Interview with Jan Ross, author of Seasons of Refreshing Winter. Click the PLAY icon on the player below to listen to the interview!
About the Book:
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
About the author:
Jan Ross and her husband, Ron, have six adult children and a quiver overflowing with incredible grandchildren (Psalm 127:4–5a). In an answer to God’s call, Jan ministers to women’s groups and organizations; notwithstanding, she’s traveled across the country to minister to one person in need.
Jan is the president and co-founder of Heart of God International Ministries, which allows her the incredible opportunity to travel as a missionary, sharing the message of Jesus Christ in remote tribal villages where the name of Jesus had never before been heard. She’s a published author, public speaker and Bible teacher. Jan’s passion to encourage and build up the Body of Christ is obvious as she uses her life experiences as a wife, mother, grandmother, missionary and adoptee to touch the hearts of ordinary people with the love, acceptance and approval of an extraordinary God. Along with her relentless passion for the Word of God and service to His Kingdom, Jan is the author of daily devotionals (including the ones contained in this book), co-author of Women of Passions, as well as other published and unpublished works. Jan also serves as a speaker to prospective adoptive families to older and other hard to place children.
Jan and Ron live in Northern Ohio in his childhood home. They are blessed with a deep godly heritage, which they have diligently worked to instill in their own children and grandchildren.