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! 

Blessings!

Dawn Thiessen

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Misunderstood Joy

Posted by Dawn Thiessen on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, In : Spiritual Disciplines 
Today's lesson was obviously about joy in the Christian life. A student shared his testimony in chapel today and declared that his life with God is so much more fun than what he got from drinking and drugs. Also, my husband caught up with an old acquaintance and heard his testimony of how he was struggling with drugs and imprisoned at one time before turning his life over to God and now he is "on-fire" and excited about life with the Lord. 
This is true in my life too, but how come this joy i...
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Will I ever win the lottery?

Posted by Dawn Thiessen on Friday, April 29, 2011, In : Spiritual Disciplines 
I don't usually buy lottery tickets, but when I go to a Canucks game I can't resist buying a 50-50 ticket. The money goes to a good cause and your odds are about 1000x greater to win than with a 6/49 ticket! Once I have the ticket in hand I begin to think of what I would do with the money if we did win: pay off some bills, help others, maybe a vacation. I came to the realization once that I will never win and that if I think like a true child of God I shouldn't want to win. If I won, then any...
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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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