June 9, 2016



A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.

~Proverbs 17:22, NLT


Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is common sense dancing.

~William James

I really like my glasses, my dentures fit me find; my hearing aid is ordered but what about my absent mind? For two days in a row, the LORD spoke to me in my QT and for two days in a row, I have forgotten what He said, although I did write it down yesterday morning but forgot to bring the note home. I racked my feeble brain but I could not recall even the subject. I thought, I can get frustrated or I can chuckle. 

Can you laugh at yourself? Can you laugh with others when they are laughing at you? A sense of humor is a must for a pastor. If you don’t learn to laugh at yourself and others, you will spend most of your time crying or feeling sorry for yourself. A sense of humor is a safety valve; a way to release pressure. I heard a good anecdote last night. If Trump gets elected, he will be the first president to move into government housing previously occupied by a minority family. Did you laugh: if not, shame on you. What do you call a camel with two humps? A Bactrian! What do you call a camel with three humps? Pregnant! Surely you laughed.

When I was a boy, I knew a hell fire and brimstone preacher who was deadly serious all the time. I think he thought it was a sin to smile. He appeared to be working on a holy look, an expression somewhere between acid indigestion and a migraine headache. He wasn’t a bad preacher but he just could not laugh. He lost it, that is his mind. You cannot survive without laughter.

EXTRA animated

  • This is VBS preparation week and we have a lot more to do before Sunday so if you need me today, call my cell. I will be in and out and out more than in.
  • I did get my computer problem resolved yesterday but it took me half the morning. I am hoping to get back on track. I usually do the blog right after my QT. Doing them late at night is not the ideal.
  • Kane got to play golf yesterday with Phil Mickelson. June was tore up. Phil is her favorite player and yes, she is huge golf fan.

mickelson happy