It's Always Darkest Before the Fridge Door Opens: Finding Joy in the Cold Places of Life

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Life is full of problems: there's not enough time in the day, your kids won't stop fighting, and those cars won't let you merge onto the highway. Not to mention the really bad stuff: your best friends are getting divorced, and your close relative is sick. It's ...

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It's Always Darkest Before the Fridge Door Opens: Enjoying the Fruits of Middle Age

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Overview

Laugh Your Way Through a Sticky Situation

Life is full of problems: there's not enough time in the day, your kids won't stop fighting, and those cars won't let you merge onto the highway. Not to mention the really bad stuff: your best friends are getting divorced, and your close relative is sick. It's enough to make you want to scream and cry and stomp your feet. But then you remember you're not three.

Life is like a refrigerator—it offers us a lot of good things, but it can be smelly if left for too long.

Don't let life be a stinker. God provided the equipment to laugh—we just have to remember to use it. Martha Bolton and Phil Callaway show how they look on the bright side of life as they teach us creative ways to deal with telemarketers, remind us that we could cope with the world if it wasn't for the people, and explain why M&Ms are healthy. Where there's a will, there's a way, and Martha and Phil will help you find a way to laugh yourself back into a joyful life!

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If you are looking for light reading and a really good laugh, pick up a copy of this book. It's sure to send you giggling about real life situations that you face in everyday living. I've read Martha Bolton before and have never been disappointed. This is the first book I've read that has been co-authored by Phil Callaway and I find their writing combination to be very entertaining. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
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I enjoyed reading It's Always Darkest Before the Fridge Door Opens and the book arrived just at the right time. Life was crumbling around me and this book really helped to get my perspective back in order. I highly recommend this book. I laughed out loud several times and the whole family enjoyed the pop quizzes. Run out and buy this book right away.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780764203077
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/1/2006
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 8.42 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

MARTHA BOLTON is a full-time comedy writer and the author of more than 50 books, including Didn't My Skin Used to Fit? She was a staff writer for Bob Hope for 15 years and has written for Phyllis Diller, Wayne Newton's USO show, Ann Jillian, Jeff Allen, and many other entertainers. Her writing has appeared in Reader's Digest, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and Brio magazine. She has received four Angel Awards and an Emmy nomination. She and her husband live in Tennessee.

PHIL CALLAWAY is the award-winning author of fifteen books, including Who Put My Life on Fast-Forward? and I Used to Have Answers, Now I Have Kids, and his articles appear in several publications, including New Man, Decision, and Marriage Partnership. A popular conference speaker, he also is a frequent guest on television and radio, including Focus on the Family. Phil, his wife, and their three teenagers live in Alberta, Canada.

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    I ran into an old friend that I hadn’t seen in a long time the other day. She asked me what’s new. I told her that my mother had gotten sick, I was first responder, then she died and I was the executor. Then I told her why both of my brothers are now angry with me. She responded by saying “Paula, I asked for the news, not a soap opera.”
    It’s been a long year, and I’m just plain worn out. The last few books I’ve reviewed have been self-help books that didn’t help me all that much. Then I saw “It’s Always Darkest Before the Fridge Door Opens: Enjoying the Fruits of Middle Age” by Martha Bolton and Phil Callaway and thought I’d give it a try.
    This was the perfect book for me at this time. It’s categorized as psychology and humor as well as Christian non-fiction. Those three things are blended together like chocolate swirl ice cream; a little sweet, a little bitter, mixed into something that is completely enjoyable.
    The humor reminds me of Dick Van Dyke (yes, I’m that old) although he isn’t one of the comedians quoted, or one of the people that the authors have written for. The authors are both comedy writers with a long list of clients, and 100 published books. (The difference between an author and a writer is that writers get paid.) They are also Christians who can apply Biblical truths in very simple terms.
    After reading this book, I was watching America’s Funniest Home Videos, and I caught myself chuckling. That hasn’t happened in a while.
    My only complaint about the book is that the authors (I mean writers) were citing Bible stories from the King James Version. As you know, the KJV is missing thirteen books and several other chapters. Only the Catholic Bible tells the whole story.
    One example that they cited was the story of the adulteress that was being stoned. Jesus said “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” Protestants think the story ends there, but it doesn’t. In the Catholic version, right after he said that, this big rock comes sailing out of the middle of the crowd. It knocks the woman flat in the forehead, knocking her down to the ground, out cold. Jesus is shocked. He looks around to see who could have done such a thing, and recognizes a face. Then he said “Aw, Mom!”
    The moral of the story, and the book, is that when things are looking bad, trust that God is in control, and smile.

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