My weekly roundup of encouragement and entertainment with cartoons, snarky comments and posts on “Top ten signs Batman is turning 75,” “You can take it with you,” wearing cycle helmets, “Top ten surprises in Star Wars: Episode VII,” “How to work less and accomplish more,” “Taking the terror out of terrorism,” “Hope & Humor and hypocrisy?” and more. Enjoy!
Friday, July 25
Muslim militants are calling for a “Day of Rage,” or as it’s known in the Middle East, Friday. Thanks for praying for peace.
Thursday, July 24
Top ten signs Batman is turning 75
“Holy hemorrhoids, Batman!” The Caped Crusader has a birthday this week. So, I have in my gloved hand, direct from beneath my home office in Corn Borer, Indiana today’s category.
Wednesday, July 23
An online source is revealing alleged details of highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII. Nearly two years ago, this site revealed Top ten surprises in Star Wars: Episode VII.
You can take it with you
Contrary to Saint Paul, you did bring a lot into this world and you’ll take a lot out!
Tuesday, July 22
What fun making construction paper cards and mail boxes for granddaughters’ room doors. I made cards saying:
Then Hannah prayed:
“My heart rejoices in the Lord!
The Lord has made me strong (1Samuel 2:1).
May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ
give you grace and peace (1 Corinthians 1:2).
I got in response:
Love you, Big Poop!
From Little Poops
So much for trying to raise rhetoric of a six- and nine-year old. Oh well, “Big Poop” appreciates the love!
Monday, July 21
A Monday double-header:
Work less, accomplish more
I had a great time at The River yesterday morning sharing some tips on becoming more productive bywell, you’ll have to listen to find out how! (Here’s a companion piece on Managing your timeand sanity.)
Taking the terror out of terrorism
Here’s an article that was planned for Thursday’s Presidential Prayer Team’s Viewpoint but pulled due to that morning’s shooting down of the Malaysian passenger plane killing 298.
Sunday, July 30
A Facebook message from one of my favorite humor writers:
I could use a prayer today. Feeling very down. Do you ever feel like a hypocrite? I preach and write grace and humor, yet I’m depressed. What is wrong with me?
You’re talking to Mr. “Hope & Humor,” who sometimes drives by cemeteries and mutters, “Lucky stiffs!” As long as we’re honest about our struggles, we’re not being hypocritical. Hypocritical would be saying “I am always happy. La la la!” I think it makes us more real to let people know that we are always full of “hope”but we’re not always full of “humor.” Praying for you, friend!