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Day 1207 – A Gift for the Church – Humor Unplugged
5th September 2019 • Wisdom-Trek © • H. Guthrie Chamberlain, III
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Wisdom-Trek / Creating a Legacy

Welcome to Day 1207 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me.

This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom

A Gift for the Church – Humor Unplugged

Wisdom – the final frontier to true knowledge.  Welcome to Wisdom-Trek where our mission is to create a legacy of wisdom, to seek out discernment and insights, and to boldly grow where few have chosen to grow before.

Hello, my friend, I am Guthrie Chamberlain, your captain on our journey to increase wisdom and create a living legacy. Thank you for joining us today as we explore wisdom on our 2nd millennium of podcasts. This is Day 1207 of our trek, and it is time for our 3-minute mini-trek called Humor Unplugged. Our Thursday podcast will provide a short and clean funny story to help you lighten up and live a rich and satisfying life – something to cheer you and provide a bit a levity in your life. We are told in  Proverbs 15:30, “A cheerful look brings joy to the heart; good news makes for good health.”  We are also encouraged in Proverbs 17:22, “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.” Consider this your vitamin supplement of cheer for today. So let’s jump right in with today’s funny, which is titled…

A Gift for the Church

Pastor James, who was the new pastor at a City-Center Church, was delighted when he received an anonymous gift of money, which was quite substantial for the small church. During the next church council meeting, Pastor James presented the gift and proposed it should be used to buy a new chandelier for the main sanctuary, since the current lighting had been there for many decades.

Pastor James thought this would be a splendid idea. However, when it was put to a vote Pastor James was disappointed when his proposal was narrowly defeated. Pastor James observed that Sam, the church council secretary, had voted against the proposal and when the meeting was over, he asked Sam why he had not supported it.

Sam looked at Pastor James sternly for a few moments then then said that he had three reasons: “First, I have to write the minutes of the meeting, and I can’t spell the word; second, there is sure to be an argument over who should play it; and finally, if we are going to spend money in the Church, what we really need is some good lighting in the sanctuary.

I hope that brought a smile to your face today.  If it did, pass your smile onto some else; we all could use a good smile. Our Thursday Thought is “Many communication misunderstandings arise when you presume that others know what you are talking about.”

Luke [18:34]

But they didn’t understand any of this. The significance of his words was hidden from them, and they failed to grasp what he was talking about.

As you enjoy these nuggets of humor, please encourage your friends and family to join us and then come along tomorrow for another day of our Wisdom-Trek, Creating a Legacy.

If you would like to listen to any of our past 1206 treks or read the Wisdom Journal, they are all available at I encourage you to subscribe to Wisdom-Trek on your favorite podcast player so each day will be downloaded to you automatically.

Thank you for allowing me to be your guide, mentor, and most importantly, your friend as I serve you through the Wisdom-Trek podcast and journal each day.

As we take this trek together, let us always:

  1. Live Abundantly (Fully)
  2. Love Unconditionally
  3. Listen Intentionally
  4. Learn Continuously
  5. Lend to others Generously
  6. Lead with Integrity
  7. Leave a Living Legacy Each Day

I am Guthrie Chamberlain reminding you to Keep Moving Forward, Enjoy Your Journey, and Create a Great Day Everyday! See you tomorrow for Philosophy Friday!