Life Lessons

Life Lessons

Life Lessons - Difficult situations - Difficult People

 
Bava added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 7 days ago

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Jaiman I always try to aim for being kind. I may not accomplish it as much as I want but I do try. ❤🤗 7 days ago
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Savyon Me too Jaiman!! 7 days ago
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Binyamin added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 1 week ago

Akiba AAAAAAAAAAAMEN! This has to be the hardest to do actually. I know I use to struggle with it. But since I have been born again it has been a lot easier to let it pass! 1 week ago
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Savyon I am still working on it I know I need to be better and with God's help I will. 7 days ago
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Binyamin added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 1 week ago

No one should be taken advantage of! - feeling powerful

No one should be taken advantage of!
Akiba Let them eat cake!!! lololol!!!! We should all remember this. 1 week ago
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Savyon Many people are after only one thing and that is to glorify themselves. They claim they are doing it for God but far from it. It is always about them. Someone said one time I do not want to be here because I do not feel God here. God is within us if he is not there bring him there! What they were saying was This place is doing nothing "FOR ME" had nothing to do with helping others. 7 days ago
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Joanna added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 2 weeks ago

Leave the past where it should be in the "past" learn and grow from it.

Leave the past where it should be in the "past" learn and grow from it.
Tavish Leave it behind you! 2 weeks ago
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Yolanda Bacchus Amen 1 week ago
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Shannon added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 2 weeks ago

Do not give up! No matter the circumstances keep fighting and moving forward. God has you!

Do not give up! No matter the circumstances keep fighting and moving forward. God has you!
Daniella a big AMEN!! God will not let us give up!!! 2 weeks ago
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Emily Never give up!!!God has you!!! 2 weeks ago
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Joanna Amen sister!!!! Needed to hear this today! Been a long week! 2 weeks ago
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Shannon added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 2 weeks ago

Tavish You have to repent!!!! Resist the old self everyday. 2 weeks ago
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Daniella aaaaaaaaaaamen sister!! 2 weeks ago
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Emily Amen! Truth! 2 weeks ago
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Amarya added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 3 weeks ago

Jaiman The tounge can be dangerous. Good share. 2 weeks ago
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Hatita Amen. 2 weeks ago
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Emily Great post!! 2 weeks ago
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Gershem added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 3 weeks ago

Everyone moves at their own pace.

Everyone moves at their own pace.
Shannon This is the biggest challenge for me being patient with others. Working on it...really working on it! 3 weeks ago
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Daniella Pateince I pray for it everyday with others. Because I know I am not easy to work with either!!! lolololol!!! 2 weeks ago
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Joanna Amen! 2 weeks ago
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My seven year old daughter, came to stating she is seeing angels at her bedroom window going up and down in the clouds. My other kids were adamant... Show more

Rivka I think Jerry is right there is meaning. She might have been worried about her brother? And maybe they were giving her comfort. Just guessing. 3 weeks ago
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Shannon My grandmother use to tell me stories all the time and maybe this one will help Yolanda Bacchus. My aunt (her daughter) was really sick they said she would not live through the night she had a high fever. Grandma prayed, and prayed, and prayed that night. Later on, when she was asleep she woke up and saw a figure moving towards her reaching out to touch her. She sat up and screamed and all the sudden it sounded like rocks were falling on top of the house. Everyone my mom, aunts, uncle, and... Show more 3 weeks ago
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Daniella What an amazing story. The heart of a child is so innocent God knows this. Have your older kids stopped doubting her? Yolanda Bacchus What ever the reasons they appeared she found peace and comfort. And to draw them? Like Jerry said that says a lot. And Shannon? WOW the sound of rocks? I will have to share both these stories!! Let us know if she sees them again Yolanda. 2 weeks ago
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Ariel added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 3 weeks ago

balthazar Sometimes we want to by-pass the bad in order to get to the good. We do not realize that we have to go through the storm before we can see the sun again. Good post!!!! 3 weeks ago
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Elesaid Amen. 3 weeks ago
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Batsheva added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 4 weeks ago

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
James 4:7

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.James 4:7
Jerry Amen! 4 weeks ago
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balthazar No one escapes, you will suffer one way or another for the wrong you have done to someone. 3 weeks ago
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Rivka Truth balthazar! 3 weeks ago
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Bracha added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 4 weeks ago

Ariel Sometimes it may seem like people get away with things. But they do not God will always repay evil. 4 weeks ago
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Batsheva Amen good post! 4 weeks ago
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Jerry Vengeance is mine says the Lord. He will set things right. 4 weeks ago
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Dhakir added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 4 weeks ago

God will shield you and protect you always. TRUST HIM and let his voice guide you.

