|Posted by Lorraine Serra on May 18, 2013 at 8:30 AM||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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|Posted by Lorraine Serra on April 24, 2013 at 8:55 AM||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....Read Full Post »
|Posted by Lorraine Serra on January 28, 2013 at 3:05 PM||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 ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Lorraine Serra on January 21, 2013 at 8:55 AM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Lorraine Serra on January 18, 2013 at 7:50 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Lorraine Serra on January 10, 2013 at 9:20 AM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Lorraine Serra on January 4, 2013 at 9:55 AM||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. ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Lorraine Serra on January 2, 2013 at 7:50 AM||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...Read Full Post »