My Featured Blogger this week is Steve Beckham of Thoughts Along the Way. Steve is the pastor of a Southern California church, but he also has “wordly” experience in advertising and voice-over (which he still does). “The upshot of all that,” as he puts it, “is that I tend to see the world and the church–especially the church–a little differently than many others who wear that funny collar.” He does indeed. Refreshingly and insightfully so.
This piece on the healing power of laughter, has a healing power of its own. But Steve’s more serious entries have power, as well (take the time to read his most recent post “Time to Wake Up”). Join him Along the Way. You’ll be glad you did!
Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then it was said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.”- Psalms 126.2
The heat has been oppressive.The news mostly so.The pandemic continues and working from the spare bedroom is losing some of its charm.Since Meri and I both read a good deal for our work, we watch TV to unwind, but since we have a penchant for whodunnits, especially the British variety, our TV viewing isn’t always relaxing.So we decided that, for the sake of our mental health, we need to be intentional about laughing.To that end we have begun deliberately mixing comedies into the mysteries and jokes into the day.For the sake of our souls.I firmly believe that Jesus loved a good joke and even told a few, though they may have lost something in the translation.Did you hear…
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