LOL with God: Devotional Messages of Hope & Humor for Women

LOL with God: Devotional Messages of Hope & Humor for Women

by Pam Farrel, Dawn Wilson

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Feeling tired, stressed or disconnected with God? In this devotional, authors Pam Farrel and Dawn Wilson provide real-life stories mixed with a splash of humor and an encouraging word from God to help women get through hectic days. Joy from God, unlike the fleeting happiness of the world, transforms the soul and helps to heal frazzled, broken women. A cheerful heart is still good medicine (Proverbs 17:22), and women need it in megadoses! There will always be a need for humor to cheer our hearts, and when that humor is paired with powerful truth principles from Scripture, women will be revived and refreshed. To make it fun, the authors have taken Scripture verses and made them into text messages similar to those you might see on your cell phone, but these are from God’s Word.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604829525
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date: 02/08/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 367,958
File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Virtual Disconnect 3

IM Illiterate 6

God's Text Message 10

Influence 13

Joy Hunt 16

Eating the Word 19

What's a Single Girl to Do? 22

The Bigger the Battle, the Bigger the Blessing 25

Say "Yes!" 29

Times Like These 32

Worthy of Trust 36

911 39

Connecting Dots 42

Headache! 45

Mindless Activity 48

Choice Words 51

Integrity "Lite" 54

Not Too Hard, Not Too Small 57

Tenacious Temptation 60

Step by Step 63

Reasons, Not Excuses 66

Okay, I'll Call! 69

A Skillful Ministry of Words 72

The Measure of Success 75

The Check's in the Mail 78

Marinating 81

Lemon Vision 84

God Can Use Anything 87

Rest from Stress 90

Prime the Pump 93

God Knows and Cares 96

Cultivate Joy 99

Ah ... Satisfied! 102

Conquering the Control Freak 105

Just Call Me 108

Cradled in Thorns 111

Courage for the Journey 115

Singled Out 119

Ya Gotta have Friends! 122

Be Glad! 125

Marching to the Beat of your Own Accordion 128

The Truest Mirror 131

Take Care of Yourself 134

Navigating Change 137

All I Need and More 140

Who are You? 143

First and Last Words 146

Speak the Same Language 149

Rearranging Deck Chairs 152

Worrywart 156

Out of Hiding 159

Normal Choices 162

Learn from your Critics 165

Eager Sponges 168

Perpetual Heritage 171

God's Loving Presence 174

Daily Bread 177

Calm Me Down, Lord! 180

The Faithful Rock 183

Better than Chatty Cathy 186

Just Right 189

Camp Grammy 192

Crazy Love 195

Ready to Snap! 198

Perch and Rest 201

Four J's for Our Trials 204

Got a Hold on you 207

God's Training Program 210

Rainbow Reality 213

Infusion of Joy 216

Jesus Loves ME! 219

Shattered, but Forgiven 222

The Mulligan 225

Drawing a Blank 229

The Faith Connection 232

Awaiting the Trip Home 235

The Stars of Heaven 238

The Last Laugh 241

What People are Saying About This

Anita Renfroe

Pam Farrel and Dawn Wilson are true encouragers in every sense of the word! Prepare to receive your daily dose of laughter—which “does good like a medicine.”
Anita Renfroe, comedian and author

Kerri Pomarolli

Every modern-day, multitasking woman like me needs some relatable, funny encouragement on a daily basis. The Scriptures and stories in LOL with God will inspire you to get out of your comfort zone and reach out to God and others in new ways. Thx 4 a rly grt bk!
Kerri Pomarolli, actress, comedian, and author

