and for me
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CHORUS (English):
Come home, come home
Ye who are weary, come home
Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling
Calling, O sinner come home

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Why should we tarry when Jesus is pleading?
Pleading for you and for me
Why should we linger and heed not His mercies?
Mercies for you and for me


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(in French):
Oh, pour le merveilleux amour qu'il a promis
Nous a promis, toi et moi
Et bien que nous pechions, Il nous offre son pardon
Pardon pour toi et our moi


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CHORUS (French):
Reviens, reviens
Toi, qui te lasses reviens
Sincerement, tendrement, Jesus appelle
(T')Appelle, oh pecheur, reviens


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CHORUS (English) sing multiple times


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Saturday, June 19, 2010

THAT'S WHAT LOVE IS - FAITHFULLY SERVING AND WORKING TOGETHER...



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KETCHUP AND MUSTARD SATURDAY

Catch Up and Must Do
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...because I really must catch you up with pictures of our Pitman church family move....

It's been a really busy time! We've tried to carry on our daily jobs and family lives while preparing to be a church family in transition for 8 months or more. As I've shared here recently, we're building a new building that won't be ready anywhere from December to March. Our current building has sold and we need to be out by June 30. We were able to secure temporary office space in a two story building downtown Pitman. Our place for Sunday worship was not finalized until this week. We will be gathering on Sunday mornings at the Pitman High School auditorium for worship services and Bible classes. I'll try to post a slideshow with lots of moving pics soon.
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PICS HERE OF THE DAY WE MOVED OFFICES:




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PICS HERE OF OUR MOVING THINGS FOR STORAGE INTO 2 SEMI-TRAILER TRUCKS:





Thursday, June 17, 2010

THAT'S WHAT LOVE IS... THE GLUE THAT HOLDS IT ALL TOGETHER...


TRANSFORMING THURSDAY
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He is the image of the invisible God,

the Firstborn over all creation.

For by Him all things were created:

things in heaven and on earth,

visible and invisible,

whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities;

all things were created by Him and for Him.

He is before all things,

and in Him all things hold together.

Colossians 1:15-17
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THAT'S WHAT LOVE IS!!!!
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

THAT'S WHAT LOVE IS... IT NEVER, NEVER, NEVER GIVES UP...

As we practice memorizing part of the love chapter today, notice the enlarged words in bold:
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1 Corinthians 13:4-8; 13
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Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts,
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always hopes,
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always perseveres.
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Love never fails.
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And now these three remain:
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faith,
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hope
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and love.
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But the greatest of these is love.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

THAT'S WHAT LOVE IS... IN HIM ALL THINGS HOLD TOGETHER...

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TWO BIG GRATITUDES TODAY:
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Looking in the "rearview mirror of our lives" can be full of laughter, full of tears, or a mix of both. It can be a time of anxiety, pain, joy, laughter, and most importantly reflection. I have been sharing with you about our Tuesday morning ladies classes, as women tell their stories. I am so grateful for the bravery of these women and their dependence on God.
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Sunday morning was the first time this young woman had shared her story publicly. It is too personal and tragic to share here. Plus, I would be at a loss to know where to start. What I will say is this: this young woman shared how a local preacher came through their trailer park inviting families and their children to come to church. As a young girl, she didn't even know what "church" was, but her parents allowed her and her siblings to begin going. That began a journey of growing to understand Colossians 1:17:
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He is before all things,
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and in Him all things hold together.
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She said there were a few verses that kept her going.. that strengthened her... that gave her courage and hope that all things would hold together with God. All she had to do was stand firm...

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Joshua 24:15

But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you,

then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve,

whether the gods your forefathers

served beyond the River,

or the gods of the Amorites,

in whose land you are living.

But as for me and my household,

we will serve the LORD."

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Ephesians 6:12-14

Therefore put on the full armor of God,

so that when the day of evil comes,

you may be able to stand your ground,

and after you have done everything, to stand.

Stand firm...

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When she did not stand firm, she used scripture to encourage her to get back on track:
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Luke 22:31-32
"Simon, Simon,
Satan has asked to sift you as wheat.
But I have prayed for you, Simon,
that your faith may not fail.
And when you have turned back,
strengthen your brothers."


Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth. .
It always protects,
always trusts,
always hopes,
always perseveres. .
LOVE NEVER FAILS...


