March Smiles As You Serve


Compiled by Tim Wesemann

Where I live, the days are finally getting warmer and the sunlight is hanging around longer. As you serve the Lord and his people, I pray smiles are also hanging around your days longer. If you’re going through a rough time, I hope you see smiles from those around you. Let those joyful faces show the light of your Savior’s love shining through the darkness.

I pray, too, that these tidbits bring you a smile, a grin, or at least a little headshake of joy for the month ahead.

My Pastor

My pastor has a vanity license plate that reads: XODUS3_5. (Exodus 3:5 [NLT] warns, “Do not come any closer.”)

My pastor responds to telemarketers and wrong numbers by saying, “I don’t know who you are, but I will find you and I will preach to you!”

My pastor downloaded a ringtone that says, “Amen!” Every Sunday, he leaves his phone on the pulpit and has his wife call him several times during the sermon.

After the local meteorologist predicted a record-setting snowfall for Sunday, my pastor considered canceling Sunday services for safety reasons. When only two inches of snow fell, he was glad he had decided against canceling. So he began his sermon by saying, “Jesus said of meteorologists: ‘Beware of false prophets.’”

My pastor is a huge fan of Star Wars. Last year, the church council rejected his December request to change the church sign to read: A LONG TIME AGO, IN A GALILEE FAR, FAR AWAY.

I heard a lady tell my pastor he was one in a million. That means there are six pastors like him in my state, 312 in the U.S., and 6,973 on earth. That’s a lot of pastors telling their congregations to be seated for the singing of “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus.”

Depositing a Smile

I'm not saying that the customer service in my bank is bad, but yesterday when I asked the clerk to check my balance, she leaned over the counter and pushed me.

Food for Thought

Two lawyers walked into a diner and each ordered a soda. Then each produced a sandwich from his briefcase and proceeded to eat.

The owner of the diner saw this and marched over, quite irate. “Excuse me. You can’t eat your own sandwiches in here.”

The lawyers looked at each other, shrugged, and traded sandwiches.

In Case You Were Wondering . . .

A man who sued an airline because his luggage went missing has lost his case.


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