Comic Belief: Good Forgetters

A man looking through the paper saw an ad he couldn’t believe: “For Sale, almost new Jag, loaded, $200.” Thinking it was a misprint, he nevertheless called the number. Sure enough, the almost brand-new Jaguar was loaded and had only 300 miles on it. The woman verified the price and said the first one to […]

Comic Belief: Something to Think About

Our thinking often influences how we feel. If it rains on Saturday, the farmers are happy and the golfers are sad. It’s the same rain, but they’re thinking different thoughts about the rain. I first learned the importance of how we think when I was at the mental health clinic (remember, I was on staff, […]

Comic Belief: More Power to You

When the Pope visited Colorado, he was anxious to get to an important meeting. The car assigned to pick him up arrived on time, and off they went. The driver knew that it was the Holy Father riding in the car, so he didn’t dare go over the speed limit. However, the Pope, anxious to […]

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 […]