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Song Chapter 3 Sweet Dreams

Posted by Lorraine Serra on October 4, 2016 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (6)

Have you ever had a restless night? Sometimes

dreams can seem so real, so frightening you can't

get back to sleep. Or sometimes they are very

encouraging and you never want to wake up!


 

It has been said that dreams are the way in which

the subconscious mind filters through and processes

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Song Chapter 2: A Covenant Love

Posted by Lorraine Serra on May 18, 2016 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (1)

Around my neck of the woods, one can often

catch a glimpse of a most lovely demonstration

of serenity and peace: mama deer and their

fawns grazing and resting and playing in an

open field.


Solomon clearly enjoyed watching these

timid, gentle animals. He alludes to them

t...

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Song Chapter 2: We Are Beautiful

Posted by Lorraine Serra on May 10, 2016 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Further study and prayer over the first verses of Chapter 2 reveal an even more stunning beauty and identity for believers all because of Jesus Christ.


First, like a rose of Sharon, or a lily of the valley, we are clothed with a distinct beauty and a lovely fragrance.


From Isaiah the prophet to Paul the Apostle, countless

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Song Chapter 2: Who Loves Ya, Baby?

Posted by Lorraine Serra on April 22, 2016 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Years ago the television actor Telly Savalas played a character

named Kojak. He coined the phrase “Who loves you, baby?”

It went down in history much like another well known phrase,

“Go ahead, make my day!”  Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry.


Isn't it interesting how a phrase can label, or identify a person?

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Song Chapter 1: VERY Firm, VERY Fine, and VERY Fragrant

Posted by Lorraine Serra on February 12, 2016 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Throughout Chapter 1 of Song of Solomon, we have learned of a unique love between the Beloved and the Shulamite shepherdess woman. Revealed for us is the picture of a King choosing an unlikely bride. Royalty embraces the commoner. It seems she may even have been an outcast of the community, yet she finds herself seated at the King's table.


What kind of love is this? Through the conversation in verses

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SONG CHAPTER 1: SHIFTING POSITION

Posted by Lorraine Serra on January 27, 2016 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Black and white, dark and light, stained and clean, dull and bright, focused and confused.


Opposites. We often see these as distinctly separate. One or the other. Either or, not both simultaneously. However, when applied to the human heart, the human spirit, the human personality, I think it's fair to say that indeed we are a little bit of both at the same time!


Are we all two-faced or double-m...

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Song Chapter 1: Draw Me Away!

Posted by Lorraine Serra on September 24, 2015 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

 This poem just drips with sweetness, pleasing aromas and beauty! From beginning to end, it depicts such a special and rich, unbreakable bond of love.


Throughout the Song there are references to fragrances, ointments, gardens and fruit. One commentator stated that “the Song is like Israel's favorite fruit, pomegranates, alive with color and full of seeds.” What a picture! There must be many “seeds of wisdom...

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A Love Story Part I - Meet the Cast

Posted by Lorraine Serra on September 5, 2015 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

At first glance the Song of Solomon resembles a

play with lead characters and a chorus line. It is!


But, just who are these characters and what is the purpose

of this book within the Bible?

If you have already read through even the first

chapter of Song, I bet you have some questions, too.


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Introduction to Song of Solomon

Posted by Lorraine Serra on September 2, 2015 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

A Love Story For All Time


Full of passion, beauty, ecstasy and joy in marriage,  the Song of Songs is a profound song/poem rich with history and symbolism. With an inspired pen, King Solomon, known as the Wisest Man who ever lived, has recorded lessons for romance and commitment in marriage. He has also provided a picture of Christ's love for the Church, and God's unbreakable covenant with the nation of Israel.   Most sc...

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On Being Stuck

Posted by Lorraine Serra on May 28, 2015 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

I have been feeling sort of stuck for the past week. Has that ever

happened to you?


It is a feeling that can come and go from time to time. The very

nature of its sudden appearance and subsequent disappearance

makes me realize that we can all suffer a bit from the “overwhelm factor”.


It's as if I fall i...

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The Highest and the Best: Who You Hangin' With?

Posted by Lorraine Serra on March 16, 2015 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Last time I started to rant a bit. I think you might have

sensed my frustration. I become frustrated with the world,

with myself, and with people in my life from time to time.


We all want more of the good things of God, don't we?

Things like peace, harmony, health, fulfillment in our

work, and in our relationship...

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Obedience: Though We May Fail

Posted by Lorraine Serra on March 11, 2015 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Many of us memorize and quote certain scriptures because of the

immense hope and promise they contain. 

These truths make possible the release of our past

and the fresh start of our future, daily! Some are more

popular than others. 


Today I want to challenge all of us to go truly

b...

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Obedience: Burden or Blessing?

Posted by Lorraine Serra on March 5, 2015 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

“His commands are not burdensome.”

So He says in 1 John 5:3

Obedience.....Burden or blessing?

To discover the answer to that question, and the

subject of obedience, we need to look at the other verses

surrounding that 5 word statement.


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The Highest and the Best: Lord of Victory

Posted by Lorraine Serra on February 24, 2015 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The display of God's power and authority here

in Joshua Chapter 3 is overwhelming. Let's continue to learn from

where we left off last time.


God has demonstrated His faithful

care of His people once more in

a time of what could be called

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Discovering the Highest and the Best - Making Jesus Lord!

Posted by Lorraine Serra on February 20, 2015 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Is Jesus the Lord of My Life?

Good question. Do you think it is important?

If we truly want to discover the highest and the

best God has for our lives, then we should really

want to get this answer right.


To some it seems elementary. See if you

agree:


"Of cour...

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