God Giggles Saturday: memo lines & goosebumps

Giggly Memo Lines:  This week I’ve been categorizing our spending in a “better late than never” attempt to better envision our finances.  Lacking a check ledger, I asked my mom (who works at the bank) to review a few check images, so I could categorize them.  After bringing them up, she learned that my husband thinks it’s hilarious to put the most random comments in the memo lines of checks to his buddies.

  • Husband laughing at his ridiculous check memo lines = funny.
  • Finding out about it from my mom after sending her to find them = priceless.

Goodness Goosebumps:  A family friend got married this week–sort of my adopted little brother.  He gave a heartfelt and thoughtful speech that ended with words to his bride.  His final words tottered between bravery and a quiver, “You looked absolutely stunning today–just like I knew you would.”

  • It’s one thing to compliment a bride’s beauty, it’s another to tell her that her beauty precedes even one swipe of mascara.

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God Giggles Saturday: Bathroom Humor

I went to my final night teaching confirmation at our church excited for non-traditional learning with prayer stations around the room (candles, low lighting, reflective music).  After explaining how the first group of 150 middle schoolers and parents should be quiet and reflective for the full 45 minutes, I took a quick trip to the bathroom… when I returned, a couple of parents were looking at me pointedly. 
“We heard all the flushing and stuff,” they said.
I wondered if something were wrong with my iPhone music… when one of the dads discretely grabbed my arm and whispered, “Your microphone, Evi.” Turns out I had worn my lapel microphone to the bathroom and it was ON, so the prayerful mood was drowned out by the sound of my trip to the bathroom and the toilet flushing.  Lovely.  A group of moms close to the speaker had to do everything in their power to avoid laughing hysterically. I heard on NPR once that the best stories happen to people who can tell them.  
Is God giggling in your life?  


Sharing these stories lightens life, and it’s good medicine for the heart.  Giggling is a posture I want to practice, since I tend to take myself too seriously.  Let’s be honest, we are serious beings on a serious journey, but w
hat we focus on gets BIGGER!

Where do we tend to focus?  What makes news?

Jesus focused himself differently.  When faced with verbal traps, he creatively responded in a third way.  When people and organizations, like Nebraska Loves our Public Schools, choose to magnify the good, it gets LOUDER!  Let’s get our mind magnets clinging to what’s good and uplifting.

It’s easy to get in on the giggles, just:

1.  Notice at least one smile in this week–either take a pic, video or do a short write-up (like 5 min. or less).


            * NO humor at others’ expense.  We are all the “other” to someone else.
            * That said, humor at our own expense is encouraged.
            * Don’t stress.  If it’s more funny than wrong, go for it.

Fill your mind and meditate on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things worthy of praise. 

– Philippians 4:8