Wednesday, December 17, 2008

See You in the Funny Papers by Pam Kumpe

See You in the Funny Papers by Pam Kumpe

With Fall and Winter comes overcast and often gloomy weather. And with it often comes dreary, dismal attitudes. It can be quite hard to be lively, excited, or just plain cheerful when the weather outside seems bleak and depressing. But rest assured, I have a perfect solution for you to use to turn your dull and grouchy day in to a fun, joyous one. Simply get yourself a copy of Pam Kumpe's See You in the Funny Papers.

The stories Pam has to share are downright hilarious, and I dare anyone to try and read even one chapter in her book without cracking a smile. I bet you can't do it. Filled with humor, inspiration, and plenty of reminders about how wonderous our God really is, this is a book that will soothe and satisfy both your mind and soul. I can't imagine any reader not being able to relate to Pam on one level or another. I personally found myself struck immediately by how honest and real her messages are. Each chapter is short and sweet, and each carries with it such a hearty helping of real life. Life isn't always perfect, but it's what we make of it that counts. We can choose to look on the negative side of things or we can choose to revel in the amazing wonder of it all. God is so big, so strong, and so mighty. There's nothing that God can not do. (Hey, that's from a song I used to sing in Sunday School, isn't it? hehe)

Pam shows through her shared columns that God is in all the details. He is there whether we realize it or not. Living life from day to day we might not always choose to look at the bigger picture but might choose to focus our sights on one or two things in particular. Usually this means we miss out on all the amazing things that God has placed before us because we're too busy to notice them. In short, God has a plan for each and every one of us. We need but focus on Him, and we too will see grandeur of it all. Life doesn't have to go perfectly. For as long we look for God in the details, He'll always be there to carry us through. Even the roughest days can be filled with laughter and peace when we've got God on our side.

So, if you're looking for a last minute Christmas gift for someone on your list go grab them a copy of See You in the Funny Papers. Then while you're at the store, grab yourself a copy, head home, kick back, and prepare yourself for a refreshing look at life's lessons through the eyes of Pam Kumpe. I promise, you won't be disappointed.

***WARNING: Reading this book in bed while your spouse is trying to sleep might get you slapped. Apparently, one's laughing out loud isn't conducive to another's sleeping.***

-Bookish Mom, aka RebekahC

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