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, October 29, 2010

SOMETHING ABOUT THAT NAME... BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD...


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Families serve as a place for learning and loving, reflection and re-fueling, encouragement and exhortation. Even with the best of intentions, our families can loose their function - becoming stale and lifeless. Stepping back, on a regular basis, to consider each person in the family - their strengths and needs is imperative.
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We often look at each other and say, "You sure look like..." or "You sure remind me of..." We see personality or physical traits that remind us of a cousin, aunt, uncle, grandparent, or parent.
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Each of our children have been called special names over the years. They include "sunshine", "apple of my eye", "special angel", and "honey bunny sweetheart". At some point, we began to look deeper and point out how they reminded us of their big brother, Jesus: "You reflect Jesus..." or "You look like your big brother Jesus when you..."
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When I think of the Name / names of Jesus, it includes thinking of His own family names. Here are a few family names of Jesus...
  • Firstborn - Hebrews 1
  • Son of the Most High - Luke 1
  • Son of the Father - 2 John 3
  • Christ, the Son of God - John 11
  • Child - Isaiah 9:6
  • Seed of Abraham - Galatians 3
  • Offspring of David - Revelation 22
  • eXact representation of God - Hebrews 1
  • God, the One and Only - John 1
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Yet, there are so many others that describe Him on a much different level: Author of Life... Blessed One... Chosen One... Deliverer... Eternal Life... Faithful One...
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For our own children, I want them to see the spiritual DNA of Jesus that I see in them through these names. It's a way of extending GRACE! It's a way of BLESSING!
  • Creator
  • Counselor
  • Friend
  • Friend of tax collectors and sinners
  • Great Physician
  • Lamb
  • Lion
  • Mediator
  • Teacher
  • Wounded Healer

It's important to use our homes / families to:

  1. Reflect and Re-fuel
  2. Encourage and Exhort
  3. Learn and Love
  4. TEACH TRUTH
  5. GIVE GRACE

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BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD!

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