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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!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Update on "I Will Stand" book

Tate Publishing will be starting step 1 of the process of publishing my book in a week: copyediting. While they accepted it in March, it actually was scheduled to start production the beginning of June.  The first thing they do is check my manuscript for any spelling or grammatical errors.

It should be released in December or January.  I am happy with the endorsements I have received so far!  Thank you to everyone who has supported me with writing and publishing my first book!  I am already working on a 2nd book, if God wills.  Some ideas are going through my mind, we'll see if it develops into a wonderful sequel to "I Will Stand."

Saturday, May 5, 2012

The importance of investing in the lives of children


These are 2 of my favorite pictures.  This was a missions trip to Brazil in 2008.  My daughter Amanda and I went with a group from Meriden Hills Baptist Church for a couple weeks, and we had the privilege of working with some children at a Christian orphanage outside of Sao Paulo.  The first picture was of a little girl there who went with us ladies to do some shopping, and as you can see we got ice cream, which we both thoroughly enjoyed!

What a blessing when we can take some time out of our busy schedules to be a blessing to the children around us.  They are precious souls!  I guarantee that if you invest in the life of a child to help them find Christ and to live a godly life, not only will they be blessed, but your life will change as well!

Matthew 25:34Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 36Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 37Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 38When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 39Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 40And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

5/1/12 Post

My name is Dawn Foss, and I recently wrote a book called, "I Will Stand", which is being published through Tate Publishing.  It is a juvenile reader mainly for kids 8-14 (but is great for all ages!), and is a book of commitment to do what is right, based upon the Word of God.  It has a lot of verses in it (KJV), and is meant to be a wonderful tool to help build Christian character.  It would be great for home use, as well as Sunday School or Christian School classes.

It focuses on 12 main points, such as "I will stand for purity, for honesty, excellence, faithfulness, kindness and forgiveness, love, life, honoring parents and those in authority", etc.  It's encouraging, encouraging, encouraging.  I hope it will encourage kids to be "Champions of Character!"  Each point has a self assessment and a challenge, and at the end the child can write his or her own commitment to God.  I will submit posts as the book goes through the various stages of completion.


My purpose for writing this book is to encourage young people to dedicate their lives to Christ, to be used by God in great and mighty ways like only they can do!  As they become adults, they can continue to follow that path of greatness for God, not because of how great any of us are, but because of how great God is! 

Young person: you CAN make a difference, but you have to be set apart, living life with purpose and on purpose, and with a life of purity and devotedness.  This requires a PERSONAL relationship with Jesus Christ.  No one can make you love Him or want to serve Him.  This must come from within you and you alone.  As you make that commitment, you will find that every area of your life will have meaning, and you will have joy and peace regardless of your circumstances.


Here is the Table of Contents (subject to change as it goes through editing):

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.     God can count on me!
2.     I will stand for kindness and forgiveness.
3.     I will stand for purity.
4.     I will stand for taking care of my body.
5.     I will stand for life without excessive distractions.
6.     I will stand for hard work and excellence.
7.     I will stand with courage against evil.
8.     I will stand for truth and honesty.
9.     I will stand for love.
10. I will stand for life.
11. I will stand for honoring my parents and those in authority over me.
12. I will stand for righteousness.
13. I will stand for faithfulness
14. Summary
15. What if I get scared or tired of being good? 
16. What if I fail?
17. Additional Verses to Read
18. How do I strengthen myself?
19. Are you sure you are going to Heaven?
20. My personal commitment