Preparing to Welcome Winter


  In my morning devotions I read this quote by C.H. Spurgeon and  it convicted and encouraged me so much that I decided to share it:

“How we prize the fire just now! How pleasant is its cheerful glow! Let us in the same manner prize our Lord, who is the constant source of warmth and comfort in every time of trouble. Let us draw near to Him, and in Him find joy and peace in believing. Let us wrap ourselves in the warm garments of His promises, and go forth to labours which befit the season, for it would be bad to be like the sluggard who will not plough because of the cold; for he shall beg in summer and have nothing.”

It reminds me that in whatever ways I am preparing for, and loving this cold and rainy season, should pale in comparison to how I am preparing for work that befits this earth-bound season in my eternal life.  May we all find our warmth in Christ this winter, warmth that goes all the way to our souls, not just the temporary warmth of comforting fires and glowing candles!  How are you preparing? Are you wrapped in the warm garments of Christ’s promises?


6 thoughts on “Preparing to Welcome Winter

  1. First-of-all, I love the new blog and the whole look of it. The site is positively lovely, Hannah. 🙂

    Now, about this post in particular, when I read that passage in my Spurgeon yesterday morning, I thought about making a blog post too, but you beat me to it. 😉 Isn’t it just a beautiful metaphor? I loved how he compared spiritual winter to the literal winter that is descending upon us all.

    All my love to you and yours.


    • Thank you so much for the sweet comment! You are such an encouragement to me:). I’m so glad that you like the new blog; I feel so inspired to post now that I’m on WordPress.

      Wasn’t Spurgeon insightful?! I marvel at all of his devotionals. He was mightily used by God! (And that passage just begs to be turned into a post; I’d love to hear your thoughts on it in post form:)

      This descending winter is so refreshing!

      Love, Hannah

      • Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, darling Hannah. I am blessed to know you and I’m glad that you’re enjoying the Spurgeon. 🙂

        Coffee? Soon? This week? Let me know; I feel like there is so much I need to talk to you and Em about.


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  3. Hi Hannah,

    I love your new look! I am also glad to see that you are posting more frequently 😉 Seems like winter came for y’all much sooner than us……. 😦
    Anyway, I’m looking forward to keeping up with you 🙂

    Love In Christ, Holly

    • Holly
      Thank you so much for the comment! I have been thinking about you so much lately, and how I wish that we lived closer and could talk face to face. I’m so sorry for being such a lousy pen pal!!! I will respond to your inspiring letter post-haste:). Haha, about the winter picture…it’s from last year, and it was about a two-hour drive from us. Sadly, LA winters do not consist of snow:(. I still sing White Christmas though:).

      Much Love,

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