Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday Chuckles

"Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time"


**A father was approached by his small son who told him proudly, 
"I know what 
 the Bible means!"
His father smiled and  replied, "What do you mean, you 'know' what the Bible 
The son replied, "I do  know!"
"Okay," said his father. "What does the  Bible mean?"
"That's easy, Daddy..." the young  boy replied excitedly," It stands for 
 Information Before Leaving Earth.' (This one is my  favorite)

There was a very  gracious lady who was mailing an old family Bible  to her 
brother in another part of the  country.
"Is there anything breakable in here?"  asked the postal clerk.
"Only the Ten  Commandments." answered the  lady.


"Somebody has said  there are only two kinds of people in the world. There are 
those who wake up in the morning and  say, "Good morning, Lord," and there are 
those who  wake up in the morning and say, "Good Lord, it's  morning."


A minister parked  his car in a no-parking zone in a large city  because he was 
short of time and couldn't find a  space with a meter.
Then he put a note under  the windshield wiper that read: "I have circled  the 
block 10 times. If I don't park here, I'll  miss my appointment. 
Forgive us our 
When he returned, he found a  citation from a police officer along with this 
 note "I've circled this block for 10 years. If I  don't give you a ticket I'll 
lose my job. 
Lead us  not into temptation."


There  is the story of a pastor who got up one Sunday and  announced to his 
congregation: "I have good news  and bad news. The 
good news is, we have enough 
money to pay for our new building program. The 
bad  news is, it's still out 
there in your  pockets."

While driving in  
Pennsylvania , a family  caught up to an Amish carriage. The 
owner of the  carriage obviously had a sense of humor, because  attached to the 
back of the carriage was a hand  printed sign... 
"Energy efficient vehicle: Runs 
on  oats and grass. Caution: Do not step in  exhaust


A Sunday School  teacher began her lesson with a question, "Boys  and girls, 
what do we know about God?"
A hand  shot up in the air. "He is an artist!" said the  kindergarten boy.
"Really? How do you know?"  the teacher asked.
"You know - Our Father, who  does art in Heaven... "


A  minister waited in line to have his car filled  with gas just before a long 
holiday weekend. The  attendant worked quickly, but there were many cars  ahead 
of him. Finally, the attendant motioned him  toward a vacant pump.
"Reverend," said the  young man, "I'm so sorry about the delay. It seems as if 
everyone waits until the last minute to get  ready for a long trip."
The minister chuckled,  
"I know what you mean. It's the same in my business."

People want the  
front of the bus, the back of the church, and the center of 

Sunday  after church, a Mom asked her very young daughter  what the lesson was 
The daughter  answered, "Don't be scared, you'll get your  quilt."
Needless to say, the Mom was perplexed.  Later in the day, the pastor stopped by 
for tea  and the Mom asked him what that morning's Sunday school  lesson was 
He said "Be not  afraid, thy comforter is  coming."


The minister was  preoccupied with thoughts of how he was going to  ask the 
congregation to come up with more money  than they were expecting for repairs to 
the church  building. Therefore, he was annoyed to find that  the regular 
organist was sick and a substitute had  been brought in at the last minute. The 
substitute  wanted to know what to play.
"Here's a copy of  the service," he said impatiently. "But, you'll  have to 
think of something to play after I make  the announcement about the finances."
During  the service, the minister paused and said, "Brothers and Sisters, we are 
in great difficulty; the  roof repairs cost twice as much as we expected and  we 
need $4,000 more. 
Any of you who can pledge $100 or more, please stand up."
At that moment,  the substitute organist played "The Star  Spangled Banner."
And that is how the  substitute became the regular  organist!

Give me a sense  of humor, Lord,
Give me the grace to see a  joke,
To get some humor out of life,
And  pass it on to other folk!