God S Most Precious Jewels Are Crystallized Tears

Author: Barbara Johnson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 141851537X
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The Queen of Encouragement has brought a dozen amazing friends to inspire and encourage you! Barbara Johnson's heart-touching, laughter-laced story has given hope to millions of readers worldwide. Now she brings together twelve courageous women who have triumphed over challenges and endured heart-rending losses. With Christlike serventhood, they have reached beyond their own anguish to extend a helping hand to others in need, turning their tears of heartache into jewels of blessing. In their awe-inspiring stories, you will meet women who have faced: a husband's brutal murder the death of a young child poverty and bigotry eating disorders an adult child's homosexuality the death of two sons due to AIDS abusive marriages heartbreaking divorce family members' estrangement clinical depression physical disability a husband's struggle with homosexuality Today these women, like Barbara, spread hope and joy wherever they go. To celebrate their ministry of encouragement, each of their stories concludes with Barbara's trademark collection of wit and laughter. Open this book and find a pathway out of sorrow and into the sunlight of a life warmed by love and filled with meaning. Read these stories and learn how to turn misery into ministry.

Devotions For A Sensational Life

Author: Patsy Clairmont
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 1418559008
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I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10 NKJV Too many lives are characterized by boredom or even hopelessness. But God has given us everything necessary to live the abundant life for which we were designed. His love is boundless, His grace is extravagant, and His joy is outrageous. Because of this, we can experience a life that is sensational--regardless of our circumstances. This encouraging devotional, featuring such writers as Sheila Walsh, Thelma Wells, Barbara Johnson, Becky Tirabassi, Joni Eareckson Tada, Liz Curtis Higgs, and many more, reminds women that God meets them where they are, providing the grace and strength needed to not only survive life, but to live it abundantly.

Splashes Of Joy In The Cesspools Of Life

Author: Barbara Johnson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418565822
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Barbara Johnson's approach to life is positive, uplifting, theraputic, and fun. But Barbara is far from being a cockeyed optimist, blind to life's grief and disappointment. In fact, her entire ministry of joy and encouragement began in the "slimy cesspool" of her own pain. And that's why her laughter is so infectious and her wisdom rings so true in this joy-giving book, which offers giggles and guidance to help you: shore up sinking self-esteem reach the other side of your grief weather your stress and get rid of your guilt restore the joys of motherhood sustain an effective prayer life make peace with aging and go for healthy maturity "Almost everyone needs a splash of joy to get through the mess, to get cleaned off and get sweetened up, refreshed and ready to go again," Barbara Johnson says. With short chapters intended to be read in one sitting-plus a collection of quips and quotes at the close of each chapter-Splashes of Joy offers invigorating encouragment and a gentle reminder to spread joy into the lives of others as well. Splashes of Joy in the Cesspools of Life is now available in value-priced paperback as part of the "Nelson Values" program -- a one-time-only, one-order-only bargain price ($7.97) on some of our best-selling and most exciting titles!

Grieving With Hope

Author: Samuel J IV Hodges
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441234330
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Practical and straightforward, yet warm and compassionate, Grieving with Hope clarifies the popular misconception that people move through stages of grief. This will be an encouragement to many, as grieving people often think something is wrong with them when their grief doesn't proceed neatly through stages. The reality is that grieving people jump back and forth between different emotions, sometimes wrestling with multiple emotions at once. This book is packed with short, biblically based, gospel-centered, topical chapters addressing the issues grieving people face but are often hesitant to mention to others. It helps readers accurately interpret the message their emotions are sending them and gently guides them to determine whether they're grieving in a way that leads to hope and ultimate healing. Developed from interviews with over 30 well-respected Christian counselors, teachers, and authors, as well as numerous personal testimonies, Grieving with Hope helps the bereaved discover how hope and peace are available amidst their heartache and pain.

