Laughter, Is It All That It Is Cracked Up To Be?

Laughter, Is it all that it is cracked up to be

Laughter, Is it all that it is cracked up to be? 

People always hear, Laughter is the best medicine, yet did one ever wonder, is it really? 

Well, It is true, laughter arouses your body to respond in ways that improve one's mental and physical health.

With this said, I have gathered together many sections of some great ways to get your laugh on, so get comfortable, gather family and friends, and have some fun laughing. 😊😊

 Bible Verses About Laughter

Proverbs 17:22 is true—a merry heart really does a spirit, soul, and body good like medicine.

Genesis 21:6: "And Sarah declared, 'God has brought me laughter. All who hear about this will laugh with me.'"

Job 8:21: "He will once again fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy."

Psalm 2:4: "But the one who rules in heaven laughs."

Psalm 30:11: "You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy."

Psalm 98:4: "Shout to the Lord, all the earth; break out in praise and sing for joy!"

Psalm 126:2: "We were filled with laughter, and we sang for joy. And the other nations said, 'What amazing things the Lord has done for them.'"

Proverbs 17:22: "A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person's strength."

Proverbs 31:25: "She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future."

Ecclesiastes 3:4: "A time to cry and a time to laugh."

Ecclesiastes 8:15: "So I recommend having fun, because there is nothing better for people in this world than to eat, drink, and enjoy life. That way they will experience some happiness along with all the hard work God gives them under the sun."

Genesis 21:6 ESV

And Sarah said, "God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh over me."

Genesis 17:17 ESV

Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed and said to himself, "Shall a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old? Shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?"

Proverbs 15:15 ESV

All the days of the afflicted are evil, but the cheerful of heart has a continual feast.

Habakkuk 3:18 ESV

Yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation.

Proverbs 16:24 ESV

Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body. 

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Warming Up...

Sometimes one does not know how to begin, so just hearing different types of laughter can make one start to laugh. The best thing is do not judge yourself... let go and laugh... enjoy... below are some links to different types of laughter...

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYnhckZcllU

Funny Jokes and Comics…

Christian Jokes from

Belief net

https://www.beliefnet.com/ilovejesus/features/hilarious-christian-jokes.aspx

  • 1. Q: Did you know that they had automobiles in Jesus' time?
    A: Yes, the Bible says that the disciples were all of one Accord.
  • 2. God's Creation

In the beginning, God created the earth and rested.
Then God created Man and rested.
Then God created Woman.
Since then, neither God nor Man has rested.

  • 3. Who Makes the Coffee??

A married couple were arguing who is making the coffee, the wife said that in the Bible it says that men should make the coffee and the husband asked her where it said that. The wife opened the Bible and said: "Right here in HEBREWS!"

  • 4. A Woman at the Post Office

A Woman went to the Post Office to buy stamps for her Christmas cards.
"What Denomination?" Asked the clerk.
"Oh, my goodness! Have we come to this?" said the woman.
"Well give me 50 Baptist and 50 Catholic!"

  • 5. Amen!

Q: Why do they say 'Amen' at the end of a prayer instead of 'Awomen'?
A: The same reason they sing Hymns instead of Hers!

  • 6. Going Down!!

As the storm raged, the captain realized his ship was sinking fast. He called out, "Anyone here know how to pray?" One man stepped forward. "Aye, Captain, I know how to pray." "Good," said the captain, "you pray while the rest of us put on our life jackets - we're one short."

  • 7. Donation

Father O'Malley answers the phone. "Hello, is this Father O'Malley?"
"It is"
"This is the IRS. Can you help us?"
"I can"
"Do you know a Ted Houlihan?"
"I do"
"Is he a member of your congregation?"
"He is"
"Did he donate $10,000 to the church?"
"He will".

  • 8. A Child's Point of View!

The story of Adam and Eve was being carefully explained in the children's Sunday School class. Following the story, the children were asked to draw some pictures that would illustrate the story. Little Bobby drew a picture of a car with three people in it. In the front seat was a man and in the back seat, a man and a woman. The teacher was at a loss to understand how this illustrated the lesson of Adam and Eve. Little Bobby was prompt with his explanation. "Why, this is God driving Adam and Eve out of the garden!"

