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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A Result of the Fall

Posted by Dawn Thiessen on Thursday, May 5, 2011, In : Marriage 

I am working my way through the one-year Bible again. The one-year structure helps me be motivated and I am amazed each day. Some stories are so familiar that it is easy to think I have nothing more to learn, but I am constantly surprised at the new lessons and personal teachings that I recieve daily. 
    One of these all-too-familiar stories is that of "the Fall". I always remember the woman's curse was increased pain during childbirth (I have experienced that twice and will again in about 6...

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Wedding Memories

Posted by Dawn Thiessen on Saturday, April 30, 2011, In : Marriage 
Prince William and Kate got married last night. It was called the "event of a generation". Weddings are great, lasting marriages better, and a relationship with Jesus is best. It may seem odd placed, but it's true; a relationship with Jesus is the only unconditional loving and forever lasting relationship we can ever have. The song I walked down the aisle to was "Oh Happy Day" from the movie Sister Act 2. My wedding day was such a happy day, but as the song says, "when Jesus washed ... my sin...
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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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