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The Benefits of Exercise (Laughter Counts!)

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Most of us start the year off trying to exercise more, if for no other reason than to lose the five pounds we gained from the holiday eggnog and pie. So it seems timely to share with you a paper my teenage nephew, Nathan MacQueen, wrote in December. It was a school assignment, so I expected to find a sterile explanation of health benefits from exercise. It wasn’t long, however, before I was laughing out loud. As a writer (and an aunt) I’m so pleased to see his personal brand of humor developing in his writing. I asked him if I could share this with you.   The Benefits of Exercise This paper is going to talk about some reasons that we need to exercise. Some of us need to exercise more than others. For example, if you work at a doughnut shop and they give you free doughnuts, you are more than likely going to need A LOT of exercise, but if you are a construction worker...

Craig Groeschel (@craiggroeschel) on Serving Communion for the First Time (Humor)

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This humorous story from Craig Groeschel needs little, if any, introduction. After all, who among us hasn’t been in an awkward and embarrassing situation where we were in the spotlight trying to be important and something unexpected happens. I can feel the sweat forming just thinking about it. The first time I picked up Craig Groeschel’s book, WEIRD: Because Normal Isn’t Working, I randomly opened it to a page and started reading as I often do to decide if I’m interested or not. I happened to open to this story and I was hooked. I was laughing so hard I was crying by the end. Then I read it out loud to my family in the room and it was even funnier the second time. Craig Groeschel is a great storyteller and I know you’ll enjoy this—and probably relate to the feeling, too. Book Excerpt When I was in my early twenties, my senior pastor got sick and asked me to preach that week. It...