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,



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, January 28, 2011


Today is a very special post about THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. It's a post about THE FAMILY OF GOD!

On this blog, this month, our theme verse has been Matthew 5:3:

"Blessed are the POOR IN SPIRIT,
for there's is THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN."

We've spent a lot of time talking about what it means to be POOR IN SPIRIT and almost no time about what it THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN is. Let me just give you a few bullet points as introduction before you continue through the rest of this very ~BLESSED~ post.

  1. In the Bible, the phrase THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN is only in Matthew.
  2. I have posted all of those scriptures from Matthew below.
  3. The scriptures give a clear picture that THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN has already begun.
  4. As you study and connect what you've read here with other Bible passages, you will find that THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN is a spiritual kingdom with a King, subjects, and an eternal home.
  5. THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN is full of people who know that this world is all about God and not about them. So, they choose to be POOR IN SPIRIT, in honor of their King!
  6. THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN is the Church that Jesus died for... The Family of God!


  • Matt 3:2 J. Baptist preached-repent, The Kingdom of Heaven ’s near!
  • Matt 4:17 Jesus preached – repent, The Kingdom of Heaven ’s near!
  • Matt 4:23 Jesus preached The Kingdom of Heaven's good news!

  • Matt 5:3

The Kingdom of Heaven

belongs to the Poor in Spirit

  • Matt 5:10 The Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those persecuted for righteousness.
  • Matt 5:19 Some in The Kingdom of Heaven are least.
  • Matt 5:19 Some in The Kingdom of Heaven are great.
  • Matt 5:20 Some will not enter The Kingdom of Heaven .
  • Matt 6:10 The Kingdom of Heaven is the Fathers and The Kingdom of Heaven is coming.
  • Matt 6:33 Seek The Kingdom of Heaven first.
  • Matt 7:21 Not all who say “LORD” will enter The Kingdom of Heaven .
  • Matt 8:11 Abraham, Isaac, Jacob at The Kingdom of Heaven's feast.
  • Matt 8:12 Subjects of The Kingdom of Heaven thrown out.
  • Matt 9:35 Jesus preached The Kingdom of Heaven's good news!
  • Matt 10:7 Apostles to preach The Kingdom of Heaven ’s near.
  • Matt 11:11 We are greater in The Kingdom of Heaven than J. Baptist
  • Matt 11:12 The Kingdom of Heaven is forcefully advancing.
  • Matt 12:25 Will be ruined if The Kingdom of Heaven’s divided.
  • Matt 12:28 The Kingdom of Heaven has come, if H.S. drives demons out.
  • Matt 13:11 The Kingdom of Heaven ’s secrets given to disciples.
  • Matt 13:19 The Kingdom of Heaven ’s message can be misunderstood.
  • Matt 13:24 The Kingdom of Heaven ’s like a man sowing good seed.
  • Matt 13:31 ’The Kingdom of Heaven s like mustard seed.
  • Matt 13:33 The Kingdom of Heaven ’s like yeast.
  • Matt 13:38 The Kingdom of Heaven ’s sons are the good seed.
  • Matt 13:41 Angels will weed out The Kingdom of Heaven's sin.
  • Matt 13:43 Righteous will shine like sun in The Kingdom of Heaven .
  • Matt 13:44 The Kingdom of Heaven's like a treasure hidden in a field.
  • Matt 13:45 The Kingdom of Heaven ’s like a merchant looking for pearls.
  • Matt 13:47 The Kingdom of Heaven ’s like a net.
  • Matt 13:52 The Kingdom of Heaven ’s like the owner of a house.
  • Matt 16:19 Peter given keys to The Kingdom of Heaven .
  • Matt 16:28 Some won’t die before Jesus Christ comes in The Kingdom of Heaven .
  • Matt 18:1-3 Unless like little ones, never enter The Kingdom of Heaven.
  • Matt 18:4 Humbled like child, are greatest in The Kingdom of Heaven.
  • Matt 18:23 The Kingdom of Heaven is like a king who wants to settle…
  • Matt 19:12 Some are eunuchs because of The Kingdom of Heaven .
  • Matt 19:14 The Kingdom of Heaven belongs to childlike people.
  • Matt 19:23 Rich men have a hard time entering The Kingdom of Heaven .
  • Matt 19:24 Easier for camel than rich to enter The Kingdom of Heaven .
  • Matt 20:1 The Kingdom of Heaven ’s like a landowner hiring workers.
  • Matt 20:21 The Kingdom of Heaven belongs to Jesus.
  • Matt 21:31 Tax collectors/prostitutes entering The Kingdom of Heaven .
  • Matt 21:43 The Kingdom of Heaven ’s given to those who produce The Kingdom of Heaven ’s fruit.
  • Matt 22:2 The Kingdom of Heaven ’s like a king preparing a wedding banquet.
  • Matt 23:13 Teachers of law / Pharisees shut The Kingdom of Heaven .
  • Matt 24:14 The Kingdom of Heaven preached in all world-then the end comes.
  • Matt 25:1 The Kingdom of Heaven ’s like ten virgins who meet bridegroom.
  • Matt 25:34 The Kingdom of Heaven was prepared for you since creation.
  • Matt 26:29 Jesus drank in The Kingdom of Heaven with apostles.

Local churches are made up of humans. Humans are sinners! Sinners are those who have disobeyed God - not living according to His ways! I am part of God's family who are building a new building where we can gather to study the Bible together, worship God, and experience Kingdom fellowship. Much of the building is complete. The flooring in the auditorium is being laid this week. The baptistry is filled. D.R. took advantage of that on Wednesday just as the big storm was hitting the East Coast.
When a human becomes of the age to recognize that he/she has not lived within the will and reign of Jesus Christ, each one is faced with a decision - obey and submit to Jesus or deny Him as LORD. On Wednesday, D.R. (a young man raised by a "transformed mom and dad" in our church family) chose to become part of the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN the way that those first century christians did:

  • He was convicted that God is creator and has a plan for his life.
  • He mourned over his sinfulness - repenting that he is a sinner.
  • He humbled himself to Jesus Christ, choosing to make Jesus his LORD!
  • He confessed to others that Jesus is LORD.
  • He was buried with Jesus in baptism - at which time he was "clothed with Christ".
  • He began an eternal life of KINGDOM LIVING - The Blessed Life!

Please join me on a brief picture walk through Wednesday afternoon:

Romans 14:9-18
11 "It is written:

"'As surely as I live,' says the Lord,
'every knee will bow before me;
every tongue will confess to God.'"
12 So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God...
...16 Do not allow what you consider good
to be spoken of as evil.
17 For the kingdom of God
is not a matter of eating and drinking,
but of righteousness,
peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,
18 because anyone who serves Christ in this way
is pleasing to God..."

Acts 2:38-39

"Repent and be baptized, every one of you,
in the name of Jesus Christ
for the forgiveness of your sins.
And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."

Galatians 3:26-28

"You are all sons of God
through faith in Christ Jesus,
for all of you who were baptized into Christ
have clothed yourselves with Christ. "

R.R. said these words to his son, D.R.,
just as God said them to His Son,
"This is My beloved Son,
in whom I am well-pleased."

Welcome to the family, D.R.!

Your dad and mom are now
your brother and sister in Christ!
Our local church family
is part of the worldwide church family
who have been born again -


NOTE: R.R. owns the construction company that is building our building! It was his birthday, too! Blessed? That he is!

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