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, August 17, 2010

THY WORD... BROUGHT TO LIFE... GRACE AND TRUTH...


As I thought about our theme for the week "Thy Word", three women came to mind very quickly: my mother, my grandmother "Granny", and my mother-in-love. My mother taught me and trained me via God's word from infanthood. She modeled His patient and consistent love in all she did. As the military moved our family all over the globe, she kept us connected to THE ANCHOR of our souls.

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My Granny, who lived in the same two block area her whole life, raised three children in the LORD without the cooperation of my grandfather. Yet, she was LIGHT and SALT to him and to her neighborhood as she ministered to those who were sick both physically and spiritually. When I was in elementary school, after several decades of being married to my Granny, my Grandfather chose Jesus as His LORD and SAVIOR.

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Both Mom and Granny gave me the solid foundation that I needed in God's word as they brought THE WORD to LIFE. Here is a picture of my sister-Pam, me, Granny, Mom, and my daughter Crystal not too many months before Granny went to her eternal home at the age of 95. This coming Sunday it will be 7 years.
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When Granny first entered the nursing home (where she is pictured above), a woman in the lobby said, "I know you! You're the 'chicken soup lady'! When I was a little girl and our whole family was sick, you came to help and brought chicken soup." This is one of many stories! What was incredible about Granny was that she truly bloomed where she was planted (in a two block area).

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Several years ago, while visiting a church in another state, one of their elders spoke to Steve and me and said, "the one person who has impacted me the most on how to be an elder is not another elder, but Viola Carron" ... Viola Carron was my Granny! Who says you can't stay in the same town and have an impact worldwide???

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As I reflect once again, this week, on Granny's life, I think about our memory verses for this month and specifically verses 4, 5, and 14...

  • 4 In Him was life, and that life was the light of men.
  • 5 The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. . .
  • 14 The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us.
  • We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Inside of Granny was the Spirit of Christ and that LIFE was the LIGHT of men. The LIGHT shone in a dark world and some understood it and others did not as CHRIST made His dwelling among them through her. She was a woman known for telling it how it was. She did not like to mince words... she spoke the TRUTH. I watched her over the years become more like JESUS as she learned how to become a wonderful balance of GRACE and TRUTH...
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1 comment:

Nancy E said...

Such an encouraging life she led! I love the fact that she had so much influence blooming where God planted her. Thanks for writing about her! You are blessed!
XOXO from the Etchisons :)

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

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