Thursday, September 10, 2015

Finding God's Presence ~ Winter's End

by Nan Jones   @NanJonesAuthor

Guest blogger, David Stearman  @DavidStearman

It's a pleasure to introduce to you David Stearman. He and I share the same publisher, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. Not only is David a novelist, singer and songwriter, he also breeds parrots and grows orchids! How cool is that? We are praying that you will be touched by his thoughts and encouraged in your journey.

Welcome David!

 For behold, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone, the flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. ~ Song of Solomon 2:11-12

But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn that grows brighter and brighter to the perfect day. ~ Proverbs 4:18

Winter. Not my favorite season. Sure, sometimes it snows and everything looks beautiful. Even the air is exhilarating. But here in the southern United States, most winter days are just cold and gray.

But before long the Earth tilts, tipping us closer to the sun. The days grow longer, the flowers appear, the songbirds return, and soon we’re reveling in spring’s warm embrace. This change is inevitable. The natural forces God set in motion at Creation cannot be prevented or circumvented. 

And your life will get better, too; God promises it in the Bible. The spiritual forces He set in motion by way of His word are irresistible. By placing your faith in these promises, you align yourself with the Power that drives the seasons. Yes, the God who created the universe declares that your life will get better and better until the Perfect Day.

Today’s Prayer: Lord, things seem cold and gray in my life right now, but I know they won’t stay that way. You’ve promised that my days will grow brighter and brighter, and I trust you to bring this to pass. Soon enough it will be springtime in my life again and these challenging times will be long-gone and forgotten

A Tweetable to Encourage Others 

Where is God when life is hard? @DavidStearman offers a glimpse via @NanJonesAuthor. (click to tweet)

Meet David:
David Stearman is a songwriter/recording artist turned novelist, who specializes in romance and adventure stories. He has a special love for the tropics which is reflected in both his novels and personal life. (In the form of hobbies like breeding parrots and growing orchids.) He travels widely, writing about the places he visits in a way that makes his readers feel they've been there too.

David's novel, HOT! is available on Amazon :

A total life do-over, that’s what Jake needs; a chance to unmake his past mistakes. Because in his zeal to fulfill his beloved dream of wealth and fame, Jake lost Chloe, the one he loved above all else. First he betrayed her. Then came the drugs. And in the real world, opportunities to undo things like that just don’t happen. Or do they? Could a paparazzi-induced traffic accident actually provide an opportunity for Jake to restore his ruined life? Set against the glitzy backdrop of the recording business, HOT tells the story of a young man’s dream to restore the dream he lived before his dreams came true.

Connect with David here:

Twitter Link: @DavidStearman
Facebook Link: david.stearman
Goodreads Link:David_Stearman
My Blog:




  1. What a very beautiful and timely devotion David! Thank you for sharing this with us, Marcie :-)

    1. It is, isn't it? I'm so thankful I know the One who drives the seasons of my life.