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The Triune GOD

Posted by Donna Dawson on June 17, 2019 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

So, recently I had a discussion with a dear Jewish lady and came to realize that there is a very clear misunderstanding between how the Jews see the Christian faith.  She said to me, "We Jews are the only ones who worship one GOD.  Everyone else worships more than one."  It left me speechless which was too bad because I would have loved to clear up the misunderstanding.  I guess that's why I'm here, on this site.  I'm going to give a stab at it.  


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Training Ground

Posted by Donna Dawson on May 1, 2019 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (1)

I have struggled with what we call 'Life'.  I like living and I like what I do for a living but I don't like suffering--or didn't until a friend of mine said something very profound.  This friend, Howard, has battled cancer twice and is on round three.  He loves YHWH Y'shua and knows that heaven awaits him.  He is not afraid to die and looks forward to eternity with joy.  Yet he embraces the fight to live.  I have often wondered why someone with such a grasp on t...

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What if I'm Wrong?

Posted by Donna Dawson on February 1, 2019 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (1)

I've been pondering my faith for some time now.  The question has come to my mind a few times--what if I'm wrong?  It isn't accompanied by the twinge of fear and the mind's grasping to go elsewhere so that I don't have to answer.  It has parked itself in the unemotional part of my grey matter and so I chose to follow that thread. 


I looked into the Buddhist faith and asked the question 'what do Buddhists believe about heaven?'  The answer didn't rea...

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The Corruption of the Cross

Posted by Donna Dawson on October 29, 2018 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (2)

The Corruption of the Cross

By Donna Fawcett


I recently heard a well written and well spoken sermon on the path of the cross. The presenter shared his teachings with passion and a clear awe and I came away blessed. But I also came away with a sense of incompletion. There is a portion of the cross that no one seems to want to address. I’d like to draw you to a passage of scripture in the Gospel of Matthew. In Matthew 27:27-28 it tells a sanitized account of J...

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The Corruption of the Cross

Posted by Donna Dawson on October 29, 2018 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

 

The Corruption of the Cross

By Donna Fawcett

 

I recently heard a well written and well spoken sermon on the path of the cross. The presenter shared his teachings with passion and a clear awe and I came away blessed. But I also came away with a sense of incompletion. There is a portion of the cross that no one seems to want to address. I’d like to draw you to a passage of scripture in the Gospel of Matthew. In Matthew 27:27-28 it tell...

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Can We Know When Jesus Was Born?

Posted by Donna Dawson on March 27, 2018 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

December 25th.  It's the date that North America has deemed as Jesus' birthday.  But then again, North Americans tend to think Jesus had fair skin, blond hair and blue eyes too.  In the same way that we don't get to tell the Middle Eastern world what they should look like, so we shouldn't get to designate Jesus' birthday to a date that's convenient for us.  So a little history lesson.


December 25th has been a pagan holiday for thousands of years.  Fr...

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Can We Know When Jesus Was Born?

Posted by Donna Dawson on March 27, 2018 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

December 25th.  It's the date that North America has deemed as Jesus' birthday.  But then again, North Americans tend to think Jesus had fair skin, blond hair and blue eyes too.  In the same way that we don't get to tell the Middle Eastern world what they should look like, so we shouldn't get to designate Jesus' birthday to a date that's convenient for us.  So a little history lesson.


December 25th has been a pagan holiday for thousands of years.  Fr...

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Why Swaddling Clothes

Posted by Donna Dawson on March 1, 2018 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Many of us have heard the Christmas story.  Year after year we listen as the account of the shepherds is read or acted out.  And every year we hear how the baby Jesus would be found lying in a manger wrapped in swaddling clothes.  All my life, I wondered what the big deal was about swaddling clothes.  After all, isn't every baby wrapped in swaddling clothes?  Then I went to Israel and I learned the significance of swaddling clothes.


Apparently, in th...

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How is God good when there is Evil in the World

Posted by Donna Dawson on March 17, 2017 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

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 Donna Dawson 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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