Grief
Grief the Unwanted Journey: Reflections to Help Navigate Your Way through Tragedy and Loss

Grief and loss are a part of life but getting through them is often difficult. This devotional that helps readers navigate the different stages of grief, focus on God’s presence, and find joy on the journey.

Surviving the Holidays
Surviving the Holidays While Grieving: Practical Tools for Experiencing Joy When Facing Grief and Loss

While recognizing the holidays are difficult after a loss, this book, written for families, singles, adults, and children, encorporates ideas, scripture, and hands-on ways to honor and celebrate the loved one no longer present.

FlyHigh
Fly High (General Market)

These powerful and insightful books help adults, parents, grandparents, teachers, counselors,and others guide children in understanding their emotions (which often they do not know how to verbalize). One is for the Christian market and the other for the general market.

FlyHigh Book 2
Fly High: Understanding Grief With God’s Help

These powerful and insightful books help adults, parents, grandparents, teachers, counselors,and others guide children in understanding their emotions (which often they do not know how to verbalize). One is for the Christian market and the other for the general market.

Meet Janet
Meet Janet

Janet Johnson is an author, speaker, mentor in spiritual formation, and pastor whose passion is helping others draw close to God in all of life's situations. Having personally experienced several tragedies resulting in grief, she understands the journey is not easy. It is a journey that can, she learned, be mixed with joy and peace. She is an encourager, finds joy in the "little things" of life, and knows it is God's love that has sustained her on her life's journey.

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“When Janet takes the stage, joy fills the room. She brings deep understanding of God’s word into the toughest subjects-grief and loss-because she has walked the hardest roads. I highly recommend Janet as the speaker for you next event.”

Karen Porter

Professional coach of speakers and writers, author of eight books, and entrepreneur

“Jan Johnson is a wealth of wisdom on navigating grief. She’s been through more traumatic loss than anyone I know, and God is using all of it to instill joy and hope in others. Jan empowers the hurting with biblical, strategic, and practical answers for the lament that aches within.” 

Athena Dean Holtz

Podcaster, pastor’s wife, and spiritual abuse survivor
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Janet Johnson

Joy on the Journey!

Welcome to my website! Over the years, my journey has taken me along many paths and I am so grateful for each one. Like many of you, I am a daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother. Moving many times with my now retired husband, I have seen most of the United States. With each move came a variety of new jobs including being a social worker, a Home-School Coordinator, a psychologist's assistant, and a second and third-grade teacher. It was amid the joy of teaching that God called me into full time ministry where I served both large and small congregations for over twenty five years. My life has had many ups and downs, tragedies, losses and joys which I now share as I write.

I invite you to join with me on this continuing journey of life, its many struggles, and the very difficult journey of loss and grief. My focus is sharing life, knowing God is always present, and joins us wherever we are on our journey. I will talk about grief and loss, joy, and celebrating our loved ones. Your comments are welcome and I look forward to getting to know you in this virtual world in which we live.