“For Just Five Minutes” by Deborah Johnson
Author visit and book signing at the Wolfforth Library
Saturday, November 5, 2016 2pm to 4pm
About the Author:
Deborah Johnson’s life was turned upside down by the death of her best friend, the killing of her son-in-law, the death of her mother, mother-in-law, five other close family members, and the imprisonment of her son all in 2014. 2014’s tragedies moved on into 2015 with a fall in the kitchen that resulted in a broken pelvis, back injury, and hip and knee replacements. Stomach surgery followed, as well as a diagnoses of fibromyalgia. People asked, “How did you get through such tragedies?” Debbie knows without a doubt that her faith and sharing of her faith through her writings has given her the strength and inspiration to face tomorrow. She lives in Wolfforth, Texas with her husband Bob on their five acres where she practices, “For Just Five Minutes” every morning and evening as the sun rises and sets.
This is 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 a 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. 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.