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Welcome to the Funny Farm: The All-True Misadventure of a Woman on the Edge
Guides readers on a tour of a woman's life. This title covers topics from baby showers to cell phones, chin hair to Hamburger Helper, defrosted turkeys to Barry Manilow, and dumb blonde jokes to well-woman exams. It aims to inspire, entertain and shed light on principles of spiritual wellness and Christian living to enrich the life of the reader.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 1st 2001 by Fleming H. Revell Company
(first published 2001)
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This collection of amusing incidents in the author's life concludes with a spiritual application at the end of each story. Linamen is very real, very human, and very Christian. I wasn't expecting the "moral of the story" kind of experience when I got the book, but grew to enjoy it. It helped me think maybe I could do the same in my own life--draw a lesson from my own mis-adventures.
I have no idea where this book came from nor did I know anything about the author before reading it. I found out that she is a devout Christian which I was not expecting. This is not a negative just an observation. Some of the stories in the collection were laugh out loud funny.
This was a hilariously real piece of devotional work. I appreciated Linamen's honesty, but also her way of deftly turning incredible humor into a challenge that often stepped on my spiritual toes. I look forward to reading this one again and again.... something I rarely do.
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“Lord, hang on to me. I know I should be hanging on to you, but I’m not. The truth is, I feel too wounded and broken and angry and rebellious and hurt right now to hang on to you. So if I’m going to get through this at all, it’s got to be up to you. See me through this, Lord, hang on, please hang on to me and don’t let go.”
“The Bible tells me that “every good and perfect gift is from the Lord.” I believe it. But, unlike things like stress and calories, these good gifts really are optional—I can choose to push them away, or I can embrace them with open arms. I wonder how many good gifts I’ve left unopened because I was too stressed, harried, or just plain shortsighted to recognize them for what they were?”More quotes…