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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How chocolate is helping me be less selfish.

Posted by Dawn Thiessen on Sunday, May 29, 2011, In : Spiritual Disciplines 
A couple of months ago when the period of lent was starting, my international student from China asked me what I was going to give up. She's a Buddhist but for some reason was challenged to give up something and not only that, but to replace it with something good or helpful to others. I have given up something for lent before as a way of reminding me to focus on the Lord when I reach for it without thinking. So this time, I didn't want to commit to a full ban on chocolate but to pray for som...
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Joy of Serving

Posted by Dawn Thiessen on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, In : Parenting 

I am not as nice as I thought I was. We had a slumber party at my brother's house a couple of months ago, a way of spending more time with the family over the Christmas holidays. It was a great idea, to be able to put the kids to bed and then be able to stay up and play games. When you have kids you realize that it is virtually impossible to have a lengthy conversation or uninterrupted visit unless they are sleeping. So, this was a great idea.
            My kids were the youngest and the firs...

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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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