My new Bible study, Newness of Life: Trusting God in Times of Transition, is FREE now through January 10!
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Chapter 1 Preview
What is your favorite season?
I am blessed to live in a temperate climate, where I experience all four seasons. Spring’s floral parade. Summer’s green bounty. Autumn’s glorious color. Winter’s stark beauty.
Of all the seasons, fall is my favorite. I’m an October baby and I love all things pumpkin. I adore cozy sweaters, crisp mornings, and bonfires. The scent of drying leaves captivates me as I walk through our wooded property.
As I write this book, December is drawing to a close and January soon approaches. I am saying goodbye to this beloved season of lights, decor, cookies, concerts, and family time. I am greeting the new year with hope, anticipation, and gratitude.
What feelings are swirling in your current season of life?
Now in the “summer” phase of life, I often feel as if I’m running in high gear, even sometimes in survival mode, like I do when tending my garden in mid-July. My three children are old enough to manage themselves yet still need much attention. They are growing like weeds, seemingly overnight! We will enter the exciting and challenging teen years in a few months.
My husband and I are both working hard. We are blessed with much, not mired in debt the way we used to be, but extra dollars are hard to come by. This season is financially challenging and I feel way behind on saving for the future.
Our schedules are packed with activities on evenings and weekends. Much effort is required to maintain connections simply in our own home, much less with extended family and friends.
And pursuing my dream to write is requiring much time, energy, and effort. Yet I’ve put my dreams on hold so long, I can’t push them back down any longer. Even if I must write in the early mornings before work and log extra time on the weekends, writing fulfills me like nothing else.
As challenging as this season feels, I love this season with our children still at home. I seek wisdom from those who have faced this summer season before, so I can face what’s ahead with faith.
In this book I will share about past life seasons I’ve experienced, in the hope you will be encouraged to face your next season with faith.
Here are links to free resources that will help you in the online Bible study or your personal study of Newness of Life:
Giveaways will be announced on Fridays. If you comment on my blog or in my Facebook group, you’ll be entered to win prizes on Jan. 13, Jan. 20, and Jan. 27. All comments will be entered to win the grand prize on Feb. 3.
This week’s winner will receive a copy of Edie Wadsworth’s book All the Pretty Things and a magnet set of these beauties:
My new book 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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