Rough Start

Sometimes, funny things happen at church and we have to give ourselves permission to enjoy a discreet laugh in Jesus’s name. 🙂

This cartoon reminded me of something so funny that happened in a church I attended many years ago, that the mere memory of the event brings tears of laughter to my eyes.

When something funny and unexpected happens at church, the key is to briefly chuckle in a subdued/restrained manner, while still being respectful of everyone in the room. Challenging,  but it can be done!

In my case, I simply had to look away for a few minutes, chuckle, and then avoid eye contact with certain people until the service was over (leaving my seat would have been far worse). How I made it through that sermon on that day, only the Lord knows.

But once I got to the car…. 🤭🙂😀😅😂🤣 I had a great and much-needed laugh, all by myself. You know when you get so tickled that you can’t quite catch your breath? It was like that.

So happy new year, everyone — and let’s all remember to laugh a little more.


27 thoughts on “Rough Start

  1. 😂😂😂😂
    I had such an experience on Christmas Day last year. Our usual keyboardist was away on holiday and the rest of the instrumentalists were like sheep without shepherd. A few notes and keys fell on the wrong side of the law and I really had to hold myself from laughing into the microphone 😂😂😂😂
    I felt bad afterwards and thought I should rather be praying for grace for them instead of laugh. I repented eventually 😊

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      1. Anything to make you laugh, Daily, as you do for me every Friday 😂
        I confessed my laughing errors yesterday at our first meeting for the year, in sure God used it to admonish us to be more supportive… But as always, most of them ended up laughing too 😂

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  2. I have done that with teaching.

    I took lesson plans for a primary class to teach a university class. Once I realized what happened I just went with it and we all had barrels of laughs.

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    1. Joseph, I had a good chuckle at this comment, too! How on earth were you able to modify a lesson for primary students and make it work for the university-aged ones?

      Thanks for sharing the story. 🙂


  3. Yep. I’ve learned, to save many from embarrassment, to simply let myself laugh and give everyone a hug. I’ve often regretted walking away from something in embarrassment. Better to bring it right out and show the love. 😊 Doesn’t work for all situations, and I’m still learning….

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      1. Early in my Christian walk, a friend’s favorite saying was, “I need to get over myself.” Well, there’s a lot to chew on in that little comment, and it’s so true! 😊

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    1. But your approach is so very healthy, Kathy! It’s a reminder to me that we need to be able to laugh at ourselves and try to savor the lesson from the experience (if there is one – otherwise, we just enjoy the chuckle!). 🙂

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    1. Laughing and working out on the elliptical are quite a combination! 😀

      With the situation at my church, it wasn’t quite as the cartoon depicted, but it was just as funny (if not moreso). Sometimes, the Lord allows funny things to happen because He knows that we ALL need a good “sanctified laugh” every now and again. 🙂

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