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My daughter and her husband have friends who were expecting their first child. The four of them were discussing possible names. The father-to-be, a pastor, preferred biblical or religiously significant names. For a boy, the name “Theo” met with some approval. My son-in-law trumped the friendly debate as to what middle name might go best with Theo when he suggested “Logan.”

Cal Hoekema


While he was riding in the car with me, my 4-year-old grandson asked, “Grandpa, when you go into the hospital, does God come and visit you there?”

Larry Gras


Spotted in the hall of our retirement home:

Who needs Santa? I’ve got Grandma.

M. Gort


A guest preacher was about to begin the service. He wanted to greet the congregation with the words “Peace be with you” but quickly realized the microphone wasn’t working. So he turned to the worship leader and whispered, “There’s something wrong with this mic.”

The congregation, not hearing, thought he had uttered the usual words of greeting, and responded in unison, “And also with you.”

Raj Kadia


My children and grandchildren recently came for a weekend visit. As usual, they were sent to bed on time on Saturday night so that they would be well rested for church on Sunday.

“Edward, say goodnight to Opa,” instructed my daughter-in-law.

“Why?” asked Edward. “Is Opa going to bed already?”

Sidney Vander Wilp


“Hello.” “Hello” “Is that you, Sam?” “Yeah, this is Sam.” “It doesn’t sound like Sam.” “This is Sam speaking, all right.” “Are you sure this is Sam?” “Certainly, this is Sam.” “Listen, Sam. This is Bill. Will you lend me $50?” “”All right. I’ll tell him when he comes in.”

Dick Bylsma


A father was at the beach with his kids when the 4-year-old son ran up to him, grabbed his hand, and led him to the shore where a seagull lay dead in the sand.

“Daddy, what happened to him?” asked the boy.

“He died and went to heaven,” the dad replied.

The boy thought for a moment and then said, “Did God throw him back?”

Dawn Gebben


Nine-year-old Joey’s mom asked him what he had learned in Sunday school.

He replied, “Well, Mom, our teacher told us how God sent Moses behind enemy lines on a rescue mission to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. When he got to the Red Sea, he had his army build a pontoon bridge and all the people walked across safely. Then he radioed headquarters for reinforcements. Then sent bombers to blow up the bridge and all the Israelites were saved.”

His mom said, “Now Joey, is that really what your teacher taught you?”

“Well, no, Mom. But if I told it the way the teacher did, you’d never believe it!”

Gerrit Feyer


I saw a big sale on paddles at the boat store the other day. It was quite an oar deal!

R. Smit

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