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LOL with God: Devotional Messages of Hope and Humor for Women 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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snidbits More than 1 year ago
"LOL with God" is a devotional for women broken down into seventy-eight different "texts" from God to us. Each text begins with a scripture and ends with an "LOL" - a short real-life story to make you laugh. Some of the themes tackle singleness, stress and trusting God. One text titled "Connecting Dots" discusses the latter and really spoke to me in this season of my life: "We often get so focused on specific details that we can't see the big picture. In our attempt to connect the dots of our circumstances, we may miss something more obvious that God is trying to show matter our circumstances, God has a purpose behind each circumstance. We can trust Him because He knows how to connect the scattered dots in our lives." I enjoyed this book. It's written with space for you to jot down thoughts as you read along. I felt as if each text was relevant to me and I could take something from each. I liked the humor incorporated throughout so it wasn't too heavy of a read.
Valerie827 More than 1 year ago
LOL With God: Devotional Messages of Hope & Humor for Women By: Pam Farrel & Dawn Wilson I will admit I was very skeptical about this book. The synopsis said something about the authors being avid "texters" and how the book was written like a "text message" from God. It sounded kinda petty and childish. But I decided to give it a try. Mainly because it was the only thing available for review. Even when I received the book and casually flipped through it, I still wasn't impressed. But once I actually started reading, I realized that the authors take their relationship with God very seriously. The premise of texting wasn't as prominent in the book as I thought it might be, for which I was thankful. As you can tell by the subtitle, this is a devotional book for women. Each devotional is about 3 pages long and includes a short article or thought, a one-two sentence prayer, a few Scriptures related to the topic, and a funny story or anecdote at the end. I was talking with a friend the other day about devotional books and she was expressing her disappointment with some that she has come across because the devotionals are so short--not more than a paragraph, maybe two. The articles/devos in this book are a pretty ideal length in my opinion, especially for those of us who are really busy. The devo itself is probably a page, page and a half. It's not so short that it's missing some of the meat that should be included, but not so long that it takes forever to read. I like my devotional thoughts, especially if it is a daily program, to be short enough that I don't get too much information. I want a simple, concise topic that I can easily keep on my mind and reflect on throughout the day. If you're reading 3-4 points sermons as your devotional, it's a little more difficult. So that was good about this book. The devotionals were about a wide range of topics. Here are just a few: Living joyfully Friendships Living the single life God's providential hand Using your strengths Forgiveness and second chances Temptations Also, the humorous stories at the end are actually quite funny. And clean, of course! I plan on keeping this book on my shelf for future reference teaching classes or something b/c the stories are good and usually have a decent point that you can tie into a lesson. Oh, and as far as the reference in the synopsis to the text messages, pretty much the only part of the chapter dealing w/it was at the very beginning. They would give part of a Scripture in "text lingo" or abbreviations. I thought it was a little weird and maybe overdone. I don't know about yall, but I never abbreviate this much when I'm sending txt messages. For example: "Cst al yr nxty n him bc he crs 4 u." (Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." Or: "W t tmptashn He wl lso prvd t wy o escp." (With the temptation He will also provide the way of escape.) After a while, I just skipped right over that line because it took too much effort to sit there and try to decipher what they were saying. There were a few things that the authors talked about that were a little different from the things that I believe. Like God's role in speaking to us. The authors talk about God speaking directly to them, directing them to do something. I don't believe God speaks directly to us in that way anymore. Other than that though, everything else was pretty middle-of-the-road. Nothing super-li
Ellybean More than 1 year ago
I was quite intrigued when I first heard about LOL with God. I'm always looking to add devotional study books to add to my shelf and this one though not as deep as some I have it's definitely a keeper. Each daily devotion opens with stories that involve connecting and technology of some sorts topped with a text message that plays part into the daily reading and how we can apply it to our own lives. To tie of the devotion there's four sections; Send up a Message, Text Helps, Your Turn, and LOL. Which translates into a daily a prayer, scripture verses to take to heart, a section to write and convey your thoughts, and the LOL section is basically a short story to makes us smile and go about our day a little more cheerful. I'm not a huge texter so I am pretty thankful that there were translations to many of the phrases and word shortcuts used in this book. I am sure anyone who is an avid texter and is more up on technology than me is going to love this book.
Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
In LOL with God: Devotional Messages of Hope & Humor for Women, authors Pam Farrel and Dawn Wilson provide short, easy-to-read devotions to encourage women with humor and Scripture, and leave them feeling revived and refreshed. Avowed "texters" Pam and Dawn use the them of sending and receiving text messages throughout the book as a unifying feature. But for texters and non-texters alike, this devotional shares personal stories from women who have learned to "choose joy!" and offers a fresh perspective of living in God's presence. So get ready to be encouraged and to laugh out loud! In today's information highway, this devotional for women of all ages really does hit home. Throughout the book you will not only learn about the scriptures from the Bible relating to each story presented by along the way learn how to text just like your teens do. Here's a classic example of what the book entails: Hw do U kp a txtr in suspense? I'll tel U l8r. Translated: How do you keep a texter in suspense? I'll tell you later! In addition the book is laid out using scripture as a text message then highlights that particular passage with what it means to the authors like any normal devotional followed up with a great story of humor and laughter guaranteed to make you smile and laugh along. I received this wonderful and refreshing book compliments of Tyndale House Publishers for my honest review and can't wait to share some of the insights with my family and friends! This book can be given to anyone women from 13 on up and can definitely see the multiple benefits of this unique devotional. This rates a 5 out of 5 stars!