God will shield you and protect you always. TRUST HIM and let his voice guide you.
Dorian Amen. 4 weeks ago
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Ariel Yes he will, he will always guide and protect us. 4 weeks ago
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Many of us struggle everyday. It can be something that is happening right now in our lives or it can be something in the past that is still... Show more

Yolanda Bacchus Great Post! 1 month ago
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Aapeli I struggle everyday with my thoughts. Satan wants me to doubt turning my life to Yeshua. That I will never do but I do struggle with all that I have lost. This post came at a good time brother. 1 month ago
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Dhakir Amen brother Jerry!!! 4 weeks ago
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Obasi added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 1 month ago

Shannon Just keep swimming, swimming! Sarida, there will always be people that will use you. I have learned over the past few months BE CAREFUL who you let in right away. This has always been my downfall. Do not change who you are change how quick you let people in. Some people are lost and looking for something to fulfill them. Sometimes it might be you as a person and they will latch on to you and not even realize what they are doing. It can be very draining for you. That is why we need to not allow... Show more 1 month ago
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shelomi Well said Shannon and good advise. 1 month ago
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Leola Andersen @Sister Shannon. There's not one word you have said that l disagree with. l don't think that things have changed much in the last 10 years. l agree we have to keep swimming and it's often against the tide. l don't know if you have access to a pool. l have found that there is nothing more exhilarating than floating on your back watching the stars. The magnitude of stars millions of light years away. How God created constellations of all different sizes, colours, moons, and once again like the... Show more 2 weeks ago
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Binyamin added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 1 month ago

Jerry The mind is a very powerful thing. The heart not so much but the mind is always working, thinking. It can be dangerous if we allow Satan access. When we have doubts, fear, stress, worry and the list goes on. When we allow those things into our minds? We can become destructive to those around us and to ourselves. Good post brother. 1 month ago
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Abiella I agree Jerry that is where Satan wants to make his home in your mind. 1 month ago
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Sarida Amen. 1 month ago
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Isaac added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 1 month ago

Tidhar Very true Shannon, we need to make sure we do not give Satan access to those areas in our lives that is where he does his most damage. 1 month ago
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Davida Excellent post. 1 month ago
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Sarida I have seen a lot of people come and go here at DOT and it is usually those that claim they support all that we do. In the end they show their true colors it usually does not take long. As painful as it can be it is for the best and we are better off in the long run. Those who really follow Christ you know. 1 month ago
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Isaac added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 1 month ago

Shannon WOOOOOOT!!! Amen! 1 month ago
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Tidhar Amen! 1 month ago
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Davida YES!!!! 1 month ago
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Joanna added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 1 month ago

Do you ever feel too flawed for God to use you? Do you want to serve but wonder if God uses the broken? Here are 4 reasons why God uses flawed... Show more

Do you ever feel too flawed for God to use you? Do you want to serve but wonder if God uses the broken? Here are 4 reasons why God uses flawed people!1. He chooses flawed people because that is who we can most identify with.  We relate to those people. We can’t relate to the holy and righteous Pharisees…no, but we relate to Peter though.2. He chooses flawed people because their flaws make them see their need for a Savior.3. He chooses flawed people because they have no cause to boast. They HAVE to rely on grace. If He chose a skilled orator and leader to lead the children out of Israel, he might have assumed to have done it through his own skill and leadership and not given the glory to God.  Had Peter been a righteous and holy man, he may not have seen his need to lean on God and taken the credit for himself.  There’s no question, when you are flawed, that it was GOD who did the work THROUGH you and not you on your own!4. God chooses and uses broken people to show us that He can equip anyone to do His work. We can look at Moses and see that we don’t need to be a great speaker or a skilled leader to do God’s work.
Jedediah If we were not broken we would not be saved 1 month ago
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Jemima Amen. I have saved this. 1 month ago
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Gael AMEN. 🙏👍 1 month ago
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Carshena added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 1 month ago

