Tag: books

Recently, a fellow bibliophile and friend challenged me to list seven of my favorite books. It is a challenge to pick only seven, and the list is somewhat subject to change depending on the genre. So, I’m going to expand my list to include the other genres. But, first, these are are my Top 7 […]

What is the best road trip or vacation you have ever taken? When I was a little girl, my family took several road trips. A few of these trips centered around traveling from where we lived in St. Louis to where we considered to be home in Minnesota. After we moved back to Minnesota, we […]

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 bless you through this narrative […]

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, Aric, and Gunnar, will Katrina […]

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 insights, and more.

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 serious faith—on the dark hours […]

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 Advent throughout the week with […]

In September 2001, I joined my first book club. I recall my excitement at seeing the announcement in our church worship folder. As a young mom struggling for writing time and craving adult interaction, this book club was an ideal outlet. I remember the first book these women and I read together. I still have […]