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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!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Loved by God Facebook page

I am starting a new Facebook page called, "Loved by God."  Click on this link to go to "Loved by God" Facebook page.  I have started this page in the hopes that I can join forces with other women and teen girls to strengthen each other, and realize how much we are loved by God. Women innately desire love, and we have a large capacity to love. Sometimes we are taken advantage of, and even mistreated because we are an easy target, especially if we have a servant’s heart. Strengthening ourselves can bring a fear that we will lose our femininity, but that is just not so. Standing up for ourselves can feel selfish, because we feel the need to give. This can lead to abuse and ultimately the feeling that we are not loved by God, and that He doesn’t care about us, only about us helping others.

Have you ever felt this way? I have, and I desire to learn and grow from others, and share encouragement and things I have learned with you. Please check it out, and feel free to share a prayer request or a story that may benefit others.


Thursday, January 26, 2017

A Project in Process

I have ordered some new furniture lately. It’s not like it used to be, where you order furniture and it comes to your door…intact! Now they bring it in heavy boxes, and you have to assemble it yourself! My kitchen table and chairs I had to assemble by hand. I ordered an “entertainment credenza” and the Fed Ex guy couldn’t carry it up the stairs. Together we got it from his truck to the inside of the building, and then he told me, “Good luck! Have a nice day!” He couldn’t get it up the stairs, nor could I, nor could we together. So I had to tear open the box and bring it upstairs piece by piece by piece! It’s ridiculous how heavy this package was. They should have put it in more than one box so that the professional delivery man could deliver the package…safely!
Then I had to separate the hardware so I knew which screw was which, and what part was what. Then I read, “Nails: 46.” Are you kidding me? I have to hammer in 46 nails? That’s not even including the screws I’m going to have to insert.
Have you ever felt like a project was beyond your reach? Did it seem difficult or uncooperative? Well, in Ephesians 2:10 the Bible says, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Will we look like a beautiful workmanship in the eyes of Jesus? Will we be a project that He is pleased with, one that obeys the commands of the Lord, and is fitly framed together to become a holy temple in the Lord and a habitation of God through the Spirit (Eph. 2:19-22)?
Let’s make sure as we grow in the knowledge and grace of our Lord, that we do as He instructs so that we can be made a glorious masterpiece by the hands of Almighty God. As difficult as the process of maturity and growth may be, it’s wonderful to become something of beauty, and there is pleasure in a job well done, and a goal accomplished.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Psalm 107

I'm sorry I have been away for so long.  I have had some transitions taking place in my life, and am learning some wonderful things to help me grow and mature into a vessel of honor for God. 

I am so thankful for the Lord, and His ever presence in my life, even when things are rough...maybe especially then.  He carries me when I can't go on, and I'm so thankful for the wonderful people He puts in my life right when I need them. 

A friend has shared Psalm 107 in her daily devotional emails, and this Psalm is so sweet.  I'd like to share that with you.

Psalm 107
 O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;
And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south.
They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in.
Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.
Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses.
And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.
Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.
10 Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron;
11 Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High:
12 Therefore he brought down their heart with labour; they fell down, and there was none to help.
13 Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses.
14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.
15 Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
16 For he hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder.
17 Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted.
18 Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death.
19 Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.
20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
21 Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.
23 They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;
24 These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.
25 For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.
26 They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.
27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end.
28 Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.
29 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.
30 Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.
31 Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
32 Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.
33 He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and the watersprings into dry ground;
34 A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.
35 He turneth the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground into watersprings.
36 And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation;
37 And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase.
38 He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; and suffereth not their cattle to decrease.
39 Again, they are minished and brought low through oppression, affliction, and sorrow.
40 He poureth contempt upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the wilderness, where there is no way.
41 Yet setteth he the poor on high from affliction, and maketh him families like a flock.
42 The righteous shall see it, and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.
43 Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the Lord.