Monthly Archives: October 2016

Humor – October 31

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One Liner
I remember when Halloween was the scariest night of the year. Now, it’s Election night!!

Thought for the day
I John 4:8 says, “…for God is love.” In fact, John went on to write, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.” If we have given our lives to God, if we have found reconciliation with Him through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, then we have nothing to fear from God. We have no fear of punishment, but the great expectation of living in the love of God which will drive fear from us.

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Humor – October 28

A policeman pulls a man over for speeding and asks him to get out of the car. 

After looking the man over, he says, “Sir, I couldn’t help but notice your eyes are bloodshot. Have you been drinking?”

The man gets indignant and says, “Officer, I couldn’t help but notice your eyes are glazed. Have you been eating doughnuts”

One Liner
Text of the times:

Daughter: I love you, Mom!

Mom: Sorry. I have no money. Try it with your dad.

Thought for the day
When you learn God’s Word — or even take it a step further and memorize his Word — you protect yourself from temptation.

Rick Warren calls this the paraphrase-it method of Bible meditation. It’s pretty simple, really. You take a verse out of the Bible that you’re reading or studying, think about it for a bit, and then rephrase it and say it in your own words. 

Humor – October 27

An African-American preacher in Alabama during the Dust Bowl scheduled a special prayer service to pray for rain. The church was packed out with folks from far and wife. 

The preacher stepped into the pulpit, scanned the assembled congregation, and told everyone, “Y’all can head on home.  This service is over!”  

The people protested, “But we’ve not prayed for rain!” 

“Won’t do a lick of good,” the preacher replied.  “Ain’t none of you brought their umbrella!”

One Liner
Don’t corner something meaner than you. 

Thought for the day
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)

You may be facing a dead end right now—financial, emotional, or relational—but if you will trust God and keep on moving in faith, even when you don’t see a way, he will make a way. 

Humor – October 26

One lazy Saturday morning the wife and I were quiet and thoughtful, sitting around the breakfast table when I said to her unexpectedly, “When I die, I want you to sell all my stuff, immediately.”

“Now why would you want me to do something like that?” she asked.

“I figure a woman as fine as yourself would eventually remarry and I don’t want some other jerk using my stuff.”

She looked at me intently and said: “What makes you think I’d marry another jerk?”

One Liner
No man is truly married until he understands every word his wife is NOT saying.

Thought for the day
Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we’ve been given a brand-new life, and have everything to live for, including a future in heaven (1 Peter 1:3–4 MSG).

Jesus is in the business of giving people a fresh start. It doesn’t matter what you’ve done; it doesn’t matter where you’ve been; it doesn’t matter how bad you think you’ve blown it: Jesus will give you a fresh start.

Humor – October 25

NEW PASTOR

My appointment as the new pastor coincided with the church’s appeal for aid for victims of a hurricane.

Unfortunately, on my first Sunday in the parish, the center page of the church bulletin was accidentally omitted. So members of the congregation read from the bottom of the second page to the top of the last page:

“Welcome to the Rev. Andrew Jensen and his family … the worst disaster to hit the area in this century. The full extent of the tragedy is not yet known.”

One Liner
Sign posted in an Army recruiting office: “Marry a veteran, girls!  He can cook, make beds, sew, and is already used to taking orders.”

Thought for the day
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” (Matthew 9:36–38 NIV)

Jesus calls us to join him in his work. Jesus calls us to pray that others will join us in this work. God fills us with his love and compassion so we can minister to those who are harassed, helpless and beaten down by life. We carry the good news that Jesus helps us overcome the heartache of our hearts.