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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

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When the new doctor began attending church services, the minister was delighted. It wasn't long before they were helping each other in their work -- the minister referring people to the doctor and the doctor referring people to the minister. One person referred by the doctor came with a note prescribing that he obtain tapes so he could listen to the minister's last four sermons. The minister was most pleased -- until he discovered the patient's problem. He had insomnia!

-- Unknown, from SoutherNews, August 2006

6 comments:

amity said...

Too funny, Robert.

But, apropos of nothing, I realize I have never heard you preach! Would like to one day, though.

Hasta manana.

Jim1927 said...

This reminds me of the student who complained that some of his parishioners were falling asleep during his sermon.
The homiletics professor remarked: "Pound pulpit and shout! You put then to sleep, you best wake them up."

Or like the Sunday School youngster who was dismissed from class because he nodded off.
The next week the teacher reviewed the lesson. The young dismissed lad stood up and retold the whole lesson, but abruptly stopped. "Go on" the teacher said. "I can't, " he replied. "That is when you woke me up!"

Cheers,

Jim

R. L. Vaughn said...

Thanks, Jim. Now I know why our preachers always pounded the pulpit and hollered! ;-)

amity said...

EXTREMELY GOOD to have you back, Jim!

R. L. Vaughn said...

Yes, it is good to have you back.

Jim1927 said...

Thank you. I was never far away,,,just breathing deeply.

Cheers,

Jim