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, June 30, 2016
2 Chronicles 7:14: "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
We come before you now because our hearts are heavy, frightened, troubled, and we are having difficulty making sense of all of these acts of terrorism. There is violence all around the world, and it causes us to reflect on our own mortality, and wonder if our lives or the lives of those we love will be taken in a violent crime. Even beyond terrorism is violence that occurs every day in our cities and towns. We feel powerless when we realize we cannot guarantee these crimes will not happen to us or our loved ones.
For those who have been harmed, whether physically or emotionally from an act of violent crime, we pray that you will comfort their hearts and souls, and help them to have the support they need to endure through this. Please bring people into their lives, whether new friends or old, family, spiritual leaders, or the comfort from strangers who have compassion or are going through similar pain. May they hold them up, strengthen them, and comfort them during this time of grief, insecurity, and sudden, drastic, traumatic uprooting of their daily norms.
Please be with all our world leaders, and give them the knowledge, wisdom, discernment and strength to make positive change for our world. Please open their eyes that they may discern right from wrong, weigh out all viable options clearly, and tease out the gray areas so that they can agree and feel confident on the right choices and find your will for our nations. Please have mercy on our countries, and forgive us of our sin, selfishness, denial, apathy, and rejection of you and of truth, and unite our hearts to be resilient and strong so that we can protect the innocent and punish the guilty. Please open the eyes and touch the hearts of those doing the wrong, and help them to see the error of their ways, remove any deceit, illness or confusion from their minds, and help them to repent and turn to you, and join the forces of good, abandoning the evil.
Bring revival to our nation, Lord, and to other nations around the world, that we turn to you as our Heavenly Father who loves us, cares about every tiny detail of our lives, and desires us to draw close to you, to hide in the shadow of your mighty wings, and protect us in the cleft of the rock. While we don't have all the answers, we recognize that you do, and ask that you intervene on our behalf to protect us and unify us as human beings. With all our differences, with all our failures, with all our various cultures and ideas, a few things we have in common is our sin and your forgiveness because of Jesus Christ, our humanity and vulnerability, and our desire to have peace, security, and to love, take care of and enjoy our families and friends, to work and follow our dreams and aspirations, and to joyfully experience the good in the world around us.
May we not forget you when times are good, and not refuse you when times are rough. Please heal our nation and our world, and may we act as you would have us to act, wait when we need to wait, speak wisdom in our words, care with our interactions, and pray without ceasing to you, whom we love. Thank you for hearing our prayer and for loving each and every one of us, right here, right now, where we are, and thank you for what you are going to do on our behalf as we humbly bow our hearts before you now in prayer.
In Jesus' name, Amen
Monday, June 27, 2016
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Miss Suzanne is the kids' new Sunday School teacher from Europe. She seems a bit mysterious. Her uncle, a retired physicist, invented a supersonic time travel machine. Join the class as they go on adventures to various times and places in history. But look out! Something always goes wrong. Miss Suzanne has a few secrets up her sleeve to help them get back to safety. Enjoy this first adventure in a series of adventures that will take you through sonic speed as you learn truths from God's Word with The Sonic Adventure Gang!
Click here for Tate Publishing's website to check out The Sonic Adventure Gang!
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
This is a song I wrote that I hope you will enjoy listening to, taken from Proverbs 6:16-19: "These six things doth the hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: a proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, an heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, a false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren."
Listen to "Hating What God Hates" by Dawn Foss
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
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Sunday, June 5, 2016
We also drove through terrential downpours to see Guthrie, the oldest city in Oklahoma, and the original capitol of the state. The buildings are brick, and have the style of the old West. It's a really neat place to visit. We saw a beautiful sunset as we came to Guthrie, as the rain finally cleared.
In Houston's airport they had a gift shop with lollipops that have scorpions in them! That was more gross than the Pimple Pop soda!
My Christmas album is called, "The Joy of the Season", and I am very excited about this album! It has a lot of traditional Christmas carols mixed in, along with new songs I have written. As is my style, these songs will also prove to soothe your soul and help you relax from the busy Christmas season. It celebrates many of the fun and joyful things about Christmas and even wintertime. Having lived in Connecticut all my life, I can identify with snow, and I love it!
One thing that just occurred to me is that I never mentioned Christmas plays or Christmas programs in my songs, but let it go on record that I think those are VERY special parts of the Christmas season! I have even led a few Christmas concerts, programs, and cantatas at our Christian school and church, so don't ask me how on earth I forgot to mention those! Ha ha! But I got a lot of things in there.
I recorded my vocals, and then did a photo shoot and music video for the song, "Something to Celebrate." While I was there I also had the opportunity to see my friends at Tate Publishing. It is always great to see everyone!
The crew at Tate Music Group is wonderful! Don Johnson arranges and orchestrates my background tracks, and this trip I had the opportunity to meet the guitarists and drummer and the guy who records them. What a fun job that must be! They are incredible talents. Guy Prier did my vocal recordings, and he was great to work with, as was Robby Doland and Sean, who did the music video and the photo shoot (Robby).
We stayed at Isola Bella, which is a beautiful place (corporate apartments) at a great cost. I hope you enjoy all the pictures. They were taken from two different cameras, so please forgive the mixed up order.
Keep your eyes out for my Christmas album this Christmas 2016! Some featured songs are "Christmas Fair Vendor" (my real experience at a holiday craft fair last November 2015!), "Incomparably Unique", "God's Nativity", "That's What Christmas is All About", "Ice Skating at Christmastime", "Something to Celebrate", "Oh Star", and more!