Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Life is serious and should be taken seriously. However, life lived too seriously leads to fear, anxiety, depression, and misery. That is not God’s will. There is a time for all things, and there is a time to laugh too. 

I believe it helps to laugh daily and often. Take a lesson from children. They can laugh easily, quickly, and over the smallest things. Look at how happy they are and how much energy they have. If you need cheering up, go find a group of children and let them tickle your funny bone. You will be the better for it. They will help take away the blues, and lift your spirits.

Did you hear about the new drive through prayer ministry at the Catholic church? It is called “toot and tell”.  Now come on, laugh a little. 

What does laughter do?
  1. Releases tension.
  2. Lightens the moment.
  3. Renews your mind.
  4. Strengthens your body.
  5. Straightens your perspective.
  6. Heals.
  7. Makes you look better.

God made us with with the ability to laugh. He gives eternal joy that makes for peace and rest. The Bible is filled with humor and your life needs laughter. So don’t take yourself, your situation, or your future too serious. Lighten up and laugh. Your faith will grow. 


  1. Hmmmm, sounds very familiar. Sure you didn't already discuss this in another blog? Surely you aren't running out of ideas of what to write about.

  2. Thanks for the comment. Let's me know somebody is paying attention.

    Well actually the joke is on me so laugh a little. I wrote this for another publication and thought I would share it here. Obviously I had already posted it on Plea. Memory isn't flawless. I guess my short term memory is not working the best. I haven't run out of thoughts but I need to pay better attention.

    Ho! Ho! Ho!

    Merry Christmas!

  3. Or maybe God let me have a lapse so someone who needed to laugh would read it today.

    Anyway, Merry Christmas and pass the Twinkies if you have any left.