Their intentions are to bring the worst out in you. Keep friends and family in your life that bring out the best in you. Most of all those who bring... Show more

Their intentions are to bring the worst out in you. Keep friends and family in your life that bring out the best in you. Most of all those who bring you closer to Yeshua!
Hatita AMEN! 1 month ago
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Ava Well said. 1 month ago
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Shannon VERY good share. 1 month ago
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Meira added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 1 month ago

Ben-tziyon Just call us the weirdo tribe! 1 month ago
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Ava Ahhhhh....the DOT Tribe! LOVE IT! and proud to be a member of it! 1 month ago
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Shannon The DOT tribe! Sounds like a slogan in the making! lolololol! 1 month ago
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Tavish added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 1 month ago

Emily Excellent advise! 1 month ago
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Shachna We would he doing ourselves a huge favor. I agree good advise. 1 month ago
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Carmiel added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 1 month ago

Stay strong no matter what is going on in your life and remember God is with us every step of the way. - feeling love

Stay strong no matter what is going on in your life and remember God is with us every step of the way.
Tavish Amen. Great post. 1 month ago
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Emily As the saying goes he will calm us in the storm. 1 month ago
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Shachna Amen. 1 month ago
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Adara added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 1 month ago

Sometimes we do not realize that holding on is hurting us more than letting go. This was hard for me at first but the more I learned and came to... Show more

Sometimes we do not realize that holding on is hurting us more than letting go. This was hard for me at first but the more I learned and came to Yeshua the more I understood this.
Hatita A really good share sister. Letting go sometimes is harder than holding on. The wrong people will take advantage of that. 1 month ago
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Carshena I agree Hatita sometimes people are at war with themselves instead of getting rid of their demons they hide them and blame others for what is wrong in their lives. We have talked about this a lot here the wrong people will use you, take advantage of who you are. This is to make themselves stand out and make themselves look good to others. Very sad. 1 month ago
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Jemima We start seeing things differently when we are born again. More clearly Yeshua gives us sight of the things that are harming us. We have to give it to him and let go. 1 month ago
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Yolanda Bacchus Need a billboard on this🤦🏾‍♀️ 1 month ago
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Yolanda Bacchus Some pretend they are saints and have your best interest for you and your family but they are blotting your downfall. Discernment is so vital in these last days! Our enemy is subtle 😏 1 month ago
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Jeremy No truer words spoken sister! 1 month ago
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Shannon AMEN, love this!!!! The world would be a better place! 2 months ago
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Jael hahaha!!! 😁😄 Shannon and Marcia cluck? NEVER!!!! 2 months ago
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Avi Amen. Excellent post. 2 months ago
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Jedediah added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 2 months ago

Stay strong He is right there with you and using everything in your life for His Glory!

Stay strong He is right there with you and using everything in your life for His Glory!
Shannon Amen. 2 months ago
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Achselrad AMEN, AMEN, AMEN!!! 2 months ago
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Hadassah Amen! 2 months ago
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Adamina added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 3 months ago

lemuela AMEN!!!! 3 months ago
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Pauahi Love it! Printed this out I am hanging it up. 3 months ago
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Leola Andersen So true.A great life lesson. 1 month ago
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Shannon added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 3 months ago

Gael No they can not! God deals with people like this in his own special way. AMEN sister!! 3 months ago
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Shikma Good encouragement to start my day! 3 months ago
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Elesaid Amen when God is with you, you are unstoppable! 3 months ago
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Shannon added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 3 months ago

Hate is something that will eat you alive. What ever it takes get rid of it, forgive, pray for those that have hurt you. Let God put back together... Show more

