About the Author

Deborah H. Johnson is an accomplished educator, author, inspirational speaker, and storyteller. She’s the author of “Coaching the Dream: A Parent’s Guide” and is a certified life/career coach and biblical breakthrough counselor. She advocates writing by hand and from the heart.

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  1. I’m in the moment of recalibration and resetting. Hardest part has been forcing myself to sit down but it’s definitely necessary. This post truly resonated with me.

  2. Pride truly comes before the fall! God never tells us to so anything for no reason. God guides us with intention. We need to live that way.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Deborah, you have put into words my situation. I can relate to
    “Healing also means taking responsibility for the role you play in your own suffering.” That hit home. God, who gave me every
    opportunity to slow down on my own, was now taking the reins and reeling me in.”
    Thank you,

  4. Thank you for sharing your testimony. I believe many of us can attest to this. However, the ending sometimes don’t be the same. I’m dealing with so much right now and there are time I feel like a total failure, but zi also know that these trials come to make us better and stronger…I am an overcomer.

  5. Something similar happened to me in 2008.  I was working, teaching tennis, and was volunteering that year.  I wanted to go to Georgia to see the Ga. Tech women play in the NCAA tournament (they won it that year), but during the tennis-teaching session the day before, I broke my wrist in 3 places.  Then later that year, LAM showed up as a collapsed lung (spontaneous pneumothorax) at the beach that September, a few weeks before I was scheduled for a myomectomy.  My mom had placed a poem in my room a few years earlier (when I was doing Amway on top of the other tasks), which explained how God wanted me to slow down.  Sometimes you have to make the sacrifice to make time for yourself, so you can do other things you want to do LATER.

  6. I am thankful for God’s mercy and grace towards you. I pray that your journey is blessed, rewarding, and peaceful.

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