I Can See Myself in His Eyeballs: God Is Closer Than You Think

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Zondervan, 2001 - Religion - 208 pages
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What would it be like to get so close to God that we could see ourselves in his eyeballs? Not because we want to look at ourselves, but because we want to be that close to him--to the mysterious, wonderful, invisible God who reveals himself even in temptations, trials, and dangers. Can you see God when your husband gets a speeding ticket? What about when your daughter wrecks her grandfather s truck? Is he watching while you drive down the road in a Chevette held together by wire coat hangers? With her usual sense of southern humor, Chonda Pierce invites us to open our eyes and our sense of humor as she teaches us how to catch God at work, especially in the most unlikely places. Like the time she got her ears pierced--contrary to the advice of her mother. She walked out of the jewelry store, saw two nuns, took them as a sign from God, and never wore pierced earrings again. Chonda the comedian has touched thousands of women around the country, from stage or on video. "To see or hear her is to love her," is the unanimous response. But in her writing, Chonda brings a whole new depth of insight into her humor--humor that enables readers to dispel all gloom and experience the joy of the closeness of God in their everyday lives."
  

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Contents

Eyeball to Eyeball
1 Momma Takes New York 13
A Day at the Beach 21
If God Had Meant for You to Have Holes in Your Ears 27
The Tower of Terror 31
5+ jYo Quiero Jesus 37
6 Mommas Big Knife 43
A Close Blush with the Law 49
16 Youll Never Have to Dust Again 1 1 1
TruckStop Rose 1 19
Papaws Shiny Red Truck 1 23
Salvation in the Driveway 1 29
Twins? 135
Noisy Mimes in Indianapolis 141
Dancing in the Living Room 147
You Cant Grow Macaroni 153

8 Manhattan Takes Us 55
9 The Great Diaper Derby 65
10 The Dog That Ate My Living Room 73
Our Family Reunion in a Minivan 8 1
12 Showtime at the Nursery 89
Still Trying to Get It through My Thick Head 95
Footloose and Fancy Free 101
Once Owned a Chevette 105
The Septic Tank Man 161
Think I Just Locked My Keys in the Car 167
All the Ice Cream You Can Eat 173
The Christmas Surprise Surprise 1 81
The Holy Ghost in New Orleans 1 85
The Blue Knight Picks My Daughter 191
Face to Face 199
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Chonda Pierce is a speaker, comedian, author, singer, preacher's daughter, wife, and mother of two. She is author of It's Always Darkest Before the Fun Comes Up and I Can See Myself in His Eyeballs, and she has performed on more than a dozen recordings. Chonda lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee with her husband and two children. Visit her website at www.chonda.org.

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