Get ready to laugh–encore
I apologize for getting this post out later than usual. My life has been a bit topsy-turvier than ‘normal.’
I was hoping to be able to send out some news about a new track I’m fixin’ to enter into with my blogging, but, this techno-twirp still has some bugs to work out before I make any substantial changes now.
Don’t be alarmed when you receive a surprise blog post from here, and/or from my real blog Wade Webster Writes, that is titled THE LAST LAUGH/SWITCHING GEARS. I’ll give all the details for you to continue to keep receiving these posts and a monthly newsletter from me about my behind-the-scenes of my writing life.
Today I take you back to the very firstest post on this here humor blog. I gave some behind the scenes as to my reason for doing this in the first place.
For those of you who’ve read my regular blog, Wade Webster Writes, welcome to my different offering for all the world to experience. For those of you who are new to either of my blogs, welcome. You’re all in for a treat. If you’re from the South I’ll translate: All y’all’s in fer a treat.
I hope my regular readers are using WWW as a weekly serving of a full-course meal to fortify your spiritual walk with Jesus, and I hope you come here for desert. This will be lighter fare: shorter and more relaxed. So, kick your shoes off and get ready to laugh.
The first question I need to answer is: why start a humor blog? The short answer: why not? I guess that’s another question, so that kinda defeats the purpose.
Actually there are a couple of reasons for a humor blog. First, it’s hard to find anything descent anywhere to laugh at that doesn’t offend sensible people, or should I say sensitive people. Take your pick. As my Mom always said: “Son, if you can’t find a good cookie to eat, bake your own.” Actually, I don’t think my Mom ever said that, but if I tell you the matriarch of my family said something like that it carries more weight with it.
The second reason for a humor blog is more personal: God told me to do it. Yeah, my relationship with God is quite personal. I have Jesus Christ to thank for that. I can’t wait to see Him face-to-face to do just that.
A few weeks ago I had some slow time at work and I started thinking about how crazy my life is now. Soon clichés start going through my head like: ‘not enough hours in my day’ and ‘so busy I don’t know whether I’m coming or going.’ So then I start on about filling in the details surrounding those statements. Pretty soon I hear that still small voice say: “You need to write a humor blog.”
My knee-jerk reaction was: “Are You kidding me? Have You seen how many unopened emails I have right now. How am I going to find time to write another blog?” So, I had fun filling in the details of those clichés and I let it slide.
About a week and a half ago I wake up in the middle of the night with those same thoughts going through my head. My reaction this time was: “Come on God, don’t You know I need some sleep? I’m doing good to get six hours on a good night.”
I didn’t hear a voice, but I know God well enough to know what He asked. So I answered: “Yes, I trust You.”
Fortunately, He let it slide until this three-day weekend without hounding me to do it.
I don’t want to bombard y’all’s emails with another blog you don’t have time to read. So, the plan right now is to put out Wade Webster Writes on Friday evenings and Laugh Out Loud Love Our Lord on Monday mornings. That’s two nutritious servings to get you through your week.
If you need more than that, bake your own cookies. 🙂
Keep Smiling. Wade