Rosebud Blooming: Hurting to Healing in His Timing

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WestBow Press, Apr 19, 2011 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 124 pages

Life can be full of difficult seasons that test your faith. No matter how long or painful your journey might be, you can find encouragement and grace to continue on, growing from these difficult seasons.

Instead of keeping the pain hidden, you will benefit by sharing the journey of this rosebud through that pain and growth, encouraging you with comfort and renewed faith.

Come along with Nancy Maggio as she shares the sin and fear she lived with in search of God to rescue her. As she exposes her hurts, personal habits, and broken relationships, you will see first hand the healings. Through Gods abiding love, this rosebud is blooming.

Nancy Maggio is an amazing woman with an amazing story! These poems and short narratives are so uplifting. Inspired by her own life journey, Nancy beautifully reveals a God who is always walking with us, in the darkest of times and in the best of times.

Bayless & Janet Conley
Senior Pastors
Cottonwood Church, Los Alamitos, California


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Are you lost and lonely? God heals our hurting hearts. Are you a rosebud blooming or becoming? You can bloom right where you stand. Can you hear His gentle voice whispering to you softly? How much God cares for us! We are tiny rosebuds in His Hands. We are bathed in His Light and washed in His Love.
God lives and we hear His voice. We bloom with His love. Our lives are His flowers. He tends His garden ever so gently. We live in the garden of God's love. We are rosebuds blooming. The petals of our lives unfold daily, opening up to His beauty. We are His children. We have the wonder of His touch. We are made in His image. He allows trials in our lives for us to rely on Him to grow and blossom into beauty.
We are delicate little rosebuds of God's intricate design. Our hurting hearts cannot unfold the petals of life. It is God who opens our rosebuds. How can we have wisdom to unfold our lives? Let us trust in Him to lead us each moment of every day, looking to Him for guidance in each step we take. Only He knows the road that lies before us. Shall we trust Him to unfold the rose petals of our lives?
Miriam Jacob

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About the author (2011)

Nancy Maggio is an accomplished speaker, teacher, writer, and musician. A native Californian, Nancy received her AA from Pasadena City College and her teaching credential from Long Beach City College. She spent thirty-eight years with Sweet Adelines International, teaching, coaching, singing, and competing with award-winning choruses and quartets.

It was the death of her father in 1979 that brought Nancy to the saving grace as a believer and follower of Jesus Christ. Years of spiritual growth, forgiveness, healings, and recovery have enriched her life since that time.

Nancy began writing in 2000. Her poetry began as praise songs in 2004, and soon grew to inspired words from sermons and life lessons.

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