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Transitions are more difficult for some, then for others. This picture is indicative of our lives over the last few months. For me, it's symbolic of my life in general. I've moved dozens of times in my life.
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For some, transitons are more traumatic than others. Sometimes it's just because it's not something that is done often. Dan and Dottie have been in our church offices for about 25 years. Sunday afternoon, we moved the church offices to a temporary location until next spring. I pondered the memories, as I helped pack up Steve's office.
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There was my husband's lamp - a handmade ceramic horse and western scene. It was my gift to him when he earned his PhD back in the '80's.


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Then there were the multiplicity of books and tape/DVD sets that are so indicative of his passion as a life long learner.

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I pondered different items that represented different places that we've lived and ministered over the years. The black leather chair was a gift to Steve from a sister-in-Christ back in Texas in the '90's. Ahhhh, the memories!

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As I stood in Steve's almost empty office, I thought of how symbolic this move was of how God works. Our church building was sold long before our new one is built. We are on a journey of faith. First, it took us a while to find where the offices are to move to. We still don't have anything firm about where we will worship together beginning in July. Yet, we walk by faith and not by sight. In fact, my mind went to the words of the song, "This world is not my home, I'm just a passin' through..." Then, I thought of the word "alien" in the Bible and how God uses it for people of faith,

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Hebrews 11:13-17
All these people were still

living by faith when they died.

They did not receive the things promised;

they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance.

And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth...

... Therefore God is not ashamed

to be called their God,

for He has prepared a city for them.
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Today this building will begin being the temporary offices of the Pitman church of Christ. Once again, God has provided! At 9 a.m. this morning a group will meet to look at the possibilities of using a local high school auditorium on Sundays. What we know is this: IN HIM ALL THINGS HOLD TOGETHER!

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NOTE: More to come about our move on Thursday!

Monday, June 14, 2010

THAT'S WHAT LOVE IS... SOMETIMES TOUGH... ALWAYS PATIENT AND KIND....



Yesterday was a very rich day for our church family. It was full of our christian heritage and precious memories. The women heard an incredible testimony in our class. But first we prayed for two of our church family

  • Kristy almost bled to death on Saturday morning after giving birth to her 4th son in 5 years. Kristy ended up having an emergency hysterectomy and lost so much blood that it ended up more than a complete replacement of her blood by transfusion. (The latest I heard last night is that she is off the ventilator and talking; she is very bloated and her body is still not making blood on it's own). Please join us in continuing to pray for Kristy and her extended family!
  • Jo-Ann's husband Rich (in his 40's and the contractor of our new building) had his first heart attack last August. This past week, his main artery had a blood clot and a tear and then complications with his heart cath to fix the artery. He's having a difficult time rebounding from it all (which is to be expected).

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After our time in prayer and hearing a sister's testimony, we worshipped together, celebrated our seniors, and later moved the church offices to our new temporary location. It was almost dark when I got home.
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Yesterday I observed love. My church family is known for their love. I also witnessed the results of tough love. I saw the patience and kindness of tough love at work. Can I just say, "My church family rocks!"
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Dan preached The Truth . He minced no words as he talked specifically to our 7 graduating seniors, as their dads and moms and the entire congregation listened. He asked the seniors to stand and he put them on the spot with this question, "What is a milestone that you have achieved that you can share with us?" Here are their answers:

  • When I was baptized.
  • I have a second chance at life.
  • Getting my driver's license.
  • When I began to talk.
  • Getting accepted into GC IT.
  • Making it through High School.
  • Getting accepted into Pepperdine University.

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Dan emphasized that there are many milestones, but timing is very important. Dan has just returned, with over 20 others, from a trip to Israel and Egypt. He showed pictures of a few "milestones" made by the group: Cheryl and Lucy were baptized in the Jordan River... many of them saw Jerusalem for the first time... rode camels for the first time... saw the pyramids for the first time...

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Dan said to the seniors that there would be many firsts in their lives. God wants us to put first things first: HIM. When it comes to sin, He wants us to stay away from having "firsts". In other words, DON'T EVEN GO THERE! Don't have sex out of marriage. Don't cheat or lie. Don't even experiment with things that are bad for you. Don't steal...

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Love does not delight in evil

but rejoices with the truth. .