Hate is something that will eat you alive. What ever it takes get rid of it, forgive, pray for those that have hurt you. Let God put back together what they have broken. God is not blind to what they do or have done and he will deal with them accordingly in His time. Move forward and be obedient to the Word. This is when true healing begins and you will be blessed!
Eelia Amen! 3 months ago
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Gael Good advise I have seen people hang on to it till he literally hardens their heart. Amen sister amen, great post. 3 months ago
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Shannon added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 3 months ago

Let it all go!!
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not...
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Let it all go!!"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." (John 14:27)
Tidhar amen! 3 months ago
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Elesaid When I did this my life became more at peace not only with others but with myself. 3 months ago
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Ednah added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 3 months ago

Jedediah Amen sister Yolanda Bacchus !!! 3 months ago
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Leola Andersen I learned many years ago. About 60years infact. That when I was asked for a loan l was hurt if l was let down. As I grew older older if l was able l would never lend but make a gift. If it was returned it was always there for next time. I have never been rich but God has always been a wonderful provider. He would always help with what I needed for others or after l had given He would repĺace it. 1 month ago
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Jessica Beautiful testimony Leola Andersen! 1 month ago
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Batsheva added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 3 months ago

Trust in God he will get you through!

Trust in God he will get you through!
Jedediah AMEN and AMEN! 3 months ago
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Gabrielle added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 3 months ago

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's. clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Matthew 7:15

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's. clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Matthew 7:15
Shannon Yes we need more people with discernment not only in the church but all over everywhere. Instead we cater to the sin and have the mentality of live and let live. Sad. 3 months ago
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Isaac It is sad when we see people swimming in sin and others around them do not say anything. God will hold you accountable if you do not try to help them see the error in their ways. 3 months ago
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Dhakir A really good post. Amen. Be aware! 3 months ago
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Shannon added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 3 months ago

It takes a long time to get over betrayal. Be kind to yourself and talk to God daily about it. It's not easy but it can be done, and you're going to... Show more

It takes a long time to get over betrayal. Be kind to yourself and talk to God daily about it. It's not easy but it can be done, and you're going to have set backs. Just remember that the real TRUTH is not what they tell anyone. The truth for them is a whole bunch of lies they spew to serve their own Narcissist agenda… Don't feel replaced, remember, they will do this to everyone.No one is special to them. But you are special to GOD and that is all that matters.
a Guest I'm sure by now I could write a book on this "extremely" life-changing subject. Let's call it "Children of disobedience" who only see what the world and everyone in it should be doing for them. This spirit is running havoc in these end times and its aim is to rob, steal and destroy. While at the same time playing the "poor me card" BEWARE--brothers and sisters this is pure evil at work --this spirit hates to hear REPENT!!!! 3 months ago
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Jemima All they want to do is bring you down so they can feel better about themselves. It is sad...but they will get it back in 10 fold. Move on and let God deal with them. 3 months ago
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Carshena amen Shannon you never know how much better you life can be till you remove certain people. I know when I did it was hard but life became better little bit by little bit. 3 months ago
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Shannon added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 3 months ago

Be receptive to each other.

Be receptive to each other.
Jemima WOW. Love this narrative! This can apply to friendships as well. Great post sister! 3 months ago
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Carshena Amen, I love it too!! 3 months ago
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Jaakko Awesome post. I am re-sharing this with a few people. Thank you sister. 3 months ago
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samara added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 3 months ago

Rivka So true! So many chase the wrong things in life and money is one of them. 3 months ago
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Abarrane Yes they do and they do not understand you can not take it with you when you go. I do understand that people want to have something to leave behind for their kids but the best thing you can do as far as what to leave them is the Word of God. 3 months ago
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Gavriella Amen! 3 months ago
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Thaddeus added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 3 months ago

Refael Leave it all at the foot of the cross. 3 months ago
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Gavriella If we all did this how simple and better life would be. 3 months ago
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Thaddeus added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 3 months ago

Yolanda Bacchus Truth 3 months ago
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nataniella added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 3 months ago

Yolanda Bacchus Good Post 3 months ago
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Shannon Very good post! We need to tend to our own business and not worry about others and what they have. 3 months ago
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I remember my childhood, fetching water from the nearby village with my friends. It taught me to appreciate the simple things in life. God was... Show more

