For Everything, There is a Season
A Symphony of Seasonshas just been released by RPJ and Company.
It is a collection of heartwarming poetry about each of the seasons,
written by poet and musician Connie Arnold.
There are poems about each month of the year and some holidays as well.
The poems are inspired by the beautiful seasons in North Carolina,
where Connie lives with her husband, Tom.
This post is part of Connie’s book launch tour for A Symphony of Seasons.
The schedule is listed on her blog http://conniearnold.blogspot.com
so you can visit any stops you may have missed.
There are many scriptures about seasons, and these are just a few of them.
God created each season to be different, as the cycle returns year after year,
with beauty and blessings in each one.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither
— whatever they do prospers.
~ Psalm 1:3
He made the moon to mark the seasons,
and the sun knows when to go down.
~ Psalm 104:19
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens.
~ Ecclesiastes 3:1
Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come,
the cooing of doves is heard in our land.
~ Song of Songs 2:12
He has shown kindness by giving you
rain from heaven and crops in their seasons;
he provides you with plenty of food
and fills your hearts with joy.
~ Acts 14:17
Below are short excerpts from the “Songs of Each Season”
section of A Symphony of Seasons.
A song of life bursts forth each spring
and the dance begins to rouse everything.
The melody of carefree summer days
hums, shimmers, lilting on sun’s golden rays.
The hymn of autumn is a song of praise;
with thanks for the beauty, joyful voices raise.
The winter wind sings as life is frozen and stilled,
awaiting the time when the cycle is fulfilled.
The poems share God’s love and the beauty of creation through the year
like a symphony that flows from one season into the next,
with all of creation joining in singing praise to the Creator.
Connie is also the author of Abundant Comfort and Grace,
as well as a children’s book, Animal Sound Mix-up.
She writes as the Holy Spirit inspires, sharing God’s love
and offering glimpses of God’s beauty and grace in each season.
PRIZE DRAWINGS will be held at the end of this tour for two prizes,Vivaldi Four Seasons CD and a hummingbird suncatcher wind chime.
ENTER THE DRAWING for these two prizesby commenting on this post.
Additional entries can be earned for comments left on the other blogsduring the tour and for sharing this post or any of the posts duringthe tour on Facebook or Twitter (be sure to post a comment herewhen you do that so you'll get your extra entries). The tour scheduleis on Connie’s blog, Inspirational Poetry of Joy and Peace at:
Here is a video for your enjoyment showing beautiful nature scenes
from each season with music of John Rutter sung by Good Hope Singers.
Blessings to you!