It always protects,

always trusts,

always hopes,

always perseveres. .

Love never fails... .

It reminded me of a conversation I've had several times in the past 6 months with several people. "When did we stop calling sin - sin?" Dan's lesson was strong! He spoke it out of love for our seniors... for our church family. He connected his trip to Israel / Egypt to the powerful story of Joseph, in the Old Testament, at the age of 17. He shared ten things to be learned from the life of young Joseph. Here are a few:

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  • Dream big ("Use wisdom about who you share your dreams with!)
  • Be prepared for sibling rivalry ("...even after you leave home!")
  • Overcome strong sexual temptation ("Be like Joseph and choose to remain pure!")
  • Persevere ("Life is not fair!)
  • Endure ("Bad things happen to good people!")
  • Be faithful to the end (Finish Strong!)

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After second service, we honored our seniors and their families with a luncheon. This was organized by our deacon of youth and his wife, Tim and Melody. We do not have a "youth minister" like most churches. Tim and Melody (both have jobs of their own and 3 children) organize and lead Bible study, application, and fellowhip times for our youth.l

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Each senior got up, one at a time, to be presented with a Bible. Each spoke afterwards. There were a lot of tears. Yet, what struck me was the diversity of the family units. What bonded us together was our LOVE for God and LOVE for God's people. As we listened, we heard snippets of tough love over the years. (As family, we'd been on a lot of their journeys with them!)

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  • Two seniors live with both their christian dad and mom at home and attend church together as a family (although one of the mothers has been ill a lot lately)
  • One senior lives with both christian parents, but does not always attend with them. He was so thankful as to how he was honored yesterday.
  • One senior lives only with her dad; her mom went on to be with the LORD in January.
  • One senior's mom passed away and she has been living with her aunt and uncle (who stood in as her parents yesterday).
  • One senior came with her mom; her dad does not attend
  • One senior (a handsome young black man) was adopted by a white christian couple when he was young. (He and his father discussed the challenges that they've had over the years).
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My hubby was the last to speak! He challenged the seniors to read their Bibles. In fact, he challenged them to SEEK WISDOM! He said, "Start today and read Proverbs 13... tomorrow read Proverbs 14. Read the chapter in Proverbs for whatever day of the month it is. Then, when you finish 30 or 31, start over with chapter one on the first day of the month..."
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Join me today in meditating on the life of young Joseph and his love for his family. In spite of how they treated him, he took the high road of agape love.
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Join me today in considering Proverbs. Here's the first verse from Proverbs 14:
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The wise woman builds her house,
but with her own hands
the foolish one tears hers down.

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LOVE IS...
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Sunday, June 13, 2010

THAT'S WHAT LOVE IS...

SUNDAY IN THE SON


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LOVE IS A LIFE SO WELL LIVED THAT THE WORD OF GOD SUMMED IT UP IN ONE WORD... JESUS!
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LOVE IS GIVING YOUR LIFE FOR OTHERS - EVEN YOUR ENEMIES!


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LOVE IS BEING BURIED IN A TOMB FOR THREE DAYS EVEN WHEN YOU HAD THE POWER TO FREE YOURSELF!

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LOVE IS ASCENDING TO THE FATHER, ABLE TO SAY "IT IS FINISHED!"



THAT'S WHAT LOVE IS
by: David Phelps
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It’s the only thing worth life and death.
It’s the first moment and the final breath.
It’s a broken heart keeping a solemn vow
And a lost soul being found.
You pray for faith when it’s hard to believe.
You choose to stay when it’s easy to leave
And when hope is gone
you’re the one who keeps holding on.
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CHORUS:
That’s what love is
When you give until there’s nothing left
And it makes you give the very best.
That’s what love is.
It can make you laugh and make you cry.
It can let you down and lift you up so high
When you find the only reason left to live.
That’s what love is.
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It’s the dream you give up for someone else.
It’s being strong when you’re weak yourself
Though it tears you up you trust again.
Hatred loses and forgiveness wins.
You turn your cheek when you want to fight.
Sell all you have and lay down your life
And when hope is gone
you’re the one who keeps holding on.
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SING CHORUS AGAIN
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It’s reaching out and holding on
so someone else will know.
Love is in the not letting go.
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SING CHORUS AGAIN

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

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