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, November 9, 2010

TAKEN BY LOVE... GRATEFULLY....


GRATEFUL FOR ROAD TRIPS! This past weekend, Steve and I headed west to Boyertown, PA where we shared God's wisdom on marriage with a small group of couples. These men and women attended this weekend retreat to enrich their marriages God's way!
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The fall foliage is still gorgeous and we knew we were in for some great scenery for the trip. It was important to follow the map and road signs from South Jersey to PA. There were a few very out of the ordinary sights along the way.
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As I shared yesterday, the topic of the weekend: In-to-me-see (Intimacy) is not always one that's easy to forge with a group of people who come from many different stages of their marital journey. Yet, we sat around in lovely surroundings (many of my pictures taken are missing from my cell phone)....





We contemplated this picture of two trees as the beginning of a series of pictures that guided us into a deeper look at INTIMACY.
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GRATEFUL FOR THE JOURNEY! These two trees, for Steve and I, are symbolic of two people coming from two very different worlds and growing together over the years (in spite of the fence... the boundaries...). Our root system and shared life journey now make us totally intertwined.
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I looked back, yesterday, asking the questions, "What attracted you to your spouse in the first place?" and "What were the characteristics of his that made you taken by his love?"
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Yesterday, I shared what first attracted me to Steve (in 1970) via that little ABC exercise of the characteristics of Jesus. Today, after 40 years of dating, I see how that list has expanded - no matter what the circumstances.
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Through the challenges and the storms, I am still taken by the love of a man who makes it is goal to please Jesus... to be like Jesus... and in so doing, he has learned and is learning that to be like Jesus is not always a pleasant journey... I hope my ABC's of Steve capture the essence of my Beloved:

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  • Advocate (for Jesus)
  • Blessing / Brother / Betrayed
  • Counselor
  • Despised
  • Encourager
  • Faithful
  • Grace / Gentle / Good
  • Humble / Healer
  • Inspired / Inspiration
  • Joy
  • Kind
  • Lamb / Love
  • Mediator / Merciful / Man of Sorrows
  • Nail scarred (symbolically)
  • Obedient
  • Patience
  • Quieter of the winds and the waves
  • Refuge / Rejected
  • Son
  • Truth / Tempted
  • Unspeakable gift
  • Victorious
  • Wisdom / Wounded
  • eXample
  • YHWH (in Him)
  • Zion stander
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