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Tests: Giver Vs. Taker
Lori Almost Live

Tests: Giver Vs. Taker

One of life’s challenges is learning to get out of ourselves.


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Published: July 29, 2012

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Visitor Comments: 10

(10) guita, October 4, 2012 10:23 PM

Please speak slower. I love what you learn us !

IIt is easier to follow you when you speak slowe. Thank you !

(9) Anonymous, August 11, 2012 12:40 AM


I suffer from severe depression to the point I can't get out of bed somedays. Helping someone whether I like them or not gives me a reason to get up, and it helps me feel like a person. The most important thing is that perhaps God wants me there to help because it might make both of feel better, physically and emotionally. And who knows? I might miss that person even though we didn't get along. They are in my life for some purpose, healing, teaching, growth, or perhaps a test.

(8) Jong, August 4, 2012 10:20 AM

"Oh, this is a test!"

Wonderful series on test. Lori, I am so grateful that you brought up with this series. So helpful to me. Thank you so much. I look forward to the rest of series!

(7) Karen, August 3, 2012 8:05 AM

I wish i knew about abstence when I was a teenager.

My parents had no foundation to raise me on. I am disappointed in myself as a teenager not to say no. I never realized that finances are everything about marrage. I wish I knew you when I was15 when I lived in Denver. I wish I was raised in a Jewish family when I was young. I am now going through conversion and Jewdism classes and for the first time I am at peace with myself and with God.

(6) diana caesar, August 2, 2012 1:47 AM

good video

Anonymous 3- a person may have a toxic attitude based on something that your volunteering can change. So we can not always judge a book by it cover. Anonymous 1 - sometimes what we feel "obligated" to do the Almighty El uses to change our hearts. That is the reward of the mitzvot that allows us to become a better person.

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