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."

Saturday, September 18, 2010

WHAT FAITH CAN DO... WHEN YOU'RE CHILDREN ARE HURTING...




KETCHUP AND MUSTARD SATURDAY

Catch Up and Must Do

There are so many ways we are stretched and grown as parents. As christian parents, we desire to trust and turn it all over to God. It is a daily walk of faith! One of the toughest most heart-wrenching challenges as a momma and daddy is when our children are going through something and we feel helpless.

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1. Gracie
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Yesterday, Carla spent 5 and 1/2 hours in the ER with Gracie to help her breathe. Thank You, God for breathing treatments. The unknown can be so scarey! Pneumonia? Asthma? Severe Allergies? Thank You, Jesus, for holding our hands during times like these! We trust in You... THAT'S WHAT FAITH CAN DO!
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After taking Gracie home yesterday evening, Carla was to continue with Gracie's treatments and medicine and then take her back to the doctor this morning for a check-up. Thank You, God for doctors who in some minimal way reflect who You are, THE GREAT PHYSICIAN! We trust in You... THAT'S WHAT FAITH CAN DO!

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I took these shots as we were waiting for the valet to get their car. Praying for you and your family today, Carla.



2. JESSICA
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Her pain is often a 10 out of 10. Several times in the last months it's gone as high as a 15 out of 10. At those times, she says it feels like she's giving birth to a baby out of her head.
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There's a new phenomenan that we've noticed in the last few months. She gets quite a bit of relief from her pain (down to about a 7) right after we have a violent storm (high winds, lots of thunder and lightning, rain). Thursday night we had one such storm. Yesterday, Jessica was able to sit up for much of the day. We talked. She watched television and read on the computer in a vertical position. She even made herself breakfast. Yesterday evening, we took her out for a brief drive around our town and the adjoining town. She came home and went straight to bed.
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My heart aches for Jessica. It's been a very long road! She was born with several things wrong with her eyes. She had multiple eye surgeries as a young child. After that, she had a fairly normal childhood until the age of 12 when she began to have severe migraines. She is now 27. It's been 15 very long years.
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After all these years, I see a young women who is positive and full of strength and fortitude. I know that this daddy and momma have cried out to Jesus often. We have learned more and more about leaning on THE GREAT PHYSICIAN and THE WONDERFUL COUNSELOR as we've walked this road together. THAT'S WHAT FAITH CAN DO!
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I spoke about this more on Tuesday when I talked about our son, his wife, and baby. You can click here to read it. THAT'S WHAT FAITH CAN DO!

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3. JAMES
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You may have met James here yesterday on my blog post. If not, be sure and do so and watch the 10 second video clip of him yodeling!
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His story is very much like a Helen Keller story. James had many challenges as a 9 month old abandoned baby. When Kent and Sharla adopted this Ecuadorian baby, he was lifeless in many ways. Could he see? Could he hear? Would he respond to touch, rocking, holding, hugging...? By the age of 5, James could walk... he knew 20 words. Today at the age of 13 he is fluent in both English and Spanish. THAT'S WHAT FAITH CAN DO!
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James spent Monday actively learning as he toured Washington D.C. with his parents. On Wednesday, Steve took them into Philadelphia to learn about our nations birth and experience some of the culture of Philly.
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Wednesday evening over ice cream, James shared with me some things he had seen and learned. What a blessing to have a daddy and momma who have loved and cared for him. They have been his teachers and shepherds. Thank You, Jesus, for modeling this! You are THE GREAT PHYSICIAN, THE WONDERFUL COUNSELOR, THE GOOD TEACHER and THE GOOD SHEPHERD.






This minuteman has attire that distinguishes him as a minuteman. A christian has distinguishable attire that is spiritual: THE FULL ARMOR OF GOD!!! We've been learning about it this month via our memory verses over on the sidebar and my daily posts. If you haven't joined us yet, it's not too late. We begin each month with a new set of verses and a new theme. Each week we change our theme song to hook to our scripture theme.
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FAITH? It's a piece of God's armor! Be sure and get his FULL protection... GOD'S FULL ARMOR:
  • TRUTH
  • RIGHTEOUSNESS
  • THE GOSPEL OF PEACE
  • FAITH
  • SALVATION
  • THE WORD OF GOD!

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