For Just Five Minutes

This a story of perseverance and victory over multiple trials and heartaches. In addition, it includes a series of one-session Bible study discussions on multiple situations of life topics. Do you have multiple crisis opportunities or adversities you are expected to handle? Are you almost to your breaking point? Things such as care giving for an aging parent, rebellious children, step-children, chronic illness or disease, death or multiple deaths of close family members, or a tragic and unbelievable death of a loved one-just exactly how are you supposed to cope with these kinds of stress? Everyone assumes you are expected to just suck it up and handle it? In For Just Five Minutes, you will find ways to deal with all of these from someone who has been through the fire. There are devotionals in the last section that are directed to specific topics of concern Which could be used for discussion starters in small group situations.. When others ask, “How are you?” you just want to scream, If you only knew. Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and forgiving heart. Be the one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them! Remember, the more you encourage, the more you will be encouraged. We are all worthy to be loved, to be happy, and to be all God created us to be.

I have been working on this book for two years. Hopefully you will be inspired and encouraged by the reading of its words. Blessings, Debbie

Here is the link to AMAZON where you can pre-order my book!! I’m so excited to have an Amazon button!!! Yeah!!

https://www.amazon.com/Just-Five-Minutes-Heaven-Hell/dp/168270758X/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1469168970&sr=8-6&keywords=deborah+johnson

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I Wish You Enough

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So many go through life blessed but miserable because they are not content today with what God has provided thus far. Looking around they see only what they don’t have and want more. There are those who have very little, yet, share what they have to meet needs for those who truly don’t have enough. True contentment comes when you know you have more than enough and wish for those you love that they always have enough. I pray God meets all your needs and grants you the desires of your heart, and may it be enough.

I Wish You Enough.

I wish you enough sunshine that your days  be filled with joy,

I wish you enough rain bringing rainbows to enjoy.

I wish you enough light to see the blessings along the way.

I wish you enough darkness to help you embrace the light each day.

I wish you enough child-like faith in your quest to believe

I wish you enough questions preparing your heart to receive.

I wish you enough love to show you are worth far more than gold,

I wish enough lonely days so love you will tenderly hold.

I wish you enough flashes of lightning , and claps of thunder in the storm,

I wish you enough safety in your home and love to keep you warm.

I wish you enough of life’s basic needs, the dreams and desires of your heart,

I wish you enough lean days helping you recognize blessings and the joy they impart.

I wish you enough wisdom to draw from your well when the days of life get tough

I wish you enough of what you need to  journey down  crooked paths  so rough .

I wish you enough  love through your days whether they be happy or gruff

So as we part with no guarantees, I simply wish you enough.

 

Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

 

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This was inspired by a video I saw on Facebook.

 

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“For Just Five Minutes-Heaven,Yes-Hell,No

AVAILABLE  TODAY !!!!!!!! FROM THE PUBLISHER!!!

“FOR JUST FIVE MINUTES-HEAVEN,YES-HELL,NO”by Deborah J Johnson

Here is the link to order:

https://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/book.php?w=978-1-68270-758-6

It is my desire that from the pages of this book you will receive inspiration and encouragement. This is the song God placed in my heart and I pray you’ll be able to hear the melody of love  from the Father through these words. The Public release date is

August 30, 2016 or you can now order directly from the publisher from the link above.

Thank you to all my blogging friends who have been so supportive through this process

Blessings, Debbie Johnson

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Somebody’s Praying

THE LORD IS NEAR TO ALL THOSE WHO CALL UPON HIM! TO ALL WHO CALL ON HIM IN TRUTH! ” PSALM 145:18

Deuteronomy 4:29  “But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.”

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Heaven came down through the heart and voice of my Mother as she lifted serious situations  to the throne of God. Painting a word picture in prayer, mother was known as a  prayer warrior.  I remember others calling my mother when grave problems arose in their lives. When we were sick , she would place us at the end of her bed and lay her hands on the part of our body that was in pain. She prayed straight from the heart and talked to God, tears flowing down , a smile on her face,   knowing he was right there and hearing every word petitioned. To my young heart she was not telling me to pray ‘about ‘something, she was showing me how to walk with Him, and talk with Him, and tell Him I was His own.  She was teaching me how to commune with God, how to talk to God, how to sing God’s praises, and how to sit at His feet and listen. After she prayed she always sang a song to God of praise. Many times when we were very sick, I have precious memories of her beautiful alto voice singing,”There is Power, power, wonder, working, power. In the Blood, of the Lamb.  There is power, power, wonder working power in the precious blood of the Lamb.”Several times I remember just wanting whatever that sweet fellowship was and telling Mother<I don’t feel good… I’ll go get on the bed…” wanting ever so much to approach God’s throne in the arms of my Mom. I,too. want to be a prayer warrior!   So many people are scared to pray… They don’t know what to say. Well, If you talk to Him all the time he’s your best friend and you don’t have to start out with chit -chat!!! Such as,”Uh… Hi! it’s me … Remember me , I talked to you once when I was ten…” NO!  You can go straight to the heart of the problem and straight to the throne because you know His heart, you know He loves you,  and you know He’s listening. If you don’t know how and want to pray,  no one has to teach you. Just go to him, confess your sins and he will listen to your heart! Just ask Him, “Teach me to Pray!”, then, for others you can honestly say, “I’ll Pray for You!”

