Monday, February 13, 2017

A Time To Laugh

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.  -Ecclesiastes 3:4

A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.  -Proverbs 17:22 (also Proverbs 15:13, 15; Romans 12:15; Philippians 4:8).  

“There is so much sorrow and heartache in the world, we should use every opportunity we have to laugh.”  -Paige Patterson, president, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (swbts.edu). 

Don’t always be negative; don’t throw cold water on everything. 
Don’t take yourself too seriously. 
Some people can brighten up a room just by leaving! 
Lighten up. 
Laughter is good for you. 
Be fun to be around.  (Dads should be Firm, Fair, and Fun.)
Be able to laugh at yourself. 
If you can, tell a good, decent joke every now and then. 
Enjoy and appreciate humor. 
Enjoy other people’s laughter, and their having a good time. 
Enjoy children and their play and laughter. 
Show the lost there is a deep joy in being a Christian. 
Christians have great reasons to be happy, content, joyful. 

A Little Humor: 
Show me a man with both feet on the ground, and I’ll show you a man who can’t get his pants on. 
What if the hokey pokey really is what it’s all about? 
I’d give my right arm to be ambidextrous. 
Knowledge tells you a tomato is a fruit; wisdom tells you not to put it in a fruit salad. 
If you have a headache, do what it says on the aspirin bottle: Take two, and KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN.
I childproofed my house, but they still get in. 
I’m so glad you called.  I almost started to clean the house.  

Have you laughed today?  

-David R. Brumbelow, Gulf Coast Pastor, February 13, AD 2017. 

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