A Tickle in the Funny Bone

My first ebook, A Tickle in the Funny Bone, is a dozen of my humorous columns including all the April Fool’s ones and the hilarious responses. Readers’ comments: I had a good laugh at this one - still wiping away the tears! I like your sense of humour! I laughed all the way through. I...

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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Holy Hilarity Sunday

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The first Sunday after Easter is celebrated by some denominations as Holy Hilarity Sunday. It comes from the ancient tradition of celebrating Risus Paschalis— the Easter laugh, God’s Holy Joke. Things had been going Satan’s way right up to the moment that Jesus’ scarred corpse rose to glorious life again. On Easter morning, Satan suddenly realized he had played into God’s hands and had brought about his own defeat. What a horrible surprise! No doubt he and his forces smacked …

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Why Is It So Hard?

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“I wish all the Christian missionaries in Brazil were fleas,” the Brazilian government official said through gritted teeth, “I would squash them under my thumbnail like this!” pantomiming the action on the corner of her desk for the delegation of mission leaders who were seeking an appointment with a government minister. It was yet another discouraging incident in the long, sad, saga of satanic opposition to bringing God’s Word to Brazil’s indigenous population when the government expelled all missionaries from …

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Who is the Boss, You or Your Stuff?

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Which one of you has got to go?

Have you ever noticed, our possessions, which should be serving us, tend to influence our decisions and we often end up serving our possessions? Here’s an example: I’m in the second week of a six-week Wycliffe banquet speaking tour of California and I see and hear evidence every day that indicates that the things we own seem to actually own us. As I stand by the book table to offer my five books for sale, most people who stream past …

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Canada Combats Negative Side Effects of New Technology for Churches


01/04/14 Medicines solve problems, but also have unwanted side effects. That’s why the Food and Drug Administration tests new drugs to make sure they are safe, and that their side effects are not worse than the problems they are meant to cure. Medical drugs are not the only things with surprising and unwanted side effects. When Henry Ford invented the assembly line to mass produce automotive vehicles, his goal, beside money for himself, was that ordinary working people could afford …

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