Comic Belief: Lessons from the Grocery Store

Have you ever thought what it’s like to be a kid at the grocery store? Mother is rushing, and she takes the kid and stuffs him into the steel seat and says, “Sit there and be quiet. I’ve got to pick up a couple of things.” Now when mother says “a couple of things,” that […]

Comic Belief: A Great House

An elderly, wealthy lady was sitting in her Mercedes waiting for a parking place at the grocery store. She had been waiting patiently as a car backed out. Just as the car pulled out, a young man whizzed right in and took the place. He got out of the car and, as he walked to […]

Comic Belief: Turning Over the Keys

“Finding Forrester” is a great movie. Sean Connery plays the part of a legendary writer who mentors a young man who has great potential as a writer. Connery tells Forrester to sit at the typewriter and begin typing — just type what comes to mind. Just start. Think of five frogs sitting on a log. […]

Comic Belief: Be Possible

The Rolling Stones sang a song that said “Time is on my side.” Then the backup singers would chime in: “Yes, it is, yes, it is.” Well, I want to tell you that time is not on your side — no it isn’t, no it isn’t. If you don’t believe it, look at your stomach. […]

Comic Belief: The Blame Game

It started with the first family. Adam blamed Eve. Eve blamed the serpent. And of course the serpent didn’t have a leg to stand on. The problem, of course, was not the apple in the tree; it was the pair on the ground. Our family played the blame game. Our firstborn, Angela, was an only child […]

Comic Belief: Just Say No — I Mean Yes

There is no such thing as self-control. Do you realize you can’t “not” do anything? The more you try “not to do,” the worse it gets. The moment I’m on a diet, I think about Twinkies and Snickers, even when I’m not hungry. When I think about not eating, all I think about is the […]

Comic Belief: Rise and Whine

A man joined the military, and he was issued his identification tag. It noted his blood type (Rh factor) and his religion. Following his name and serial number were the words “A negative Protestant.” Here are some questions for you. Do you see dark clouds in every silver lining? Do you find the difficulty in […]

Comic Belief: Talking Heads

One little girl complained to her mother that she had a stomachache and didn’t feel like going to church. Her mother said, “Your stomach hurts because it’s empty. It will feel better when you put something in it.” They went to church, and, as they were leaving, the pastor mentioned that he had a headache. […]

Comic Belief: Ups and Downs of Life

Sometimes I get down — so low that I could play racquetball on the curb. It helps to understand why you’re down. It might even help change DOWN to UP. Let me explain. These things can bring you D.O.W.N.: DUMB ACTS — Wearing your baseball hat backwards to a job interview unless you want to […]

Comic Belief: Words and Dirt, but Not Dirty Words

One man said he and his wife had words but that he never got a chance to use his. Words are powerful; they can give life or bring death. Have you ever stolen someone’s joy with words, or killed someone’s self-esteem with words? Motivating people is like mining for gold. When you’re mining, you know […]