Posts by Dawn Foss (Page 4)

I'm Sorry Mr. President, I Don't Dance

I watched a 1994 movie with Harrison Ford in it called, “Clear and Present Danger.”  In it the President of the United States was involved in a scandal that involved vengeance, laundering of money, lies, drug cartels, and abandonment of soldiers sent out on a dangerous mission.  When Jack Ryan (Harrison Ford), who was an…

Not Seeing the Trees for the Forest

Working in ministry for over 30 years, I have seen the joys and the sorrows of serving others in a spiritual capacity.  Whether working in church ministry or other community ministry, there are common themes, such as discouragement, joy, exhaustion, joy, loneliness, joy, hard labor, joy, self doubt, joy, and exceeding joy and closeness with…

It's a Bug's Life

As I sat at my computer, I looked out the window next to me on a warm Monday afternoon after work. I was relaxing in a nice quiet house after a busy day in the medical office. My husband was at the store with my dad, and my daughter was at the gym with her…

Beautiful Faith, Beautiful Savior

At lunchtime I enjoy sitting in my car and listening to Christian music or the Christian radio station while I eat my lunch. Today, I was listening to “Discover the Word” on my local Christian radio station.  It was such a good episode, and I wanted to share something interesting that was brought to light.…

Book Your Room!

I have been busy lately making arrangements for hotels, rental car, flight, etc. in preparation for lots of summer fun! I get pop ups on my computer of great deals, two seats left, one room left, hurry and act fast! I click on the site only to find that it’s not for the dates that…

Fret Not!

Do you ever find yourself fretting? I had one of those days in which there were a lot of unsettled things, and I couldn’t do anything about it. Things stuck in transit, emails not going through, overfilled schedule, tasks on my plate that seem too hard for me to do on my own, needing permission…

The Value of a Hug

When I went on a missions trip to Brazil in 2008, I learned something about Brazilians: they love to hug!  As we visited several Brazilian churches, we were greeted with warm hugs.  In the orphanage where we were staying, every day we received hugs.  While at first it was a little shocking, as us stoic…

Contentment

Philippians 4:11: “Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.” “Contentment” – wow! The power of that word! Someone who is truly content is not lacking anything. It is a perception. It doesn’t mean that person doesn’t have needs or wants, but…