Welcome to my blog! I hope to be a resource to help you in your walk with God. Now more than ever we need to get back to the basic fundamentals of moral living and take a stand for what is right and truthful with God as our ultimate authority. His Word is reliable and preserved and can be trusted, so that is the basis for my advice and teaching. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or topics you would like me to cover. I look forward to sharing what God has placed on my heart. See my website at http://www.dawnfoss.tateauthor.com and http://www.dawnfoss.com/ for books and music I have written that will enrich your life!

Ezekiel 22:30: "And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none." Let's stand in the gap together!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Benny's Good-Night Prayer: hard copies now available!

Hard copy is now available! Benny's Good-Night Prayer teaches kids how to pray. They will love the full color pictures.

Do you say your bedtime prayers every night? Benny hadn't given it much thought until he noticed one evening that children were putting this into practice. They prayed because they had things to tell and ask God. 

Join Benny as he discovers what God has to say about prayer, and how wonderful a prayer life can be. Building a relationship with God, as with anyone, must start with conversation. Let us all come with the humility and faith of a child as we approach the throne of God every day to worship God, and find forgiveness, peace, love, and strength for the journey.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Lou Holtz inspiring video

Lou Holtz inspiring video

This is a wonderful video that is inspiring, filled with great advice for life. It's about 6 1/2 minutes long, and worth the time to watch it. This is a coach with a great perspective on life that may be helpful for you - I know it touched my heart. :)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Crunchy Leaves

One of my favorite things about autumn are the crunchy leaves on the sidewalk. Don't you just love stepping on them and hearing the crunchy sound? I do. I love the scent in the air of the...well, yes - dying leaves! They go through this cycle so next spring they can have a new "crop" of buds that will create new leaves. In this way, the life of the tree goes on. It has to have a season of death in order to bring new life again.

Do you ever feel like your life has a season of death? I don't mean literal death, but it might be a harsh cleansing of the soul, bitter tears of agony spilled over regret or sadness, perhaps loss of control, grief for events taking place, worry, concern for a loved one, whatever might make your soul ache with agony in your heart. I personally like the word "turmoil." That so much explains how I feel at times when my world around me is not settled, change is occurring, transition is taking place, or just having trouble figuring out what is going on around me. It might be in politics, health, relationships, finances, spiritual warfare, etc.

What is so beautiful is a heart that then discovers peace. Perhaps it was through prayer alone, or that coupled with talking with an understanding friend, perhaps fellowship around the Word of God, writing your thoughts and feelings down in a journal as a way to get the mind clutter and chaos from the subconscious to the conscious mind so you can organize your thoughts on paper. I have found this peace often with being alone, perhaps on a scenic drive and just praying to my Heavenly Father. But the result is peace, clarity, and new growth. Just as a piece of rough wood gets sanded down, so does our character in these trying times, to make us smoother, more mature and experienced, and stronger for new battles ahead. And just like the crunchy leaves on our feet and beautiful snowflakes on our tongue, we can take the hard times and appreciate the little blessings (and big rewards) of acceptance and increased faith in our loving Heavenly Father as we go through the changes in life, and then rejoice as we experience spring once again in our lives. Don't forget to enjoy the journey, not just the destination.

James 1:2-4: "My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing."

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Skyline Drive slideshow

After we left Liberty University to bring our daughter back to college, we took Skyline Drive. It took us 5 hrs. to get through it, but it was really beautiful!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Satanic high priest's testimony of salvation in Jesus Christ

Link to page of wonderful testimony of salvation from Satan's power

This is an incredible testimony that I would encourage you to watch, about 12 1/2 minutes long. It shows the power of the blood of Jesus Christ. This is no small thing that Jesus shed His blood and overcame the power of Satan because He is the one true God and defeated Satan and His kingdom at the cross. Satan has no power over Jesus Christ. He has power over us, so be careful. It is only through Jesus Christ that he can be defeated. Trust in Jesus today for life, meaning, purpose, and love, an incredible love that is unstoppable and eternal!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Nature of God video - MUST SEE!

This is an amazing video of God's beauty in nature. Jesus created all things. You will enjoy watching this, which plays a beautiful arrangement of Amazing Grace. The Nature of God video by andiesisle

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Governing emotions

Make sure your emotions are kept in check by the mind. Emotions will take you places you don't want to go, or perhaps places you want to go but shouldn't. Make sure you stay in control of them, and always keep truth in mind. Find the truth, and respond wisely. Most importantly, make sure you bring all your anxieties and worries to the Lord, and ask Him for wisdom and guidance on how to respond in a godly manner. It will be good for your soul, and as a result, because all three of our parts work interactively (body, mind and spirit), your body's health will respond in a positive way as well. Checks and balances are not just good in governing a nation, but in governing ourselves.