When You Need to Laugh {I Have the Book for You}

by Tamika Eason on April 24, 2012

Friends don’t always start with a face.

Sometimes they are words that reach far into our soul. Anonymous wisdom that gives our slumped spirit a kick into action. And I can attest that this dear sister has awakened my joy with her ministry. Finding her among the millions of bloggers is a gift from above.

Because true friendship is never just the exterior of a person–it’s the essence of what they believe that will connect you into a community. It’s faith shared. It’s failure confessed. And in the end, the laughter can fix almost anything.

And women we don’t laugh enough. We stretch life so thin with our expectations that we’re walking a tight rope. Aren’t there those moments when laughing is better than longing to get life right.

I’ve found words from a friend that remind me of this–that merrier days are here too. And it excites me to introduce this beautiful face and words of faith that are bend-over-funny.

 Her book is a blend of humor and grace:

What do drive-by diaper stores and God have in common? When is blabbing an acceptable habit? Why should you beware of moths and slugs? In her entertaining, uplifting style, award-winning author and humorist Jeanette Levellie weaves 72 amusing stories with affirming Biblical truths. These soul-nourishing examples of God’s favor and grace will help you:

  • Laugh when you find cow patties in your field instead of daisies
  • Discover the bottomless heart of God
  • Grow in your acceptance of yourself and others

Welcome a vacation from stress as you discover the sweetness of Two Scoops of Grace with Chuckles on Top.

 A little about Jeanette:

A spunky pastor’s wife of thirty-plus years, Jeanette Levellie authors a bi-weekly humor/inspirational column, God is Bigger, a popular feature in the Paris Beacon News since 2001. She has published stories in Guideposts anthologies, stories in Love is a Verb Devotional with Gary Chapman, articles in Christian and secular magazines, greeting card verses, and poems for calendars.  She is also a prolific  speaker for both Christian and secular groups, and loves to make people laugh while sharing her love for God and life.

Jeanette is the mother of two grown children, three grandchildren, and servant to four cats. She lives in Paris (not the French one), IL. with her husband, Kevin. Her hobbies include dining out, talking baby talk to her cats, avoiding housework, reading, and watching old classic movies.

Visit Jeanette on her blog, On Wings of Mirth and Worth, at www.jeanettelevellie.com.

And friends give good gifts:

You can win one of ten free downloads of my debut humor devotional, Two Scoops of Grace with Chuckles on Top for your eReader. Here are the very simple rules:

For each share of this post link on Facebook, Twitter, or your blog, you will receive one entry.

For each like on Jeanette’s Author Page or my Two Scoops Book Page on Facebook, or follow on my Twitter page or this blog, you will receive one entry. If you already like and/or follow me, mention that and I will count it.

Please send me ONE comment at the end of this post to tell me how many times you shared, liked, or followed, so I can give you the correct amount of entries. I reserve the right to verify all information given me, and disqualify anyone from the drawing who falsifies information. (Do not leave comments here to be entered, you MUST go to Jeanette’s blog post for the giveaway.)

Contest starts today and ends midnight, May 10, 2012. Jeanette will announce the winners in a blog post Sunday, May 13, 2012.

….and a $100 Gift Card Drawing~~~WOWZA!!!

After you have read/reviewed Two Scoops, check out my blog at www.jeanettelevellie.com for a contest to win a $100 gift card by answering ten easy questions about the book! After I receive your entry, your name will go into the hat for a $100 gift card to one of the following places (your choice): Amazon, Barnes and Noble, CBD, Hobby Lobby, Chick-fil-A, Wal-Mart, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, or Ruby Tuesday. This giveaway will run until August 10, 2012 so there is PLENTY of time for you to enter!

Friends don’t always begin with a face. But good friends find their way into our hearts with their words. Go buy the book!

 

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Jessica Nelson April 25, 2012 at 5:38 am

Tamika!!!! What a beautiful intro for Jeanette’s book! I totally agree that she’s a funny, lovely person. :-) I hope she gets lots of downloads for her book.

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Tamika April 25, 2012 at 10:24 am

Jessica, I feel like a better friend being surrounded by all of you. You spur me onto good works!

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Jeanette Levellie April 25, 2012 at 7:37 am

Do I know this lady? You are so kind to give me a shout out like this, dear sister. And I could say the same for you, that finding you among millions of bloggers was like finding a ruby in a rocky field. You encourage and uplift everyone who knows you!

Blessings of grace and laughter,
Jen

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Tamika April 25, 2012 at 10:12 am

Love you Jen! I’m thrilled to see your life bearing good fruit for the Kindgom! And I know this project will be medicine to women that will stir up the praises of Him who saves us and keeps us sane!

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Wendy April 25, 2012 at 7:57 am

Jeanette is a treasure! Love her friendship!
~ Wendy

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Tamika April 25, 2012 at 9:39 am

Yes she is! And her smile changes the atmosphere!

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slamdunk April 25, 2012 at 9:49 am

Jeanette’s blog is fantastic and I sure her new book is as well.

God Bless you and your family Tamika.

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Tamika April 25, 2012 at 10:34 am

Hey Slam! Great having you drop in! I hope you’ll consider Jeanette’s book for the women in your life (your wife, mother,sister). Her words are balm to the bleeding heart!

I pray His blessings keep you always!

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