Tummy Ticklers

“The cheerful heart has a continual feast.” 
Proverbs 15:15

For those dismal days when you’re in desperate need of a laugh, you might start a humor file filled with surefire tummy ticklers. Here are a few to get you started, all reported to be genuine entries from church bulletins: —Ushers will eat latecomers. —The third verse of “Blessed Assurance” will be sung without musical accomplishment. —Tonight’s sermon: “What Is Hell?” Come early and listen to our choir practice. —Barbara remains in the hospital. She is having trouble sleeping and requests tapes of Pastor Jack’s sermons. —The choir will meet at the Larsen house for fun and sinning. —The sermon this morning: “Jesus Walks on Water.” The sermon tonight: “Searching for Jesus.” —Next Thursday will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get. —The cost for attending the Fasting Prayer conference includes meals. —Ladies, don’t forget the rummage sale. It is a good chance to get rid of things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands!

Just between us . . .

• What is your favorite joke or funny family story?
• Would those with whom we share Jesus Christ describe us as good‐humored or somber?
• How would our children describe us?
• Is there a lot of laughter in our home?

Heavenly Father, we know that a cheerful heart is a blessing to ourselves and others and a response of genuine trust in You. We ask that Your joy bubble up in our daily lives. Amen.

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This devotional is taken from Night Light for Couples. Copyright © 2000 by James Dobson, Inc. All rights reservedUsed with permission.