Category Archives: Humor

Thoughts on Fasting by Jesus AND Saint John Chrysostom 

[Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving or Charity are spiritual disciplines practiced by people of many faiths.  They are closely associated with the Christian Season of Lent.  The words of Jesus are from the gospel for Ash Wednesday, the first day of … Continue reading

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Silly Saturday: Are All Welcome at Your Church?

Jesus said, “Come to me all you who labor and are burdened” and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parish really emphasizes the “all.” When you open their weekly bulletin this is what you’ll find: “We extend a special welcome to … Continue reading

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This Christmas, Baby Jesus Ate My Toddler by Marissa Nichols 

In her book, Cinderella Ate My Daughter, journalist Peggy Orenstein discusses how the childhoods of little girls are literally being consumed by Disney’s three billion dollars a year moneymaker as every kiddie thing on the planet, from Band-Aids to beach … Continue reading

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The Lighter Side of New Year’s Resolutions

HUMOR: The Lighter Side of New Year’s Resolutions Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.  — Mark Twain on  New Year’s Day:  My New … Continue reading

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The Lighter Side of Christmas on a Silly Saturday

Christmas has to be a warm, well organised, caring, considerate, social occasion. So, it’s unlikely that a man could take responsibility for making it happen. For starters, the vast majority of men don’t even think about Christmas until Christmas Eve. … Continue reading

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Saturday Stumper # 6 — Answer

Saturday Stumper # 6   — Answer The names of all the books of the Bible are hidden within these five paragraphs. Can you find them? Some books, like ZEPHENIAH or HABBAKUK, are straightforward, but for books that usually have … Continue reading

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Saturday Stumper # 6

[In recent years research has suggested that exercising our brains can have a positive effect as we grow older.  Here is a puzzle that I first saw (or one similar to) in the late 1970’s.      The correct answers … Continue reading

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Silly Saturday: Words and Their Stories — Number Phrases

Last week, I told about the number one. Today, I will tell about expressions using other numbers. Some problems are difficult to solve. But there are a lot of number expressions that can help. For example, if we put two … Continue reading

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Saturday Stumper # 5 — Answers

Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement. (1) Who Am I? You will know that I am coming From the jingle of my bell, But … Continue reading

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Saturday Stumper # 5  

[In recent years research has suggested that exercising our brains can have a positive effect as we grow older.  Here are a few riddles for you to think about to give your brain a little workout   The correct answers … Continue reading

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