Dena Johnson Ministries is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization devoted to sharing the good news that God brings beauty out of broken lives. Founder Dena Johnson lived through her own personal devastation that almost destroyed her faith. Instead, she found God faithful and loving and redemptive. As she saw the pieces of her life put back together, Dena became passionate about helping others find the God who is near the broken-hearted.
I’ve said it before and I’m certain I will say it many more times before I die: Embrace the journey. Yes, a wise friend gave me this little piece of advice some thirteen years ago when I learned of my husband’s affair. I thought she might be a little crazy at the time, but she… Continue reading Embrace the Journey
Oh, Anna! I am so sorry! I can’t even start to express the depths of pain that I feel for you! It has been a long, hard journey, and I know it’s not over yet. I know you are devastated. Broken. Confused. Angry. This man who you thought was a man after God’s own heart… Continue reading A Letter to Anna Duggar
Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me?Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. Psalm 43:5 Have you ever felt this in the core of your being? Have you ever felt so down and disturbed and you just didn’t even know why? Have you ever been… Continue reading I’m Not There
You’ve heard the saying, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” I’ve been in some tough situations in my life. Some really tough situations. I actually have some tough situations in my life right now. But do you know what? I know this season will pass, and God will use it to make… Continue reading When the Going Gets Tough…
What comes to your mind when someone says self-care? Do you think of a luxurious spa day? A regular mani/pedi? Maybe you think about an extravagant vacation. A day at the beach. An exciting weekend with the girls. Or maybe it’s something simpler for you. A candlelight bubble bath. A quiet walk in the park.… Continue reading Do You Love Yourself?
I am so excited to announce the Launching Into Freedom Conference to be held this Saturday, April 10. A friend of mine went through a really tough time a while back. Her daughter was really sick and nearly died, and then her husband left and filed for divorce. It was a pretty dark season, as… Continue reading Launching Into Freedom
I recently shared about seeing Jesus live at the Sight & Sound Theater. Now is your chance to see it live even if you can’t get to the theater!
Did you know that this past Sunday was Single Parent Day? Ronald Reagan saw the hard work of single parents many years ago and proclaimed March 21 Single Parent Day. I had actually never heard of Single Parent Day until I had been a single parent for a number of years. While it may not… Continue reading The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Last weekend, we had a little family escape to Branson, Missouri. It is spring break around here, and Branson is a popular destination from our home in the Oklahoma City area. My daughter had planned a girls’ trip with a friend from church, but she needed us to drive her to Branson—about a five hour… Continue reading Jesus
So how’s your 30 day challenge going? I hope you have been taking every thought captive by personalizing scriptures and reminding yourself multiple times daily of the truth of scriptures. Remember, the truth will set you free (John 8:32). I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce you to another resource that could make… Continue reading Verse Mapping Bible