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Stick a Geranium in Your Hat and Be Happy [Paperback]

By Barbara Johnson (Author)
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Item description for Stick a Geranium in Your Hat and Be Happy by Barbara Johnson...

"Pain is inevitable but misery is optional," says Barbara Johnson, and she should know. The survivor of four devastating experiences, Barbara, with the wit of Erma Bombeck, teaches how to find joy in the midst of it all.

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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)

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Thomas Nelson
Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.5" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 3, 2004
Publisher   Thomas Nelson
ISBN  0849944791  
ISBN13  9780849944796  
UPC  023755023179  

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More About Barbara Johnson

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! 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...
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Reviews - What do customers think about Stick A Geranium In Your Hat & Be Happy?

Pseudo-Christian Claptrap  Feb 1, 2007
I will never ever recommend this author. She may claim to be a Christian, but her behavior is anything but. This person has no business counseling parents of homosexuals, as it is clear she has no understanding of them. She describes them as something that formed wrong, flowers that didn't open. I have news for you, Ms. Johnson. God doesn't make mistakes. Each person is made that way for a reason, just because you can't get out of a stone age interpretation of the Bible, don't infect other parents and friends of gay people with your poisonous fake christian "love". I want to go wash my hands in lysol. It is because of attitudes like hers that Christians like me are portrayed as a bunch of whacko nutjobs.
Just Horrible  Nov 26, 2005
I was unfortunate enough to receive this book as a "gift" from my mother (along with Where Does a Mother Go to Resign"). As a gay Christian (yes, a GAY Christian), I find Mrs. Johnson's writings decidedly disturbing and un-Christian. The Bible does NOT clearly condemn gay people (if one researches historical and language origins of Biblical writings) and to base her reaction to her gay son on Christian beliefs is just wrong. So yes, I think that makes this a bad book.
Stick a Geranium in your Hat  Aug 30, 2005
I agree that BJ spends a huge amount of time writing about her gay son and diminishing the tragedies regarding her other 2 sons and her husband's accident. Readers might benefit by skimming over those long and often repeated portions on 'gayness' and pick up instead on her light-hearted and insightful encouragement. I enjoy her humor - she's like an Erma Bombeck with the Christian piece added right up-front. For those seeking other Christian authors with a humorous slant, pick up one (or more!) of John Ortberg's books.
Inspiring  Jul 9, 2005
There were several very low reviews on the basis of Mrs. Johnson's reaction to her son being homosexual. However, these are not fair reviews. One review was angry because people said, "He can't be. He's a CHRISTIAN!" My impression reading the book was that Barbara was disapproving of that statement of others, of their naivete. Barbara did react horribly to her son when she found out he was homosexual, however she never endorsed her cruel tantrum, in fact later showed deep regret for it. The Bible clearly says homosexuality is a sin, and although America is getting used to it, for a traditional Christian finding her son was gay was a great shock. It may be shocking that it hit her harder to have a gay son than losing two sons, but in her mind, her son being gay meant he was not at this point a Christian and going to heaven, while she knew where her other two children were. Further, finding Larry was a gay signified her failure as a Christian mother. Also, she does not say that she could only love Larry once he left the gay lifestyle. Larry's conversion, etc. happened after she turned around and said she would love him no matter what and trust God to turn him to Him. Some might argue someone can be gay and a Christian. Whether or not this is true, it is clear Larry was not a Christian when he left, since when he left he threw down his Bible and disowned her.
I also think those reviews were unfair because they discredit the whole book because of how she reacted to Larry being gay. Doest a differing view, and writing her shock over it, mean that it is a bad book? I write positive reviews based on the sincerity, writing skill, etc. One star based on the homosexual thing isn't fair.
Other reviews have already covered the positive aspects of this book, so I will cover that quickly. The book is amusing, if only because Mrs. Johnson is a bit of a ditz, and keeps you laughing. It encourages you to trust in God and laugh no matter what. Of course, this doesn't mean laugh when your two kids are killed, your husband kids in a accident in which he is believed to be permanently disabled, or you find out your son is gay. It simply means in these situations you can fall on God and afterward pick yourself back up.
This book gets 4 stars. Although her writing style isn't all that skilled, it is interesting and uplifting.
Stick a Geranium in Your Hat and Be Happy  Jul 6, 2005
This book is a breath of fresh air. It keeps you laughing and thinking positively in spite of whatever comes your way in life. It is a GREAT book for a no good very bad day!

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