Comic Belief: Feel My Muscles

Women have seven stages of life: infant, little girl, miss, young woman, young woman, young woman, and young woman. And any woman knows that the seven stages of a man are: infant, little boy, little boy, little boy, little boy, little boy, and little boy. Most smart women know that a man is just a […]

Comic Belief: Hints for the Ski Season

I’ll never forget my first ski trip. I was excited: the thrill of the hill, the need for speed, man against the mountain. I was ready. I’m athletic, I’m coordinated, and I’m a macho man. If you are a first-time skier and you are feeling a little macho, allow me to give you some helpful […]

Comic Belief: Keep It Simple

It’s easy to feel stupid these days. I watched “Jeopardy” on TV and didn’t know any of the questions to the answers, and it made me feel stupid. So I watched “Wheel of Fortune” instead, and then felt stupid just for watching it. While watching “Wheel of Fortune,” I noticed that I still haven’t programmed […]

Comic Belief: Friday Mess Becomes Sunday Miracle

It’s Friday, but Sunday is coming. Only a pastor can relate to those words in terms of sermon preparation. It’s Friday, and right now nothing is coming for Sunday. I’m a psychologist, but I’m supposed to preach the sermon. I’ve tried to find a sermon on the Internet, and I kept booting up in the […]

Comic Belief: Rise and Shine

A man lived on the border between Wisconsin and Minnesota. He had assumed that he lived in Minnesota, but a new survey showed that he actually lived in Wisconsin. “Thank goodness,” he exclaimed, “I never could bear those cold Minnesota winters.” Thank goodness it is possible to rise and shine. There is always a group […]

Comic Belief: Enjoy the Leftovers

Is the pace of your life too fast? Does cleaning up your dining area mean throwing fast food bags out of the back of the van? Has your grocery list been on the refrigerator so long that some of the products don’t exist any more? Do you drive through McDonald’s and ask for your order […]

Comic Belief: Get the Details

What do women want to know? Everything! My parents usually call on Saturday and talk for about 20 minutes. Penny always asks, “What did they say?” I say, “Uh, uh, they said … they are coming in April.” Penny says, “You talked 20 minutes, surely they said more than that.” “Well, they sure did. They […]

Comic Belief: Miracles out of Messes

I’d had my share of mess-ups even before I became a speaker. In my last year of graduate school during Psychotherapy practicum, I was given my first patient. Thinking I was the next Sigmund Freud, I grew a beard, smoked a pipe and looked psychological. My patient had test anxiety, and I was to do […]

Comic Belief: GOLF: GAME OF LIFE = FINISH

The other day, I lived out one of my dreams. I played golf at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, and the management provided me with a caddie. Me, with a caddie. I felt like a real pro. It was a little stressful at the first tee. I took a mighty swing and […]

Comic Belief: Everyone’s talking about L.O.V.E.

Everyone is talking about love.  The Bible says we are to love one another. It sounds good, but it seems impossible. Whoever said, “I love mankind; it’s the people I can’t stand,” was right. A waitress running a cash register got irritated because everyone who walked by asked what time it was. Finally she bought […]