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Life: Joy


"Such joy, unspeakable joy, such peace, neverending..."

Yes, Joy is one of the "Fruits of the Spirit" mentioned in Galatians 5. Recently the acronym has been on my (Sal) thoughts....


Basically, this is the order of "self" when one is seeking joy!

Laughter I heard is a great stress reliever as it release endorphines in your brain. Here are some cool hilarious links that will make you laugh!

  • Ebaums World
  • Vintage 21, inserts of funny lines substituting films and others from Chi Alpha
  • "The most wasted day is that in which we have not laughed."--------Se`bastien--Roch Chamfort (others)
    *quoted through Rebecca M's e-mail 3/2/05

    Personal Stories

    "Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music;"-Psalm 98:4

    I (Sal) was chatting with a friend (Sabanna) of mine yesterday (Saturday, June 28th of 2007) and she was telling me how she becomes sad/depressed at times. I encouraged her by saying that I like to play praise and worship music 24/7 on my radio (2 of them throughout the house) and would "try" to sing along-especialy in the morning to get me going for the day.

    Stories in the Bible

    "as the time when the Jews got relief from their enemies, and as the month when their sorrow was turned into joy and their mourning into a day of celebration. He wrote them to observe the days as days of feasting and joy and giving presents of food to one another and gifts to the poor."-Esther 9

    Reccomended Resources



  • Tripple Espresso, a highly caffeinated comedy theatre in downtown Minneapolis


  • Laughter Heals, from Webmd

  • "A video report on WebMD maintains that laughter is not only "good for the soul," but studies have shown it to be advantageous to your physical health as well. "Research shows laughter can improve your health," says the report. "It helps reduce stress hormones like cortizol and adrenaline, and plumps up immune system activity by increasing interferon, T-cells and white blood cells."
    *referred by Elijah List on March 17th of 2007


    Comedian Mark Gungor - Dishwasher (


  • Kudeki

  • *sent by Sean P. of St. Paul, MN (Christmas Ice Cream made by Snowmen)


  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988), from

  • The Naked Gun in 10 minutes

    "The funniest parts of the movie stuffed into this 10 min. clip."
  • Police Academy (1984)

  • Police Academy Trailer

    "Police Academy Trailer"
    THE PRINCESS BRIDE on DVD Movie Trailer

    "the movie preview for Princess Brides (more) Added: November 15, 2006 the movie preview for Princess Brides"
  • Spaceballs

  • best bits of spaceballs the movie

    "this is the best bits of spaceballs i cudnt fit all the best bits in the whole movie so i only did the first 30mins hope u enjoy "



  • Donny Osmond - You are my sunshine, from

  • "An very young Donny on the Andy Williams Show"
    Lion King - Hakuna Matata (No Worries)

  • Newsboys - Joy, from

  • -Worship

    "Teens singing THE HAPPY SONG at our Labor Day ROCKED BY GOD Retreat"
    Related Sites:
    The Happy Song, lyrics from Delirious



    COMING to Morris!-Sunday, April 15th of 2007

  • David Pendleton

  • , from Bananas Comedy
    Sent: April 18th of 2007
    Dear David,
    "Thank you for making me laugh this past Sunday (April 15th of 2007). I need it after a long weekend visiting my family members (please pray for my family) in St. Paul. I arrived eagerly back in Morris from the Twin Cities to see the rest of your show around 7:30pm (1 hour after it began). I laughed hysterically and was glad it lasted longer (yeah-intermission!) -I needed that extra laugh. Also, it was a blessing to meet the other family of believers in this small community. I attend Morris Community Church and it's awesome to get together with other churches in our community for one common purpose-Jesus Christ! God bless you and may He continue to use you to minister to others...
    Bro in Christ,
    p.s. the folks in VA tech could really need a taste of some joy from you...

  • Duct Tape Comedy, a hilarious 2 man show for the family from Seattle, WA

  • *saw this last night (Sunday, August 21st of 2005) at Club 1 in Alexandria, Minnesota
  • Wierd Al Yankovic, myspace profile

  • *found it through a UMM Alumn (Nate Metcalf 95') on tuesday, March 6t 07'


    Ductape Comedy - Sound Effects Sketch - Part 2

    "Ductape Comedy is made up of many special people big and small. There are four young gents in the group (Joel McBroom, Josh Walters, Ryan Morell and Ryan Graham) who are also known as "The Players". The show is a two man performance comprised of improv, sketches, stand-up, impressions and audience interaction. The Ductape Comedy show is explosive and energetic. It captivates the hearts and minds of the young and older young audiences accross the U.S. The guys are the perfect addition to any event and a head-liner that will turn the evening up-side down. Ductape Comedy exists to encourage and express the freedom and joy of living in Jesus Christ... 951.684.3474"
    *saw these guys live in Alexandria, Minnesota around 2005 or so...

  • Jack "#*&", from myspace

  • *sent from Jeremy S. on 9/06



  • Joy to the World

  • "The words and lyrics of the old Christmas carol 'Joy to the World' were written in 1719 by Isaac Watts (1674-1748). The father of John Watts was a Non-conformist and so extreme were his views that he was imprisoned twice. His father's influence over Isaac was demonstrated when he choose to attend Non´┐Żconformist Academy at Stoke Newington in preference to a University. Watts was ordained as a Pastor of an Independent congregation. He wrote many hymns and Carols and was awarded a Doctor of Divinity degree by the the University of Edinburgh in 1728. The music to the carol is by George Frederick Handel (1685-1759)."

    101 Ways To Show Appreciation To Your Volunteers
    "Volunteers are the life-blood of many organizations and businesses. If you use volunteers, you depend upon their passion and commitment to get much of your work done. But utilizing volunteers is much more than making an appeal and then giving assignments to those who show up. They need to know they are a valued part of your business or organization. And they need to be appreciated and cared for, even as you appreciate and care for your staff. This book offers you 101 ways to show appreciation to your volunteers - that's part of keeping them. We also offer tips on recruitment, placement, management, and retention of these very special people."

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