Daily Devotional for January 4, 2023

Barbara is a member of our church.  I just love her because her sense of humor is as bad as mine.

These are the puns Barbara sent me.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

1. Dad, are we pyromaniacs? Yes, we arson.
2. What do you call a pig with laryngitis? Disgruntled.
3. Writing my name in cursive is my signature move.
4. Why do bees stay in their hives during winter? Swarm.
5. If you’re bad at haggling, you’ll end up paying the price.
6. Just so everyone is clear, I’m going to put my glasses on.
7. A commander walks into a bar and orders everyone around.
8. I lost my job as a stage designer. I left without making a scene.
9. Never buy flowers from a monk. Only you can prevent florist friars.
10. How much did the pirate pay to get his ears pierced? A buccaneer.
11. I once worked at a cheap pizza shop to get by. I kneaded the dough.
12. My friends and I have named our band ‘Duvet’. It’s a cover band.
13. I lost my girlfriend’s audiobook, and now I’ll never hear the end of it.
14. Why is ‘dark’ spelled with a k and not c? Because you can’t see in the dark.
15. Why is it unwise to share your secrets with a clock? Well, time will tell.
16. When I told my contractor I didn’t want carpeted steps, they gave me a blank stare.
17. Bono and The Edge walk into a Dublin bar and the bartender says, “Oh no, not U2 again.”
18. Prison is just one word to you, but for some people, it’s a whole sentence.
19. Scientists got together to study the effects of alcohol on a person’s walk, and the result was staggering.
20. I’m trying to organize a hide-and-seek tournament, but good players are really hard to find.
21. I got over my addiction to chocolate, marshmallows, and nuts. I won’t lie, it was a rocky road.
22. What do you say to comfort a friend who’s struggling with grammar? There, their, they’re.
23. I went to the toy store and asked the assistant where the Schwarzenegger dolls are and he replied, “Aisle B, back.”
24. What did the surgeon say to the patient who insisted on closing up their own incision?
Suture self.
25. I’ve started telling everyone about the benefits of eating dried grapes. It’s all about raisin awareness.

I truly believe one of God’s greatest gifts is laughter.  It soothes the soul, expresses joy, and pulls us out of the doldrums of life.

When Sarah received her greatest gift, he was given the name Isaac, which means laughter.

She said, “God has brought laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh with me.”  (Genesis 21:6)

If just once, in all these years I have been writing the Daily Devotionals, you were able to laugh, then I am truly blessed.  If not, just know I will keep trying. 

Life’s too short not to laugh.

Prayer:  Dear Gracious Heavenly God, there are many sad people in this world, please use me to bring joy, celebration, and laughter into their lives.  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.

God wants to use you to bring light into lives filled with scars, hurt, and despair.  Let him.

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.
Tom Robbins