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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And God said, "Put thy children to bed!"

Posted by Dawn Thiessen on Saturday, November 19, 2011, In : Parenting 
Their finally sleeping, all three of them. It is quiet now, but 20 minutes ago I was almost crying, my kids were whining and coming up with excuses as to why they couldn't fall asleep. As, I headed to there room for the third time I told my husband, "this is the least favorite part of my day". I wish they could just give me a hug and a kiss, say goodnight and go to bed so that I can have the "my time" that I've been waiting for all day. To do my Bible reading, and homework for a Bible study I...
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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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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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