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  • Norman Cousins Was Diagnosed As Having An ...  PRO

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 12, 2001
    based on 51 ratings
     | 4,318 views

    Norman Cousins was diagnosed as having an incurable disease. He was bedridden & the doctors gave him no hope at all. So he decided on his own treatment. His family got a movie projector & rented all the Charlie Chaplin & Abbott & Costello movies that they could find - movies where you just sit ...read more

  • Humorous Definitions  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 1, 2012
    based on 2 ratings
     | 5,860 views

    HUMOROUS DEFINITIONS Definitions matter. Do you know what these words mean? ABDICATE: To give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach. ADULT: A person who has stopped growing at both ends and is now growing in the middle. ANTIQUE: An item your grandparents bought, your parents got rid of, and ...read more

  • Why Worry?

    Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Feb 14, 2019
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,445 views

    WHY WORRY? Alarm clock didn’t go off, A case of the depressed blues is headed your way You’re late for work, have a flat tire, try to take wife’s car it won’t start she left the lights on, Get the jumper cables jump it off, in a hurry, Blue light special speeding ticket, Boss chews you out, wife ...read more

  • Where's The Bagel?

    Contributed by Dr. Fred W. Penney on May 5, 2019
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,336 views

    On one occasion during my college days in Peterborough I was invited to the Dean of Students residence for a social gathering. Hoping to find food aplenty I was disappointed to see the large dining room table containing a lonely plate of bagels. I quickly grabbed one, but my first bite was more of ...read more

  • Soap And Water!

    Contributed by Dr. Larry Petton on Oct 27, 2019
     | 2,815 views

    A pastor and his wife were asked to dinner by one of his church members. He knew she was a bad housekeeper, but still agreed. When he sat down at the table, he noticed that the dishes were the dirtiest he had ever seen in his life. "Were these dishes washed?" he asked his hostess, ...read more

  • The Healing Power Of Laughter

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 20, 2010
     | 3,659 views

    THE HEALING POWER OF LAUGHTER Norman Cousins tells of being hospitalized with a rare, crippling disease. When he was diagnosed as incurable, Cousins checked out of the hospital. Aware of the harmful effects that negative emotions can have on the body, Cousins reasoned the reverse was true. So he ...read more

  • The Worst Dad Joke Ever

    Contributed by Dr. Larry Petton on Jul 16, 2023
    based on 1 rating
     | 767 views

    I usually begin every one of my Sunday sermons with a funny story to get our congregation comfortable before I begin to dive in deeply to the Word of God. If you like dad jokes or puns (old name) and you want to make your congregation groan a little bit.........check this dad joke out! CHESS ...read more

  • Humor: An Amusing Sight!

    Contributed by Loyd C. Taylor on Sep 1, 2023
     | 666 views

    Humor: An Amusing Sight! Use as an Icebreaker. Ron, Billy, a Dodge Truck and a Red Lawnmower Humorous story, in which you can change the names to fit a couple of guys from your congregation. Make sure you get their permission to joke about them. We know how thin skinned some people are. Lead ...read more

  • How Much Is Laughter Really Worth?

    Contributed by James Snyder on Sep 29, 2023
     | 366 views

    Of all the things I prioritize in my life, laughter is at the top of the list. I appreciate laughter more than any other thing. Some people get paid for their jokes, while others pay mightily. I am in the latter category. I like to make people laugh, but sometimes it costs me. Whenever I see ...read more

  • Abraham Lincoln On Humor

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Feb 13, 2023
     | 558 views

    President [Lincoln] prefaced a discussion of the draft Emancipation Proclamation by reading aloud from a favorite humorist. In response to the disapproval of some members of his cabinet, Mr. Lincoln said: Gentlemen, why don’t you laugh? With the fearful strain that is upon me night and day, if I ...read more

  • Buttprints In The Sand  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 22, 2004
    based on 27 ratings
     | 4,682 views

    Buttprints in the Sand One night, I had a wondrous dream; One set of footprints there was seen. The footprints of my precious Lord, But mine were not along the shore. But then some stranger prints appeared, And I asked the Lord, "What have we here?" "Those prints are large and round and neat, But, ...read more