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Converted from paper version of the Broad Ripple Gazette (v04n03)
Life's Ripples from Broad Ripple United Methodist Church by Rev. Timothy Rasmussen
posted: Feb. 09, 2007

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One thing I've had a hard time understanding is Christian people who walk around with sad or angry dispositions. Jesus teaches about abundant life and joy, which leaves no room for a downtrodden attitude.
There is research out now that proves how good laughter is for health. Some years ago, Norman Cousins discovered that laughing helped the healing process. He made this discovery while recovering from a serious illness. Medical clinics all over the country are now using and further studying laughter's relationship to healing.
Comedy can be a great source of creating laughter, but some comedy is inappropriate and not funny at all. Derogatory racial and demeaning sexual comedy only promote someone who isn't creative enough to make people laugh without demeaning someone else.
There are a few people who do clean comedy that the whole family can enjoy, and one such person is Craig Tornquist. He can have the whole family laughing (even the teens), and people leave his shows feeling refreshed and uplifted.
If you've never experience this kind of comedy, you have a chance on February 17th. Craig will be performing at Broad Ripple United Methodist Church (6185 Guilford: 251-5049) on Saturday, the 17th of February, 2007. The show will begin at 7 p.m.; it is free and open to the public.
Come and experience a night of fun and laughter, then leave feeling refreshed and renewed in the knowledge that there are still some good, clean, fun activities that all ages can enjoy together.

Tim has been a United Methodist Pastor since 1973 and has been at Broad Ripple United Methodist since 2003. Email your questions/comments to
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