God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea--Interview with Guest Rose Johnson

A big welcome today to Rose Johnson, author of the brand new book, God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea, a refreshing collection of light, encouraging devotionals. Let's find out more!

Why a devotional, Rose?
In 1977, when I made the commitment to make Jesus the Lord of my life, I starting reading a devotional every morning.  It was just what I needed to help me focus and structure my time. I’ve incorporated devotional reading in my quiet times with God for decades. I think most people could benefit from that format. God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea evolved from my own spiritual journal writing.

Did you plan to be a writer? What got you started?
Actually, I did plan to be a writer.  I wrote some for a women’s club magazine and had a few things published in the 80’s.

Tell us a little about your life before writing.
I’m from a small Georgia town.  At the age of 19 I married and moved away to California.  I journaled, wrote poetry and articles, and wrote some for a women’s club magazine when my children were babies.  I have six children, so I have been a busy mother for many years.  After I started teaching full-time, I put my writing aside.  In 2008, I started writing again.

What is something God has taught you about Himself recently?
God has taught me that He wants us to be still and quiet in our souls and spend time with Him and listen to Him.  He is available to me.  The questions is—am I available to Him? 

Do you think writing is a good way to heal from hurt?
I do.  Journaling is very therapeutic.  For that reason, God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea is a devotional journal.

What are your hopes for this book?
I hope it will be a real source of hope and encouragement to readers.  I’d like for it to show them the reality of God in everyday life.  I want them to meet the Lord in its pages and grow closer to Him.   “And these things we write to you that your joy may be full.”  1 John 1:4

Who is it for?
I know I should have a “target” audience, but I think this devotional would appeal to most any Christian.  It’s particularly suited to working mothers.  Many of the meditations concern parenting and work place relationships.

Has God drawn you closer to Himself through writing this?
The longer I serve God the closer I become to Him.  Writing has helped me because it causes me to search deeper in God’s word.  Most of my meditations involve a lot of Scripture reading and spiritual reading


Thanks, Rose, for joining us today! Readers, feel free to leave a comment to encourage Rose or ask a question.

Click here to get Rose's new book at Amazon in paperback or e-book: God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea 


1 comment:

  1. Thank you Kimberly for having me on your blog today. You are an inspiration to me and I appreciate your support. God bless you as you continue to write for His glory.


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