Jokes from Scary Mommy website

https://www.scarymommy.com/best-jokes-for-kids/

Jokes for Kids that Adults will find funny too

1. What does a cloud wear under his raincoat?
Thunderwear.

2. What do kids play when they can't play with a phone?
Bored games.

3. What do birds give out on Halloween?
Tweets.

4.Why was the weightlifter upset?
She worked with dumbbells.

5. Why are teddy bears never hungry?
They're always stuffed!

6. What did the policeman say to his tummy?
"Freeze. You're under a vest."

7.What does one volcano say to the other?
"I lava you!"

8. What's Thanos' favorite app to talk to friends?
Snapchat.

9. What event do spiders love to attend?
Webbings.

10. What did one math book say to the other?
"I've got so many problems."

11. Why do ducks have tail feathers?
To cover their buttquacks.

12. Why can't you ever tell a joke around glass?
It could crack up.

13. How do you know when a bike is thinking?
You can see its wheels turning.               


Clean Comedians… Amping up the Laughing

These Comedians are clean and safe for the family to listen to and are really funny. Time to grab the tissue because your laugher is really being turned up onto high volume. Enjoy...

  • 1. Chondra Pierce

Banned from Facebook

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPKq4420R_0

Staying Alive….laughing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1BznMv6IWE

  • 2. Tim Hawkins

Comedy at Churches

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL3AG4IEquU

Bringing laughter to your life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kng_FHPoTCo

  • 3. Michael Jr.

More than funny

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twSvd5bQLDw

https://insider.pureflix.com/lifestyle/13-clean-christian-comedians-who-will-make-you-laugh-right-now

  • 4. Jeff Allen

When you have to hide your food

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq6r_QDMxlE

Finally, the promised Land

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeCj8fK9c_E

  • 5. Jim Gaffigan

Some of the best of Jim Gaffigan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-JT7BQB3DM

Get to know Jim Gaffigan in four jokes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ciqLF6piUw

  • 6. John Crist

Choosing a Church outfit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwdbzui_S9o

Church parking lot road rage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYVX-aQDPH8

  • 7. Brian Regan

Why do the people in the government talk so weird

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFQ1448Yzt8

Social Anxiety

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qPsTCR1z8Q

  • 8. Bob Nelson

Bob Nelson is a comedy legend

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWK7fCJ0K70

Bob Nelson: Infamous for leaving Audiences in tears

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x34993MsbVI

  • 9. Karen Mills

Comedy Clips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsZh_70mEtA

If Jesus was on Twitter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sLAw9gZ5PA

  • 10. Henry Cho

What's that clicking noise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7_3xxQXgFs

Henry Cho-Late Late Show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC-CtVq4zwE

Clean Comedies…

Winding Down the laughter with some good comedy movies. Just like any good workout, one must wind down their good laughing workout with a good comedy. Here are ten comedies that have been rated by God tube, so go and grab some snack food and popcorn and get your comedy movies on and continue your wind-down of your laugh-fest workout.

The Comedies listed were from the website: God Tube https://www.godtube.com/news/top-10-clean-comedy-movies-for-a-good-laugh.html

These were the movies rated from the website listed above. Log on and see what they have to say…

10. The Three Musketeers (1993)

Rated PG

9. Night at the Museum (2006)

Rated PG

8. Kicking and Screaming (2005)

Rated PG

7. Heavy Weights (2003)

Rated PG

6. Groundhog Day (1993)

Rated PG

5. What About Bob? (1991)

Rated PG

4. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

Rated PG

3. Daddy Daycare (2003)

Rated PG

2. Bride Wars (2009)

Rated PG

1. The Princess Bride (1987)

Rated PG

Benefits of Laughter...

Conclusion

Thank you for taking the time to add a pep to your step, a smile to your day, a laugh to a moment, a whistle on your lips, and whatever else these gatherings of laughter items brought your way. 

I have really enjoyed finding these, reading these, watching them, approving them, as it has really cheered up my world which has made people around me smile because seeing me smile (smiles are contagious, you know) has made them smile. 

So what are you waiting for? 

Go and have yourself a laughter party and change that frown upside down and take a moment to fill your life with some happiness and joy. 

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