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I’ve been thinking for awhile about the need for humor and levity, jokes, etc. in our lives.  Believe it or not, God considers laughter and merriment good qualities and helpful to heal our bodies.  A merry heart doeth good like a medicine, the Word of God says (Proverbs 17:22).  When we laugh, our bodies are designed by God to elicit certain chemicals that work to bring healing to our bodies, minds and even our spirits, especially when we’ve been under stress or are depressed.  These following jokes may or may not make you laugh hysterically, but perhaps a little smile will cross your face and will lighten your heart, just a little.  Sometimes that’s all we need!

Enjoy everyone!


Here’s a Minnesota favorite–Ole and Lena:

It vas springtime in Nodern Minnesota and everyting vas starting to taw. Ole said to his wife, “Hey, Lena, vould you valk across da frozen lake to the yeneral store and get me some smokes?” She said, “Sure Ole, give me some money for dem.” Ole says, “Nah, yust put dem on our tab.” So off she goes across da frozen lake. When she gets back and gives Ole his smokes she says, “Ole, you always tell me not to run up da tab at da yeneral store. Why didn’t you yust give me some money for da smokes?” Ole says, “Vell Lena, I yust wasn’t sure how tick da ice vas.”  (Thanks Jim for this little gem!)


  • Ole, Sven and Lars die in a tragic Lutefisk accident. They are met by God on the stairway to heaven.  God says, “There are 3,000 steps to heaven. It’s very serious up there. I’ll tell you a joke on each 1,000th step you reach. If you laugh you go to hell.”  So they start walking and reach to the first 1,000th step. God tells a joke, Lars laughs out loud and goes straight to hell. Ole and Sven look at each other nervously.  On the 2,000th step God tells another joke, Sven tries his best but laughs and goes to straight to hell.  On the 3,000th step God tells the last and best joke, Ole doesn’t laugh and proceeds to the gate.  Suddenly, Ole bursts out laughing hysterically. God asks, “What are you laughing about?”.  Ole replies, “Oh dat’s funny. I yust got da first yoke!”.  (Thanks to Arthur Christian for this one and the next!)


  • Ole and Lena got married. On their honeymoon trip they were nearing Minneapolis when Ole put his hand on Lena’s knee.  Giggling, Lena said, “Ole, you can go a little farder now if ya vant to”… so Ole drove to Duluth.


  •  I used to be indecisive. Now I’m not so sure.
  • “I’ll have a polish sausage, please”, He said to the guy behind the counter. ‘You must be polish’, the guy said. What–Do you gotta be Mexican to order a taco? Or Italian to order spaghetti? Or Chinese to order egg rolls? ‘No, no, no’, the guy says ‘I said you must be POLISH because this is a hardware store’…….    Oops!  No offense to the Polish folks out there!


  •          How does Moses make his tea?  Hebrews it.
  •        I changed my iPod’s name to Titanic.  It’s syncing now.
  •         This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I’d never met herbivore.


Awwwwwww…..groaners, huh?


Hopefully, this edition made you smile a little.  If you’d like to share your favorite joke, riddle, or funny story, please do share.  We can all use a laugh now and then!  May your day be very blessed with joy and laughter and be sure to have confidence in God!