On the lighter side..."A cheerful heart is the health of the body."* *Proverbs 17:22


ˇRev. Warren J. Keating, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Yuma, AZ., says that the best prayer he ever heard was, "Lord, please make me the kind of person my dog thinks I am."

ˇSister asked a student to list the 10 Commandments in any order. His response was: 3, 6, 1, 8, 4, 5, 9, 2, 10, 7.

ˇA woman was at the beach with her children when her four-year-old son ran up, grabbed her hand and led her to the shore where a sea gull lay dead in the sand. "Mommy, what happened to him?" the boy asked. "He died and went to heaven," she replied. The boy thought for a moment and then said, "And God threw him back down?"

ˇAfter the church service a little boy told the pastor, "When I grow up, I'm going to give you some money." "Well, thank you," the pastor replied. "But why?""Because," the boy responded, "My daddy says you're one of the poorest preachers we've ever had."

ˇA woman invited some people over for dinner. At the table she turned to her six-year-old daughter and said, "Would you like to say the blessing?" The girl replied, "I wouldn't know what to say." "Just say what you heard Mommy say," the mother answered. The daughter bowed her head and said, "Lord, why on earth did I invite all these people to dinner?"

ˇA symbol of the times is the family who prays their youngest son will get married before the oldest boy gets divorced and moves back with them.

ˇTwo boys had just about upset everyone in church with their whispered (scarcely!) arguments. A parishioner leaned over and whispered to their father, "Sibling rivalry, eh?" "Nope," replied the father, "More like Sible War!"

Do you have a joke or a first person funny story that you'd feel comfortable telling your grandmother? E-mail it to us at sfccr@slip.net . ŠApril 1998, The San Francisco Charismatics (ISSN 1098-4046)

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