A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. – Proverbs 17:22 [KJV]
I’ve wanted to do this for a long time.
I’ve fussed and fidgeted and wrangled and thought and thought and thought…
You get the picture.
You see, for a long time, I’ve wanted to write a humor blog. Something to make people smile, laugh, chortle, until milk comes out their noses. I really enjoy making people laugh, bringing them a reason to chuckle.
The problem has been a question of balance. How do I balance ministry and humor? What if the Humorist overtakes the Diarist? What if, by being comical, I lose street cred? What will the Old Time Religionists say?
Then it dawned on me. What a hypocritical moron am I? Street cred – what on earth? Where did that come from? And since when did I care one bit what the religious-at-heart think of me? Who am I to write about not having fear while being afraid of what others might think?
The truth is, this is me. I am an armchair theologist. I am an encourager. I am a teacher. And I am a humorist.
And I need to use all of these gifts. Otherwise they go to waste. And isn’t it a slap in the face of God Almighty not to put the gifts He’s given each of us to good use?
Besides, it occurred to me while trying to find a comedy special on TV that wasn’t oozing with profanity and “f”-bombs that there’s no reason the devil should have all the laughs. God created humor. I want to use it for good.
For now, the Bouville Humorist will only be available on Facebook. Eventually it will be expanded to WordPress and Twitter and other outlets.
The first post is out there. Please find The Bouville Humorist on Facebook (@bouvillehumorist). And please let me know what you think. (Not that I’m pandering for approval, mind you. But a bunch of “likes” and “follows” never hurt anybody right?)
And, don’t worry. The Bouville Diarist isn’t going away.
Street cred. Seriously…