Item description for Pack Up Your Gloomees in a Great Big Box, then sit on the lid and laugh! by Barbara Johnson...
Overview This book is about finding answers where there don't seem to be any. It's about accepting people in your life even when they're doing the totally unacceptable. Johnson's perfect blend of humor and insight meets the needs of women who are overwhelmed with the "why me's" of life.
With an attitude of love and a heart that's overflowing with joy, Barbara Johnson helps you learn not only to endure life, but to enjoy it
"Pack Up Your Gloomees" is filled with bittersweet stories of Barbara's journey through the minefields of life and her wise and encouraging responses to letters from hurting parents. Best of all, each chapter ends with a day-brightening, laughter-packed collection of Gloomee Busters. She lovingly lights the way for others by sharing her own struggles with questions such as:
How do I cope when my kids break my heart?
How can I let go of my loved one?
How can I forgive and forget what was done to me?
After love, what's the most important thing parents can give their kids?
Will I ever laugh again? How will this pain last?
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Studio: Word Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.45" Width: 5.51" Height: 0.76" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Apr 21, 1993
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0849933641 ISBN13 9780849933646
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More About Barbara Johnson
Barbara Johnson's (1927-2007) books have sold millions of copies. Founder of the nonprofit Spatula Ministries, she delivered comforting, humor-filled messages across the country as a popular conference speaker and part of the "Women of Faith" tour.
Barbara Johnson lived in La Habra, in the state of California. Barbara Johnson died in 2007 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Spatula Ministries.
Barbara Johnson has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Pack Up Your Gloomees in a Great Big Box, then sit on the lid and laugh!?
Excellent book Feb 1, 2010
This is an excellent book full of great inspiration & encouragement, lots of humor. I have purchased several books by this author and I have really enjoyed them all. I highly recommend you add this one to your personal library.
Advice to deal with a problem that does not exist Oct 1, 2008
This book mainly focuses on advice for "Christians" who have gay children. Though Johnson is compassionate and understands that homosexuality is not a choice, she is still unable to arrive at the conclusion that it is not really a problem unless ignorant, bigoted people make it one. It is absolutely amazing, the reactions of these fundamentalists to their gay children, some threaten murder or suicide. To her credit, Johnson advises unconditional love. But the real question is, why do Christians focus on homosexuality as the mother of all sins? Jesus never mentions it. He mentions a lot of other sins that people like Johnson don't see as problematic, like becoming rich and waging war. Maybe Johnson should have focused on how to handle good Christian kids becoming stockbrokers instead! It's just so sad that these poor people's lives are being virtually destroyed by something as harmless as sexual preference. My advice to you if you're seeking advice on how to deal with your gay kid: get over it and focus on real problems Jesus actually discusses in the bible, like poverty, greed, and violence. Get a life, the world is way bigger than you think.