God's Most Precious Jewels are Crystallized Tears

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Thomas Nelson, Mar 25, 2001 - Humor - 192 pages

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.


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Opening the Jewel
A Hostess in Gods Filling Station
A Broken Heart Held Together with Laughter
Sharing the Wealth of Gods Unconditional Love
Laughter Bubblin Up from the Boiler Room
A Quiet Missionary in Our Midst
Unspeakable Sorrow Inexhaustible Faith and a Crazy Craving for Laughter
Using That Spiritual GetOutofGuiltFree Card
At the End a New Beginning
Reaching Out from Deaths Doorway
From the Pieces of a Broken Life a Stained Glass Window of Gods Beautiful Love
Never Knew You Lived So Close to the Floor
Like the Stars of the Morning

Waiting for Another Chance to Say I Love You

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About the author (2001)

Barbara Johnson was the founder of Spatula Ministries, a coauthor of various Women of Faith devotionals, and the author of numerous bestselling books, including Boomerang Joy, Living Somewhere between Estrogen and Death, and Stick a Geranium in Your Hat and Be Happy.

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