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 https://www.lovinggodministry.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, November 23, 2016

A Thanksgiving Offering to God

When I wrote this song in the 1990's, I was thinking about the concept of God's goodness.  With all the magnificent and majestic power God Almighty has, what if He had one little tiny bit of evil in Him?  What if He could wake up in a bad mood and decide to randomly kill some of us without any thought at all?  What if it weren't true that "all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose" (Romans 8:28)?

I wondered if many of us actually thank Him for the attribute of His goodness.  I wanted to be one who stopped, like the leper who was healed, and thank Him for being so good.  Remember the story of the ten lepers?  Jesus healed all ten, but only one turned back to thank Him.  He replied in Luke 17:17-18: "And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger."

Let's not be like the nine, but like the one who came back and thanked God for His goodness.  Let's give credit where credit is due, and realize that our ability to work, to care for our families, the blessings we receive, are from God.

James 1:17: "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning."

I hope you enjoy my offering to God in this song, "Thank You For Being So Good" and may that be your prayer to God today also.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Listen to "Thank You For Being So Good" by Dawn Foss

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Press Release for "The Joy of the Season" Christmas album


I'm happy to share this press release for my new Christmas album.  It has a very happy, joyful sound, and I trust it will bring Christmas cheer to you and your family!

God bless you this Christmas, and may you have a very happy new year as well!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

I Will Be Here song

I wrote this song, "I Will Be Here" shortly after having a miscarriage in the 1990's.  I just had it published about 3 years ago, along with 3 other songs I wrote in the 1990's.  Those songs went on a back burner while I raised my family (sorry; I know "reared my family" is proper English, but it just sounds funny!), and now that my children are grown, I have decided to publish some songs that I hope will be a blessing to others.  This song is featured on my Beauty in Pain album, and is available online through many sites, including Tate Music Group, amazon.com, iTunes, dfgal1109.wixsite.com, www.dawnfoss.tateauthor.com, and others.  The ones from dfgal1109.wixsite.com are from my personal stock, so can be signed if you request it.

I hope this song is an encouragement to you, and soothes your soul.  Don't we have a lot of anxieties in this life?  Sometimes a soothing song is the best medicine, and I speak that as a family nurse practitioner!

God bless you.

Dawn Foss

Listen to "I Will Be Here"

Check out my Beauty in Pain album, and listen to more sample songs from the album.

What Does Our Country Stand For?

Government that wants to have total control and tons of regulations tends to squash the spirit of America that was created to thrive and explore and create businesses with honor and independence.  The alternative is communism.  Government was set up to protect that way of life, not provide for the people, but so they can provide for themselves.  Soldiers were and are honored to protect our country because of the ideals she stands for.  These so-called "protesters" that we have seen lately are full of hate and full of destruction, and they are enemies of the American Way and democracy.  They ought to feel ashamed of themselves.  I hope that their eyes will be opened one day soon so they can see where they err, and get back on track so we are once again a unified nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice (yes, JUSTICE) for all.  With freedom comes what? Responsibility.  That's a hallmark of a great nation, mature, responsible people who have a sense of right and wrong and tend to choose right when the choice lies before them.  That's a godly nation to be proud of.  Not settling for mediocrity or complacency, but thriving with a spirit of Excellence.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Wisdom and Understanding by Dawn Foss

Check out my video for one of my songs, "Wisdom and Understanding", taken from the book of Proverbs.  It's the first song on my album, "Walking in Wisdom: Singing the Proverbs."  For more information, see www.dawnfoss.tateauthor.com.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Sowing and Reaping

Have you ever planted a seed? You probably made sure it was planted in good, nourishing soil, and then put it in a window to get the sunshine in needed.  You watered it regularly so the soil could stay moist as the plant drew from it each day.  With excited anticipation you watched it grow, perhaps speaking to it with love in hopes that it would react with more enthusiastic growth!   It might have seemed to take forever for this little seedling to grow, but it was well worth the wait.  Perhaps you were growing a fruit or vegetable, or a beautiful flower.  Whatever it was, you rejoiced because something new was coming forth into this world that would bring pleasure.
There are some exciting rules of sowing and reaping.  The first one is that we sow first and reap later.  It takes time for a plant to go from a seed to a seedling to a mature plant.  If you hope to get a crop the day after you plant your seeds, you will be very disappointed.
The second rule is what we sow gives a greater yield than what we planted.  Sowing a seed of corn yields a stalk with several ears of corn that contain many kernels of corn.
The third rule is that we reap the same thing that we sow.  In other words, a corn seed will not produce wheat, but rather more corn.
How do we apply that to our lives? Galatians 6:7 says, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”
Sowing good seeds, such as living a godly, moral life will bring joy, peace, and life that will be multiplied for years to come.  Sowing seeds of rebellion and lust will bring a harvest of sin and death.  It might not be today, but it will come eventually and produce pain and misery that exceeds the relatively small pleasure you had for a season.  “Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.” (James 1:15)
How about you?  What kinds of seeds are you planting in your life?  Are you planting seeds of kindness that will reap more kindness back to you, seeds of hatred that will cause many others to hate you back, seeds of hard work that will result in great accomplishment, or seeds of love that will result in many lives touched for the glory of God?  Let’s be careful as we live our lives today to purposefully plant the kinds of seeds in our lives that we want to grow into flourishing results we can be proud of, that give us pleasure, and most of all, honor God.  It may be a while before the harvest is ready, but never grow weary in well doing. Galatians 6:9: “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”  Let’s plant beautiful gardens that will bring forth the fruit of the Spirit.
Galatians 5:22-26: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance [self control]; against such there is no law. And they that are Christ‘s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vainglory, provoking one another, envying one another.”

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Something to Celebrate by Dawn Foss

I hope you enjoy my music video of one of my songs in my new album, "The Joy of the Season"!