Count it all Joy - A Devotional for Women

by Geri G. Cole



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/13/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 240
ISBN : 9781588207562

About the Book

Geri's main thrust in life is helping people with their problems. She is an emotional troubleshooter extraordinaire. She never wastes a minute, multi-tasking and overlapping. She's up early in the morning tending her flowers and vegetable garden, so she can pursue her many interests:

Family life, friendships, oil painting, writing, teaching, motorcycling, feeding the birds and critters in her backyard, and photography.

Her background in writing includes a weekly column and other articles in the Suncoast News, a local newspaper. She is also published in a Christian Magazine out of Kentucky, Branches of the Vine. She has edited the church newsletter for the last twenty years, and has been a speaker at Women's Aglow Fellowship in different counties in Florida.

In Count it all Joy, Geri draws from years of experience as wife, mother of four sons, grandmother of five, great-grandmother of two, teacher, counselor, friend, and pastor's wife.

Geri and I met when we both worked at the Tampa Police Department. She was a police matron, and I, a police officer. I've known her for over thirty-five years. She's my wife ~ and the most extraordinary person I have ever met.

About the Author

Beginning with the death of a toddler and two heartbreaking divorces, Count it all Joy follows the tender love story of a young couple as they begin a new life together. Their new start meant leaving the city with three little boys to make a home on a half-acre mini-farm, having no electricity, digging a well "by hand," and riding horseback three miles to the mailbox. When God gave them to each other for a lifetime, this young couple's desire was to live that life submitted to pleasing Him.

The fifty-two devotional readings include real-life instruction in the School of the Spirit, with God Himself teaching the lessons in healing, obedience, patience, forgiveness, and hope. They summon us to keep looking up - with our eyes fixed on Jesus - when the world around us seems to be collapsing.

This book will be read, given away, loaned and remembered because it is fresh and alive; without preachy religiosity. Count it all Joy will bring you laughter and tears and leave you with anticipation in your heart as you learn the awesome lesson that you [really can] Count it all Joy.


"I am totally fascinated with the book and have a quiet joy like someone has just told me a secret, that this book indeed is going to hit the mark and "fly."

For sixteen years I have been trying to write a book titled, Practical Parables for Pastor's Wives. I have read several, but they come across as self-righteous, door mat, pretty but not practical, fancy but not functional.

After reading Geri Cole's new book, Count it All Joy, I won't have to write that book.... SHE HAS DONE IT...and with flare, charm and a down to earth reality. - Betty Malz, author of many books, including Heaven, My Glimpse of Eternity, Making Your Husband Feel Loved, and Women in Tune.