5 Funny Blogs for Pastors Who Need to Lighten Up
Psalm 144:15 reminds us, “Happy are the people whose God is the LORD.” You’ll find this verse in countless leadership blogs across the internet. And while there is certainly a lot of happiness to be had in the church ministry, we must not forget to smile and let ourselves relax.
These days, there is so much anxiety in the world. As leaders and pastors, we devote much of our time to soothing others’ hurts, to coaching our congregation out of their difficulties, and giving until we feel we have nothing left.
Sometimes, as pastors, you just need to give yourselves a break. Sometimes, a weekend is best spent enjoying your family or taking a well-deserved nap. Or, tuning in to something light-hearted. The Bible tells us that “the joy of the Lord” is our strength. (Nehemiah 8:10b)
This weekend, if you need to relax and have a good laugh, the following funny pastor blogs and talks will be just the remedy.
“People with disabilities are the largest minority in the world,” Maysoon Zayid says. Born with cerebral palsy but a great acting talent, Maysoon set out to change the world of entertainment and give a voice to one of the largest minority groups in the world. Read Maysoon’s leadership blog and watch her talks.
They offer encouragement that – if she can – anyone can. Maysoon Zayid is a passionate advocate who has made it her life’s mission to fight for access to education for disabled students worldwide. She is also active in the fight against online bullying. Her Audible Original x Hello Sunshine, is a tale of family, friendship, love, and career.
2. Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott is a cognitive neuroscientist who proves that we all could stand to laugh more every day. In her online streamed talk, she shares the science behind positivity and gets us all cracking up in the meantime. Dr. Scott has a Ph.D. in cognitive science, and has done extensive research on how the voice expresses emotion.
“Everyone underestimates how often they laugh,” she says, “and you’re doing something, when you laugh with people, that’s actually letting you access a really ancient evolutionary system that mammals have evolved to make and maintain social bonds, and clearly to regulate emotions, to make ourselves feel better.”
3. Ken Davis
Pastor Ken Davis runs his own funny leadership blog, called Lighten Up Monday. With his short stories and anecdotes, he strives to teach us how fun and religion can go hand in hand. Often posted with short videos and clips from his sermons, Pastor Ken Davis makes his posts interactive and encourages feedback. “God isn’t looking for “okay people”, he is looking for people who trust him,” he reminds us.
4. Paul Osincup
Paul tells us he is on a global mission to help people optimize productivity with positivity. He delivers congtent with education and humor, giving us actionable strategies for a happier, healthier, and more productive work environment. Paul says he loves fly-fishing, hiking, snowboarding, or cooking. On his podcast, he interviews other inspiring leaders. The powerful conversations are an insight into the minds of others who are leading the way to greatness.
5. The Positivity Solution by Shola
Shola is a corporate trainer, incurable optimist, and writer. Through his work, he wants us all to live ore positively. He believes it is the key to our successes. “Subtracting toxic people from our lives is an absolute must,” he teaches, and shows us how to include happiness and joy in our daily lives.
Pastors Can Lead with the Perspective of Joy
You might have heard the saying before: “When in doubt, lead with a joke.” No doubt, you have used this technique in your church sermons and messages. It is important that the Gospel not weigh too heavily on those come to us for comfort and strength.
You want to motivate and inspire while still being relevant, and example of the joy God gives when our hearts are trusting Him.Humor can be a pastor’s most effective tools. If you learn how to use it, you can inspire and lead in an even greater way.
While these funny virtual offerings can bring a smile to your face, it’s not only leadership blogs that can help. Let’s review what the Bible has to say about Happiness and Joy.
“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
“Go, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart; for God has already accepted your works.”
“The hope of the righteous will be gladness, but the expectation of the wicked will perish.”
“For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.”
“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
There’s no harm in leadership blogs that can tickle your funny bone! If reading these digital resources has motivated you towards your own digital transition, we can make it a joyful one. Contact us at Donorwerx today to find more pastor resources, online coaching, tools, and helpful tips for your church.