Pastor Mike's thoughts

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Monday, June 26, 2006

Laughter is not a bad thing

I was recently told that I am always laughing. I't true. I love to laugh, While I was at Seminary, there was a group of us that went everywhere together. When others needed a laugh, they just hung out with us. But it's amazing how many Christians take life too seriously. What I mean by this is that when confronted with obstacles, don't worry, be happy. Learn to laugh in the face of adversity.

Proverbs 17:22
A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.

Seriously, I like to laugh. Someone has said laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it in one place. Laughter is one of God's lubricants for life.

Spiritual giants such as C. H. Spurgeon and Martin Luther were hooked on the stuff. Luther once kidded, "If they don't allow laughter in heaven, then I don't want to go there." He went on to add, "If the earth is fit for laughter then surely heaven is filled with it. Heaven is the birthplace of laughter." When Spurgeon's elders asked him to "tone down" his humor from the pulpit, he replied, "If only you knew how much I held back, you would commend me."

But the way some Christians live, you'd think God had neglected to create a giggle-box. They act as though enjoying a couple of laughs a week is really excessive.

We shouldn't take things so seriously that we think everything depends on us. We shouldn't get too busy to have fun. We shouldn't become so goal-oriented that we subtly begin to think that people-especially our family members-are "in the way."

When was the last time you got down on all fours and "ate" your baby's tummy? Or wrestled with your teen? Or did something really rowdy or goofy at the dinner table? Just look back at all of the funny things in your life and see what kind of feelings they stir up within you.

Life wasn't created by God to be friction-free. Laughter doesn't level life's obstacles, but it does make the climb easier.

Laughing all the time
Pastor Mike

And you MUST read this....:)

Heavenly Clocks

A man died and went to heaven. As he stood in front of St. Peter at the Pearly Gates, he saw a huge wall of clocks behind him.

He asked, "What are all those clocks?"

St. Peter answered, "Those are Lie-Clocks. Everyone on Earth has a Lie-Clock. Every time you lie the hands on your clock will move."

"Oh," said the man, "whose clock is that?" "That's Mother Teresa's. The hands have never moved, indicating that she never told a lie."

"Incredible," said the man. "And whose clock is that one?"

St. Peter responded, "That's Abraham Lincoln's clock. The hands have moved twice, telling us that Abe told
only two lies in his entire life."

"Where's Sen. Clinton's clock?" asked the man.

"Sen. Clinton's clock is in Jesus' office. He's using it as a ceiling fan!"


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