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Thursday, March 01, 2007

Ever told a knock-knock joke to God?

We've talked about some deep things lately and while I love sharing my heart with you all and hearing yours in the comments and emails you send me, I also wanted to share another facet of me...

My funny bone.

It's been a pretty dormant part of my existence during some seasons of my life. But my kids have hit the stage where jokes are an everyday part of our routine and I'm learning to enjoy and laugh along.

Especially when my kids tell knock-knock jokes to God.

Have you ever done that?

My kids have. I so want to be like them when I grow up! To experience the freedom of just hanging out with God and telling Him a joke.

They're teaching me. In fact, tonight during family worship time they got tickled and I got tickled and all five of us ended up laughing at the same time we were singing. It felt amazing.

Not too long ago I would have instructed them to be "more respectful" and "worshipful." But lately we've been listening to my youngest's favorite tape~ Steve Green. On one song he sings the Proverb about a cheerful heart is good medicine.

Tonight my kids reminded me of that. And I had to agree. God said it, after all.

So tonight for worship we sang and prayed and laughed. I believe God was laughing right there with us. And I'm pretty positive He even likes knock-knock jokes.

Try it. You might find you and God both enjoy having a good laugh together.

I'll share my favorite to get you started...

Who's there?
Olive who?
Olive you. (I love you)


Rel said...

Come and spend some time with us! Steve could get a job in stand up! In fact the first 12 months I knew him he drove me crazy because he was never serious! Prayer time seems to create giggles with us and like you sometimes I feel they should be more somber! One night when Erin was toilet training she fell backwards into the toilet and couldn't get out! That is not the funny bit! During prayer time she included in her long list of praise points she added, very matter of fact," Thank you God for getting stuck in the toilet!" I am sure God was enjoying us laugh as nothing made much coherent sense after that!

Amy Wallace said...


Sounds like we'd have a blast if we got our families together!

My hubby is the funny man and the girls take after him, for which I'm thrilled. And I'm learning... ;-)


David said...

I'm so glad you're coming around. So, this is for you Amy. :-)

My favorite Knock-knock joke:

Who's there?
A little boy who can't reach the doorbell.


Love you honey!

Rel said...

Ok, I'm in:~

Knock Knock
Who's there?
You who!

Amy Wallace said...

Great knock-knock jokes you two! ;-)


Amy Pierson said...

God is funny (in a good way). So are you. Thanks for a fun post.

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