Take Time to Hear God’s Voice

Take Time to Hear God’s Voice

The Lord says in His word to “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Mark 6:31 NIV

I used to take quarterly retreats by myself to pray, write, reflect, and rest. I felt it was time to reinstate this tradition. I found a hotel on the beach that had very high cleansing standards for Covid-19. I believe it is important to quiet our minds and hearts so we can hear His still small voice speaking to our hearts. 

I have taken this time to pray, reflect, and write about all I learned during the quarantine. There have been amazing life lessons. Perhaps for me the most important realization is to appreciate every day to the fullest and not concern myself about the future. 

One of my life scriptures comes from Matthew 6:34: “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” 

Also I have come to appreciate in greater measure the simple things in life. I have allowed the Lord to fill up my gratefulness cup to overflowing so that I can be a blessing to others. I would love to hear from you the greatest lesson you learned during this pandemic. Please feel free to email me at goldalah@icloud.com

I’m here for you and please stay safe.

Jane “Goldie” Winn, MSS

Author of Rainbow in the Night: A Journey of Redemption

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The Strangler Fig Tree

The Strangler Fig Tree

It’s interesting that this tree represents what often happens in our lives. When we are going through storms and difficult seasons, we can focus on our challenges and trials and strangle away the blessings. We then lose sight of the eternal perspective, and if we’re not careful, depression and discouragement take over. This was one of my greatest challenges, which I wrote about in my book. I had a choice to make, and it was heart- wrenching. Thankfully, the end result is peace and total freedom when we fully surrender to the Lord’s will! 

To read more about my life story, you can buy RAINBOW IN THE NIGHT: A JOURNEY OF REDEMPTION on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Kindle.

Blessings,

Goldie

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The Twists and Turns of Life

The Twists and Turns of Life

On one of my recent walks I saw this tree with many twisted branches. In my book “Rainbow in the Night: A Journey of Redemption” I share about many unexpected twists and turns in life that at first seemed very overwhelming. But as I continued trusting the Lord every day for guidance, He revealed His perfect will for my life. Every change was an exciting new adventure! Looking back through the rear view mirror, I am deeply grateful I trusted my unknown future to a known God.

For an encouraging read. you can buy RAINBOW IN THE NIGHT: A JOURNEY OF REDEMPTION on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Kindle.

Blessings,

Goldie

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The New Normal

The New Normal

Resiliency and trust are two attributes I talk about in my book “Rainbow in the Night: A Journey of Redemption.” As you can see in the picture of this palm tree, though it fell after a major storm, it continues to grow and flourish despite the circumstances. It used to be straight and tall, palms blowing in the wind, and now it’s flat on the ground. But notice that it is still flourishing, and other plants are growing alongside to support the trunk.  

While we are facing all the changes in our world as we know it due to this worldwide pandemic, we need to trust that we will get through it as long as we adjust our attitude and have hope and faith that this too shall pass! 

We can help and support each other to find new ways to adapt and cope. We are all in this together! Pray and keep the faith!

For an encouraging read during these trying times you can order my book RAINBOW IN THE NIGHT: A JOURNEY OF REDEMPTION on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Kindle.

 

Blessings,

Goldie

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Journey to Victory

Journey to Victory

I’ve been asked why it took 20 years to finish writing my book “Rainbow in the Night: A Journey of Redemption.” There was more healing needed in my life before I was ready to complete the book. I wanted to write from a place of victory.

As I walked further down the path of life, I didn’t know what awaited me on the other side. However, I knew that when I finally emerged I would be someplace different then when I began.  When I started writing again, everything fell into place. And I could see my life in perspective—not as a victim but a victor!

Hope you will take the journey with me!

To read more about my life story, you can buy RAINBOW IN THE NIGHT: A JOURNEY OF REDEMPTION on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Kindle.

Blessings,

Goldie

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A Gradual Descent

A Gradual Descent

In my book, RAINBOW IN THE NIGHT: A JOURNEY OF REDEMPTION, I write about how I lived a very sheltered childhood while living in the small town of Independence, Iowa. This picture was taken in 1967, the year I graduated from high school.

Little did I know what would await me when I attended my first year of college. The “hippie” revolution was bursting forth on the scene throughout America, and I was not at all prepared to stand up to the peer pressure. It was a very confusing time in my life, which soon led to very poor decision making and a gradual descent into hopelessness.

To read more about my life story, you can buy RAINBOW IN THE NIGHT: A JOURNEY OF REDEMPTION on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Kindle.

Blessings,

Goldie

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