Somebody’s Praying

A Mother’s voice is raised in prayer as her hands so gently rest,

The broken bones, deep gashes…  Dr’s called, only the best.

But as a child what calmed my heart was to hear my Mom pray

Praying special words for me and I heard every word she’d say.

Dear Precious Father, touch my little one, she’s in so very much pain.

I trust you, Jesus, to touch her now, Your healing power to gain.

If it’s your will tonight, Dear Lord,  I lay her at your throne

For here I am before you now, knowing we’re never alone.

Giving you my most precious gift, and asking for your precious power

Touch her, and hold her,  give her relief, let her feel your love in this hour.

Singing Your praises and thankfulness taught my young heart how to come draw

From the riches in glory that belong to me and to receive them in sacred awe.

THERE IS POWER IN PRAYER!!!! If you need Him tonight all you have to do is ask. Deuteronomy 4:29  “But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.”

“I am the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE,no one comes to the Father , but by me.”John 14:6

“THE LORD IS NEAR TO ALL THOSE WHO CALL UPON HIM! TO ALL WHO CALL ON HIM IN TRUTH! ” PSALM 145:18

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When the Storms of Life overwhelm you…

God is faithful to give you what you need before you even know you need it. He promises to make your crooked paths straight. Think of it in terms of how much you love your children. Don’t you hurt when they hurt, and laugh when they laugh? Wouldn’t you give them the moon if they asked?  Just think how much more  our Heavenly Father would do for us, of only we’d  ask. He draws from His immeasurable storehouse of blessings!!! God Bless you and I hope in some way you have been blessed by the fact, that when hard times come, His strength is available, When the sad times come, His comfort is perfect. When physical pain comes, He sings over us. When joy comes, he rejoices with us. When tears comes, He weeps. When fear comes, trust His courage,  when sin happens, His grace is sufficient and His forgiveness is complete. When death comes, His promises are true, he’ll come for you. Heaven is our hope, if He lives in our hearts. Thank ,Christ Jesus for being the Great I am.. for He is  ALL I need!  If you don’t know Him. You just have to ask a simple prayer of forgiveness of your sin, Turn from that sin and walk in His light. The Bible is not a rulebook but a happiness manual. If you read it and believe it, your joy will be abundantly more than you can ask or think. But he is not RUDE. He will not come without being invited…

SAD IS REAL AND HURT IS HARD
If all you want to do is cry, watch the sunset and for 1 minute think on the beauty in creation and something good in your past and future. The next day for 2 minutes. The next day for 3 minutes, etc. Before you know it, you will have gone an hour without thinking about whatever is hurting your heart. Now, sunsets are an inspiration.  They are God’s art speaking to my heart!* My cure for depression: ” Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.” Philippians 4:8 Health is mental and physical.  This verse saved my life!

For Just Five Minutes

©ASK FOR PERMISSION Deborah Johnson and debbie’s journey to health and hope, December, 2014-2016. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Deborah Johnson and debbie’s journey to health and hope with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. This includes all photography . Photography copyrighted through National Geographic.

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Don’tWait

Dedicated to Orlando!

imageLate in the evening it became the early morning hours

The satanic lion was prowling seeking whom he might devour.

Many people partying and enjoying life, the day was almost done.

Never in their minds did they dream they would not wake to see the sun.

In walked evil, guns loaded, plans made ready  about to start

Evil , hatred and destruction was all that was in his heart.

In His narcissistic eyes he became god, judge and jury that fateful. morn,

Shouts rang out, terror filled the room, people running for their lives

Screaming out to God to save them , but trapped as death arrived.

If those precious lives in the sight of God had known this day was to be their last,

What was the one  thing they would have done , the one they would have asked?

Would they have called their mother, would they have had lunch with Dad?

Would they have cried out to God for mercy, cried for one more day,

To show they person they loved the most, and say what they wanted to say?

The challenge to us as we walk away from the ruins of their lives, Don’t wait.

We must  learn from them that it we must show our love for tomorrow may be too late.

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