Hey, y’all! I hope you had a great week! My week was so, so. My pain is back and I have been about ready to go through the roof! If you all see me flying through the air it is because I have gone into orbit. (giggle!)

I don’t want you all to mistake me for a witch and I would appreciate it if you didn’t try to shoot me. I am sure there are those who would like to, but that would be a big mistake.

Alright, it’s time for some funnies. I have to laugh and I am sure you all do, too.

One of my friends I have known since childhood, of course he is much older than me, (laughing out loud!) posted some fun puns, for his friends to read. I sat in my chair and laughed at all of them. Thank you, Jerry Bowman! It is titled “More Punny Stuff.”

1. Stealing someone’s coffee is called mugging.

2. The other day I held the door open for a clown. It was a nice Jester.

3. Pasteurize: Too far to see.

4. No matter how much you push the envelope, it’ll still be stationary.

5. Whoever invented “Knock-Knock” jokes should get a no-bell prize.

6. Energizer Bunny arrested: Charged with battery.

7. I put my grandma on speed dial. I call that Insta-gram.

I have some funnies for you, too. When there’s something funny going on in church, it’s a good thing!

Love, laughter and joy can be found wherever you worship… in church bulletins, sermons, Sunday school lessons, youth and adult gatherings, the church parking lot, or the fellowship hall after church lets out.

A spiritual smile spreads happy faith far beyond the doors of the church. So laugh your way through the day with some holy humor. Here we go:

- “Dear Pastor, I know God loves everybody, but he never met my sister. Signed, Arnold, age 7.”

- An old man had passed on. A wonderful funeral was in progress, and the country preacher talked at length of the good traits of the deceased, what an honest man he was, and what a loving husband and kind father he was.

Finally, the widow leaned over and whispered to one of her children, “Go up there and take a look in the coffin and see if that’s your pa.”

Reverend Kendra liked to add a little spice to his sermon about Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. As he preached, he walked through the congregation waking up all the snoozers.

“Your Holiness,” a cardinal gasped as he ran into the Pope’s office, “Jesus just rode into the Vatican on a donkey. What do we do?”

The Pope looked up from his work and replied, “Look busy.”

- On their way to the church service, a Sunday school teacher asked her pupils, “And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?”

One bright little girl replied, “Because people are sleeping.”

Out of the mouths of babes.

- Q: What is an unclean spirit? A: A dirty devil.

- Q: Who was the greatest comedian in the Bible? A: Samson. He brought the house down.

I’ve said this before and I will say it again, laugh and the whole world laughs with you. Frown and you frown alone! Always look to The Lord for all your needs and he will supply your every need.

“And that’s the way I see it.”

May Gods blessings be poured on you and yours this coming week. You are loved!

I will leave you with this thought again. Don’t look like a mule all the time, with a long face. People will look at you and say, you must be a Christian, too! That is awful.

I am bringing you some different desserts you may want to try for a change, during the holidays.

Pumpkin Pound Cake

1-yellow cake mix

4-eggs

¾-cup sugar

½-cup oil

1-cup pumpkin

¼-cup water

½-tsp. cinnamon

½-tsp. nutmeg

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes-good plain or with cream cheese icing!

Coconut Pound Cake

4-eggs

2-cups self-rising flour

2-cups white sugar

1-cup-butter milk

1-cup oil

1-cup coconut

1 ½-tsp. coconut flavoring

Cream eggs and sugar with mixer add flour and buttermilk alternately and add rest of ingredients stir with spoon. Bake at 325 to 350 degrees, 45 minutes to an hour in greased bundt pan.

Glaze:

1-cup white sugar

½-cup water

1-tsp. coconut flavoring

Pecan Pie Bread Pudding

1-(16oz.) loaf day old French bread

2 ½-cups milk

1-cup half and half you can substitute whole milk or heavy cream if desired.

4 eggs slightly beaten

1-cup granulated sugar

1-tbsp. vanilla

1/8-tsp. salt

½ cup butter, softened

1 ½ cups packed brown sugar

1-cup pecans, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cube bread then place in large bowl. In another bowl, beat eggs, milk, half and half, sugar, salt and vanilla, to eggs, whisk. Pour over bread allow to sit 5-10 minutes. In another small bowl, combine with a fork, softened butter, brown sugar, and pecans. Mixture will have the consistency of wet sand. Pour half of the bread mixture into an 8x8 inch pan. Top with half of the pecan mixture. Spread the remaining bread mixture over bottom layers and top with remaining pecan mixture. Press down into pan slightly. Pan will be really full. Place pan on cookie sheet with edge to catch mixture that may boil over. Bake at 350 degrees 45 to 55 minutes. Center will be slightly wiggly, but will set when cool.

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For a safe Halloween, take the kiddies to “Trunk or Treat” or have a party. I will have some spooky recipes for you next week!