Samantha’s Squeaky Clean Comedy Night

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play. 

      ~Arnold Toynbee


Seek good and not evil—
    and live!
You talk about God, the God-of-the-Angel-Armies,
    being your best friend.
Well, live like it,
    and maybe it will happen.

Hate evil and love good,
    then work it out in the public square.
Maybe God, the God-of-the-Angel-Armies,
    will notice your remnant and be gracious.

~ Amos 5:14

     My friend Samantha has a local coffee house.  Or, to quote her, Among the many ways she seeks to bring harmony to the body of believers is to have what she calls “Squeaky Clean Comedy Night.”   Comedians come in and must pass an interview/audition just to make sure that their comedy is squeaky clean.  In addition to this, laughter is dispensed liberally, like Holy Water in a sprinkler, throughout the evening, even at her own expense.

     The sounds of endorphins rising can be heard all night.  People chuckle, giggle, and sometimes outright belly laugh on any given night, and especially when there is scheduled comedy.  

     We live in a serious world, with serious evil working overtime to bring us down.   To be able to laugh, the way that my mother’s generation did with comedians who told jokes you could actually repeat and not get in trouble for, is a rare commodity these days.

   Take some time to find some laughter.  Our pastor dispenses it on Sunday mornings  like WD40 on a squeaky anything– it helps to keep all the other parts running smoothly. 

That is how we believers can blend the lines between work and play; with hard work, tears, love and laughter.

John Shea -Samantha’s Lil’ Bit of Heaven

Because of Him,



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