Monday, July 8, 2013

Rose Chandler Johnson, featured author ~ Plus monthly book giveaway

Lavender iced tea, lavender and roses ~ Eileen DeCamp
sent me this lovely photo to celebrate my book's release

And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. 1 John 1:4

It is my pleasure today to write to you about my new devotional journal, God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea, which was just released from Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas.  It is my first book, so I wanted to take advantage of this monthly feature of Write Moments with God to showcase it.  I’m very pleased to be giving away a copy or two to one of you.  More about that at the end of the post.

The Lord is faithful.  Our timing and God’s time aren’t always the same, but we know God’s time is perfect.  And He hears our prayers.  Recently I stumbled across an old journal with an entry from 1979.  In a written prayer, I said to the Lord I wanted to write a book that was relevant and encouraging and that would point others to the heart of God.  I believe that the Lord put that desire in my heart, and that He has brought it to pass.  God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea is a realization of that desire.  To me, that is exciting. 
The devotionals arrive!

God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea is compiled of 52 one page meditations, followed by suggested Scriptures for additional reading, questions for reflection and journaling, a prayer, a “sweet tea moment of the day”, and a prayer focus. 

Elizabeth Musser, award winning Christian writer and author of The Swan House, says “Use it as a wonderful way to start the day off right—with God’s Word and friendly counsel from a woman whose soul knows.”

Ann Tatlock, two-time Christy award winner and author of Sweet Mercy, says it’s a “wonderful mix of spiritual insights and practical applications”.

In the South, nothing is more refreshing than a glass of sweet iced tea.  Nothing, that is, except experiencing God in those small, everyday moments.  This is a deeply personal collection of devotions designed to help readers experience new mercies every day.

I feel confident that if you enjoy Write Moments with God, you will love God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea:  Experiencing God in the Midst of Everyday Moments.

Click over to Amazon, if you'd like to have a look inside the book, and read the first devotional.
This week we are launching this devotional into the world.  I need your help.  Please tell your family and friends about it.  Thank you so much for visiting today.
Being confident of this very things, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6

Now, let me tell you how you can win your own copy of God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea.  I'm making it an easy click, click.
1.  Please "LIKE" my Facebook author page.
2.  Share about this blog post today on your own Facebook page so your friends will know about it and have an opportunity to participate as well.  You can do that by clicking at the bottom of the page or sharing my post when you go to my page to "like" it.
3. Leave a comment below and include your email address so that I can contact you if you are a winner.
Take these easy steps no later than Saturday, July 13th at 11:00.  The winner will be announced on Monday, July 15th.  If up to 20 readers participate, I will give away 2 copies.  Thanks again.  And thank you for blessing me by participating.


  1. Rose - Congratulations on your new release! I have liked your author page and will be glad to share it on my facebook page. God bless you! ~Lisa

  2. yay! You're the first to be in the drawing. Thank you so much for your support and blessings.

  3. yay! You are the first to be put in the drawing. Thank you Lisa for your support and blessings.

  4. Congratulations Rose! I am enjoying your book so much and thanks for sharing my lavender tea photo!

  5. Thanks Eileen. I just love to share your photos. Shutterbug! Thanks for blessing me.

  6. Rose ...

    I just wanted to say once again how proud I am of you and all the hard work you have put into your book. I hope that everyone likes it as much as I do! I love you!

    Amy D. Jenkins

  7. Thank you Amy. God is faithful. I pray this devotional will be a blessings to many. I believe God has a purpose for it.

  8. So happy for you, Rose. This has been a work of love and will touch everyone who reads and shares it.

  9. Congratulations, Rose. I am soooo happy for you! Please enter my name to win a copy of your "baby." And I wish you huge sales!


    Love you,

  10. Congratulations Rose, I'm so excited for you. It does a heart good to see a hometown girls dream come true.Wishing you much success with your new book and may many more follow!

  11. Thank you Patsy. I appreciate it. I'm so excited myself.

  12. Darling Rose,

    You are truly a desciple of Jesus - I can say this because God actually woke me up with you on my mind this morning and told me how faithful you have been to Him with all the sincere work you have done in His name. I am off to re-check out your book and lift you up to all I know. Thank you for being on the front line.



  13. Jules, you are precious. I've been missing you. I'm so glad you wrote me this note. My deepest thanks for all your prayers and encouraging words from the start. You will love this devotional. XOXO In His Hands.

  14. Susan EngebrechtJuly 11, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    Wishing you the best. I know your book will bless many.

  15. Rose you have worked so very hard for this. Now sit back & continue to praise God for your accomplishment. He is the one who has given you the words that you needed to write your book so you are already successful. I'm very proud of you! I really enjoyed your book.

    1. Thanks Andrea. I hope it was inspiring. Thanks for your encouragement.

  16. Beautifully written book. Those who read it will see the many times God has been with them through the tough times. Miracles still happen, but we sometimes have to be still long enough to realize it. You are an inspiration to all writers.

  17. Thank you Betty for sharing that. I'm so happy you enjoyed God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea. I'll put you in the drawing...think gift-giving. God bless you.

  18. How awesome to have your book published! Congratulations! I read the first devotional & it was simply wonderful. I can't wait to read all of them! And winning a copy would make a lovely addition to my bookshelves. ;-] Here is my email address: shelley[at]where2[dot]org

    1. Thank you Shelley. I appreciate your connecting with me here. I'll include your name in the drawing.