‘Seasons’ by Hillsong

As a worship leader, I’m almost constantly listening to music. This afternoon while composing a blog post, I “accidentally” discovered this poignant song. The title grabbed my attention since I just created an entire magazine based off the four seasons and lessons God revealed to me through them. You can order Ever-Blooming Roses Through the Seasons of Change through my magazine page (hint hint). 😉  In the meantime, soak in this song with a Christmas twist at the end…

Like the frost on a rose
Winter comes for us all
Oh how nature acquaints us
With the nature of patience
Like a seed in the snow
I’ve been buried to grow
For Your promise is loyal
From seed to sequoia

I know

Though the winter is long even richer
The harvest it brings
Though my waiting prolongs even greater
Your promise for me like a seed
I believe that my season will come

Lord I think of Your love
Like the low winter sun
As I gaze I am blinded
In the light of Your brightness
Like a fire to the snow
I’m renewed in Your warmth
Melt the ice of this wild soul
Till the barren is beautiful

I can see the promise
I can see the future
You’re the God of seasons
I’m just in the winter
If all I know of harvest
Is that it’s worth my patience
Then if You’re not done working
God I’m not done waiting
You can see my promise
Even in the winter
Cause You’re the God of greatness
Even in a manger
For all I know of seasons
Is that You take Your time
You could have saved us in a second
Instead You sent a child

And when I finally see my tree
Still I believe there’s a season to come

Like a seed You were sown
For the sake of us all
From Bethlehem’s soil
Grew Calvary’s sequoia

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The Magazine

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After working on this beautiful magazine for over a year, it is finally finished! Ever-Blooming Roses: Through the Seasons of Change boasts twenty-four pages of gardening tips for your roses through all four seasons and includes vivid photos as well as an encouragement for the gardener’s soul!

Order a copy of Ever-Blooming Roses: Through the Seasons of Change for yourself!

 

Snow-Laden Roses

{photo credit: Rick Oros on Pinterest}

{photo credit: Rick Oros on Pinterest}

After the 2016 Blizzard buried my rose bushes in 28 inches of pure white snow recently, my spirits lifted upon seeing glimpses of green Earth once more. It took nearly three weeks to even see that much!

Today, another snow storm, albeit far less intense, glazed my roses yet again. Despite the evidence of freshly snow-laden roses, I find myself counting down the days till Spring…just 40 days to go!  It may be cold outside, nevertheless, my heart is warmed knowing Spring is right around the corner.