When Winter Comes
Winning Over Life’s Challenges
About the Book
Reflected in the seasons of our lives, and our souls are the seasons of nature; winter, spring, summer and fall. Winter for many is the season that is most dreaded because of the harshness that is associated with it. It is a season of contemplation, and one that is not so welcoming. Synonymous to the word winter is biting, bleak, crisp, brisk, cold, bare, chilling, among others - hence you can understand why. Even with the challenges that winter presents, there are many positive aspects of winter both naturally and spiritually. In the natural, it allows the soil and plants to reset themselves, thus yielding a greater harvest, and in the spiritual it also strengthens us as our roots get deeper in our purpose. Through her personal stories and life’s lessons, Sandra shares how her faith strengthened her resolve during her winter seasons in several areas of her life. Seasons when the cascade of snowflakes blanketed her dreams, leaving a landscape of bare trees and brown grass. She leaves the readers optimistic that the winter season, which represents life’s challenges, does not define them and that the season was not ordained to kill them. In fact, it is to strengthen them for their next harvest. In sharing her fleece that kept her warm during some of the most trying periods of her life, it is her hope that it will bring warmth to someone who might be experiencing their winter.
About the Author
Dr. Sandra Bailey is a strategic thinker and a lover of life. She is a multi – talented international Evangelist, public speaker, thought leader, life coach, radio show host and the author of “Called to Worship ~ A Lifestyle of Praise” and “Overcoming Job Loss- A Spiritual Guide” and co- author of “Water’s Edge Volumes I & 2– A 31 Day Devotional.” Born in Jamaica, West Indies, Sandra migrated to the USA to join her mother and siblings. She resides in Englewood, New Jersey with her loving husband Ian of 28 years and her daughter Sanian. Sandra serves as a minister at the Church of Jesus Christ (Apostolic) in Englewood, NJ. She possesses a strong educational background which has culminated with a Doctorate in Theology, a Master’s in Theology and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. Sandra believes that the combination of her victories, and challenges have made her into the respected mentor she has been. Additionally, Sandra is the co-owner along with Dr. Sharon Maylor of Water’s Edge Network, LLC., a life empowerment and strategic consulting company, and the co-visionary of the conference, “From Average to Awesome – Living A Life of Excellence.” This conference is held annually in October. Giving back is at the core of her being, and so she serves as secretary for the Mind, Body and Soul Health Ministry, New Jersey chapter. This is a charitable organization that gives back to the underserved of Jamaica and other Caribbean countries. She is also the Vice President for the Bergen county chapter of the Jamaica Organization of New Jersey, (JON – J). When she is not wearing all these hats, Sandra likes spending time reading, relaxing with friends or at the spa. Dr. Bailey believes in moving forward and lifting. She blazes the trail in mentoring and assisting individuals to maximize their potential. Her mantra is, “Nothing is impossible with God.” She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.