August 18, 2017

About the DogFur & Dandelions Blog

Dog fur and dandelions: two things that serve an often unseen purpose in life. Kind of like many of the situations we face in our lives here on earth. We may not always know the purpose of some of our difficulties, but we can rest assured that there is a purpose and a great God directing our lives.

It is so even within my own life. I may not fully understand why God has chosen me to face the trials of a long-term illness or the unique challenges of ministry life; yet I know I can depend on my God who is sovereign, and who has planned all these things from before the foundations of the world. I may not understand, but I know they serve a purpose.

It is my prayer that this blog will serve a purpose in your life as well: to encourage Christ-centered living. I want everything I share on this blog to encourage you to a closer walk with your God, a more intimate knowledge of Him, and a more passionate relationship with Him, and in everything to “rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer” (Romans 12:12).

To that end, I share the following with you:

I pray that everything I share on this blog would exhort you with sound doctrine; edify you with the glorious truth of who God is and what He has done for us; and encourage you in body, mind, and spirit.

My mission and purpose in doing so is clearly stated in Titus 2:1, 7-8 and 2 Timothy 4:2 —

“But as for you,
teach what accords with sound doctrine.”

“Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and
in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned.”

“Preach the word.
Be ready in season and out of season.”


All Scripture quoted is from the English Standard Version, unless otherwise noted.
All material is copyrighted by Elizabeth A. Johnson, and may not be reproduced without permission.


  1. Yoiu are a wonderful example to us, Elizabeth. God never wastes our suffering, but always uses it to draw us to himself. Thankful for your encouraging blog and will share your new address with my readers.
    With love,

  2. Thanks Sarah! I always appreciate your encouragement and “joy-filled” spirit! 🙂

  3. Elizabeth, Your blog is always encouraging and sometimes convicting, but always a blessing.

  4. Paula keeler says:

    Elizabeth, It is nice to meet you on the blog bash. Your words touched my heart and set my eyes on Jesus. thank you and God Bless you and Heal you
    Aloha Paula

  5. Found my way over from inCourage. Looking forward to diving into your blog. God Bless you!

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