Going into 2022 you're going to benefit from having a filter. Take this Philippians Filter with you as you enter the new year and guard your heart!
Dig deeper and learn God's plan for your happiness!
AM I BEING ABUSED? You feel like something just isn't right but is it "ABUSE"? Some days are excruciating, it's a struggle to get out of bed. Other days are fine, normal. Then there are days that are gloriously good! Those are the days you place all the pain behind you and tell yourself, "see, it's just me over-reacting, we're perfect, life is awesome!" But then you commit some infraction violating the rules of engagement and here it comes: A look, a word, a "joke", a full blown tantrum. You feel that punch in your gut (literally or figuratively) POW! The cycle is complete, ready to begin one more orbit around the sun. Now, here you are feeling the misery, asking yourself, maybe for the thousandth time, "is this abuse?" Sound familiar? If it does, the answer to your question, (deep inside, you already know to be true) is a huge, neon, hazard light flashing, sign that reads "YES"! You just need an outside perspective to help confirm the obvious. But, I understand, "obvious" is horribly foggy amidst the storm of conflicting input that is your life. Don't just take my word for it though. There are expert witnesses out there! Seek more counsel. Wise counsel will provide clear data to guide you into a sound understanding of your situation. The collective testimony will help you make life giving decisions on what to do next. There are two who have helped me, I am confident they will help you as well!
Dr Les Carter
(Both have highly informative Youtube Channel's)
TERMS TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH:
Complex Post Traumatic Stress
Do your homework! Knowledge is Power!
I love you. I care. I am here.
Jude 1: 20 & 21
LIFE STREAMS - EPISODE 8
PERILOUS TIMES ~ Finding the Power to Overcome
Author, Donna L Lewis, March, 2021
SCRIPTURE FOR DEEPER STUDYII TIMOTHY 3 Entire Chapter
I TIMOTHY 4:1-3
II THESSALONIANS 2 Entire Chapter
Life Streams Episode 5 Study Guide
AUTHENTIC FAITH; WHAT PLEASES GOD?
Micah 6:8 “He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” NKJV
SCRIPTURE FOR ADDITIONAL STUDY
Matthew 7:14, 21-25 I Corinthians 13:6
I John 2:4,5, 15
I John 4:7,8
Leviticus 18:5;19:15,37 Deuteronomy 1:7 Genesis 18:19
1 Kings 8:23 Deuteronomy 7:9,12 Numbers 14:19 Exodus 34:6 Genesis 39:21 Philippians 2:1-4
HUMILITY Proverbs 1:7
Romans 12:1-3, 9-11 Philippians 2:5-11
Life Streams Episode 4 Study Guide
Grace to Grieve Study Guide
LifeStreams Episode 4
Donna L Lewis
Grief, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is, “deep sorrow, trouble or annoyance; the response to loss, especially the loss of someone who has died.” It is important to understand that while grief is intensified by the loss of a loved one, it is not confined to that loss alone. Grief is part of the human experience whenever there is loss or trauma.
So comfort one another with this hope, and encourage one another with these words.”
(a) What does it mean to you when Paul cautions his disciples to not “grieve as those outside of true hope”?
(b) Think now of the opposite: What does it mean to grieve with hope?
7. Grieving with faith. Consider Hebrews 6:4.
How does your perspective shift when you view loss as an offering of faith/worship to the Lord?
(a) Are there any areas of your loss, the experience of grief that you have held back from the Lord?
(b) If so, describe what is holding you back. Possible areas may be fear, shame or guilt?
8. God of Comfort.
Meditate on the following passages of Scripture: 2Corinthians 1:3, Isaiah 53 and Hebrews 5.
(a) Describe your thoughts.
(b) How is Christ able to relate to you personally as you walk through grief, disappointment and pain?
(c) In what ways will you be able to support others experiencing sorrow?
9. What is one step toward hope you will commit to take this week?
Life Streams Episode 3 Study Guide
Life Streams #3
Donna L Lewis Christian Women Living
UNPRECEDENTED STRATEGY FOR UNPRECEDENTED TIMES Mark 9:14-29
me” as though in bold print?
o Highlight those portions with a pen.
o How will you be decisive in the situation you are facing? What steps will you take?
• LIST YOUR ACTION STEPS Author, Donna L Lewis
Donna makes her home in the mountains of Tennessee with her husband, artist, Jade Lewis. She is an author, influencer, music mentor, singer, songwriter and avid motorcyclist.
Author, Toxic to Transformed, 100 Words of Life to Renew the Mind,
A verbal and emotional abuse recovery devotional available now on Amazon
Director, Breathe Life Ministries, a place to experience worship and words of life.
Find Donna on the Web and Social Media! http://www.toxictotransformedlife.com http://www.breathlifeministries.com http://www.facebook.com/BreatheLifeMinistries
Host of “Monday Morning Live”, a Facebook Live Cast YouTube Channel: Breathe Life Ministries Donna Lewis
Author, Donna L Lewis Donna makes her home in the mountains of Tennessee with her husband, artist, Jade Lewis. She is an author, influencer, music mentor, singer, songwriter and avid motorcyclist. Author, "Toxic to Transformed, 100 Words of Life to Renew the Mind,"