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Johnson, Barbara (Barbara E.)

Overview
Works: 78 works in 190 publications in 5 languages and 7,678 library holdings
Genres: Humor  Prayers and devotions  Anecdotes  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BV4527, 248.843
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Barbara Johnson
Living somewhere between estrogen and death by Barbara Johnson( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For women only, this is one of Barbara Johnson's most unique books. With her zany collection of observations about "life between the Blue Lagoon and Golden Pond," Barbara jumps right in, showing women how to survive growing older with courage and joy
Pain is inevitable but misery is optional so, stick a geranium in your hat and be happy! by Barbara Johnson( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows mothers how to look at the brighter side of life
Pack up your gloomees in a great big box, then sit on the lid and laugh by Barbara Johnson( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What you can do when life falls apart
Mama, get the hammer : thereʼs a fly on papaʼs head by Barbara Johnson( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara Johnson's bestseller, Stick a Geranium in Your Hat and Be Happy has been a Top 10 bestseller for more than 200 weeks--occcupying the #1 posi tion more than four years after its release. Now, the enormously popular author presents her funniest book yet--a hilarious collection designed to help readers laugh in the face of adversity. Nationwide radio special
Leaking laffs between Pampers and Depends by Barbara Johnson( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and Afrikaans and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Another helping heap of joy for women of all ages, aches, and "architecture."
He's gonna toot and I'm gonna scoot : waiting for Gabriel's horn by Barbara Johnson( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sharing outrageous humor, rib-tickling insights, and inspiring, real-life examples, [Johnson] shows you how to put life's trials into heavenly perspective."--Back cover
Boomerang joy : joy that goes around, comes around : 60 devotions by Barbara Johnson( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laughter from heaven by Barbara Johnson( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pain is inevitable but misery is optional so, stick a geranium in your hat and be happy! by Barbara Johnson( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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)
Daily splashes of joy by Barbara Johnson( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Open this book each morning, and let the "Queen of Encouragement" splash your day with joy. Acclaimed encourager Barbara Johnson has survived tragic adversity to become a merry missionary of mirth to those who need a little laughter in their lives'that is, to all of us! She knows firsthand how the smallest splash of joy can soothe broken hearts with the light of God's love. And she's seen how a simple message of hope uplifts a life that's left in tatters. In these pages you'll find a daily dollop of Barbara's favorite jokes, heartwarming stories, witty cartoons, and heartache-survival strategies. Share a moment each morning with the Geranium Lady, and soon you, like Barbara, will realize you've been "blessed to be a blessing."
Humor me : the geranium lady's funny little book of big laughs by Barbara Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best-selling inspirational humor author Barbara Johnson combines fun and inspiration in a new pick-me-up book that's chocked full of her patented wit and wisdom, love and laughter and comfort and grace. A primer for those new to Barbara's message of hope, Humor Me is a must have addition to one's current library of geranium lady books. This best of collection contains side splitting jokes, one-liners worth remembering, silly stories, and chuckle-worthy cartoons on topics such as men, parenting, and aging
Humor me, I'm your mother by Barbara Johnson( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join the Queen of Encouragement for a lap around the laugh track! Laughingis Barbara Johnson's favorite aerobic exercise, and Humor Me is a zany collection of her heartiest laugh-filled workouts. Its pages bubble over with fun poked at some of the most laughable things in God's creation: the wonders of womanhood, the thrill and terror of child rearing, the Catch-22 of aging, the mirthful mysteries of men, and that hilarious show-stopper: death. This little book is a big gift for anyone who loves to laugh'or needs to laugh. If you've hit a pothole that has knocked the joy right out of your life, Barbara's favorite gigglers can realign your sense of humor, energize your joy level, and shine a beam of fun-light into your heart
Super-scrumptous jelly donuts sprinkled with hugs : a book about hugs by Barbara Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Geranium Lady has a contest to come up with the best way to share HUG coupons
The upside-down frown and splashes of joy : a book about joy by Barbara Johnson( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joy and the Geranium Lady use gifts and the sharing of God's love to brighten the lives of people on a sad and gloomy street. Includes a suggestion of how to create a paper splash of joy featuring colorful beads and pictures
Humor me, I'm your mother! by Barbara Johnson( Recording )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of hilarious jokes, zany cartoons, and inspiring stories commemorates the fun and frustration found in every stage of motherhood
Humor me, I'm over the hill by Barbara Johnson( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and Polish and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stick a geranium in your hat and be happy by Barbara Johnson( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best devotions of Barbara Johnson by Barbara Johnson( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If Barbara Johnson has brought comfort to thousands of women, it's not because her life has been comfortable. Barbara has known more heartbreak than most of us ever will. But that is why her encouragement truly inspires, why her humor makes us smile, and why her insightfulness can move us to tears. Through thick and thin, Barbara has held onto God--and so she is uniquely qualified to help us see how God holds onto us and won't let go, no matter what life dishes out. The sixty selections in this book represent the cream of Barbara's devotional crop. Kick your shoes off, settle back, and unwind. Or give this book to someone you know who would enjoy a chuckle, a reflective pause, an "Aha!" moment, maybe even a tear. Insights and encouragement lie within--and more than a few grins!
The pepperoni parade and the power of prayer : a book about prayer by Barbara Johnson( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Sarah becomes lost at a large parade, she and her friends learn the importance of praying for God's help
The tasty taffy tale and super-stretching the truth : a book about honesty by Barbara Johnson( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Michael stretches the truth about how he won the taffy-making contest, the Geranium Lady helps him understand that saying things that are not true is like mixing bad ingredients into a recipe
 
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Pain is inevitable but misery is optional so, stick a geranium in your hat and be happy!
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Johnson, B.

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Pain is inevitable but misery is optional so, stick a geranium in your hat and be happy!Pack up your gloomees in a great big box, then sit on the lid and laughMama, get the hammer : thereʼs a fly on papaʼs headLeaking laffs between Pampers and DependsHe's gonna toot and I'm gonna scoot : waiting for Gabriel's hornBoomerang joy : joy that goes around, comes around : 60 devotionsLaughter from heavenPain is inevitable but misery is optional so, stick a geranium in your hat and be happy!