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The Living Without Series

This is a series of posts that I wrote back in 2006 on living with less stuff. Check them out: liv011Living #2liv031liv04

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The Architect


Thankful for Laughter

I’m not sure a day passes that I don’t have someone in my life that makes me laugh.

Laughter heals me.

I’m very thankful for a hilarious man to share my life with and four ridiculously funny kids.

Just recently someone said to us, “There is no room in a Christian’s life for sarcasm.”  To which Clay and I looked at each other with wide eyes and open mouths and….laughed.  Now we are constantly saying that to each other and our children in a very sarcastic tone.

Now, I have to admit that some sarcasm is just mean and it does hurt people, but if you can’t laugh at all the ridiculous crap that we do as people then you need to uncork the plug.  I have been hurt by mean sarcasm, but the best medicine for that hurt?  Laughter of course.  Laughing at yourself is a gift.  Why do we want to take ourselves so seriously?  Yes, there is a time to be serious and do serious work, but at the end of the day…go home and laugh with the people you love.  Find something funny in your day and be thankful.

Julian Smith recently made this video and took some heat for it.  When I watched it….I laughed.  How could I laugh at this and still be a Christian?  Because it’s funny.  We are so guilty of rushing through a prayer at meal time just to get to the food…”Good food, Good meat, Good God…let’s EAT!!!”

Fast Tube by Casper

Julian  eloquently replied to the negativity about the video on his blog.  I love when a funny person is also smart.  Here’s a snip of what he said and you can click on the quote to go directly to his site to read the entire post.

If Pre-Blessed Food were a real product, the people who bought it would be admitting that prayer is important, but not important enough to actually do it themselves. And although this is an extreme example, we do this. We do it with our faith, we do it with our relationships, we do it with our own lives. We do this because it’s easier, it’s quicker, and because we’re often distracted by something else.

I’m thankful for the funny parts of life.

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