Festive Fridays are for counting blessings, recapping posts, announcing giveaways, and sharing special treats with you.
A poem celebrating winter, on this snow day of no work or school for our family!
Sleepy blue shadows
stretch long in the snow
among baby cedars waiting
for old snags to crash
and create sunnier space
for their evergreen branches.
Wildflower seeds lay dormant
under molten oak leaves
patient in winter’s mock death
with each freeze
Like the brittle brown grasses
blowing in the frigid wind
I considered my dream lifeless
not daring to hope
for any answer
to buried prayers.
Today’s answer held surprised joy
like a January daffodil.
My heart basks in bright slanted rays
with the cedar’s winter berries
and the patient wildflower seeds, certain
spring will return.
Recap of This Week’s Posts
On Wednesday I wrote about sowing new seeds in my current season of obscurity.
On Thursday I got vulnerable with a hidden sin.
Questions for reflection: (please comment below)
Which post from this week resonated most deeply with you?
What did you like about the poem?
Have you joined the online Bible study? If not, please visit the link now!
- I am currently in second place in the Fear Fighting Bloggers Contest. If you will take 30 seconds and vote for me, I will be so grateful! Vote 17 in the comments section on this link (click here)! One vote per email/IP address. Please comment if you voted for me. I will have a special prize drawing for all my voters at the end of February.
- My new book has almost 200 downloads and 23 reviews on Amazon in the first week, and I am praising God for the exposure to new audiences. If you have downloaded the book, please post a review to Amazon and consider reviewing it on your blog, thanks!
- I was chosen to be one of six in a special critique group for Suzie Eller as she writes her next book. So excited and blessed!
Congratulations to Dawn C., this week’s giveaway winner! Thanks for your comment in the online Bible study group, Dawn!
Dawn will receive a copy of Edie Wadsworth’s book All the Pretty Things and a magnet set of these beauties:
Keep the comments coming to be entered in weekly drawings on Jan. 20 & 27, and for the grand prize drawing on Feb. 3.
Enter this special giveaway to receive a free download of Newness of Life!
My new book Newness of Life will help you apply Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 so you can understand God’s plan in your current season.
“There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 NIV
No matter what season you are in, God is teaching you valuable lessons to grow your faith and trust in Him. We will discover what God is saying through the different times and activities we traverse.
I look forward to hearing how God is working in your current life season. I hope you will join in the fun and discussion on the online Bible study.
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