Powerful Words of Encouragement

Dear Praying Friend,

Last week, I shared a vulnerable moment with you about Fulton and me. I told the story of Fulton kicking me in the back and hurting me. I spoke of my verbal lashing out at Fulton. I asked for your advice about what you would do in a similar situation.  Your responses I received were amazing! They touched me deeply. Not only did you give great advice, you also shared tremendous acceptance of me as a father and person. Here are a few of the responses I received:

“Please forgive yourself for the way you reacted. We are human, God knows that, He forgives.” – Elisabeth

“May you sense God’s presence, strength and loving kindness day-by-day.” – Linda

“Always good to know your human like the rest of us. I suspect he won’t even remember what happened so just be like you always are with him. Love him. Hug him. And tell him how incredibly special he is to you. Let God do the rest. God bless.” – Randy

“God and all of us know how much you love Fulton, and how committed you are to him.” – Nancy

There were many more powerful words of encouragement sent to me. I’ve come away from this situation, feeling loved and accepted, like never before. Thank you for being so kind. The Bible sums it up in Philippians 1:3, “I thank my God every time I remember you.”

Your Friend,


2 thoughts on “Powerful Words of Encouragement

  1. Thank you so much for your call today Dawson. God’s timing on your call was perfect as I just took a break from a morning meeting and was relaxing a little bit before I headed for the airport to see my daughter Tiffany. Honestly my first reaction if I had been in your situation with all the love you’ve given Fulton would have been to lash out at him, and my human psyche would have been so hurt that he would have done that to me. But then I thought of my Lord God and all the times I’ve kicked him in the back when all He ever did was love me. And yet He simply continued to pour out His love to me, continuing to pursue me, patiently trying to draw me to Him. Dawson I have so much to learn; there is such a huge gap between who I want to be and who I am. Praise God from the bottom of my heart that He is still willing to work with me, and that Christ Jesus’ sacrifice has blotted out all my sin.

  2. Dawson, I want to thank you for your honesty and encouragement on your journey since Fulton’s accident. Your honesty and vulnerability help me in my daily spiritual struggles. Especially since our 27 year old son was tragically killed in July this year. We are really struggling to continue on. I know that God is always faithful and always good, even when I don’t feel it. Thank you again for for being real on your walk with the Lord. It helps as we walk through our valleys. God bless you and your ministry.

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