Love never gives up. 2 Corinthians 13:8 MSG Often going through difficult circumstances that affect every facet of well-being is when God reveals Himself the most in our personal stories. This devotional highlights scripture studied over a two-year time period and has been consolidated into a 31-day devotional. May God […]
In The Forget-Me-Nots, Katrina Wade thinks her solitary life will continue when her great-aunt Minnie moves into a nursing home after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. But, then she meets Aric Hammond, the nursing home director, and his son Gunnar, who has Autism Spectrum Disorder. Through her relationships with Aunt Minnie, […]
Penny J. Johnson’s third collection of poetry invites readers into virtual rooms echoing with voices that developed the author’s past, consume the present, and anticipate the future. These reflections ignite poetic interest and inspire joy through sorrow. Welcome to a reading tour of family stories, kitchen conversations, camping adventures, care-giving […]
Through poetry, Penny J. Johnson explores memories from childhood like this one in “Chicken a la King.” But, The Last Time We Were Children is more than remembering. Her poems describe descending sledding hills, climbing mountains, and playing in fields and fairgrounds. They also profoundly cast light—both with humor and […]
Now available in paperback and for Kindle! In 2012, While Bethlehem Sleeps awakened readers to reflect on the Christmas story through poetry depicting character sketches, Advent themes, and seasonal musings. This expanded edition provides devotional insights with poetic highlights. Activities at the end of each daily reading assist in extending […]
For every book, there is a story behind the story. Here is the one behind While Bethlehem Sleeps: A Poetic Advent Devotional. Author’s Note In 1995, my mother asked me to write the poem for her Christmas card. “Christmas Wonder” was that poem, and it remains a personal favorite. […]
New Release Party for The Forget-Me-Nots at Eat My Words Bookstore on November 25, 2016!
Click on the blog titles below to be linked to their new domains! About Purposeful Ponderings: Poetic Devotionals Purposeful Ponderings: Poetic Devotionals comprise original poems and prayers based on scripture. Readers are encouraged to add these short devotionals imposed on a thematic image or series of images to their […]