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What to Do Now? Praise!

Posted by Lorraine Serra on February 2, 2012 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

So as not to leave Psalm 145 as a pleasant meditation left behind now to move on to other things, I want to share with you a little bit of the background explaining its prominence in the Jewish tradition.

Many faiths have prayers which are recited regularly because of the doctrinal and meditative wealth they contain, not to mention the unity which comes as a congregation speaks praise to God as one voice.

 Our Lord Je...

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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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Time Out With Jesus

Posted by Lorraine Serra on December 3, 2010 at 10:23 AM Comments comments (0)

As I was enjoying a brisk morning walk  earlier today in 27 degrees :) (Yikes!), my prayer partner and dear friend shared an encouraging picture of relationship with the Lord Jesus that we could all benefit from, so here it is.


As usual, these little gems seem so simple and so obvious, but we need to be reminded to actually IMPLEMENT them in our lives to derive benefit and grace.

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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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Who Do You Trust?

Posted by Lorraine Serra on May 21, 2010 at 8:18 AM Comments comments (0)

Who do you trust?

 

A straightforward question.  An ordinary, even trite question.  Nonetheless, one that challenges us for a thoughtful, sincere reply.  Because trust is a big word.   Who can you trust with your very life,  your deepest needs?

 

We hear it all the time in very common usage :   Trust your instincts,  trust your mother, trust the government (?), trust your pastor, trust your friends.

 

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