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Today's category: CrimeFrom the Mouth of Babes¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ Little Johnny's kindergarden class was on a field trip to their local police station where they saw pictures, tacked to a bulletin board, of the 10 most wanted men. ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ One of the youngsters pointed to a picture and asked if it really was the photo of a wanted person. ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ "Yes," said the policeman. "The detectives want him very badly." ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ Little Johnny asked, "So, why didn't you keep him when you took his picture?"View hundreds more jokes online.Email this joke to a friend
Today's category: DoctorsHeads Are Tough¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ Joe and Jim were out cutting wood, and Jim cut his arm off. Joe wrapped the arm in a plastic bag and took Jim to a surgeon.¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ The surgeon said "You're in luck! I'm an expert at reattaching limbs! Come back in 5 hours." So Joe left and when he returned in 5 hours the surgeon said "I got done quicker than I expected. Jim is down at the pub." Joe went to he pub and there was Jim, throwing darts.¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ A few weeks later, Joe and Jim were cutting wood again, and Jim cut his leg off. Joe put the leg in a plastic bag and took it and Jim back to the surgeon.¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ The surgeon said "No problem, but legs are a little tougher. Come back in 8 hours." Joe left and when he came back in 6 hours the surgeon said "I finished early, Jim's down at the soccer field." Joe went down to the soccer field and there was Jim, kicking goals.¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ A few weeks later, Jim had a terrible accident and cut his head off. Joe put the head in a plastic bag and took it and the rest of Jim to the surgeon.¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ The surgeon looked at the situation and said "Gosh, heads are really tough. Come back on 12 hours." So Joe left and when he returned in twelve hours the surgeon said regretfully "I'm sorry, Jim died."¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ Joe said "I understand - heads are tough."¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ The surgeon said, "Oh no! The surgery went fine! Jim suffocated in that plastic bag."View hundreds more jokes online.Email this joke to a friend
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Today's category: PilotsHelp¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ While cruising at 40,000 feet, the airplane shuddered and Mr. Benson looked out the window. "Good lord!" he screamed, "one of the engines just blew up!"¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ Other passengers left their seats and came running over; suddenly the aircraft was rocked by a second blast as yet another engine exploded on the other side.¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ The passengers were in a panic now, and even the stewardesses couldn't maintain order. Just then, standing tall and smiling confidently, the pilot strode from the cockpit and assured everyone that there was nothing to worry about. His words and his demeanor seemed made most of the passengers feel better, and they sat down as the pilot calmly walked to the door of the aircraft. There, he grabbed several packages from under the seats and began handing them to the flight attendants.¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ Each crew member attached the package to their backs.¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ "Say," spoke up an alert passenger, "aren't those parachutes?"¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ The pilot said they were.¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ The passenger went on, "But I thought you said there was nothing to worry about?"¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ "There isn't," replied the pilot as a third engine exploded. "We're going to get help."View hundreds more jokes online.Email this joke to a friend
Post-hurricane, this Pita Pit franchisee in San Juan dealt with lack of food, gas, power and communication. Here's how she used a new mindset to move forward.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. ‚ÄĒJames 4:8It is essential that you give people the opportunity to act on the truth of God. The responsibility must be left with the individual‚ÄĒ you cannot act for him. It must be his own deliberate act, but the evangelical message should always lead him to action. Refusing to act leaves‚Ä¶
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Today's category: PoliticsGarden of Eden¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ A Brit, a Frenchman and a Russian are viewing a painting of Adam and Eve frolicking nude in the Garden of Eden.¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ "Look at their reserve, their calm," muses the Brit. "They must be British."¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ "Nonsense," the Frenchman disagrees. "They're naked, and so beautiful. Clearly, they are French."¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ "No clothes, no shelter," the Russian points out, "they have only an apple to eat, and they're being told this is paradise. They are definitely Russian."View hundreds more jokes online.Email this joke to a friend
Jesus said to them again, "‚Ä¶As the Father has sent Me, I also send you." ‚ÄĒJohn 20:21A missionary is someone sent by Jesus Christ just as He was sent by God. The great controlling factor is not the needs of people, but the command of Jesus. The source of our inspiration in our service for God is behind us, not ahead of us. The tendency today‚Ä¶
‚Ä¶but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings‚Ä¶ ‚ÄĒ1 Peter 4:13If you are going to be used by God, He will take you through a number of experiences that are not meant for you personally at all. They are designed to make you useful in His hands, and to enable you to understand what takes place in the lives of‚Ä¶
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Today's category: DrunksThe Drunk at Church¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ A man sobering up from the night before is sitting through the Sunday sermon, finding it long and boring. Still feeling hung over and tired, he finally nods off.¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ The pastor has been watching him all along, noticing his apparent hangover and is disgusted. At the end of the sermon, the preacher decides to make an example of him.¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ He says to his congregation, "All those wishing to have a place in heaven, please stand."¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ The whole room stands up except, of course, the sleeping man.¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ Then the preacher says even more loudly, "And he who would like to find a place in hell please STAND UP!"¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ The weary man catching only the last part groggily stands up, only to find that he's the only one standing.¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ Confused and embarrassed he says, "I don't know what we're voting on here, but it sure seems like you and me are the only ones standing for it!"View hundreds more jokes online.Email this joke to a friend
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