The Smile From The Other Side

Author: Lynette Norton
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1609572882
Size: 28.64 MB
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Victory can come through tragedies when we lean on the strength of Jesus Christ and each other. The Smile from The Other Side offers practical help and hope for parents who find themselves traveling the uncertain path of caring for a terminally ill child. Each chapter begins with a portion of the author's personal story and ends with a self-help section of resources and Scriptures. The gripping account of what Lynette Norton and her teenage daughter Melissa endured, and how they got to The Other Side, will inspire and encourage you to hold fast to the persistence and faith that life-and-death situations require. Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. (James 1:12 NIV) "Lynette sensitively shares a difficult part of her life to bring faith, hope, and love to others who are in need. Her caring attitude is a healing balm to grieving people who have a terminally ill child or have lost a loved one." Mike Goodman, Elder First Baptist Church, Paso Robles, CA "Lynette has shared her heart and soul through the recounting of her daughter's tragic battle with cancer. I doubt any reader will get through this book with a dry eye. However, the helpful and practical advice Lynette offers to those suffering through the sickness or loss of a loved one shows the growth process that God has taken her through and the healing He has done in her life. This story is sure to offer hope to those who are struggling." Eileen Warren, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist Lynette Norton is the founder and president of HOPE for PARENTS, a Christian non-profit organization for grieving parents and siblings. As a speaker, singer/song writer, author, mother, and grandmother, Lynette purposes to extend the message of hope in Christ to people everywhere. She lives on the Central Coast of California with her husband, Paul, and granddaughter, Kyla. www.hopeforparents.org (author photo by Justin Jacobs, Opendoor Photography)

Laughter From Heaven

Author: Barbara Johnson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
ISBN: 9781400278091
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Laughter from Heaven is a joyful reminder of the wonderful life awaiting us in heaven. With her humorous approach to all life's circumstances, Barbara wants her readers to catch a light-hearted look at the hereafter. Filled with hope and encouragement, this book is sure to become a favorite of many women who long for a sense of joy in the midst of everyday struggles. In classic Barbara Johnson style, these hilarious pages will show you how to put life's trials into heavenly perspective. She hopes you will find encouragement through your difficulties, renewal for your spiritual doldrums, and laughter when you think you'll never laugh again. Similar in nature to her best-selling title Humor Me, this delightful look at heaven reveals it as a place that will be not only without pain, but will actually be fun! Jokes, stories, cartoons and Barbara's famous one-liners make this another joy-filled book that all her fans will love.

Plant A Geranium In Your Cranium

Author: Barbara Johnson
Publisher: W Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780849937859
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Best-selling humorist Barbara Johnson is back - and getting back to her roots - with a candid look at life and discovering joy in the midst of trials, including her own unexpected battle with cancer. Using excerpts from inspiring articles and extraordinary letters from her mailbag, Johnson presents one big package of humor, comfort, and encouragement that her beloved audiences have come to expect.

Stick A Geranium In Your Hat And Be Happy

Author: Barbara Johnson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418518883
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Boomerang blessings. That's what Barbara Johnson calls the encouraging feedback she has received over the years from readers whose lives have been impacted by the message of this million-copy bestseller. If you need a fresh breath of joy in your life, this book is just the prescription for you. With the wit of an Erma Bombeck, Barbara Johnson helps you to look for "life's little sparkles," even in the midst of your most crippling sorrows. No stranger to suffering herself, Barbara's experiences have equipped her with the credentials to help others work through their own suffering. In spite of her difficulties, Barbara has learned that while pain is inevitable to us all, we can choose to pick the flowers instead of the weeds. Barbara will teach you how to release that bubble of joy within you?to claim God's promise to "fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy." ?Job 8:21 (TLB)

Leaking Laffs Between Pampers And Depends

Author: Barbara Johnson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418516112
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Grab your giggle box! Here comes Barbara Johnson with another helping heap of joy for women of all ages, aches, and "architecture." Author Barbara Johnson's encouraging book about a woman's adventures in aging, Living Somewhere Between Estrogen and Death, became the number-one best-selling paperback in the Christian market for the year in which it was published. Soon hordes of happy readers were flooding Barbara's mailbox with their own favorite jokes, touching stories, and hilarious tales of female misadventures. Now Barb has packed that amazing collection of wacky wit into this boisterously funny new book that's full of "laff leaks" about every stage of a woman's life?from diapers to dentures. No matter what stage of the "hormonal cesspool" you're splashing through, there's something here to touch your heart. You'll love Barb's quirky empty-nest de-cluttering strategies, her joyful insights on stress-soothing, husband-handling, kid-corralling, and parent-parenting in chapters like these: Having a Baby Is Like Writing a Book?Lots of Whining, Begging, and Pushing Who Are These Kids, and Why Are They Calling Me Mom? I Finally Got My Head Together?Then My Body Fell Apart We Started Out With Nothing?and Still Have Most of It Left Leaking Laffs Between Pampers and Depends is a heart-warming ride over the waves of humor in God's endless sea of love.

Where Does A Mother Go To Resign

Author: Barbara Johnson
Publisher: Bethany House Pub
ISBN: 9780764229411
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Beloved author Barbara Johnson offers hope to families facing difficulty coming to terms with a child's decisions in life, sharing how God brought her through the deep waters-and how he will do the same for them.