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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!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Liberty and Fish

My pastor tonight at church (Emmanuel Baptist Church in Newington, CT) made a great point. He was talking about how we have liberty through Christ, and yet sometimes we think that means we can do whatever we want. Well, that would be like a fish, who is made to swim in water, feeling like he would like to have the freedom to be out of the water, and onto the beach. So he jumps out of the safety of the water where he was designed to live, and goes on the sand. Was that the best thing for that fish? Of course not. It's destructive. God's laws, instructions and commandments are for our good, and following His will ensures safety and freedom to be who we were meant to be. God is not withholding from us when we live within God's design and instructions; He is blessing us. We are in essence refusing and pushing away His blessings, protection, and best for us when we go our own way in the name of "liberty" and "freedom", denying His plan and instruction from His Word for our lives.


Galatians 5:1: "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage."

Here is an example of some of the instructions God has given us:

Ephesians 4:1-6 King James Version (KJV)
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

God is big enough!

Have you ever felt like you were drowning in your troubles? I know I personally have felt like that. But I am so thankful that even when we can’t see what lies ahead, God does. When we feel too weak or incapable of accomplishing the task before us, God is strong.  When we feel small, we can take comfort that God is big and He goes before us. We don’t need to fear the future or the giants in front of us, because God is big enough to bring victory in our lives and accomplish the tasks through us that need to be done.

This song that I found on the Internet has really given me comfort and I want to share it with you. I hope it will be a blessing to you as you seek God and stay close to Him through the good times and the bad, knowing that His strength is sufficient and His love for you will endure. I challenge you to thank Him as you look to Him for strength, and have faith that He will work all things for your good and His glory when you love him and seek His will.
https://youtu.be/x4XJ1QzO_js

Romans 8:28 King James Version (KJV)

28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.


As an added bonus, this song is sure to be a blessing to you also. It was to me, as it put things in perspective! https://youtu.be/TYSJj-EHAAk

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Happy Easter!

I was listening to a song that says, “Heal Us, O Lord, and We Will Be Healed.” As I reflected on that, my conclusion of the matter is the reason why His Word heals is because, and I know this now, He does care about the oppressed. Judgment has been taken care of at the cross. I told God, “That’s what we want. We want to be cared for. This world is hard. Knowing you care makes all the difference in the world. You provide that.” Yes, God is a God of judgment, but He sees us through the blood of Jesus Christ and that’s the glorious news of the cross and the Gospel – that we are forgiven, and this broken world and this broken life is something God empathizes with. And He sees us through the eyes of love and grace. What a wonderful thing to celebrate and to pass on to others, to all the other hurting souls all around us.

Happy Easter - praise the Lord for His resurrection and saving grace!


Monday, November 27, 2017

Spread Some Christmas Cheer with The Joy of the Season album!

Well, Thanksgiving is over, and now we are able to embrace the Christmas season. Last year I published a Christmas album called, "The Joy of the Season." It is chock full of Christmas cheer! It celebrates the warmth and the fun of the season. It honors and glorifies God, and also reflects on the fun times that we can share together this time of year.

Please enjoy one of my favorite songs on the album called, "That's What Christmas Is All About." I am a big one for organizing and attending Christmas caroling events, and whenever we are done, I tend to hear people say, "Well, now, THAT'S what Christmas is all about!"I hope that rings in your heart as well with the things you do for others this time of year.
Listen to "That's What Christmas is All About."

To check out or order this album, visit amazon.com.
Check out Dawn's Christmas album, "The Joy of the Season."

God bless you and your family this wonderful Christmas season.


Thursday, November 23, 2017

New Release! The Sonic Adventure Gang 3: Mixed Up Manger Danger



Check it out at amazon.com!

Have you ever wished you could go back in time and see baby Jesus? Well, thanks to Uncle Al's Sonic Time Travel machine, the Sonic Adventure Gang gets to do just that! They have to shrink first so they won't be seen. But due to a mishap with the time machine, they end up jumping from place to place, seeing angry King Herod, taking a ride on the donkey to Egypt, encountering a giant rat, and riding reindeer after sledding, skating, and drinking lots of hot cocoa with marshmallows! Don't miss out on this fantastic adventure with your favorite Christian pals: the Sonic Adventure Gang!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

New Release! Simply Hymns: Reflections

I was asked to make a CD of hymns, so at last, here it is!

This is the first of a series of hymns (each with a different theme), and this one is called "Reflections." A hard copy CD will be available soon through amazon.com, but the digital version is now available through CD Baby and soon through iTunes, amazon.com, and other online stores. The beauty of this album is that it has thirteen songs with vocals, and then those same songs with just the instruments so you can enjoy listening or you can sing along! Twenty-six tracks total for $9.99!


A collection of beloved hymns sung and played by Dawn to reflect upon the Lord, ease your anxieties, and comfort your soul. 

Dawn Foss has a heart for souls, and as a family nurse practitioner, she has a desire to contribute something tangible and nonpharmaceutical to ease anxieties and comfort the soul. She loves the old classic hymns, and plays these on her keyboard with the loving simplicity of a church pianist, which she has been for many years. She has been working in church music ministries for over 30 yrs. Dawn's plan is to do a series of Simply Hymns albums in similar style with various themes. 

She has four other albums of songs she has written: Beauty in Pain; Walking in Wisdom: Singing the Proverbs; Sold Out! for God, Family & Country; and The Joy of the Season Christmas album. She has also written many books for children and teens/adults, including her best seller, I Will Stand, which is a book of commitment to do what is right, a great tool for building godly character and strong youth. Be sure to check out her website for more information. She is always looking for opportunities to come speak and/or sing as well.


Dawn Foss: Simply Hymns, "Reflections" album