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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!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Album update!

My Walking in Wisdom: Singing the Proverbs album is in its final stages of mixing.  This album is great for the entire family, and teaches truths from the book of Proverbs that will help you live a more abundant, productive life.  The song titles are:

Wisdom and Understanding
Hating What God Hates
Integrity
Hard Work
Mercy and Truth
A Lovely Home
Who You Hang Around
It's Not Business, It's Personal
A True Friend
At the Master's Feet


And I have exciting news! I just contracted with Tate Music Group to do a third album!  I will be going to OKC in July to record this new, exciting album.  It's a double feature, with 16 songs, also great for the whole family.  It's called:

SOLD OUT! 
For God, Family & Country

These are the titles:

  1. Sold Out
  2. Love the Truth
  3. Something We All Have in Common
  4. My Lord and My God
  5. You’re Saved Forevermore
  6. Confidence in Christ
  7. In One Accord
  8. I’ll Take That as a Compliment
  9. Praise Be To God
  10. I Love My Mother
  11. A Good Daddy
  12. How You Leave a Legacy
  13. You Be The One
  14. Super Hero Syndrome
  15. A Country Without a Man
  16. This is Why I Love Him
Stay tuned for more updates.  I am confident these songs will be a blessing to you, as they inspire and teach truths from God's Word to strengthen and encourage us to be sold out, giving ourselves completely to our biggest priorities: God first, then family, then our country and community around us.  May God bless you as you live your life for Him.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Devotionals to encourage you

Please see this link for my church's website that has a blog for daily encouragement.  I am one of the writers, and enjoy contributing to this cause.  There are other wonderful writers, and more to come!  Stay tuned!

Blog for Daily Encouragement

Middletown Press article on my books and music

http://www.middletownpress.com/general-news/20150515/middletown-christian-songwriter-creates-inspirational-music-books

The Middletown Press published an article today about the work I'm doing with my books and music, featuring my Beauty in Pain album.  Praise the Lord!  They did a nice job.  There is a correction, tho: I won't be performing at the Shoreline Spring Festival, but will have my book/music table, and will be there all day. I can play samples of my music, but I will not be performing as a featured musician.

God is so good to bring these opportunities for publicity, to help spread the news of the writings I am doing in response to the call of God on my life.  I hope they will be a blessing! May God be honored and glorified through it all.


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Super Hero Syndrome

As a nurse, a teacher, a worker in ministry, putting myself out there continually, working through fear, being strong on a regular basis, I have my moments when unfortunately I see my vulnerability and realize that I'm not a super hero after all.  None of us are perfect, and yet we cannot allow "Super Hero Syndrome" to discourage us from pressing on, fighting the good fight of faith, even when met against principalities, powers, workers of darkness, uncooperative people, nay-sayers, financial worries, and our own weaknesses.  Praise the Lord, He does care, and Jesus is the real Super Hero, the healer of broken hearts and lives.  When finding yourself on the ground, just get back up. Don't allow self pity to overcome you.  We tend to be our own worst enemies.

I decided to write a song that reflected my heart during a time of discouragement and oppression.  I hope it's a blessing to you!


Super Hero Syndrome
By Dawn Foss
Verse 1:
She comes home at midnight after having a long shift,
The hospital was busy, lives were saved.
Her little girl left her a love note by her toothbrush,
The house is quiet, ice cream calls her name.

The ones she loves are sleeping in the dark,
She missed out on the party tonight.
She was strong, but now emotional,
This super hero’s weary from the fight.

Chorus:
She’s got Super Hero Syndrome,
Saving all the world,
Putting her own needs and wants aside.
Strong until it hurts,
But no one sees inside,
She’s the one who needs a hero now.
She’s got Super Hero Syndrome.

Verse 2:
He bravely faced the streets to keep his town secure and safe,
While dangers lurked around at every bend.
He had to be on guard, and think so critically,
Calming down a battered family friend.

He comes home and kisses his son’s face,
As the moonlight shines so brightly in his room.
Sitting on his bed in quiet peace,
So thankful that he made it safely made it home.

Chorus:
He’s got Super Hero Syndrome,
Saving all the world,
Putting his own needs and wants aside.
Strong until it hurts,
But no one sees inside,
He’s the one who needs a hero now.
He’s got Super Hero Syndrome.

Verse 3:
They work hard at the church, as they labor side by side,
Caring for the needs of everyone.
Problems held inside for confidentiality,
Encouraging, advising, staying strong.

Their own needs put aside, they live to serve,
Standing for what’s right, misunderstood.
Limited to whom they can unwind,
Wondering if they’ve done all that they could.

Chorus:
They’ve got Super Hero Syndrome,
Saving all the world,
Putting their own needs and wants aside.
Strong until it hurts,
But no one sees inside,
They’re the ones who need a hero now.
They’ve got Super Hero Syndrome.

Bridge:
When people sacrifice and fight the battle,
The devil will discourage and oppress.
The higher the role, the harder the fall,
The greater the chance for emptiness.


Chorus:
Do you have Super Hero Syndrome,
Saving all the world,
Putting your own needs and wants aside.
Strong until it hurts,
But no one sees inside,
You’re the one who needs a hero now.
Jesus is the Hero, just allow
Him to heal your Super Hero Syndrome.


Psalm 9:9-10: “The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.  And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.”
Psalm 34:18: “The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
John 16:33: “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
John 14:27: “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.


Friday, May 8, 2015

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Website with Wonderful Sermons to listen to anytime!

My church, Meriden Hills Baptist Church, has a fantastic new website, which has great resources for you.  Two of my favorite things on the website are the sermons and the blogs.  The blogs offer daily encouragement, and will eventually have a new one every day.  I am one of the writers, and there are other wonderful writers contributing that I know you will enjoy.  

The sermons can even be brought up via iTunes, and everything on the website including the sermons are completely free to you.  I love listening to my pastor's preaching, as he preaches truth, and makes it interesting as he brings practical application to his messages from God's Word.  Go under the tab Media and click on Sermons. Here is the link to the website - enjoy!