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I'd love to know you stopped by. This is a graphitti page of sorts, open to you. Kind of like the lined journal on the coffee table at the vacation house that's so fun to flip through to see and hear from those who were there before you. Want to make a general remark rather than comment on a specific post? This is your spot. Talk away—I'm listening. If you prefer to contact me privately, send an email to dawn {dot} gonzalez Either way, I'd love to hear from you.


  1. Dawn,
    This visit is my first time to your blog. I hadn't even noticed the link until I was re-reading one of your past emails. You've probably quickly inferred from your interactions with me that I typically am rarely 'at a loss for words.' :) However, after reading through some of your posts...well, I'm kind of a good way. You've reminded me of the power of words, the serenity that metaphors and analogies bring to the soul, the power of poetry that caused my heart to rejoice as I recollect why so many of us love the Psalms through an authenticity that seems to be absent -- especially in places where many assume its presence,...I can't wait to share your blog with my wife. I look forward to reading more everyday, ordinary dawnings -- knowing that they will be a path for us to ponder, shining brighter and brighter (Proverbs 4:8) due to the reflection you cast of the True Light that enlightens humanity (John 1:9). Thank you for sharing your gift, a gift which the Lord used to encourage my soul, fueling my heart to spread a joyous passion for His glory in all peoples! -- Christian

  2. Dawn,

    i second what the previous guest signed...this visit has been refreshing and the lasting way and not a temporary fix that i will soon forget. your family encompasses so much more than just good feeling and best wishes for a new day as we all live out life, trying to hold the moments dear--yes, those are good things--but the lasting thing is what your husband spoke of--it is what moths cannot destroy and thieves cannot steal away--it is our heavenly treasure and our legacy we leave in our children--it is the gospel. it is knowing that we are depraved, and we will mess up, that this world is fallen and we will suffer and as a family, we will walk through some painful things together, but we continue to press toward the mark, we continue to keep eyes fixed on the cross, we continue to honor Jesus' life and death in our words, deeds, family traditions and habits, and in making his presnce welcome in our home. everything is sacred because He is holy and He created it so. your husband knows this--he is a wise man. i will let my husband read his letter tonight. today is our anniversary, and i was disappointed and sad that will not get to celebrate it, but i know that God is prompting my heart to look not to earthly things or even happinesses, even in celebrating important moments, but to be content in Him and the sacredness of the union that He has so blessed--and what better way to celebrate that than to read your husband's letter together? i saw a video this morning of a pastor couple that is walking through cancer and the imminent death of the wife and the pastor that is showing the video asks couples to hold hands as they watch. i think this is how we will spend our anniversary--not on an evening out to fill our bellies temporarily, but an evening of filling our spirits for the eternal. thank you for being an encouragement toward this end. and this, the most important of all.



  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I've been reading through your 31 day series here and I'm really enjoying it. I really do like your writing.

  4. Dawn,
    I wanted to thank you for your 31 day blog. I have been in serious prayer with God about divorcing my husband and family. I was just done until I read your blog. I realized that I was part of the problem. Walking away is easy, obeying God's word and relying on him is the only answer! God answered my prayers through you. Thank you so much.

  5. Dawn , Thank you for the words you have shared during this fasting time. I have been encouraged, through hunger, weeping and getting into the word of God, knowing how ordinary I am, but how incredibly Extraordinary God is!

    Noemi Jr

  6. Found your blog from Deidra's and it is a joy to read I even subscribed. Blessings to you as you journey through life, from a grandma in Oregon and a 'blogger too'... Sharon O

  7. Hi Dawn,
    This is my first visit to your blog and I've already been catching up on reading your posts. I really like your writing and will be back to visit again. Thank you for commenting on my blog today so I could find you!
    In Christ,

  8. It brought a smile to my face to see your post come to my inbox this morning. I love reading your blogs and seeing your heart come out in your writing. One thing I would like to say is that there is another reason why your time at the bookstore was not wasted. You were around at a critical time in my life to bring me encouragement and a much needed friendship. Thank you! Looking forward to reading more!

  9. Hi Dawn,
    Hello, hello, I don't think this thing IS completely on (last post's comments, anyhow. I looked and looked, can't find, so am commenting here.)

    Do I ever get all you're saying! I'm right where you are. Glad you posted this. Glad I just published a post, too, though I'm not quite sure what I'm about when I do, nowadays. Nothing profound or poetic seems to be coming forth (maybe only drivel, really), but I feel I should not let go of this, yet anyhow. And I'm not quite sure why.

    So, anyhow, thought I'd let you know somebody really understands what you're talking about!
    Don't quit yet!

  10. Dawn! I was thrilled to see your name pop up in my email box. I loved your post and am happy to hear from you through your blog as often or as seldom as God leads. I love hearing your thoughts! :) So glad your new job is perfect for you! Yay!!! Blessings!!!


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