Blog theme: A Lesson a Day Keeps the Devil at Bay

In talking with friends about how we know God is real, I heard many stories conjured up from years before. An event that happened when Jane was 14 that convinced her God cared or a situation that Jon got through 8 years ago that wouldn't have been possible without God's intervention. I know those are big, life-changing lessons, real faith-forming stones, but what about the daily lessons? The little ones that come more from a relationship with God than a coming-to-faith event. I know God talks to me daily, and they are profound mini-lessons on his character or advice for my life. Unfortunately, those pass right through my short-term memory if I don't write them down or verbally express them to another person.
    This blog is in response to this -- an acceptance of the challenge to write down the daily lessons that the Lord is teaching me. May it be a testimony to others of God's "mercies being new every morning" and his presence in and care for everyday life. And to my own benefit, may having my ears open to the lesson God has for me each day keep the devil at bay from trying to convince me that God doesn't care.

I encourage you to take up the challenge too! 


Dawn Thiessen

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God Does the Calling

Posted by Dawn Thiessen on Sunday, June 5, 2011, In : Evangelism 
I find my biggest temptation as a long-term Christian is to work for my faith instead of receiving grace, to take credit for the Lord's work and to take the blame when I fail. I know I could be living out my faith in a better, bolder way that would hopefully send people flocking to God because of the good news my life preaches. When I'm not doing big, bold things for the Lord, I feel like I'm failing, that I need to try harder. I think of the early church, who lived to share and care for ever...
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God doesn't need me, so why bother?

Posted by Dawn Thiessen on Thursday, May 19, 2011, In : Evangelism 
I've been hearing encouraging reports of what God is doing in the world today. Loren Cunningham shared a few stories this weekend of reaching unknown people groups, miraculous healings and huge faith gains. These made me want to get involved and do my part. What is my role in bringing people to God? Do I just need to say and do the right things? Is there a manual to follow? The truth is God doesn't need me to bring people to him, but to not turn them away. Even Jesus gives God the credit for ...
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What can God do for a nation?

Posted by Dawn Thiessen on Sunday, May 15, 2011, In : Evangelism 
This weekend our church is hosting Loren Cunningham the founder of Youth With a Mission (YWAM) a group of bible schools set up all around the world. My husband and I both went on a YWAM before we got married, the experience allowed us to grow a lot in our faith. It was great to hear Loren talk, a 75 year old man who didn't have a set sermon but kept us engaged in telling us what God is doing around the world. He has personally visited every sovereign nation on Earth and many other territories...
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About Me

Wife, mother, teacher, and author -- the glamorous hats I wear. I am also a daughter, sister, aunt and friend and am learning to be a good citizen. To be true to myself and to genuinely love people without an ulterior motive (even if it seems good intentioned).

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