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How is God good when there is Evil in the World

Posted by donnadawson on March 17, 2017 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (2)

I hear often the questions “why does God allow evil? Why should I serve someone who has the power to end suffering and does nothing?” They are good questions and I have pondered the answers for some time.

It comes down to a choice between two realities—between choosing the one who created evil and the One who permits evil. The one who created evil holds absolutely no regard for human life or for anything of beauty. We see that liv...

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Faith to move mountains

Posted by donnadawson on August 31, 2016 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (1)

"Do you know of any of the faith giants who actually moved mountains?"  

The question jolted me as my husband and I discussed with a friend the passage in Matthew 17 where Jesus talked about having faith to move mountains. 

I had just read a rabbinical website where the rabbi teaching talked about different Rabbis 'casting their mountains'.  It had astounded me because he went on to explain that each Rabbi studies the Tenach and then determines his theology based on...

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Will We know

Posted by donnadawson on June 29, 2016 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (4)

With events moving as they are I have had a very firm spiritual nudge that it is time.  Am I an eschatologist?  No.  Am I formally trained?  No.  But I watch and remember.  God has gifted me with a unique brain that files away events.  I wish it were equally effective with names and faces but alas, that is not the way He made me.  And so, I begin.  

We have bought the lie that we will not know when the end times will come.  Because of Je...

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Posted by donnadawson on January 13, 2016 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (2)

(copyright 2015) Donna Fawcett


I walked through the silence of my parents' secrets.

We cannot tell, they say

The children will suffer

And so I travel through the halls of youth

Lost. Confused. Unknowing of who I am.


My mother will say only so much.

He is your grandfather

She is your grandmother


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Digging for Ourselves

Posted by donnadawson on March 22, 2015 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

If I write a letter to you and you decide to translate it and then send it to someone else who decides to translate it into yet another language and then share it with a bunch of people, who is at fault if the final product isn't exactly the same as the first letter?  Is it my fault?  Does it mean that the letter is not true to my intent and my purposes and my will and word?  No.  Of course not.  So too with the Bible.  The Bible is simply a collection of writing...

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The Name of God

Posted by donnadawson on November 20, 2014 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (1)


God.  LORD.  Jehovah.  All names given to the Creator of all things and yet not quite accurate. 


A few years ago, I had an acquaintance mispronounce my name.  He wasn't being malicious.  He just didn't know how to say it in any other language but his own.  I let it slip the first few times and then it began to grate on me.  After all, I knew m...

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Lessons from the Farm

Posted by donnadawson on June 30, 2014 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Where It All Began

by Donna Fawcett (c) 2007


I suppose my fascination with farming began back in my single digit years. I remember the day clearly. My uncle had a show horse by the name of Royal. Since I had been bitten by the horse bug in vitro, it was inevitable that I would ask if I could ride said horse. The response–"if you can saddle the old co...

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Book release

Posted by donnadawson on June 27, 2014 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Tada! As promised 'Between Heaven and Earth' is officially released to the public. Buy it here and I'll sign it for you. Great for summer reading.





New Book on the Horizon

Posted by donnadawson on March 25, 2014 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (3)

heaven and earth 

All you wonderful readers who have asked me when my next book is coming out--well I can now say--very soon. I thought you might like to have a look at the cover. I'm excited about this one. It's very much unlike my typical suspense novel.


Carmen McGuinty--pastor's daughter--is a rebel of the highest degree. When her joy ri...

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My Current Work

Posted by donnadawson on March 10, 2014 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (4)

 Ruth's blog hop


I just finished a novel entitled 'Between Heaven and Earth'. If you are interested in reading a portion of it and voting on it I invite you to go to the website at


Carmen McGuinty is a pastor's kid with attitude. She hates that her dad is so involved with the church. She connects wit...

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