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 new song

Posted by Dawn Thiessen on Sunday, May 1, 2011, In : Spiritual Disciplines 
I went to church tonight and was thinking about what my lesson is today, sadly this was while I was singing. I hate when I sing a worship song and my mind travels. My mouth is saying such amazing things and my mind is treating it like nothing. I was made aware of this earlier this year and wanted to make an effort to only sing if I was thinking of what I was saying. This has made for more meaningful worship this year, but I still trail off sometimes. 
The next song we sang had the lines "I wi...
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A lesson learned from my son

Posted by Dawn Thiessen on Thursday, April 28, 2011, In : Parenting 
This past long-weekend I had the opportunity to clean the house and include my kids in some of it. We were cleaning the windows and my son (almost 3) said, "daddy's gonna come home and say 'it's so clean!' He'll be so happy".I hadn't said anything to indicate that we were doing this to make daddy proud and now recalled that my son always thinks that way. Whether he draws a picture or builds a tower out of blocks it's always "for you", never just for fun or for his own benefit. Jesus was right...
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What would you not want to be doing when Jesus returns?

Posted by Dawn Thiessen on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, In : Spiritual Disciplines 
I have thought about Christ's return many times, picking opportune times when I'm in the middle of a great worship service and glad he didn't come when I was involved in something "sinful". I'm sure you would have similar answers if asked, "what would you not want to be doing when Jesus returns?"  
I was reading Luke 21 this week and came upon a passage when Jesus was talking to his disciples about being ready for his return. I was surprised at his suggestions. "Watch out! Don't let me find y...
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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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