I remember my childhood, fetching water from the nearby village with my friends. It taught me to appreciate the simple things in life.   God was molding me through out this process to be thankful in all things. I was born in Guyana, but  came to the US in my teenage years. I give God thanks 🙏
Yolanda Bacchus Bracha I am praying to God that this year he would allow me to visit Israel. My youngest son and I desire greatly to be there. If the Lord can reveal to you my love for your country, you would see my passion for Israel. I pray and weep before the Lord everyday for you all. Praying for peace and protection ! I have visited islands and other country, but Israel is my heart. 3 months ago
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Leola Andersen l will pray for you sister@Yolanda that you will have your prayers answered. Much love coming to you and your family from Australia. 3 months ago
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Yolanda Bacchus Thank you Leola Andersen🤗♥️ 3 months ago
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Shachna added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 4 months ago

Avi Praise God he is our only hope. ❤ 3 months ago
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Shannon added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 4 months ago

Eelia Amen! Shannon I have had to totally limit the amount of interaction with certain family members and some I just do not interact with at all! Sometimes I forget and I am always quickly reminded why I do contact them why God has separated us! 4 months ago
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Rahim Leola Andersen Happy you are back sister!!! God bless you. 3 months ago
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Gavriella It amazes me how many people I have come across at DOT that has the same family issues and how many have limited or no interaction with family members. It seems the outcast, the forgotten, the abused, etc. seem to be the true followers of Christ. 3 months ago
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Yolanda Bacchus I wanted to do the same but the Lord step in and led me to Isaiah 61:3 KJV
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord , that he might be glorified.
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Nara Amen! At the time we do not see the divine hand at work. As we grow and mature in His Son we see just how much he has been there for us. 1 month ago
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Meira Amen! 1 month ago
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Tavish added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 4 months ago

When everyone one around you leaves and you lose everything. God is all you need to start over! - feeling blessed

When everyone one around you leaves and you lose everything. God is all you need to start over!
a Guest Love you Too Tavish Whup Whup Lol 4 months ago
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Jedediah Amen Pete! 4 months ago
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Ayelet God is far more than we will EVER need!!!! Amen. 4 months ago
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a Guest Amen!!! 4 months ago
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Hannah Amen, we all can take comfort. It IS OK not to have it together all the time. 4 months ago
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Ibrahim Amen, we need to understand that the burdens we carry are sometimes meant for good by God. But we are never to hide emotions and we are to never ignore what we are feeling. This can be difficult because pride will stop us. Yeshua is a perfect life example that we must all live by. 4 months ago
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I know I have already posted this, but I wanted to re-post in the Life Lesson Group.

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jarlath This is just beautiful...we are all wonderfully and fearfully made. 4 months ago
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Tadashi Amen! 4 months ago
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Jessica Beautiful. 1 month ago
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Rivka How can people say there is no God? We see him everyday in his creations, yes an amazing story sister! 4 months ago
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Gabrielle As every one has said amazing... 4 months ago
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Jaakko Dogs are wonderful animals. The best friend you could ever have. 4 months ago
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Ayelet added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 4 months ago

Happy to have a home now that I know people are really helping me! Thank you!

Happy to have a home now that I know people are really helping me! Thank you!
Shannon We thank God for all of you everyday! 4 months ago
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lemuela I agree it is so nice to be somewhere that means something and is not just a social media site where every one is talking but not really serving. Love my new home too! 4 months ago
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Jerry That is the main goal here at DOT have a place that is for true believers not social media that is full of luke-warm Christians. 4 months ago
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Abarrane added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 4 months ago

I have had my fair share of these. I removed them and found out I had no friends left.

I have had my fair share of these. I removed them and found out I had no friends left. :(
Ayelet These people will pay for being two faced! We get everything back in 10 fold. 4 months ago
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lemuela Never feel bad or regret for being a good person and not seeing things like this. I have pulled a few arrows out myself. But in the end they are the ones that lost not me. 4 months ago
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Jerry I totally agree with lemuela their loss...anyone should be honored to have you as a friend. You are more than that to us you are "FAMILY" 4 months ago
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Abarrane added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 4 months ago

Hatita The ego is a killer! Let it go! 4 months ago
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lemuela What is that famous song?

