Lighten Up A Little

Dear Prayer Partners,
  We have had a LOT of very serious issues to pray for lately.  I don’t know about you, but my heart has been very burdened and overwhelmed.  Just a few minutes ago Joyce Newby sent me an email that reminded me of something. As I thought about her email  several Bible verses came to mind that really helped.
   Ecclesiastes 3:4, “A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;”
  Proverbs 17:22, “A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.”
  Hebrews 7:25, “Therefore Jesus is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.”
  Amid all that is wrong in our world, in light of all those who are hurting and while you’re thinking about all those who are lost without Jesus… don’t forget to take time to laugh and relax a little.
  Yes, I realize there are a lot of devastating things going on with so many families.  I know people are hurting.  And if you look around it’s easy to see many things that will absolutely break your heart.  But, while you’re looking around, don’t forget to look for the humorous things in life.  Things obscured by the immediate needs of the moment.
  I don’t know where Joyce came up with this, but please take time to read the following…

1. The dumbest thing I ever bought was a 2020 planner.
2. I was so bored I called Jake from State Farm just to talk to someone. He asked me what I was wearing.
3. 2019 — Stay away from negative people. 2020 — Stay away from positive people.
4. The world has turned upside down. Old folks are sneaking out of the house & their kids are yelling at them to stay indoors!
5. This morning I saw a neighbor talking to her dog. It was obvious she thought her dog understood her. I came into my house & told my cat. We laughed a lot.
6. Every few days try your jeans on just to make sure they fit. Pajamas will have you believe all is well in the kingdom.
7. Does anyone know if we can take showers yet or should we just keep washing our hands?
8. This virus has done what no woman has been able to do. Cancel sports, shut down all bars & keep men at home!
9. I never thought the comment, “I wouldn’t touch him/her with a 6-foot pole” would become a national policy, but here we are!
10. I need to practice social-distancing from the refrigerator.
11. I hope the weather is good tomorrow for my trip to the Backyard. I’m getting tired of the Living Room.
12. Appropriate analogy… “The curve is flattening so we can start lifting restrictions now” is like saying “The parachute has slowed our rate of descent, so we can take it off now.”
13. Never in a million years could I have imagined I would go up to a bank teller wearing a mask & ask for money.

I hope this made you laugh!


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