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The Best Devotions of Barbara Johnson

Barbara Johnson
The Best Devotions of Barbara Johnson
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The Best Devotions of Barbara Johnson

Barbara Johnson

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Culled from their best-selling devotionals, these "best of" devotions from Patsy Clairmont, Barbara Johnson, Marilyn Meberg, Luci Swindoll, Sheila Walsh, and Thelma Wells are now available as individual books by your favorite WOF author to add to your collection or to give as a gift to your sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, or friend.

- Publisher If Barbara Johnson has brought comfort to thousands of women, it's not because her life has been comfortable. Barbara has known more heartbreak than most of us ever will. But that is why her encouragement truly inspires, why her humor makes us smile, and why her insightfulness can move us to tears. Through thick and thin, Barbara has held onto God--and so she is uniquely qualified to help us see how God holds onto us and won't let go, no matter what life dishes out.The sixty selections in this book represent the cream of Barbara's devotional crop. Kick your shoes off, settle back, and unwind. Or give this book to someone you know who would enjoy a chuckle, a reflective pause, an 'Aha!' moment, maybe even a tear. Insights and encouragement lie within--and more than a few grins!

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About "The Best Devotions of Barbara Johnson"

Culled from their best-selling devotionals, these "best of" devotions from Patsy Clairmont, Barbara Johnson, Marilyn Meberg, Luci Swindoll, Sheila Walsh, and Thelma Wells are now available as individual books by your favorite WOF author to add to your collection or to give as a gift to your sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, or friend.
- Publisher

If Barbara Johnson has brought comfort to thousands of women, it's not because her life has been comfortable. Barbara has known more heartbreak than most of us ever will. But that is why her encouragement truly inspires, why her humor makes us smile, and why her insightfulness can move us to tears. Through thick and thin, Barbara has held onto God--and so she is uniquely qualified to help us see how God holds onto us and won't let go, no matter what life dishes out.The sixty selections in this book represent the cream of Barbara's devotional crop. Kick your shoes off, settle back, and unwind. Or give this book to someone you know who would enjoy a chuckle, a reflective pause, an 'Aha!' moment, maybe even a tear. Insights and encouragement lie within--and more than a few grins!
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Barbara Johnson

Barbara Johnson, known as "the Geranium Lady" sold more than five million books, including Splashes of Joy in the Cesspools of Life, Living Somewhere Between Estrogen and Death, and Stick a Geranium in Your Hat and Be Happy and her latest book Humour Me, I'm Over the Hill, part of her more recent, Humour Me series. In 2005 she was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Barbara and her husband served hurting families through their non-profit "Spatula Ministries" and as a popular "Woman of Faith" conference speaker she delivered comforting, humour-filled messages across America. Barbara died in 2007 and is survived by her sons David and Dean, former daughter-in-law Shannon, and two grandchildren, Kandee and Tiffany.- Publisher.

Table Of Contents

  • Foreword By Thelma Wells 9
  • Have You Checked Your Wardrobe Lately? 13
  • Golden Moments 16
  • Twenty-five Ways To Make Your Day 19
  • Forgiveness Means Get Over It 22
  • No Strings Attached 25
  • Be A Joy Germ 27
  • Enjoy The Ride! 30
  • The God Who Sees 33
  • A Gift From The Scrap Pile 36
  • Dot-to-dot Living 39
  • Bountiful Blessings 41
  • The Most Powerful Perfume 44
  • Encouraging Words 47
  • Drunk Without Drinking 50
  • Little Reminders 53
  • Delightfully Deceived 56
  • The Whole World In His Hands 59
  • Never Cage Joy 62
  • God's E-mail 65
  • We're All Toads 68
  • Grace-full In His Sight 71
  • Singing In The Rain 74
  • 'show Me The Love!' 77
  • Love Everflowing 81
  • Diamond Dust 84
  • The Road To Hana 88
  • Keep Sending Out Love 91
  • Hooray For Gardening! 94
  • God's Kingdom Fireworks 98
  • Nestle, Don't Wrestle 101
  • The Genius Of Kids 105
  • Unquenchable Grins 111
  • Never Outgrow Motherhood 115
  • Whatever, Lord! 119
  • Love More And Regret Less 122
  • The Boomerang Principle 124
  • All My Marbles 128
  • Birthday Countdown 133
  • Making Life Bearable 137
  • The Big Joy Room---in The Sky 139
  • Crazy Quilt 144
  • Spread Your Joy 147
  • God's Spiritual Stove 150
  • Waterproofing Life 153
  • The Messages Of Hands 157
  • Anticipate The Best! 160
  • Those Struggle Muscles 164
  • Humble Joy 167
  • God's Tear Bottle 170
  • Gotcha! 173
  • Prayer As Ointment 176
  • Heir-conditioning 179
  • Season Of Joy 182
  • Hug-a-day Club 185
  • Scrapbooks Of The Soul 188
  • Living At Geriatric Junction 190
  • Just A Little Hope 194
  • Dream Big 197
  • Merrymaking 201
  • Blessed By Stress 205