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Joanna LET IT GOOOOOOOOOO LET I GO!!!!! Hahahaha!!! 4 months ago
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Abarrane added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 4 months ago

a Guest Lololololololol Ayelet!!!!! 4 months ago
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lemuela You guys are too funny! 4 months ago
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Shannon HAHAHAHA! Yes, seems i do this quite often. 4 months ago
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Gabrielle added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 4 months ago

Karmel One to print out and hang where you can see it everyday 4 months ago
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Ayelet Yes! Amen. 4 months ago
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Amen. - feeling blessed

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Karmel Yep, good advise! 4 months ago
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Matthew 12:33 “'Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree bad, and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit.'”

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Matthew 12:33 “'Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree bad, and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit.'”The topic of how a Christian is supposed to deal with being in a relationship with a very emotionally unhealthy and unsafe person is important because it highlights many significant pitfalls. The reason this becomes an issue is due to the fact that biblical teaching is often taken out of context and used to justify and enable bad behaviors in people. What are Christians supposed to do when interacting with toxic people? I think remembering a few key points is very helpful.A Tree and Its FruitMatthew 7:17 says that we will know a good tree by its fruit and a diseased tree by the fruit it bears. If you find yourself in a toxic relationship but are having trouble with setting what you know to be healthy boundaries, think about the fruit of your interactions with the abusive person. Do you feel anxious, not like your normal self, depressed or like you are living in a chaotic emotional tornado? Is that good or bad fruit? We both know the answer to that question and it’s bad fruit. Bad fruit produced by a bad tree.God Will Change Him/HerSorry to be so short and blunt about it but God will not change a narcissist, sociopath or psychopath. How do I know this to be true? Because I have never, not once, ever, never seen someone changed by God who didn’t want to be changed. Think about it for a minute. Has anyone ever gone to bed a complete high-grade jerk and woke up radically transformed into the loving image of Jesus? Nope. Now I have seen a whole lot of people do a whole lot of praying and soul searching and surrendering and the such and then became completely new people. It’s actually one of my favorite things about the blessings of God. Narcissists, sociopaths and psychopaths don’t think there is anything wrong with them. It’s part of their disordered thinking that convinces them everyone else is wrong. They are incapable of change. Don’t believe me? Think about a clinically narcissistic person and the truly positive lasting change that occurred within them. I spent 5 long years trying to help someone change and every step of the way was with Bible Study, reading the Word, offering emotional support in every way I could. Even sent her to a Christian therapist at a church. Which only made things worse not better. Why? Because she never saw her self as the problem all the wrong she had done and was doing was completely justified. The more God came into her life the worse she got. Why? Because God requires true repentance to be changed. That would mean she would have to admit she was wrong and stop justifying it. As Christians, we have to remember that scripture says that God is a gentleman and will go where He is welcomed. He doesn’t kick down doors to get to people who feel they have no need for Him. So if you’re staying stuck in a toxic situation with a narcissist, sociopath or psychopath and waiting for God to instantly change him or her, you are seriously wasting months if not years of your life. Trust me I did it and it caused more harm to my family that it did good. So you have to accept the fact that that you have to NOT give up, you have to walk away. Thinking differently is a trap and can become a prison cell in which people stay self-imposed.I Need To Lead Him /Her To ChristWhen the topic of setting boundaries with toxic people comes up, I often hear Christians say that they are concerned about turning their backs on someone because they see it as their duty to lead that person to God. Yes it is, but there is an old saying "You can lead a horse to water but you can not make him drink". Lead them to the water yes, but it is up to them if they drink the living water Christ has to offer. Staying safe and not becoming a door mat is vitally critical to our own well being. God does not want you to be abused like this. Once we lose our joy and our hope and our peace, we certainly can’t share the blessings God has given us. You have allowed Satan to steal from you. So there is a fine line we as Believers have to walk. There comes a time when God does want you to think only about yourself and let that person go. If the narcissist, sociopath or psychopath in your life is causing or has caused you to be less sparkly than you once were, how can you expect to live the life you were given as a gift?When Christians say that they don’t want to set needed boundaries because they are giving up on someone, well they are being egocentric to think that they and they alone are only who God can use to bring change into the toxic person’s life. We have to be very careful when lies start whispering that we must be the one who brings truth to a narcissist, sociopath or psychopath. When we start thinking this way, we have enslaved ourselves to more abuse in all its various forms.If you are a Believer and in a toxic relationship, ask yourself what fruit is this relationship bringing to your life. Good fruit or poisoned fruit? Remind yourself that people only change when they see a need and are willing to change. Lastly, you are not the only person on the planet who God can use to reach toxic people. As I said before it is almost impossible for these people to change. Study on the characteristics of these three types: narcissist, sociopath or psychopath their issues are so deeply rooted and dark that "yes" only God can change them if they allow him to. But when you have delivered everything you can to them from God and they still have not changed? Then you have to move on. Does a particular toxic person come to mind and what boundaries do you need to set in order to fully enjoy your life again?
Carshena That is what we are to be producing GOOD FRUIT. We are to help other produce good fruit like that. Shannon, you spoke well on how we are to handle these situations. That was my problem not wanting to give up on certain people makes it hard but we have to walk away when it is hurting us more. I pray for us all dealing with toxic people. I pray we all have the discernment from our Father to know when to walk away. 4 months ago
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lakovos I could not agree more. We tend to us our faith and beliefs in the written word to justify why we continue to allow these types of people in our lives. Walking away is not giving up. We all need to rember that. 4 months ago
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Avi Wow!!! this is really good! copied and forwarded to several that will benefit from this. 3 months ago
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Shannon added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 4 months ago

