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."

Thursday, October 21, 2010

YOUR GRACE STILL AMAZES ME...COUNTING MY BLESSINGS...



TRANSFORMING THURSDAY
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Have you ever worked around or lived with a person who always sees "the glass half empty" instead of "the glass half full". Negativism and ungratefulness just wear on a person. The interesting thing is that the last few weeks I've been surrounded by just that. Many of my students have been poster children of stressed out complainers and negative reactionaries. For a while, I tried to be a light in a dark world. What happened? Recently, especially this last week, I have come home and dumped the garbage at home. I am exhausted, but that is no excuse! There are many mothers who work only at home or work at home and outside the home that have it far more intense than I do. It's time for the negative self-talk and talk to others to cease! It's time for the caterpillar mentality to stop!
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Yesterday, being in the WORD via our scripture memory gave me a glimpse in the mirror. Thank You, Jesus:

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"From the fullness of His GRACE

we have all received one BLESSING after another.

For the law was given through Moses;

GRACE and TRUTH came through JESUS CHRIST."


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Whether a christian or not, I've noticed that people who count their blessings and live their lives with "gratitude attitudes" are making transforming choices. The wonderful thing about being a christian is that I can look in the mirror of THE WORD and see my reflection pretty clearly. The TRUTH may hurt, but His GRACE says, "You can stop right now... ask for forgiveness... quit the negative thinking /talking... begin making positive and encouraging choices ...

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AND START COUNTING YOUR BLESSINGS!!!!
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  • SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS

  • PHYSICAL BLESSINGS

  • INTELLECTUAL BLESSINGS

  • RELATIONAL BLESSINGS

  • EMOTIONAL BLESSINGS
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Maybe it's time for me to get out the old movie POLLYANNA and get a glimpse of what that looks like.
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Maybe it's time to get a prism and see some rainbows (a.k.a. Pollyanna and Noah). I grew up listening to a stack of record albums of my parents. My favorite was Tennessee Ernie Ford every Sunday morning. On that album, he sang some pretty powerful words about a righteous man who found GRACE: "Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD." I think about those words, when I see a rainbow and count my blessings and not my troubles.
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THE TRUTH IS THAT:
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"From the fulness of His GRACE,
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we have all received one BLESSING after another"

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2 comments:

Shonda said...

I find myself sometimes looking at the glass half empty and my best friend is just the opposite! I know that counting my blessings is a great exercise!

Kristy said...

It is definitely a daily choice - I find my day goes much more smoothly when I make the good choice (just like what I say to my boys ALL day long) from the minute I wake up. The thing I keep repeating over and over to myself is, "It's not about today; it's about forever." It helps me to remember to keep my eyes fixed on Jesus! Praying for you, Patti as well as for your whole family! Love you!

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

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