Life is full of seasons.
Some are warm and exciting and filled with joy. A time when everything feels like a carefree, bare-footed summer.
Some, though, are cold and barren and lifeless. A time everything feels like a gray-skied winter.
You ready for something cool about nature?
The snowiest winters produce the most wildflowers in the springtime.
God reveals truth through nature all the time.
And this is truth.
He can use those winter seasons in our lives to bring about beauty.
This is one of the themes in my debut novel, Wildflowers from Winter, which hits shelves on Tuesday, May 8th.
This is the common theme in the real-life stories people are sharing today. Every single one involves a winter season. Every single one ends with hope. And hope is an incredibly beautiful thing.
What if Your blessings come through raindrops?
What if Your healing comes through tears?
What if a thousand sleepless nights
are what it takes to know You’re near?
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise?
-Laura Story from “Blessings”
The Wildflowers from Winter Blog Tour
Amber Mauldin: according to her friends, she is passionate, courageous and committed
- Wildflowers from Winter: From Victim to Warrior
- Wildflowers from Winter: An entire family is restored. A prodigal story of epic proportions.
Camille Eide: inspirational writer, church secretary, bass guitarist, passably devoted fan of classic rock, muscle cars and Jane Austen
- Wildflowers from Winter: She confesses. She would’ve liked to be called somebody’s “Princess.”
Cara Putman: author, homeschool mom, university lecturer and attorney:
- Wildflowers from Winter: Hope after Miscarriage, Letting God Use Our Pain (plus a giveaway of my debut)
Cheryl McKay: screen-writer of The Ultimate Gift, award-winning author, newlywed, Facebook-junkie, and avid scrapbooker
- Wildflowers from Winter: God Works Through Trials (plus a giveaway of my debut)’
- Wildflowers from Winter: Hope after Losing a Loved One to Cancer
- Wildflowers from Winter: A painful experience after the birth of her daughter led to panic, fear and doubt, but Christ entered her heart and brought forth a bountiful harvest from the darkest of winters. (plus a giveaway of my debut)
- Wildflowers from Winter: A Move of Obedience
- Wildflowers from Winter: Hope after Infertility (she didn’t have time to write a post, but her entire blog is one giant Wildflowers from Winter story)
Jessica R. Patch: loves laughing, coffee, and naps
- Wildflowers from Winter: Doctors said, “No.” God said, “Yes!” (plus a giveaway of my debut)
Julia Reffner: homeschooling mom, passionate Jesus-lover, writer of redemption stories
- Wildflowers from Winter: Hope after Death
- Wildflowers from Winter: Hope Renewed, Disability Through a God Lens (plus a giveaway of my debut)
Lindsay Harrel: writer, editor, and joy-filled Jesus follower
- Wildflowers from Winter: When she was 19 years old, her mom died after a long battle with cancer. Thankfully, that’s not where the story ends.
Lindsey Bell: stay-at-home mother of two, nonfiction author, and follower of Jesus
- Wildflowers from Winter: Hope after Miscarriage (plus a giveaway of my debut)
Meadow Merrill: wife, mother of five fabulous kids, journalist in Maine, and aspiring author
- Wildflowers from Winter: The Love Between Sisters, holding onto what remains after the loss of a child
- Wildflowers from Winter: A Literal Winter, Hope after the Blizzard (plus a giveaway of my debut)
Michelle Delp: avid reader, gardener, and nurse
- Wildflowers from Winter: The Grass is Always Greener, Life Lessons from the Dog (plus a giveaway of my debut)
- Wildflowers from Winter: With Mother’s Day coming up, here is a special story about a mother and how God turned a sad time into rejoicing.
- Wildflowers from Winter: Hope after Failure (plus a giveaway of my debut)
Wendy Paine Miller: deep thinker, conversation starter, laughs from gut
- Wildflowers from Winter: God in Daffodils, Hope after Repeated Loss (plus a giveaway of my debut)
You can read all the blog posts on Twitter by following the #WildflowersfromWinter hashtag.