Laughter

Written by cycleguy on July 28th, 2013

My plan for this week is to take a look at leadership, so I thought today I would give you a lighter side of me before I do.  Several items have come before me this past week that made me laugh, and since I love the gift of laughter, and love to share it, I thought I would begin your week with a chance to join me.

WARNING: IF YOU DON’T LIKE TO LAUGH AND HAVE A GOOD TIME, THEN EITHER SKIP THIS POST OR GO TO THE END WHERE I SHARE SOME “REDEEMING” IDEAS.    :P

Every Friday, Sele Mitchell posts a funny video.  In the past it has been Tim Hawkins (that dude is downright hilarious); Michael Jr. (who is also funny).  This past Friday he posted one I had never heard of.  I had my headphones on and thought I was just chuckling to myself, but you know how headphones deceive the person using them.  Jo could hear me in another part of the house.  Check out his post here that has the link to the video.  I promise you won’t be disappointed.  If you play it to the end you will have a chance to view more clean comedy.

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I received a text message from someone in the church about the following video.  I had them send it to my email since I don’t have Adobe Flash Player on my phone.  I’m glad I did because I can now link it to you.  When you get there watch the one on the right first.  It sets the stage for the second.  If you can’t tap your foot and smile a lot, then I do think you may need your funny bone examined. Check it out here.

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Did you know Harry Truman understood the paralysis of analysis?  He once said he was looking  for a one-armed adviser because he was sick of Washington sharpies telling him, “On the other hand…”

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Have you heard about the time Billy Graham entered a town and asked a young boy how to get to the post office?  The little boy told him and then Billy said, “If you come to the Baptist church tonight, you can hear me telling everyone how to get to heaven.”  The boy said, “I don’t think I’ll be there.  You don’t even know your way to the post office.”

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Some redemption to this post:  Relationships we need to establish (a positive look at Proverbs 6:6-19)

  1. People who have a humble and teachable spirit.
  2. People who tell the truth.
  3. People who are sensitive, tender-hearted and full of mercy.
  4. People who have integrity.
  5. People who can keep confidences.
  6. People who will lead us to a deeper intimacy with Jesus.

That’s all I have room for today.  Hope you enjoyed the fun & had a laugh or two along the way.  Have a great week.   Any you have to share that will make me/us laugh?  Link it in your comment.

 

25 Comments so far ↓

  1. Bill, I’m glad you enjoyed the video. I had the same reaction and almost woke up the rest of the family while I was watching it with headphones on Thursday night.
    I love the Leno video as well, I had seen the first part previously but I love the way the couple just had a good time and went with the flow.
    Humor is a great gift from God and I love to laugh.

    • cycleguy says:

      Laughter is good Sele. I love to laugh and bring others along for the ride. Love your Friday videos. I too loved the way the couple went with the flow.

  2. I don’t have any links, but I loved the Billy Graham story.

  3. Caleb Suko says:

    Bill, thanks for this! I think laughter can be a godly thing to do and I’m looking forward to laughing with Jesus in heaven someday. I’ll have to look around and see if I can find some links to share.

  4. Daniel says:

    Funny bits today. Mirthful I say. Great way to start a day. Have a great one.

  5. Lisa says:

    Thanks Bill…I loved the video, especially now that Phillip is driving :)

  6. Craig says:

    Jeff Allen’s “first car” was a great laugh – thanks for the smiles today Bill!

  7. floyd says:

    That was great!!! Will and Monifa made my morning. You gotta marvel at the outlook of people like that. They look for the good and opportunities in the moment. I’m afraid many of us, even as Christians, look for the bad in a situation, exactly what I wrote about today… We need to lighten up. I need to lighten up. If that same thing would have happened to me, I know my response would not have been pretty. The joy of Heaven would have been disguised by a cynic… Wonderful post, Bill. Interesting that our Father sometimes uses a non Christian scenario to convict us…

    • cycleguy says:

      They were certainly characters but look at what it got them. And their voices weren’t that bad either. Will agree with you. We do need to lighten up. Glad I could help make the start of your day better.

  8. Knox McCoy’s Monday Morning Meatloaf usually gives me a few laughs. It’s here: http://www.knoxmccoy.com/2013/07/29/the-monday-morning-meatloaf-7/

  9. The Billy Graham one almost had me in stitches. Good stuff!

  10. cycleguy says:

    To all: Sorry for the lateness in responding. At 6:15 I received a text that one of our ladies’ grandmother had gone to be with Jesus. Then as i was returning to the office i received a call that a cyclist friend was killed on his way to work today. Both were heart-wrenching in their own way.

  11. tcavey says:

    Haven’t watched the videos yet, but enjoyed the jokes. Thanks!

  12. Ben Nelson says:

    My wife and I just watched the singing couple – that was so much fun – thanks Pastor Bill!

  13. David says:

    That was fun, thanks for the links!