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Wisdom: Speak "Peace"

Posted by Lorraine Serra on October 2, 2012 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The Bible records quite a number of God’s thoughts and instruction about the power of our words.  Our initial responses to circumstances can really set the stage for how well we walk through them.

My mom used to warn us, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all!”   That is certainly a good defensive strategy against getting yourself into trouble with others.  But,...

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Wisdom to Believe

Posted by Lorraine Serra on April 4, 2012 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

You know, it has been said that "Love is a choice."   That is absolutely true.  Anyone who has been married, even for only one year, has had to choose to love in the face of disappointment or disagreement.  

The conflict of wills is inevitable. Between friends, family, spouses, in offices and churches.

Anyone who has a disobedient child, perhaps a reckless teenager, chooses to love in spite o...

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Discipline to Apply Wisdom

Posted by Lorraine Serra on February 21, 2012 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Practicing what you preach…. That is a sign of wisdom in both the natural and spiritual sense.

In the natural realm, wisdom is defined as the application of knowledge.  If you know something, use it and share it. 

Model for others the knowledge you have acquired by demonstration. Apply it.

For example, if you went to college and got your BS in science or math or psycho...

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Discipline: Access to Wisdom

Posted by Lorraine Serra on February 14, 2012 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (1)

Psalm 90 and verse 12 is our focus as we begin this study about Wisdom.

“Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”

Last week, I laid out some elements about seeking Wisdom.  We learned that Wisdom is a Person, Jesus Christ, the Living Word of God.   1 Corinthians 1:30 calls out that Jesus has become 4 things to us and for us:  wisdom, righteousness, holiness and redemp...

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Wisdom Is Speaking

Posted by Lorraine Serra on February 9, 2012 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

“Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”  Psalm 90:12  

This is such a poetic way of stating the cold, hard facts:  our days are numbered by God.  They are definitely going to come to an end.  

The Bible teaches us in Psalm 139 that even before we were born, while still in our mother’s womb, God had already written in his book the number of days we w...

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Wisdom to Avoid Foolish Mistakes

Posted by Lorraine Serra on February 8, 2012 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Did you ever make a very foolish mistake?  Me, too.

There have been times when I have said to myself, “How can someone so smart do something so dumb!”

Of course, it is not that any of us are “so smart”, but more that we can allow ourselves to be so distracted, or frustrated, or impatient, don’t you think?

Isn’t it usually when you are in a frenzied hurry ...

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A Gift For the Asking

Posted by Lorraine Serra on February 7, 2012 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

I am thinking about wisdom today.   We all face a crossroad now and then where we need to make big decisions.

Which way shall I go?  What is the best path to choose?   With whom shall I align myself, or how shall I best utilize my time, talents, money, and experience? 

Is this the mate for me?  Is this the job God wants for me?  The ministry? 


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