Monthly Archives: October 2018

Humor – October 31

John was driving down the street in a sweat because he had an important meeting and couldn’t find a parking place.

Looking up toward heaven, he said, “Lord, take pity on me. If you find me a parking place I will go to church every Sunday for the rest of my life and give up beer.”

Just then a parking place miraculously appeared!

John looked up again and said, “Never mind. I found one!”

One Liner
You’ve got to kiss a lot of frogs before you find the handsome prince. But he probably isn’t going to be interested in some frog-kisser.

Thought for the day
“God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted” Matthew 5:4

It’s okay to grieve. When people are Christians, we know they will go on to Heaven, so we need not grieve like the world. Our grief can be different. We grieve because we’re going to miss them, but we can also be at peace because we know they are with God.

Humor – October 30

A husband has to go away on a business trip. Really bad timing – his wife is about to deliver a set of twins (boy & girl).

Sure enough, she goes into labor the minute his plane takes off. So his brother takes her to the hospital. She has a rough labor and it takes a long time to recover her communication skills.

But the hospital needs names for the babies before they can release them from the hospital. So it’s up to the new uncle (who is known to be quite a prankster) to name them.

When the husband finally comes home, he is a bit worried about what his brother named his children. So he carefully asks his wife what are their names.

She replied, “Well, he named our daughter Denise.”

“Hey, that’s not so bad” he says and smiles.

“I know, but he named your son Denephew!”

One Liner
A friend of mine asked me to go to the front of his car to see if his turn signal was working.  I did and yelled out, “Yes, No, Yes, No, Yes, No, Yes, No…”

Thought for the day
“Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge” Psalm 62:8b

The Bible says when you go through a season of loss, the first thing you need to do is release your grief.


Humor – October 29

A mystery-lover takes his place in the theater for opening night, but his seat is way back in the theater, far from the stage.

The man calls an usher over and whispers, “I just love a good mystery, and I have been anxiously anticipating the opening of this play. However, in order to carefully follow the clues and fully enjoy the play, I have to watch a mystery close up. Look how far away I am! If you can get me a better seat, I’ll give you a handsome tip.”

The usher nods and says he will be back shortly. Looking forward to a large tip, the usher speaks with his co-workers in the box office, hoping to find some closer tickets. With just three minutes left until curtain, he finds an unused ticket at the Will Call window and snatches it up.

Returning to the man in the back of the theater, he whispers, “Follow me.” The usher leads the man down to the second row, and proudly points out the empty seat right in the middle.

“Thanks so much,” says the theatergoer, “This seat is perfect.” He then hands the usher a quarter.

The usher looks down at the quarter, leans over and whispers, “The butler did it in the parlor with the candlestick.”

One Liner
Yeah, I’m a bird lover. Mostly chicken. Mostly fried.

Thought for the day
“Let us love one another, for love comes from God” 1 John 4:7a

More than anything else, kids need unwavering and unconditional love. There needs to be a place where they’re accepted — warts and all.

Humor – October 26

A nun who worked for a local home health care agency was out making her rounds when she ran out of gas. As luck would have it there was a station just down the street. She walked to the station to borrow a can with enough gas to start the car and drive to the station for a fill up.

The attendant regretfully told her that the only can he owned had just been loaned out, but if she would care to wait he was sure it would be back shortly.

Since the nun was on the way to see a patient she decided not to wait and walked back to her car. After looking through her car for something to carry to the station to fill with gas, she spotted a bedpan she was taking to the patient. Always resourceful, she carried it to the station, filled it with gasoline, and carried it back to her car.

As she was pouring the gas into the tank of her car two men walked by. One of them turned to the other and said: “Now that’s what I call faith!”

One Liner
Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.

Thought for the day
“Abraham never doubted. He believed God, for his faith and trust grew ever stronger, and he praised God for this blessing even before it happened” Romans 4:20

A promise is only as good as the character of the person who makes the promise. The Bible says God cannot lie because he is complete truth. If he makes a promise to you, he’s going to fulfill it.

Humor – October 25

Our 10-year-old Mattie having a conversation with her grandmother while eating breakfast:

Mattie: Nanna, I’m a fat old man.

Grandmother: Mattie! What did you say?

Mattie:  I’m a fat old man.

Grandmother: Now Mattie why would you say something like that?

Mattie:  Well, everybody says I look just like my daddy.

One Liner
Sign at a fast food place: Eat or we’ll both starve.

Thought for the day
“While God was testing him, Abraham still trusted in God and his promises, and so he offered up his son Isaac” Hebrews 11:17a,

A dead end is a test of your faith. God said he wanted Abraham to sacrifice his son, and Abraham didn’t blink an eye. He didn’t panic because he remembered what God could do, and he relied on what God had promised him.

Humor – October 24

Jill’s car was unreliable and she called John for a ride every time it broke down. One day John got yet another one of those calls…

John: “What happened this time?”

Jill: “My brakes went out.  Can you come get me?”

John: “Where are you?”

Jill: “I’m in the drugstore.”

John: “And where’s the car?”

Jill: “It’s in here with me.”

One Liner
Kids today don’t know how easy they have it. When I was young, I had to walk 9 feet through shag carpet to change the TV to one of nine channels.

Thought for the day
“Abraham, when hope was dead within him, went on hoping in faith . . . He relied on the word of God” Romans 4:18

When you are at a dead end, you need the Bible. Read it. Study it. Memorize it. Think about it. Write it down on little notecards, and go over it. The Bible is full of promises. You rely on the Word and trust in its promises, and it will revive you emotionally.

Humor – October 23

Use ME?!?!

The next time you feel like God can’t use you, just remember…

~ Noah was a drunk

~ Abraham was too old

~ Isaac was a daydreamer

~ Jacob was a liar

~ Leah was ugly

~ Joseph was abused

~ Moses had a stuttering problem

~ Gideon was afraid

~ Samson had long hair and was a womanizer

~ Rahab was a prostitute

~ Jeremiah and Timothy were too young

~ David was an adulterer and a murderer

~ Elijah was suicidal

~ Jonah ran from God

~ Naomi was a widow

~ Job went bankrupt

~ John the Baptist ate bugs

~ Peter denied Christ

~ The disciples fell asleep while praying

~ Martha worried about everything

~ The Samaritan woman was divorced (more than once)

~ Zaccheus was too small

~ Paul was too religious

~ Timothy had an ulcer

~ Lazarus was dead!

One Liner
God’s faithfulness always surpasses our unfaithfulness.

Thought for the day
“We know that in all things God works for good with those who love him, those whom he has called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28 TEV).

Let’s face it. You and I do foolish things from time to time. We make mistakes.

But nothing you ever do is beyond the capacity of God to use. We may make mistakes, but God doesn’t.

Humor – October 22

“Sally, can you spell ‘water’ for me?” The teacher asked.

“H I J K L M N 0,” answered Sally promptly.

Her teacher look puzzled. “That doesn’t spell “water.”

“Sure it does,” said Sally. “My daddy’s a scientist and he says water is H to O.”

One Liner
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst, for they are sticking to their diets.

Thought for the day
“My heart rejoices in your salvation” (Psalm 13:5b NIV).

If you’re a follower of Jesus, joy should be a way of life.