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."

Friday, July 30, 2010

WORD OF GOD SPEAK: LIFE



Today's been a big day for a few "transformed moms"! God is weaving many blessings in the lives of Mandy and Cristi. They love Him! They desire to follow His Word. They know that He is the source of LIFE! In fact, they know that Jesus is who He claims to be when He says: "I am the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE and no one comes to the Father except by Me."
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  • This morning at 1:48 a.m. Mandy gave birth to baby "Libby". Although Libby was due next week, she came fast and surprised us all.

  • Cristi and her family left the DC area this morning for their new home in Little Rock. Their travels got them as far as Tennessee tonight.

Here is "Libby" today wearing a little cap that Cristi crocheted for Mandy's future daughter.


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God puts His children together just the way He wants to. He orchestrated eternal connections between the 3 of us in amazing ways. It's how our Heavenly Daddy does things.
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Here are Cristi and Mandy a year ago with Lauren, in Lauren's hospital bed, as she awaits (for the 7th month in a row) for a heart transplant.
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My niece, Vanessa, who was a good friend and neighbor of Cristi's in Virginia connected Cristi and I when Cristi came to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) with Lauren in January of 2009. I tried to make weekly or more than weekly visits to them over about an 8 month period. Our church family ministered in special ways to Lauren and her mama.
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As Cristi and her husband, Tim, and I would visit, we made many Oklahoma and military connections. Tim had grown up in Oklahoma. They both had gone to college at Oklahoma Christian. My husband, Steve had grown up in Oklahoma not too far from where Tim had. Steve's brother had been the youth minister where Tim went to church. We knew people who they had gone to college with.... small world.
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Then, one day I brought Mandy with me to visit. Immediate connection: Paragould, Arkansas! Tim's parents had moved to that area where Mandy had grown up... small world.



It was a year ago this past Wedneday, July 28, that Lauren received her new strong heart. Recently, she returned to Philadelphia for her almost one year check-up. Afterwards, there was a reunion at Don Pablo's when Lauren and Maggie (Libby's big sister) enjoyed each others company while their moms and dads did, too..
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Below is a picture of Lauren and mommy not too long after that special day a year ago. This week, Cristi has updated her blog with thoughts about that time and the past year. Inspirational!

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