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Ecclesiastes 3:4
When one is living with physical or emotional pain (or both), it is important to have many coping skills.  I look at these skills as tools that help me sculpt a meaningful life.  One of my best tools, which I use on a regular basis, is humor.
My children are an endless source of fun and laughter.  Since today is my forty-first birthday, and the past few posts have been so serious, I would like to share some funny things my sons Sterling and Preston have said. 
Sterling (age 3):  I don’t like it when you call me honey.
Sara:  What do you want me to say?
Sterling:  You can call me “hunk-of-burning-love” or “Sterling”.
Sterling:  Do I have to be handsome?
Sterling:  How does a baby get in a mommy’s belly?
Preston (age 5):  Nobody knows!
Sara:  Why did you put these stickers in my Bible? (4 large stickers)
Sterling:  I was decorating it; I thought you would like it.
My husband assured me I would think this was funny when we are old.
Preston:  It is hard for me to give my girlfriend things she likes.  She likes it when I give her money. 
Sara: Do you actually give her money?
Preston: Yes.
Sara: What is her name?
Preston:  I don’t know.
Click here to read sweet things that my children have said about God:

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time to dance


A time to laugh…and a time to dance.
Ecclesiastes 3:4
Jesus was fun to be with.  He was anointed with the oil of joy (Hebrews 1:8).  Parents wanted him to be with their children (Mark 10:16). When He spoke, people listened to Him with delight (Mark  12:37).  He spent a lot of time eating and drinking with those the religious people looked down upon (Matthew 9:11).  Jesus is still fun to be with:  “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”  Hebrews 13:8
I feel like I used to be fun to be with, but now, not so much.  Last weekend, my family and I were driving to the Smoky Mountains and we were listening to a disco CD.  Even though I was not feeling very well, I was trying to have fun.  I heard the song “Don’t Leave Me This Way”, and I thought, “Yes, this is my prayer for the day.”  Here is my version as a prayer.
Don’t leave me this way
I can’t survive, I can’t stay alive
Without your love, oh Jesus
Don’t leave me this way
Oh Jesus, my heart is full of love and desire for you
So come on down and do what you’ve got to do
Your started this fire down in my soul
Now can’t you see it’s burning, out of control
So come on down and satisfy the need in me
Because only your love can set me free
Don’t leave me this way
Please understand how I’m at your command
So Jesus, please don’t leave me this way
I found a fun version of “Don’t Leave Me This Way” on youtube.com (song starts at 0:39). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtO_2-A15H4  

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