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Excerpt from: The Best Devotions of Barbara Johnson

Have You Checked Your Wardrobe Lately? Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, long-suffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another . . . but above all these things put on love. COLOSSIANS 3:12--14 NKJV Like everybody else, I have to get up and get dressed every day. Too often I go to my closet and throw my hands in the air: 'I don't have anything to wear!' My husband, Bill, shakes his head and laughs. 'No really,' I whine, peering into my closet and surveying the rod of hangers drooping with weight. 'This jacket is too worn,' I say to myself. 'It's got little fuzz balls all over it. This dress has gotten too small. That blouse hangs wrong at the shoulders; why did I let my sister talk me into buying it? This little number is totally outdated; I can't wear that. The blue sweater is the wrong color for my skin, and the pink one has a stain. Here's a good blouse, but I always feel frumpy in it. This one's uncomfortable; it chafes. This skirt is too long. This one's too short . . .' I sit on the edge of my bed and pout: 'Nothing to wear!' Bill is already back in the kitchen, oblivious to my dismay. Seasons come and go. Clothing styles change. Differ-ent regions of my anatomy fluctuate in size. Fabrics wear thin, fade, and lose their appeal. Good thing I have another closet with unlimited choices. I have a wardrobe that will never fade, wear out, or go out of style. Best of all, these clothes fit perfectly each time I pull them out and put them on. Have you checked your spiritual wardrobe lately? Recently a friend sent me a reminder about the apostle Paul's list describing the garments of the Holy Spirit in his letter to Colossian believers. First on his list is tender mercies. Also known as compassion, tender mercies are acts of empathy for weak or hurting people. They are usually motivated by feeling the same kind of pain as oth-ers or being able to imagine it. I call tender mercies the underwear of God's wardrobe---personal and next-to-the-skin. They are the foundation for everything that goes on the outside. Next on Paul's list is kindness. Everyone can use a warmhearted deed as simple as a smile. But kindness is more than that. It is an attitude that becomes part of your lifestyle. It involves treating others with honor and significance. The attitude of kindness is everyday stuff like a great pair of sneakers. Not frilly. Not fancy. Just simple and comfortable. Humility is next. No matter how much we win or lose in life, God wraps us in a beautiful cloak of grace. When we're humiliated, he loves us exactly as we are. When we're in the limelight, we understand the big part he played in our success. Meekness is one of my favorite things to wear. Some people think it's nondescript, but I disagree. Meekness makes it possible to endure difficult circumstances and poor treatment at the hands of others. It is a durable garment with interesting textures. And meekness looks different on everyone! How about long-suffering? Sometimes I wish that old rag would just wear out so I could get something more glamorous and colorful. But I know God has fashioned even this to enhance my life. There are times when long-suffering is the only appropriate thing to wear for a particular occasion---and then I'm glad it's in the closet. Bearing with others and forgiveness are the outerwear of God's designs. They are the last things we pull on over everything else before we go out into the world. It would get awfully cold without them. They protect us from the elements and keep the wind from blowing down our necks. As we go in and out of various experiences, we button them up often and keep trudging. Above all else, Paul says, put on love. Without this, we are never fully dressed. You might think of love as your best hat or the jeweled pin on the lapel of life. It is that one essential accessory you should never leave behind. Dust it off, shine it up. Never go out without it! Put away the shabby clothing of the past and enjoy all the garments in your spiritual wardrobe. Dress like the woman God made you to be. He replaces sackcloth and ashes for garments of praise! *** Dear God, thank you for the garments of grace you've prepared for me. I like your style. When I'm feeling poor and ragged, I'll remember you keep your children well dressed. Amen.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 168178
  • Product Code 0310241758
  • EAN 9780310241751
  • UPC 025986241759
  • Pages 208
  • Department General Books
  • Category Devotions
  • Sub-Category Women's Devotions
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date Oct 2001
  • Sales Rank #22302
  • Dimensions 184 x 127 x 14 mm
  • Weight 0.145kg

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