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Welcome to oneLife Letters, a blog from the authors and facilitators of Listen to My Life. We provide inspiration, experiences and resources to help reveal God's story for your life. The oneLife Letters blog is dedicated to writings that will help you to recognize and respond to God in the life story you are co-authoring with Him. If you are interested in learning more about Listen to My Life, purchase materials or search around our extensive website with many great resources to help you on your journey, go to www.oneLifemaps.com.

Unmask the Divine

by Leslie Dawson, oneLifemaps Facilitator

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It’s summertime! Many of us make plans to get away, slow down or even take a vacation.  Our family has enjoyed some wonderful times together. When I am away and get the chance to slow down, I often find it is easier to notice God and hear his voice. However, noticing God in the very heart of daily life can be a challenge for me. Being aware of his presence in the commute to work, the family conflicts, the deadlines and the schedules doesn’t happen as easily as when I am out in his creation. Although I “know” he is there with me always, what a gift it becomes when I notice and take the time to thank Him.  Do you ever find it hard to sense God’s presence in the midst of your day? As author David Benner encourages us to do, look for the ways you experience God in your ordinary day.

Questions to Ponder:

  • What hinders you from being aware of God in your day?
  • Pick a period of time (1 hour, 24 hours or a week) and write down the ways you can sense the presence of God.


“Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?” Psalm 139:7


Lord, you are with me in every moment. I know you are present in each of my days. You communicate your love to my heart in ways I all too often miss.  Please help me keep from getting so caught up in the things of my day that I fail to see your heart, your works, your goodness. Help me to name your presence in my life from morning to evening and everything in between. In Jesus’s name, Amen.

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lesliedawsonheadLeslie Dawson is a Listen To My Life facilitator in Dallas, TX who enjoys providing space for people to listen to and encounter the living God.  She is a Spiritual Director, leads STILL – a contemplative prayer ministry at her church, and mentors women.  Leslie is grateful to be married to Tiger and thankful for two amazing daughters. For more information, go to www.oneLifemaps.com.

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