A few things that make me smile and/or LOL

…Especially in these days of such natural tragedy all around our country!  I sure am praying for the many that are and have been lately affected by devastating tornadoes and floods.  I can’t help but wonder how, as I know for sure that God WILL work all of this  – somehow – and some day – for His glory.  I pray for daily renewed strength, hope, rest, and provision for each dear and desperate soul.  May God show His faithfulness at every step of grief and second of regaining strength!

“We know that God is always at work for the good of everyone who loves him. They are the ones God has chosen for his purpose, and he has always known who his chosen ones would be. He had decided to let them become like his own Son, so that his Son would be the first of many children.” Romans 8:28

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If you need to smile a little or even laugh out loud, here are a few things that are bringing a smile and a lol to me today:

1.  This:

It’s Summer, Day 1 for us.  So far all we’ve done is:  Slept as long as we wanted to, had good quiet times, and enjoyed “Nathans” brand hotdogs for lunch.  This is the ONLY day that I can see in the future where we had nothing in the morning.  Soon, Abigail will be swimming at 7am, and Nathan will be doing football conditioning at 8.  When I finish this post, we are cleaning house!  (Which also makes me smile.  – not the cleaning, but the results. 🙂 )

2.  American Idol results show tonight.  Who do you think will win?  I have been a fan of both Lauren and Scotty, but voted for Lauren most every week. 

3.  Along those lines, the Biggest Loser results show always makes me smile.  The finalists – and most every contestant – looked amazing!  I hardly recognized some of them.  A hearty cograts to all of them!

4.  I literally laughed out loud when I read what was in my children’s devotional today.  They are using the book the One Year DEVOS for Teens by Susie Shellenberger.  This is a GREAT devotional book!

Each day’s devotion has something to capture their attention, and to make a specific point – always dealing with the heart of the teen.  This morning’s devotion began a 10 day study of the 10 Commandments, and it started with these funny examples of instructions.  The point being that some instructions are no brainers, and others, like the 10 Commandments are vital necessities.  I thought these funny ones might bring a smile to your day.

On hair dryer: Do not use while sleeping. (Those 1,500 watts can really lull you to sleep, you know!)

On a bag of FritosYou could be a winner!  No purchase necessary.  details inside. (So…are they encouraging us to steal the chips?)

On a bar of Dial soapUse like regular soap. (Do they actually think we’ll try to dial it?)

On a frozen dinner: Serving suggestion – defrost.  (Do you even own utensils that can cut through a side of frozen beef?)

On a Korean kitchen knifeWaring – keep out of children. (Say Ahhh.”)

On an American Airlines packet of nutsOpen packet, eat nuts.  (So if you didn’t have those instructions, you’d sit politely, holding the small packet in your lap just wondering and wondering what in the world to do with them??)

On a Swedish chainsaw: Do not to attempt to stop with your hands. (Glad we got THAT  information.  Without it, you probably would have been tempted to use your had as the off switch?)

On chidlren’s cough medicine: Do not drive car or operate machinery. (Is it really that common to see a child driving a Mercedes or operating a crane while fighting a cough?)”

Haha.  Much love and prayers for all of you!  Thanks for being a part of this blog. 🙂


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  1. Kim {Recipes To Run On} says:

    Ok those are too funny!!! We just watched the results show…. and loved both Scotty and Lauren. So we were so happy. Watching Biggest Loser, I ALWAYS find myself eating a snack. ISn't that weird? I LOVE to see how successful they've been. I am looking for a new devotion for my kiddos and will check out the one you mentioned….. esp bc those are hilarious examples that my kids would love to read too! Happy 1st of summer!!! Sounds like you are going to be busy. I'm so proud of your kiddos for using their free day to be sure they had time with the Lord and helped clean the house with their Momma!!!! That's so awesome!!!! Tim and I were talking about summer chores and how important they are and will be. Lots of fun, but definitely lots of help too. Have a great long weekend!

  2. Endris Family says:

    Thanks for the laugh! Sounds like we have some common interests. I am presently watching AI(recorded) and can't wait to see who wins! I love them both. I was also impressed with the Biggest Loser contestants and amazed at their success. They inspire me! My family was also happy to celebrate our 1st day of Summer today too! Happy Summer to you and your family. God Bless, Jana