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Jesus, I Have A Gift For You

Posted by Lorraine Serra on December 21, 2010 at 7:46 AM Comments comments (8)

Last Sunday I led the preschoolers in singing before the congregation and ministering a sweet song to everyone.


I will always love the great hymns of the faith, like "How Great Thou Art", and "His Eye Is On the Sparrow", and "In Christ Alone", not to mention all the great contemporary worship like "Here I Am to Worship" and "How Great Is Our God".


But...

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In His Presence

Posted by Lorraine Serra on November 1, 2010 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

We have joy that we are saved and sealed for heaven.  This life, its pleasures as well as its challenges, is passing as we know.  We can have joy in the knowledge of our salvation.  We are guaranteed that as those who have accepted Christ as Lord and Savior, our names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life.  Halleluia!


We have joy when we discover God's purpose, a plan and power at work in our liv...

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Peace Comes From Praise

Posted by Lorraine Serra on July 5, 2010 at 9:33 AM Comments comments (1)

Yesterday we had a "Summer Praise" event at our church.  One Sunday in the summer each year, our morning services are more like a concerta of praise, including congregational singing, special music and a story-lesson from our pastor.

 

The words of the songs and the resounding roar of a many voices in a packed church always sends chills through me as it elevates me to a place of worship where I am enveloped in the sound and focused on Jesus, the Lamb Upon the Throne...

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Freedom and Justice For All

Posted by Lorraine Serra on July 2, 2010 at 8:46 AM Comments comments (0)

GOD BLESS AMERICA!  There.  I said it.  And I mean it.  And I don't care who thinks it is politically INcorrect, because it is actually HISTORICALLY correct.  Our nation was founded on Biblical principles.  And though we have strayed far from  being the Christian nation, the godly nation we were in 1776, the words of the Declaration of Independence are still housed under glass in Washington, DC and written on the walls of hallowed institutions, and STIL...

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Always In His Hands

Posted by Lorraine Serra on May 27, 2010 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

I am praying for a sweet friend who has cancer, and will undergo surgical lumpectomy tomorrow.

 

How do you pray when illness strikes, or some other hardship which seems to be out of your control?

 

My natural inclination is to pray for complete physical, emotional, and spirtual healing.  My natural desire is to see someone I love totally well and without pain.  Or to see that ugly, nasty, hardship magically disappear.

 

But, I have...

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Born To Praise, Too!

Posted by Lorraine Serra on May 5, 2010 at 5:51 AM Comments comments (2)

Someone dropped me an email yesterday.  It was a wonderful surprise from a staff member at the special needs school where I teach theatre arts each Tuesday morning.

 

It was a surprise first of all because through the past year, I have only communicated via email  with the school's lead teacher, who then forwards my occasional notes to the staff within the school. 

 

Her simple note stated that she was wondering what my email address meant....

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Bowing VS Stooping

Posted by Lorraine Serra on May 4, 2010 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Swing your partner round 'n round, bow to the right, bow to the left. Stoop to pick up a coin, pat a dog, speak to a toddler, pull a renegade weed.

 

Bow for the curtain call on that spring musicale.  Stoop to reach the vaccuum under the bed.   Bow and extend your hand as you greet a head of state.   Stoop to pick up the dirty socks in the middle of the floor.

 

Bowing and stooping each involve a change in posture, but they have very ...

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