Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2007 11:48 AM
To: Holder,Janelle E; Whaley,Wanda; Watson,Pamela K; Simmons,Bobbie Ann;
Cook,Lashandar D; Cannon,Kimberly
Subject: FW: Spiritual Laughter
Judy Spearman, Clerk III
2561 Matlock Rd.
Arlington, TX 76015-1621
Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2007 11:10 AM
To: Berry,Belinda Louise; Ferguson,Barbara; Spearman,Judy; Jones,Ruby J;
Subject: FW: Spiritual Laughter
Maria E. Blanchard, RN, BS
Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
Regulatory Services Division
Office # (817) 792-7241
Fax # (817) 792-7273
Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2007 8:48 AM
To: Blanchard, Maria; Campbell, Paul; Castaneda, Amy; Chipps, Pamela; Davis,
Jan; Drake, Janet; Gause, Tonya; Green, Ezy; Harden, Linda; Holder, Janelle;
Lamb, Jane; Lankford Jr, Billy; Masten, Lucy; Moore, Terri; Nelson, Debie;
Stevens, James; Thayer, Sally; Thompson, Mae; Waffle, Judy; Weatherford,
Cindy; Whaley, Wanda; Yokley, Kathy
Subject: Spiritual Laughter
Have a joyful day! :-)
STORY OF ELIJAH
The Sunday school teacher was carefully explaining the story of Elijah the
Prophet and the false prophets of Baal. She explained how Elijah built the
altar, put wood upon it, cut the steer in pieces, and laid it upon the
altar. And then, Elijah commanded the people of God to fill four barrels of
water and pour it over the altar. He had them do this four times "Now, said
the teacher, "can anyone in the class tell me why the Lord would have Elijah
pour water over the steer on the altar?"
A little girl in the back of the room started waving her hand, "I know! I
know!" she said, "To make the gravy!"
LOT 'S WIFE
The Sunday School teacher was describing how Lot's wife looked back and
turned into a pillar of salt, when little Jason interrupted, "My Mummy
looked back once, while she was driving," he announced triumphantly, "and
she turned into a telephone pole!"
A Sunday school teacher was telling her class the story of the Good
Samaritan, in which a man was beaten, robbed and left for dead. She
described the situation in vivid detail so her students would catch the
drama. Then, she asked the class, "If you saw a person lying on the
roadside, all wounded and bleeding, what would you do?" A thoughtful little
girl broke the hushed silence, "I think I'd throw up."
DID NOAH FISH?
A Sunday school teacher asked, "Johnny, do you think Noah did a lot of
fishing when he was on the Ark ?"
"No," replied David. "How could he, with just two worms?"
A Sunday school teacher said to her children, " We have been learning how
powerful kings and queens were in Bible times. But, there is a higher power.
Can anybody tell me what it is?" One child blurted out, "Aces!"
MOSES &THE RED SEA
Nine-year-old Joey, was asked by his mother what he had learned in Sunday
school. "Well, Mom, our teacher told us how God sent Moses behind enemy
lines on a rescue mission to lead the Israelites out of Egypt When he got to
the Red Sea, he had his army build a pontoon bridge and all the people
walked across safely. Then, he radioed headquarters for reinforcements. They
sent bombers to blow up the bridge and all the Israelites were saved."
"Now, Joey, is that really what your teacher taught you?" his mother asked.
"Well, no, Mom. But, if I told it the way the teacher did, you'd never
THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD
A Sunday School teacher decided to have her young class memorize one of the
most quoted passages in the Bible; Psalm 23. She gave the youngsters a month
to learn the verse. Little Rick was excited about the task -- but, he just
couldn't remember the Psalm. After much practice, he could barely get past
the first line. On the day that the kids were scheduled to recite Psalm 23
in front of the congregation, Ricky was so nervous.
When it was his turn, he stepped up to the microphone and said proudly, "The
Lord is my Shepherd, and that's all I need to know."
There was a very gracious lady who was mailing an old family Bible to her
brother in another part of the country. "Is there anything breakable in
here?" asked the postal clerk. "Only the Ten Commandments," answered the
While driving in Pennsylvania , a family caught up to an Amish carriage. The
owner of the carriage obviously had a sense of humor, because attached to
the back of the carriage was a hand printed sign... "Energy efficient
vehicle: Runs on oats and grass.
Caution: Do not step in exhaust.''
Sunday after church, a Mom asked her very young daughter what the lesson was
about. The daughter answered, "Don't be scared, you'll get your quilt."
Needless to say, the Mom was perplexed. Later in the day, the pastor
stopped by for tea and the Mom asked him what that morning's Sunday school
lesson was about. He said "Be not afraid, thy comforter is coming."
Give me a sense of humor, Lord,
Give me the grace to see a joke,
To get some humor out of life,
And pass it on to other folk!
[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]