Nothing is quite as beautiful as freshly fallen snow. The frigid temperatures accentuate the shimmering blanket as the sun reflects off individual flakes as uniquely fashioned as each new day.
The shortened days of winter give the earth a rest from its labor, allowing it to resupply its store of nutrients to support the next growing season. Without the rain and snow, there is no seed for the sower and no bread to the eater.
Seasons of Refrshing gives us a daily opportunity to pause and consider the greatness of our God, even while the world around us hibernates. Without winter, springtime could not produce the unparalleled beauty of new blossoms, which eventually lead to hearty harvests.
Note from the author:
Nearly two decades ago I began writing devotions and sharing them with friends. It wasn’t long until daily readership was in the thousands—and readers bemoaned one missed day of Today’s Devotion.
Seasons of Refreshing – Winter is a compilation of the very best of those daily devotions. While each season is unique, so is each season of life with which God has blessed us. Seasons are a gift from God through which we see His handiwork and His life-sustaining power at work around us and within us.
It is my prayer you come to gain a greater appreciation for winter and its parallels to life in the day of ordinary people seeking to know our extraordinary God. May the unique purpose of winter offer precious and fulfilling Seasons of Refreshing while savoring a few worshipful moments in the presence of our Lord. Jan Ross
Leigh Mackelvey –
Seasons of Refreshing Winter
took me through wintertime not only in weather, but in soul. Weather can affect feelings, our plans, our thoughts. Yet weather cannot affect who our God is. He is the same all year around. My relationship with this God who is Truth always (no matter how I feel or what my circumstances are) is of upmost importance. When I look for a devotional book to use during my quiet times with the Lord, I seek one like Seasons of Refreshing Winter. The author writes simple, yet layered short reflections preceded by Scripture. They lead me to the Word where I spend time gleaning the wisdom God has placed there for my life. This is the kind of devotional I desire…a Scripture verse with an honest personal reflection that will prompt me into the Word and then to my own refections. It becomes a talk with my Savior and ends in prayful worship and a closer relationship with Him. I certainly recommend this lovely book to you!
Karen Moore –
Winter months can often be depressing. However, reading of God’s love daily, thru this devotional, will lift your spirit and encourage you of God’s love.
A must read for devotional lovers
Dianne Hough –
Seasons of Refreshing: Winter written by Jan Ross, is a collection of 90 daily devotional readings. In Jan’s usual manner each devotion found in this collection delivers the intended message for its particular title and the related Bible verses. Besides being both clear and concise in its wording, Jan’s writing style is cordial and inviting while keeping an easy-to-understand message. The Bible verses justify our need to praise God for his goodness, long-suffering, protection, and love.
Through Jan’s words, she demonstrates how the heart of worship reflects from every aspect of the Christian’s body and soul. Each devotion is a short and precise explanation of the daily Bible reading. Her devotions open new avenues of praise to believers, ministering to all a thorough understanding of worship and how it deeply affects each believer’s relationship with God.
Anyone who wishes to begin or conclude a day by offering praises to God will find this book an easy to understand and essential guide for that day.