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Living As Easter People

Posted by Lorraine Serra on April 8, 2013 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Spring is finally here in Pittsburgh, and it heralds not only gardens in bloom and birds singing their little hearts out.


For me it is the beginning of travel season for ministry.  In fact, today I leave for Bradford, Warren and Erie visiting 4 women's groups to

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Renew My Joy-I'm Exhausted

Posted by Lorraine Serra on June 12, 2012 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (3)

Can we get exhausted after long term concentrated effort to focus on the healing power of God?

I seem to have experienced a dip, a feeling of numbness, tiredness, even apathy towards the things of God, shut my mouth!

I can’t discipline myself to pray, I find it hard to sit quietly and worship.  Where is my devotion, my love, my joy?

Have you ever experienced this?  It is new to m...

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Coming Home Again

Posted by Lorraine Serra on May 2, 2012 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

After 9 weeks, exactly, our son, Ethan will come home tomorrow from rehab!  Halleluia!

This day looked like an impossibility on March 4, 2012 when Ethan suffered a massive stroke 10 days after a foot surgery to correct his crooked toes and lengthen his Achille's tendon. 

Many friends have wondered how this could have happened.

Ethan was born with a three chambered heart and no p...

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Wisdom In Trials

Posted by Lorraine Serra on March 17, 2012 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (2)

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me bless His holy name!

If ever there is a need for discipline to apply the truth that you know about the Lord, and standing on His promises, it is during a great trial.

Our journey with our son, Ethan, is 2 weeks old.  During these two weeks of recovery from a stroke, the waves of grief have been subdued by speaking forth the praise of God who is...

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He Speaks!

Posted by Lorraine Serra on March 5, 2012 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (2)

Praise God.  Ethan has spoken his first word and it is........

SUSHI!  HE CAN'T eat it yet, but that day is coming!!  Praise God.

Thank you for praying for God's grace and healing on Ethan.


Posted by Lorraine Serra on March 5, 2012 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Our son Ethan suffered a stroke in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 4.  He is progressing well.  God is holding Him in His everlasting arms and we know that Ethan is a warrior, and so are we.

Pray for restored speech, and peace in his body.  He can feel, move, follow commands and is aware and responsive.  He is feeling great frustration, naturally, over no speech.God is Able, and will do more than we can ask or imagine thr...

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Ethan Update

Posted by Lorraine Serra on February 24, 2012 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (2)

Thank you to all our prayer warriors!  Please keep praying.  I am praying for you.

Ethan is dong well.  No complications or fever.  We arrived home Thursday at 4:30 and had a good night.  He is maneurvering well with a walker.  What a tough kid.

Ethan Wyatt Serra.  His name means  " strong guide"  and he has been that indeed, helping us keep our eyes on Jesus, our Strength, Prot...

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Prayer Request

Posted by Lorraine Serra on February 21, 2012 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (4)

Our son Ethan 17 heart patient and stroke survivor, will have surgery tomorrow, Wed 2/22/12 to straighten toes, release muscle bands on bottom of foot and lengthen Achilles tendon, related to his stroke of 14 years ago.  Childrens Hospital, Pittsburgh, 2pm.  Thanks for praying the Healer's favor for a successful and safe surgery!  Halleluia!  Dr. Johnstone is the surgeon's name.  Bless him, Lord. Amen.

New Year Countdown to Praise

Posted by Lorraine Serra on December 28, 2011 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

3….2…..1……Countdown to 2012

Bringing in the PRAISE

New Year, New You, New Habits, New JOY

 Psalm 85:8   I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to their foolish ways.

Before we get all caught up in what goals “we” will set for th...

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Reigning in Christ: Strength In Crisis

Posted by Lorraine Serra on September 28, 2011 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)


As I was praying for Mike today, (see yesterday’s post) praising God for His constant faithfulness to us, even not-yet-believers, the words of a couple of psalms came to mind.  They brought me comfort and strengthened my spirit within me to believe God, and to lay aside the doubt and fear which are the tools of the enemy....

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Posted by Lorraine Serra on July 15, 2011 at 1:07 PM Comments comments (0)

Thank you to those who prayed for my health, safety and clarity this week as I ministered to 4 women's groups near central Pennsylvania.  You ladies in DuBois, Philipsburg, Altoona and Johnstown were a delight.  Stay strong and faithful in the Lord!

It was a joy to welcome 9 first time visitors to the Johnstown group.  Halleluia!  We certainly hope those ladies will be back at next month's luncheon and bring friends.

We know that now more than ever, people need...

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Posted by Lorraine Serra on April 7, 2011 at 11:46 AM Comments comments (2)

Take a moment and be refreshed today.

Less than 4 minutes, so clear, so real, so true.

Freedom In Christ - Peace and Joy

Posted by Lorraine Serra on March 9, 2011 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

"For all the promises of God in Christ are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God in us". 2 Cor 1:20

I recently heard this scripture several times and I loved the sound of it!   My spirit longed to go deeper to understand more of what is revealed here, and to embrace it, breathe it, live it to strengthen my faith through any hardship or challenge of life. 

It must be because of my current focus on stud...

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Reigning Against Our Enemy

Posted by Lorraine Serra on January 22, 2011 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello there, friends.

Please forgive my absence.   Evidently, the website had some quirky things going on since did an overhaul.

But, I, too have been undergoing an overhaul of sorts.   Spiritual overhaul.

I was challenged last week as I went to speak to some women's...

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"To Resolution, or Not To Resolution"...That Is The Question!

Posted by Lorraine Serra on December 28, 2010 at 12:51 PM Comments comments (0)

Perhaps you are like me. Each year I trouble myself to make a great effort to improve something in my life.  You know, like get healthier, eat better, work out more, or de-clutter, be more punctual and organized, spend more time with people I love, deepen my Bible study, save money,  yada yada yada.


Sound familiar?   And,do you, like me, then stand facing the future outcome of this migh...

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