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Ebb and Flow

When you watch the ocean tide,

Notice the swelling rise,

Then fall back as if to hide,

Only to come again and rise.

Life is such ebb and flow,

Life is such come and go.

And mystical things

Suffer tides to bring.

 

The cold waves

My body

Shivers

And ovulates.

To the sound,

From the ground .

Up!

To the sky,

Of ocean tides.

 

I feel the sea,

Deep within me.

I feel the gel,

Where the heavenly dwell.

I never want to leave

This peace.

 

The Spirit

Takes me

To the sea,

So I can see,

Life’s story,

Life’s glory,

Life’s sadness,

Life’s fleet.

 

Once I see,

I come to Thee,

I rest in peace,

I chant release.

Ebb and flow,

I love your sea,

Of heavenly beings.

Love healing hearts,

Shirah Chante

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A Time to Pray

I first met Terri Johnson on Facebook, and what a wonderful meeting it was. She invited me to be a guest on her talk show Talking2Terri during relationships month. It was a blast as Terri, the panel and I chit chatted about money to sex and back.

I was fortunate enough to get to know Terri on a more intimate level when she invited me to a prayer meeting at her home. Well, she’s doing it again. I would like to invite you as my guest to prayer time with Terri.

Let’s face it, this world is a mess and only God can straighten it out. Where two or more are in agreement, our prayers will be answered according to bible verse Matthew 18:19.

I AM organizing a carpool and will pick you up if you’re on board to an evening of prayer for our families, friends, and other folk. Please send me an email at shirahchante@gmail.com to join us in prayer happening this weekend October 18th on Saturday night.

Love healing hearts,

Shirah Chante

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Fast, Faster, Fastest

I ran track in middle school many years ago. I remember hearing the roaring crowd screaming for me as I ran the 400m dash once around the track. I was pretty fast but I wish I was faster and definitely was far from the fastest runner on our track team.

I heard the word “fast” in an altogether different context as I studied the Holy Bible at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, New York. Jesus begins the scripture from Matthew 6:16 “Moreover, when you fast…” so I thought I should be fasting since Jesus thinks I should be fasting. I refrained from eating every Monday to show Jesus that I was serious about what He was saying in the Bible.

I delved deeper in the life of fasting and prayer when I met Joann Daughtry of Disciples on the Move ministry in Los Angeles, California. She is a prayer warrior and wrote a book called Fasting: The Spiritual Side, The Physical Side. I ate this book up with much hunger and after reading it, went on my first fast drinking nothing but water for 14 days. It was amazing the power my prayer gained while fasting.

Since my first extended fast, I have participated in many fasts for years and still continue to fast to keep my flesh under control and my spirit in charge, heralded by the Spirit of the Living God. I love fasting and prayer. I hope you give fasting a try in your life and read Joann Daughtry’s book on fasting to guide you on your journey.

Love healing hearts,

Shirah Chante

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Ministry of Reconciliation

Do you know that you might have the ministry of reconciliation? Yep! As a believer in Christ, we all do. “And all things are of God, who has reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation” (2 Corinthians 5:18). I would like to take a shot at explaining to you the concept of reconciliation. I just might slam dunk or simply shoot a lay-up. Either way, two points more can even the score in any relationship.

Reconciliation means focus on improving yourself so that you will be a more compatible mate for your spouse. It’s doing those special things you know he likes, helping him to accomplish a goal, or just plain ole spending quality time with him and him alone.

Reconciliation does not mean trying to fix everything that’s wrong with your mate, pointing out all his faults and weaknesses in the guise of helping him. Be consistent in your love for him by letting go of blame, accusation, and especially nagging.

Reconciliation. Work on yourself and rest of the relationship will fall in place.

Love healing hearts,

Shirah Chante

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Rainbow Moon

Not too soon Not too late Just to take and give A thrill to live With you and everyone I see Must be you And your rainbow moon Is so spectacular I could stare and stare and stare And go nowhere But I’ll get cold And start to shiver Not from wind Not from low degrees But your skin Is pierced and tied The final ride Is really the beginning For ocean tides May I fly May I fly By and by

Love healing hearts,

Shirah Chante

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GoodNight Moon

Here is a great book to read to children for bedtime if you have little ones. After reading this book again, I realize just how prophetic the author Margaret Wise is when she says, “Good night moon, good night stars…”

Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

Matthew 24:29-31

Love healing hearts,

Shirah Chante

PS-Buy the book Goodnight Moon here. I have two copies. One small book to take on the road and a large copy for reading bedtime stories at home.

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Beautiful Blood Moon

This morning we had a full moon that appeared red in color that has been called a “blood moon.” In the book of Revelation from the Holy Bible, John talks about a blood moon, “And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood” (Revelation 6:12).

Again, the bible states in the book of Acts, “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord comes: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Acts 6:21-22).

In science, the moon turning red is caused by a total lunar eclipse of the sun. This morning’s blood moon on October 8th was the second total lunar eclipse this year; the first occurred on April 15, 2014. It is reported that we will have two more blood moons by fall of next year, one on April 4, 2015 and the last will happen September 28, 2015.

The bible is coming alive right before our very eyes. Jesus said these things must happen before he comes, and there will be many more signs.

“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draws nigh” (Luke 21:25-28).

Call on the name of the Lord and be saved!

Love healing hearts,

Shirah Chante

PS. “If you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved” (Romans 10:9).

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Request from God

One day when I was at church standing at the altar to pray, the Lord spoke to my spirit and told me to help people have right relationships. He showed me a man who was spreading lies and junk about dating that was leading many people astray, and the Lord told me to come against this spirt of error in relationships by teaching biblical principles.

I was like Jonah caught in the belly of the whale, I said, “How can I teach another? I have not had the best relationships myself. But the Lord answered me and said that I could teach them what I have learned through my failures and subsequent success. So, then I surrendered my heart to the Lord.

I started “Relationship Rock” as a way to give quick, helpful advice for people in romantic relationships or desiring dating relationships. Relationship Rock has expanded to a poetry podcast and video teaching about how to apply biblical principles in relationships that occur between couples, families, friends, and even co-workers.

You can listen and subscribe to the poetry podcast on buzzsprout or iTunes. The videos for relationship help are on my YouTube channel “ShirahChanteTV” listed under the playlist “Relationship Rock. Building Relationships That Last!”

Love healing hearts,

Shirah Chante

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Camp Eagle

I found a fabulous camp for refreshing your spirit, Camp Eagle. I was invited to attend with my family by my school, and we had a blast. The camp is filled with nature like many trees galore, it sits along the Nueces River in Texas, deer and other animals run the range freely and the sunset is absolutely beautiful over the high heavenly hills.

Camp Eagle is a Christian camp, but all are welcome to experience the world’s largest gravity zip line, go kayaking or take a swim in the river, and eat family style meals together.

I visited Camp Eagle to bond with my peers, grow closer to my family, and be renewed in my spirit, and I received all three. Thank you God for my Camp Eagle adventure.

Love healing hearts,
Shirah Chante

PS-Visit Camp Eagle for yourself and see the difference it can make in your life.

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Everlasting Life

Life is such ebb and flow, life is such come and go are the words to a poem I wrote titled Ebb and Flow. When I think about ebb and flow, I think about beginnings and endings and the ultimate eternity of life. When you really think about it, life never ends. There’s always another chapter waiting to be revealed, even after death.

Some people believe they come back to earth as another soul. Even though I do not believe in reincarnation, I do know that life is everlasting. Yes, I will live forever.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life,” (John 3:16)

This is the true meaning of ebb and flow.

Love healing hearts,

Shirah Chante

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