Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Laughter is Good Medicine!

Lately I have been stuck in a rut. Nothing bad is going on, but nothing exciting is going on as well. I'm tired of winter weather and feeling couped up. I'm tired of mundane. I'm tired of seeing saddness in the world. I just feel tired!

Today I felt myself really sinking so I decided to google some jokes to lighten my mood. This actually helped a lot, so I thought that I would share a joke with all of you, just in case you are suffering from the winter blues like I am.

Acting Up In Church

One Sunday in a Midwest City, a young child was "acting up" during the morning service. The parents did their best to maintain some sense of order in the pew but were losing the battle.

Finally, the father picked the little fellow up and walked sternly up the aisle on his way out.

Just before reaching the safety of the foyer, the little one called loudly to the congregation, "Pray for me! Pray for me!"

This joke cracked me up! I don't know if it is so funny to me because it hits real close to home with a couple of our boys, or if it's just a really funny joke? Those of you who go to church with us can probably picture Joel doing the football hold on Jacob or Caleb while leaving the santuary quite a few times! It wasn't very funny then, but looking back on it now, it's pretty funny! So just like that time of our life has passed, (Since Jacob and Caleb sit at least fairly well in church now and Nolan and Gavin have always behaved themselves.) I'm quite confident that this season and time of feeling confined and restless will pass as well!

Well, I'm off to read more jokes and maybe to pray that Spring makes it's way to Michigan faster than it usually does! Have a great day wherever you are! :)

"Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up." James 4:9-10


Anxious AF said...

I am so ready for spring as well, I cant stand winter, I like it at Christmas time, and thats it!!!!
Not much longer.....

Amy said...

Oh yeah, I might not have seen it during church, but I HAVE witnessed Joel's football hold! Hee! Very cute joke, and one I can definitely imagine happening in your real life!

Spring is certainly upon us, so life your chin in, my sweets! Maybe I can make a trip there very soon and occupy you for a day? :o)

Love you bunchs!

Amy said...

Uh...winter brain caused me to type "life your chin in" in that last comment instead of "LIFT your chin UP." See? You're certainly not alone! Ha!

Lacey said...

I'm kind of in a rut to. I think winter plays a major role in that. Its 55 here today so I pulled out the flip flops, its getting close.
Hugs from Jax

Heather said...

I so wish I had a joke for you but I am a terrible joke teller or in this case, writer.A good one escapes me.As for being a bit know what I am going to say,don't you?Gotta have these days.Part of the journey.As for the weather ... I say you and Lacey move here,so we can raise our special little guys together and vent off each other when we need too.Would be nice,wouldn't it?

Alicia said...

Waiting for Spring stinks!!

My dad is a retired minister and has many stories of the cute things kids say. For example, the Lord's Prayer: instead of saying "Give us this day our daily bread" he heard a kid saying "give us this day our jelly bread". Also, the hymn "Lead On O King Eternal" a kiddo was heard singing "lead on o kinky turtle".

I hope that gave you a bit of a laugh to lift your spirits!!


Annette Gysen said...

Oh, please, bring on spring! I'm so sick of wearing bulky clothes and heavy coats!

And anyone who has tried to tame a toddler in church will see the humor in the joke :)!