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 There is a time to weep, and a time to laugh (Eccl. 3:4). We need both as one helps offset the other. Why? Because “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine” (Prov. 17:22). Also a merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken (Prov. 15:13). I have compiled 6 articles from My book, MLS3 “My Laugh Lines” as prescriptions for a pandemic to give an escape and replace gloom with gladness, and weariness with wit. So what do you do during a pandemic? Take my prescription of a large dose of humor until you smile or maybe even laugh. 

(2) Church Chuckles: Giving: A $20 bill and a $1 bill were talking. The $20 dollar bill said, “Theme parks, ball games, restaurants and travels.” The $1 dollar bill said, “Church – church – church.” + When a boy swallowed a quarter, everyone tried to help but failed. Finally someone yelled, “Take him to the pastor. He can get money out of anyone.” + A man called the church and asked for the Head Hog at the Trough. The secretary questionably asked, “Who do you want? He again stated. “The Head Hog at the Trough.” She firmly replied, “Sir, you need to ask for Reverend or Pastor, but not the Head Hog.” The man replied, “Oh, I see. Well, I have $10,000 to donate to the building fund.” She quickly replied, “Hold the line, I think the Big Pig just walked in the door.” + A boy quickly pulled off his tie and put it into the offering plate. The mother pulled it out and said, “What are you doing? “But mom, he said give your ties and offerings.” Problems: One pastor stated, “We would have a good church if it weren’t for people.” + In a fellowship meeting the preacher said again and again. “If God be for us who can be against us?” Finally a pastor stood and said, “The deacons, bless God, that’s who.” + A  pastor said, “The two big problems in the church are ignorance and apathy.” A member answered, “Well, I don’t know and I don’t care!” + Pastor to deacon: “Why are you always negative? Just once be positive?” The deacon said, “Well, I am positive it will not work.” + The pastor and deacons all ran and jumped into the Honda. It was the first time they had all been in one Accord. + Pastor: “I exhort, rebuke, and there are any left, I edify.” Gossiper: “Listen good. I can only tell this once because I promised not to repeat it.” Signs on pastor’s desk: “There are only two rules to follow: One: the pastor is always right. Two: If the pastor is wrong, please refer to rule one.” + “It’s too late to agree with me. I’ve already changed my mind.” Nursery signs: “We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed.” + “The Bawl Room.” Day of head-knockers: A man was snoring the head-knocker hit him too hard and as he went down said, “Hit me again, I can still hear him.” Man to doctor, “I need help with my snoring.” “Does it bother your wife?” “Not only my wife but the whole church.”  Dat’s all – Y’all. Next article Thursday. 

At this time remember: God is still on the throne and the heart of the king is in the hand of the Lord (Prov. 21:1). God is still working all things together for our good and His glory (Rom. 8:28). The joy of the Lord is your strength (Neh. 8:10), so when you lose your joy, you will also lose your strength. So don’t lose your joy, smile or song, “You can smile, when you can’t say a word. You can smile, when you cannot be heard. You can smile, when it’s cloudy or fair. You can smile anytime, anywhere.” Now, smile as you sing it again. Did you smile? If you did, these articles were not in vain. When someone does not have a smile, give them yours. Also share these articles with others. Prescriptions for Pandemics.    

Loving moments make lasting memories – TC.

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