I have learned this the hard way. I thought detaching at one time was giving up on someone. But that is not the case. Detaching it is how we protect... Show more

I have learned this the hard way. I thought detaching at one time was giving up on someone. But that is not the case. Detaching it is how we protect ourselves. Sometimes we get so caught up in helping and saving others. We end up hurting ourselves.
Avi Agreed 100% 4 months ago
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Leola Andersen A lesson l am trying to learn. l knew that God had led me back here for a reason. 4 months ago
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Refael Amen. 4 months ago
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I grew up Orthodox Jew. When I was born again I hid it from my family for about a year. When they found The Holy Bible in my room they kicked me... Show more

Obasi What a story...and thank you for sharing this. I guess if our family wants to find us they will. It is hard but if they do not accept Yeshua things will never change. 4 months ago
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Avi Very moving how the Holy Spirit can guide us back to each other. This story really moved me. And it gives me hope that maybe one day my family will accept my choice and welcome me back. I pray for it and often. But I am happy with my life and the choice I have made. I have an eternal family and that means every thing to me. 4 months ago
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Leola Andersen Amen 4 months ago
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"WHY" I am Born Again"

When I was born again it was the most profound, saddest but yet happiest day of my life. I lost so much in order to gain...
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Hatita I do not understand why no one would want to share not just the Word of God. But what he has done for you. That is showing the Spirit moving through His children. Why are they like this @[[739:contact:Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6)]] and Shannon 4 months ago
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a Guest I don't know Lovely Hatita With most, they feel ashamed of their past life as I did, but I know in time I must share my whole testimony, but its not short and I've not got the time at the moment but I have shared individual parts of my life to members on here as I'm no longer ashamed, Yeshua has used my past for His gain. Alot of people say "as the Lord leads" but I think it would encourage plenty of people, thats why Shannon and my Dad opened up "life lessons" to hopefully encourage more to share... Show more 4 months ago
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shelomi I am not ashamed of my past. I have had anger issues. I beat up an orthodox Jew for attacking Daniella a few years back. We are constantly hounded and provoked and me with a temper? Makes it hard. I do not know why people hide their past. If we are born again and God has changed us we need to share that so others can know what he can do for you. If you have invented medication that cures cancer would you hide it? No, you would share it. Why do we not to the same with the Gospel?... Show more 4 months ago
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