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!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Happy Eyes

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Don't you just love the look on a child's face when he or she opens a gift, and it is a wonderful surprise? The anticipation was building as the child looked at a colorful, maybe even shiny or sparkly box that was meant just for him or her. Ideas may race through the mind as to what it could be. The gift may be sized up, picked up to determine the weight of it, or shaken, but when there is no idea what it could be, the gift is opened and the facial expression usually reveals what is going on inside the heart and mind of the recipient. Eyes either look down in disappointment (but hopefully thankfulness!) or widen with happiness if the prize inside is something that is truly desired, even if it wasn't on the birthday or Christmas list.

Gifts can come in packages that are not entirely physical. It could be a compliment, a kind deed, transportation, doing some research for someone, stepping in when staffing is short, or even a spiritual blessing such as wisdom, peace, joy, love, even salvation that God alone can give.

I was reading 1 Corinthians 2, and came across this wonderful verse: "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." (1 Cor. 2:9). We can get all excited and start envisioning sports cars, mansions, large fertile land masses, boats, etc. Our eyes widen like the "happy eyes" I described earlier.

But is God talking about physical lusts? Vs. 10-12 state, "But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God."

As I read that in context, I realized that the spiritual wealth revealed by the Spirit of God through His Word and the abundant life that is a result is what is greater than man can imagine! The things of this earth are temporal, but the things of God are eternal, and are the things that really count in life.

Have you opened your spiritual gifts found in God's Word? Why not dig in today, and see if your happy eyes engage as you learn and grow and enjoy the wonderful things God has in store for you! It might even include applying those riches you have found in the Bible as you venture out in new jobs, new callings, new relationships, or just new perspectives in the same setting you are in now. Where does it all start? In loving God.

Friday, July 14, 2017

The Sonic Adventure Gang: Book 2 is now available in hard copy!

Click on the link for the hard copy of The Sonic Adventure Gang, Book 2: The Puzzled, Muzzled Lions. 

Join the Sonic Adventure Gang for another exciting adventure! As book two in the series, the gang is now enjoying the festivities of Autumn. They go on an adventure in the super sonic time machine that, as usual, sends them to somewhere they didn't intend to go! Armed this time with super powers, the gang learns to work together to protect each other, solve problems, and find their way back home.

The Sonic Adventure Gang book 2 at amazon.com

Thursday, July 6, 2017

BEST Presidential Speech in 25 years!

This is an amazing speech by our U.S. President! I was in awe listening to this, could hardly believe my ears and eyes! I was clapping my hands and giving a standing ovation in my living room over some of his statements. Praise the Lord! This is TOTALLY worth your time to watch - see it to the end. God bless America! God bless this man as he acknowledges God our Creator, our religious freedoms, our unalienable rights, our freedom of speech, and respects and honors our veterans.

Presidential Speech 7/1/17 at the Kennedy Center

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July!

Here is a message for teens and adults alike. I heard this on the radio today and loved it: "Everyone looks for a flag to follow, a creed to believe in, and a cause to die for." Who are you following, what do you believe in, and what cause are you willing to die for? Many died for our nation to give us independence. Jesus died to free our souls from sin, death, and hell. The nation I believe in was built upon the Word of God and those principles that give life and liberty to all who believe. Happy 4th of July, and let's rejoice for what we stand for, and never take it for granted.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Music Choices

Amos 5:14 Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken.
Amos 5:23 Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.

The word "noise" is used in other portions of Scripture like making a joyful noise unto the Lord in Psalm 100, and also in 1 Chronicles 15:28. That's similar to the word "sound." But what strikes me in Amos 5:23 is that we can offer a song to the Lord that He does not accept. Are we seeking good and not evil when it comes to our music? Whose world system are we trying to mimic and fall in line with? It humbles me, and I realize that my choices and my offerings to my Lord can be rejected or accepted. Unlike Cain, I want to bring before the Lord what pleases Him, not myself, and listen to music that edifies and draws me toward goodness, not evil. Have you thought much about your music choices?

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

NEW - Monthly Newsletter for Dawn Foss Christian Books and Music

I have started a monthly newsletter for Dawn Foss Christian Books and Music. June 2017 is my first one. See my website www.dawnfoss.com and click on the link for the newsletter at the top right side of the page, and if you want to be on my mailing list, click on the left and subscribe. I will then email you the monthly newsletters, and any updates.  My newsletter has a personal section, a health corner with tips from me as a nurse practitioner, updates on my releases, books and music ventures, events, etc. It will keep you updated on my ministry. I will in the future also put in a short devotional, testimonials, favorite quotes, etc. Am still molding this - would love any feedback - please let me know what is of value to you!