SOAPBOX of the week: faithfilled sense of humor

“It is a test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.”        – Gilbert Keith Chesterton, journalist and novelist

Here’s a theory I propose that blankets many a serious topic: If you’re confident and content with your opinion, belief and commitment to something, be it politics, family, art or, yes, the “R” word, should the little digs or full-on sarcastic comedic routines still ruffle your feathers?  Essentially, if you know “where you’re at” with your religion, shouldn’t the one-liners just roll off?  Well, think about it, folks: as human beings we intrinsically screw-up, exaggerate and over-Hallmark the customs, costumes and communications within each category…and we can’t help but produce our own comic strips!  So, I say, seek and secure your FAITH in your chosen religion.  Take this seriously, for it is a lifelong anchor.  But allow for a giggle or guffaw as well, for our imperfections are funny and make us all wonderfully human, and in need, indeed, of what faith can give us!

Copyright 2000-2009 by Kimberlie Dykeman.  

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SOAPBOX of the week: Move, groove and grow in faith

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”       -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., minister & social activist

Daunted by great decisions, we seek to get it in gear and try something new.  What makes us hesitate?  What happened to our enthusiasm of leaving Point A?  Or the belief that something groovy is just around the corner?  Well, it’s still there.  If you listen closely, the first step is already calling you and the promise from faith-filled action will ignite and propel your spirit forward at the perfect pace.  Ironically, the horror of standing still then becomes your driving force against the once-intimidating challenge of The Big Picture.  So, give it a shot.  Write down your goals and gameplan.  Listen to your heart, for it has the power to spark the memory that success ain’t complicated.  Just place faith in the ground beneath your feet…and climb!

Copyright 2008 by Kimberlie Dykeman 

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