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."

Monday, March 28, 2011

JESUS GAVE HER WATER...

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My family often tires of hearing my remarks about the importance of water. Water is, in fact, crucial for your health! Every system in your body depends on water. Water makes up about 60% of a person's body weight.
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Dear LORD,
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Today I am so thankful for the blessing of water.

You make it available to all of us to

meet our needs both physically and spiritually.
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With Gratitude,

Patti
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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I DON'T MEET MY DAILY WATER NEEDS?
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A condition that occurs when you don't have enough water in your body to carry on it's normal functions is dehydration. Researchers say that even mild dehydration can zap your energy and make you tired. Dehydration also poses certain health risks. Signs and symptoms of dehydration include:

Excessive thirst


Fatigue


Headache


Dry mouth


Little or no urination


Muscle weakness


Dizziness


Lightheadedness


HOW MUCH WATER DO I NEED?


. Replacement approach: The average urine output for adults is 1.5 liters a day. You lose close to an additional liter of water a day through breathing, sweating and bowel movements. Certain foods account for 20 percent of your fluid intake, so from a minimalists perspective, if you consume 2 liters of water or other beverages a day (a little more than 8 cups), along with your normal diet, you can replace the lost fluids. It's called the "8 x 8 rule" - drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day (about 1.9 liters).


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Dietary recommendations: The Institute of Medicine recommends that


--men consume 3 liters (about 13 cups)


--women consume 2.2 liters (about 9 cups) of total beverages a day. These guidelines are based on national food surveys that assessed people's average fluid intakes.


I attended a health and wellness conference a few years ago in Nashville, TN at the Opryland Hotel. The researchers there were even more specific:


To meet the differentiated needs of individuals,

each person should weigh themselves

and divide that weight in half.

The number of ounces

that person would need to drink daily

would be half of his/her

body weight in ounces.

Maximum intake suggested: 125 ounces.

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Example: If I weigh 200 pounds, then I should drink half my body weight in ounces (100 ounces).

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WHEN ARE TIMES THAT I NEED MORE WATER?


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Higher Physical Activity: exercise; hard physical labor


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Environmental challenges: hot/humid weather; cold/frigid weather; Heated, indoor air; Altitudes greater than 8,200 ft.; Allergens/toxins


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Illnesses or health conditions: fever; vomiting; diarrhea; infections; urinary tract stones; allergies;


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Pregnant or breast-feeding: The Institute of Medicine recommends that pregnant women drink 2.3 liters (nearly 10 cups) of fluids a day and women who breast-feed consume 3.1 liters (about 13 cups) of fluids a day.


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HOW CAN MY WATER NEEDS BE MET?


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Beyond the tap: Many sources of water You don't need to sip from your water bottle all day to satisfy your fluid needs. Your diet, including the beverages you drink, can provide a large portion of what you need. In an average adult diet, food provides about 20 percent of total water intake. The remaining 80 percent comes from beverages of all kinds (no caffeine, though).


Fruits


Vegetables


Milk


Juice


Other non-caffeinated beverages


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1. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I DON'T MEET MY DAILY LIVING WATER NEEDS?


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2. HOW MUCH LIVING WATER DO I NEED?


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3. WHEN ARE TIMES THAT I NEED MORE LIVING WATER?


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4. HOW CAN MY LIVING WATER NEEDS BE MET?


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I am so grateful that it is JESUS CHRIST who is the LIVING WATER.


I am so grateful that it is JESUS CHRIST who can answer all 4 of those questions.


Let's talk about the answers later this week!


~BLESSED~

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