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Splashes of Joy in the Cesspools of Life [NOOK Book]

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Barbara Johnson's approach to life is positive, uplifting, therapeutic and fun. Barbara Johnson is far from being a cock-eyed 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. She is a clear-eyed optimist. And that's why her laughter is so infectious and her widom rings so true in this joy-giving book, which ...

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Splashes of Joy in the Cesspools of Life

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Overview

Barbara Johnson's approach to life is positive, uplifting, therapeutic and fun. Barbara Johnson is far from being a cock-eyed 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. She is a clear-eyed optimist. And that's why her laughter is so infectious and her widom rings so true in this joy-giving book, which offers giggles and guidance to help you:

  • shore up a sinking self-esteem
  • reach the other side of your grief
  • weather your stress and get rid of your guilt
  • restore the joys of motherhood
  • repair broken relationships with your children
  • learn to live with your illness
  • cultivate your patience―even when you just don't think you can wait
  • 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418565824
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/26/1992
  • Sold by: THOMAS NELSON
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 664,508
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Barbara Johnson guided millions of hurting women through the tunnel of despair with her best-selling books including Plant a Geranium in Your Cranium, Living Somewhere Between Estrogen and Death, and Stick a Geranium in Your Hat and Be Happy.
She and her husband, Bill, founded the non-profit Spatula Ministries which helps parents in crisis. She died of cancer in 2007 at the age of
79.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction: "Barb, I Need a Splash of Your Joy ..." 1
1 Smile! It Kills Time Between Disasters 5
2 How to Lay Down Your Agonies and Pick Up Your Credentials 23
3 We Must Understand That It is Not Always Necessary to Understand 47
4 Wherever I Go, There I Am 67
5 S.D.D.D.D. (Same Doo-Doo, Different Day) 89
6 Laugh and the World Laughs with You ... Cry and You Simply Get Wet! 105
7 How Can I Be Over the Hill When I Never Even Got to the Top? 125
8 Motherhood Isn't for Wimps 147
9 Oh, Lord, Let My Words Be Tender and Sweet for Tomorrow I May Have to Eat Them! 171
10 We Are Easter People Living in a Good Friday World 193
Encore Encore: Going Up with a Splash 215
Endnotes 223
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