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Finding Real Answers for Life

Posted by Lorraine Serra on May 18, 2013 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Moving forward into the “springtime” of our new lives in Christ, the transformation I wrote about last time does indeed take some time to be revealed.


Just as the transition from winter into spring comes in little bursts of life surfacing from the frozen ground, we can experience the gratitude in our hearts and the awareness of Christ’s superb and overwhelming love for us breaking out even unexpectedly.

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Easter People: Righteousness Means Right Being

Posted by Lorraine Serra on April 24, 2013 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Before we say goodbye to April 2013, I thought a bit about transitions....winter into spring.  Seemed such a slow transition this year.  We experienced a weekend of warmth which was just a tease as we plunged back into frigid temperatures. 


But, at last, the sun has been shining more consistently, the daffodils and tulips have made their annual appearance, and it seemsas though  the transition is, at last, complete....

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J.O.Y. = Transformational REST

Posted by Lorraine Serra on January 28, 2013 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

“Come to me, all who are weary and heavily burdened, and I will give you rest."  When Jesus spoke these words, recorded in the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 11, what a comfort they must have been to his audience.


He had just explained to the people that all authority in heaven and earth had been given to Him, and then proceeded to invite everyone to come on in!  He was offering the ...

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Rest In J.O.Y.

Posted by Lorraine Serra on January 21, 2013 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The supreme benefit of  practicing J.O.Y.,  that is  Jesus Occupies You, is REST!


Rest involves a quieted, focused mind, a stress free spirit which has placed trust in the power of the Spirit of God, and a listening heart to hear that still small voice longing to instruct you.


The damaging effects of stress on...

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J.O.Y. in Troubled Times

Posted by Lorraine Serra on January 18, 2013 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

A friend asked me about my last post, J.O.Y. in Trials.  Basically, he asked, “When you say to keep your eyes on Jesus, what do you mean exactly?”  Good question, and understandable from a “seeker”, someone who knows about Jesus, but doesn’t yet know Him as Lord and Savior.


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J.O.Y. in Trials

Posted by Lorraine Serra on January 10, 2013 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (2)

Less than two weeks into a New Year, 2 days into a new week, 4 hours into a new day,  the challenges of life began to swirl in like a tempest.


Trouble came knocking, our double car repairs "whammy" became a triple "whammy" when the furnace died, and again we are forced to lay  it all down and put life in perspective.  


The natural mind says...

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J.O.Y. or Jitters

Posted by Lorraine Serra on January 4, 2013 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Yesterday was quite a double whammy for us, and a double whammy for two friends.


These events solidified for me the value of J.O.Y. that I wrote about last time;  Jesus Occupies You.


When life throws you a curve ball…remind yourself, and practice the truth that: Jesus Occupies You. ...

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J.O.Y. in New Beginnings 2013

Posted by Lorraine Serra on January 2, 2013 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (2)

So the holidays are over, and it’s back to normal, right?  Well, except for the fact that there is a fresh sense of hope and an expectation of new beginnings. 


January 2nd is the real “first day” of the New Year.   Parties are over.  Back to work!  It’s the day that sets the stage for the future success or failure of those resolutions we...

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